7. DAE Tests (CD media)
DAE Tests (CD media)
We made several copies with Feurio v1.32 written at 12x (used the Sanyo CRD-BP2 CDR-W drive) in order to check the DAE performance of the drive. We measured ripping speeds with CD DAE 99 v0.2 and compared it with other CD-Roms.
CD DAE 99 v0.2 results
- Princo 12x 74min AudioCD (used Sanyo CRD-Bp2)
The KenWood 72x TrueX CD-Rom had a hard time to read the CD and finally the test was aborted. We made several attempts but we always got "Read error code (FD2800)" error message. That's why no KenWood results are appear in the following graph:
- Maxell 74min 8x AudioCD (used Sanyo CRD-Bp2)
This time KenWood read the CD and performed quite well. However, it failed to produce 100% accurate wavs. It produced 0.36% of total CD errors where both Plextor 40x and Teac 40 did not produced any:
- FujiFilm 8x 74min AudioCD (used Sanyo CRD-Bp2):
The KenWood 72x TrueX CD-Rom did not have any problems reading the Fuji Film media. As in other cases, it failed to produce 100% accurate wavs but it gave back a smaller error rate (0.01%) than with Maxell 74min Media:
Verdict of CD Media DAE Results:
The KenWood's 72x TrueX CD-Rom DAE performance with written CD media AudioCDs is not very good. The drive fails to produce accurate wavs and even sometime fails to read the written CD! (Princo 12x media). Other competitors (Plextor 40x and Teac 40x) do not have any problem reading all CDs and producing accurate wavs.