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Has anyone noticed an improvement in SQ after ripping from a Blu-spec CD? Supposedly, the blue laser results in a more precise pit, so possibly causes less errors (?).

 

Or is this just a way for Sony Music to charge twice the price? I just bought Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso's; Io Sono Nato Libero for $48 as opposed to $20. Don't have a regular CD to compare.


Edited by Noumenon - 10/30/10 at 11:35am
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Originally Posted by Noumenon View Post

Has anyone noticed an improvement in SQ after ripping from a Blu-spec CD? Supposedly, the blue laser results in a more precise pit, so possibly causes less errors (?).

 

Or is this just a way for Sony Music to charge twice the price? I just bought Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso's; Io Sono Nato Libero for $48 as opposed to $20. Don't have a regular CD to compare.



Error corection on ordinary CD is actually extremely good already, most CD players will cope with 1mm + scratches and the error correction typically means that unless you use CDs as hockey pucks you may get 1 or 2 inaudible uncorrected errors per 60 minutes, that said I do have some CFP CDs which are very poor (skippy) but they were horrible cheap pressings , normally bit error is just not a big issue with competent CD players and PC CD-ROM drives and associated software like EAC have the benefit of re-reading iffy sectors multiple times so the problem may be even less of a problem.

 

 

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CDs are suppose to be a dying media so Sony introduces a "new & Improved" version and charges twice as much. What are these people thinking?

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What really chaps my hide is that Sony introduces an "improvement" that doesn't make much difference while also trying to kill SACD, a superior hi-rez format.
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What really chaps my hide is that Sony introduces an "improvement" that doesn't make much difference while also trying to kill SACD, a superior hi-rez format.


 

Yet I am sure if we wait long enough there will be "night and day" comparisons between old red book and blu-cd here...


Edited by nick_charles - 10/30/10 at 3:21pm
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Figures. Thanks for the replies.

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