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pmx

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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2011, 04:24:39 pm »

i bought three premium 2's after hearing the stories about them not being available anymore in the usa. about 90% is ddp here, so i don't use them that much but i'm glad i did get 'm.

i did a lot of burning tests with a PX-830UF and it gave very good results.
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Darius van H

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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2011, 04:53:43 pm »

I remember a few years ago i tested a master in two different Premium 2's, and the results came out quite different. After that i stopped worrying about it too much. I still test every master in Plextools, but as long as i don't get any of those blue or red spikes, i don't pay too much attention to it.

Anyway, surely the first thing that happens to an audio CD master when it gets to the factory is it's ripped into some kind of computer system (to a DDP image?), so actually, as long as the data is 100% identical, we're good to go, right? Or does the plant try to exactly reproduce the pits as they are on the audio CD master they receive from us?

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Allen Corneau

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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2011, 05:20:28 pm »

Darius van H wrote on Thu, 17 February 2011 15:53

Anyway, surely the first thing that happens to an audio CD master when it gets to the factory is it's ripped into some kind of computer system, so actually as long as the data is 100% ok, we're good to go, right?



Correct.
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Table Of Tone

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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2011, 05:38:55 pm »

pmx wrote on Thu, 17 February 2011 21:24

i bought three premium 2's after hearing the stories about them not being available anymore in the usa. about 90% is ddp here, so i don't use them that much but i'm glad i did get 'm.

i did a lot of burning tests with a PX-830UF and it gave very good results.

A re-branded Sony Optiarc I believe?
I have a PX820 which definitely is.

That thing burns with very low errors!
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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2011, 06:20:23 pm »

Darius van H wrote on Thu, 17 February 2011 22:53


Anyway, surely the first thing that happens to an audio CD master when it gets to the factory is it's ripped into some kind of computer system (to a DDP image?), so actually, as long as the data is 100% identical, we're good to go, right? Or does the plant try to exactly reproduce the pits as they are on the audio CD master they receive from us?



But those cheapo low-end replicator/brokers actually often burn a CD from our DDP images...
I recently had one where all the pauses came out different...
Advantage is that beyond the DDP it's no longer our responsibility.
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Steve Kitch

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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2011, 09:20:34 am »

My original Plextor Premium is still going strong but unfortunately I missed the boat when it came to buying up older models as a back up. Has anyone used the Plextor PX-870A? I don't think its much different to the 880 previously mentioned. This model seems to be the only one available new in the UK at the moment. There have been a few reports of widely differing C1 errors when inserting the disc back into a Plextor Premium drive with Plextools. It seems most are ok though. I've never used PlexUltilites before though. Can you still do an HTML report on C1/C2 errors? I use this info and image on a test report for clients.
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James Perrett

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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2011, 10:13:02 am »

I'm not sure that the PX870's error checking is as reliable as the Premium/Plextools combination so I would keep the Premium for error checking and use the new drive just for burning.

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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2011, 02:11:52 pm »

I have a 8xx series drive in a machine but I have never really used it for anything critical, a bit of ripping, software load etc a copy or 2. Shame these legendary drives are going by the wayside.
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Re: the last of the NOS Plextor Premiums?
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2011, 03:26:17 pm »

I managed to get a brand new, sealed Premium 2 drive on EBay for
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