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I'm not sure about professional cd recordings but if you get ... Marakanetz
I have made recordings from a pioneer cd recorder, fostex pr ... Rec
If you are going from a digital source to digital source and ... Rives
Could anyone give a technical explanation of how the sound i ... Seandtaylor99
You should admit that re-recording will not be better than o ... Marakanetz
In digital, unlike analog, re-recording can actually make it ... Rives
Are you saying that uneven spacing of the pits on the cd con ... Seandtaylor99
Rives, it's rather playback system has level of jitter x but ... Marakanetz
I've had good results, re-recording cd's on my alesis master ... jacks@
Jacks: that's helpful and clears up some of the confusion. ... Rives
Rives .. reclocking is certainly helpful on playback if the transport does not have a very good clock to begin with. I think jitter is the death of CD sound quality, but I also suspect that manufacturers of cheap CD players use jitter as a kind of "dither" to mask shortcomings elsewhere in their signal path .. I'm certain Marantz does this in their low end players. Jitter adds a warmth and mush which helps out a cheap analog output stage.
As for the error rate there is no way to improve on the error rate you started with since if the bit on the original disk is in error then the information which that bit carried is lost forever.
If this bit error is correctable by the error correction coding then it would be just as correctable on the original disk as on the new disk.
Perhaps you can produce a copied disk which will play better on a marginal transport due to having better reflectivity, but in order to produce this better copy you would have had to play it on a better transport in order to read it.
I maintain that a digital copy can only be the same or worse ... it cannot be better, because it cannot retrieve information lost on the original disk.
I'm not trying to pick an argument, and I am really interested if someone can explain why I'm wrong ... because I have been wrong about audio many times in the past (e.g. digital cables can't sound different ... now I realise they can, and that their are sound explainations as to why).
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Way back when stereophile ran one of the their first shows a ... Unsound
Unsound: that's the same experience i've had. i can make c ... Rives
Rives, i've got an intriguing question here: what if you si ... Marakanetz
Your right that analog tape won't have jitter issues, but i' ... Rives
Okay, i spoke to a recording engineer that i know. he's for ... Rives
I agree with this point of view. so the copy may sound bett ... Seandtaylor99
The correction in a cd is not in the dac. the correction is ... Bear