Thank you for a very detailed explanation, I fully understand what you are saying...
And i am currently Ripping some Sounds Direct CD's from the 90s with a strange problem, they are taking ages to go through the Eac track gap analyst at the the beginning 15mins or so ? So there is something very strange with these pressings / disc rot etc,
So have chosen secure mode for these rips.
Thanks once again for everyone's input, its very much appreciated