Have you considered using a computer for that purpose, rather than a dedicated burner? I haven't tried myself but that sould be an easy experiment.
I am using a computer - not sure what you mean. I am trying to burn several CD's-worth of music onto a single data DVD using lossless compression, but I am not completely happy with the sound quality coming off the DVD's so far (using Pioneer and Samsung burners). The Pioneer has nice dimensionality, but also sounds softened. The Samsung sounds a little crisper but lacks depth. So neither burner is really appealing to me. Is there another burner that's better with sound quality?
If you edit the question as "An audiophile computer DVD-R/RW drive?" you may get a better response. I too thought you were asking about stand-alone. Audioasylum's PC Audio section may also have some answers. Sorry to answer your question with a question, but do you also hear differences between DVD-R media?
All files sound the same if you copy them back to HDD since that would be reclocking the jitter.
I'm still doing tests, but it seems that discs burned on the Plextor drive sound "cleaner" than my other burners (regardless of what device they are played back on). It seems the others have some "coloration" in the sound (or I guess I should say they don't control jitter quite as well.
Are you testing the quality of your burns, media can surely be a factor.
I have a Plextor 712A but it's IDE. It's been sitting idle for years. Last time I connected it via usb converter, it failed to read any discs so I guess it's dead. I have new plextor, samsung, LG, Lite-ON.. I just try to find the best media for each drive. Using a Dell XPS Tower. I can make DVD-Audio, DVD-Video ( with 24/96 music files ). I use HD-Audio Solo software. At this point, just putting the files on a USB media stick.
I have multiple players now which accept usb media so the days of burning DVD-A and V might be over.....
edit from my last post.
Despite the burning hardware, software also play an important role in quality. I have tested 3 programs and the quality varies from one to one. And here are the best 3: