I had a similar problem with Norah Jones - Feels Like Home. That was before they replaced my transport mechanism because it was "ticking". It doesn't appear to be having this problem anymore.
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I really don't understand the so called protection that Copy Control provides. I mean I can put the disc on my PowerBook and rip to MP3 and make countless CD's or share the MP3's. Yet, I can't play the damn disc on my emmLabs transport. Yet, it works fine and sounds better on a cheap Cambridge Audio Azur CDP.
I took my disc back to HMV and the clerk said perhaps I should downgrade my CD drive !!!!!!!! He gave me a second copy which I will try out tonight.
when will I f' learn.
I bought the Canadian version of the new Gorillaz EMI recording called Demon Days which has that dreaded Copy Control. Wouldn't you know, again I can't play it on the emmLabs, without those dreaded clicks and pops.
I don't understand, as I have a number of Copy Control discs that don't have this problem (mainly from UK). I guess the same thing will happen with Coldplay X&Y next month when it comes out.
You're on to something ... I was thinking the same thing ...
However, if I didn't spend all the money on the emmlabs stuff, plus the associated equipment, and the 3rd floor that houses the equipment, I may be able to buy a decent machine to playback those black, grooved discs. Besides, I was really hoping I could avoid going back to vinyl (despite many of its superior qualities !)
Other than going analog or just boycotting EMI artists, is there any other rationale way the audiophile world can get EMI to drop this dreadful Copy Control ?
Tom_y, my piracy post is for amusement of course, no one would not want to be able to play CD's. If I had an ultimate machine like the Emmlabs and could not spin my favorite music, I too would be mad.
The only solution I can think of is buying copies that do not contain the protection (if they are available) or perhaps burning a copy from the protected copy that will play in your Emm.
Purist Audio uses a system (computer?) that reads a CD multiple times, finding and removing the errors and then burns a "more perfect" copy of the original. When these burned CD's are played at CES, their quality is significantly superior that everyone wants to buy them. Of course Purist will not do this due to copyright laws. Maybe something along that line would get past the copy protection problem AND provided better sound.
To be honest, it's not all Copy Controlled discs, but two recent releases (canadian made) couldn't play without the pops, clicks, and crackling. On the other hand, I have some old CC discs that will play without a problem. EMI said the technology may have changed recently, and will likely change again when it becomes the norm in the US.