3. CD Error Correction
2. CD/DVD Reading tests
3. CD Error Correction
4. DVD Error Correction
5. Daxon CD - Quality tests
6. Verbatim CD - Quality tests
7. Moser Baer CD - Quality tests
8. Taiyo Yuden CD - Quality tests
9. The DaTARIUS DVD Analyzer R 2x
10. CMC MAG E01 (000)
11. CMC MAG M01 (000)
12. MAXELL 003 (000)
13. MCC 004 (000)
14. PRODISC R04 (004)
15. PRODISC R05 (001)
16. YUDEN000 T03 (000)
17. YUDEN000 T02 (000)
18. RITEK R04 (001)
19. CMC MAG AM3
22. MBI 01RG40
23. MCC 03RG20
29. MKM 01RD30
30. MKM 03RD30
31. MKM 003 (000)
32. MKM 01RW6X01
34. MKM A03 (000)
35. RICOHJPN W21 (001)
36. MXL 16
37. Burned Media List
38. Supported Media List
In the following tests, we check the drive's behavior when reading scratched / defective audio discs. The test discs used were the ABEX series from ALMEDIO.
- ABEX TCD-721R
|Errors total||Num: 746128|
|Errors (Loudness) dB(A)||Num:39347||Avg: -73.4 dB(A)||Max: -23.9 dB(A)|
|Error Muting Samples||Num:2439||Avg: 1.0 Samples||Max: 9 Samples|
|Skips Samples||Num: 0||Avg: 1.0 Samples||Max: 0 Samples|
|Total Test Result||77.3 points (of 100.0 maximum)|
This is a very satisfactory result for the specific test. The overall error count is relatively low, and most importantly there were no skipped samples.
- ABEX TCD-726
|Errors total||Num: 0|
|Errors (Loudness) dB(A)||Num:36||Avg: -34.4 dB(A)||Max :-25.9 dB(A)|
|Error Muting Samples||Num: 0||Avg: 0 Samples||Max: 0 Samples|
|Skips Samples||Num: 4||Avg: 297.0 Samples||Max: 342 Samples|
|Total Test Result||78.7 points (out of 100.0 maximum)|
This was not as good as we would have expected. There are skipped samples and the Test Result Score of 78.7 is quite low.
- CD-Check Audio Test Disc
The CD-Check Test Disc is a very useful tool for evaluating the Sound Reproduction / Error correction capabilities of a CD player. The disc offers a signal combination with disc error patterns to rate the drive's abilities to read music and reproduce it completely. Five tracks on the disc contain a sequence of progressively more difficult tests. These tracks are referred to as Check Level-1 through Check Level-5.
The tracks are reproduced through a software multimedia player (e.g. Windows Media Player). Each level is considered as passed, if the tone is smooth, continuous without interruptions, skipping or looping. The higher the Check Level passed, the more reliable the sound reproduction of the tested drive.
The drive achieved flawless reading with the first 3 tracks. Playing the fourth and fifth track produced audible interruptions in the sound as well as clicks.
Overall, the drive appears to have average CD Error correction capabilities.