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Alan Howe

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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 04 October 2017, 14:16 »
The latest reply from Wyastone reads as follows with regard to the Marantz CD6006 player:

I sent your email onto our technical department and they assure me that you should have no issues playing our CDR's on this model.


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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 04 October 2017, 15:13 »
I suppose what strikes me is that they wouldn't have to jump through all these hoops if they just produced regular CDs.

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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 04 October 2017, 17:29 »
Absolutely.

When I spoke to MDT (who had supplied me with the Nimbus CD) the other day, they told me that short-run productions on CD-R were likely to be the way the industry will go in the future - at least as far as the smaller labels are concerned.

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« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 04 October 2017, 18:24 »
I'm sure they're right. It certainly made economic sense for one small classical label I know quite well. There is evidence that CD-Rs don't last as long as regular CDs, so I always make a FLAC backup of any which I buy (very few now as I get most of my music digitally).

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« Reply #19 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 11:15 »
This would appear to indicate limited print runs. If you are reproducing less than 500 (and in many cases, less than 1000) the replication route, resulting in conventional commercial CDs, won't be available to you; it will have to be duplication, and that is done with CD-Rs.

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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 11:54 »
After consulting a local(ish) hi-fi retailer, I was recommended the Onkyo C7030 player on the basis that if it won't play the CDRs in question, I can return it. The delivery date is Monday 9th, so I await the results with some trepidation...

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« Reply #21 on: Monday 09 October 2017, 17:44 »
...and I'm glad to say that the Onkyo machine plays the Wyastone-produced CDs absolutely fine. Phew...

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« Reply #22 on: Monday 09 October 2017, 19:38 »
Oh good. I'd still make a FLAC backup, just to be on the safe side.

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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 02:28 »
I have a FLAC version of every CD I own....in fact, I only even listen to the actual CD once nowadays.

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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 10 October 2017, 17:58 »
How do you listen to your music - on a laptop, iPod, phone, PC? Using headphones or loudspeakers?

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« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 01:53 »
PC using Sennheiser 598 headphones.

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« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 07:46 »
Thanks for the info.