You should see the two CD treatments in Affordable audio this month.:rolleyes:
Whew, now I can sleep at night! All I have to do is explain it to my wife, you see honey CDs look round but the're not really round and they sound better if the're rounder...
I would think you would need a CD planer as well to insure that they have uniform thickness.
This is big.
Can I use it on records?
Kinda reminds me of that goofy record flattener you guys are sharing!! :D:D Didn't that thing cost over a grand???? :eek:
I think I've heard of this before but it was described more as shaving off the plastic rim of the CD with no information which diffracts light from the laser and thu creates jitter.
The only crazy tweak that I will say has some real word improvement along these lines is burning your CDs to Memorex Black RWs or something equivalent.
By burning the CD to a CDR or RW the burner makes those edges more distinct. (assuming you are burning from a lossless source)
On top of that, there are several different dyes that react with the burning laser. the black Memorex CD's use that dye, among others.
I think Darque Knight did a huge thread about this topic. I was skeptical until I tried it and I'm certainly not a Kool-Aid drinker.
Found IT! . . . well the DarqueKnight thread, not the TAS article.
So, keeping in mind that the original source you're copying from is, what? The pressed CD? You're gonna get a better copy than the original?
Although I used to have a Sony walkman that I dropped on a slab average once a day for years. After a few years, it would play a certain gray generic Walmart CDR copy of originals that it would refuse to read. So, it makes sense. And of course, Walmart quit stocking those.
veddy interethtink. I need to read that thread.