cdr media/Plextor question
I do "at home" mastering for many local groups and singer songwriters. Basically I simply make their demo's sound more like a commercial cd.
After I burn myself a copy of the end result, I of course play said cdr in multiple players in order to make sure there are no tonal problems. One of the players I use is the cd player in my Jeep wrangler,... for if I can get the cd to sound good/consistant there, I usually don't have a problem elsewhere. The trouble is, the stock player in the Jeep is VERY picky as to what it will play. ALL commercial cd's play with no problem. I can use the expensive HHB cdrs, and they also play every time.
Now here's what I don't understand. I read on here where someone recommended the TDK "music" cdr's. I found some on Amazon, that were advertised as being 16X cdr's. I ordered a spindle and they worked perfectly everytime. Now, I ordered 2 more spindles, and when I received them,.. even though they have the same product number, they are indeed different. They are all white,.. the first batch were multi colored.
Most importantly however is the fact that the newer(white) cdr's wont read in my Jeep. This leads me to believe that TDK has changed the newer cdr's ( same product code ) to a higher burn speed. ?
I currently can burn from the digital in on my HHB 830 burn it plus at 1x speed. I can also bring the 2 track back into my DAW, and burn from the tower, at any speed I want, which I prefer to do. At present I still have the stock DELL cdr burner and was burning at 8X speed with wavelab. I will also note that when I use the newer music cdrs,.. that wavelab doesn't show where I can change the burn speed. On the older cdr's, as soon I a loaded a cdr, I could go to the burn speed drop down menu, and it was there.
I was wondering if I replace it with one of the Plextor burners, if it would yield a burn that would play in my Jeeps player? Remember, when I used the older TKD music cdrs,.. I could use either the HHB OR the Dell tower burner, and they worked perfectly in ALL players, including my Jeep.
Is it the media, the burner, or a combination of the two that would allow my picky Jeep player to play the end result. Since I can't seem to find the older TDK media, I would really like to get this figured out, rather than spend the money on replacing the Jeep's cd player.
Also, does it make sense that IF my jeep's player plays the cdr with no problem, that it means the said cdr master was burned with less errors?