Re: Drive or Software for burning Audio CD's at 8X or below? Reply #25 – 2017-08-19 12:53:19 Quote from: Pipeline79 on 2017-08-18 13:35:47Hi there,I have a (Hi-Fi) CD player that is fussy about the quality of the audio CD's it will play without skipping, stalling etc. Regular, purchased music CD's play fine, just burnt CD-R's. The manual says they should be 8X or below. I've just bought an LG GE24NU40, because in the specs on the website it listed 4x, 8x and 16x, etc as supported write speeds for CD-Rs. Now I've tried it and it seems just the same as any other drive (I've now ended up with three) in that around 14-16x is as slow as it goes even if I select 8x. I've got some special CD-Rs that are designed for slow speed burning, but it's the same.What does everybody else do? Should I try looking for a really old external CD drive? Find some special software (I can't find any)?Is there any sites where you can tweak the firmware somehow?I know I could just listen to the music from my computer but it doesn't sound as good, plus I don't want my computer on all the time whirring away when I'm listening to music.If I had a CD player that wouldn't play some CDs, I'd pitch it because good CD and DVD players that are perfectly good are so cheap and so readily available (and also so inherently inferior and useless). I'd also be concerned that I'd be tolerating audible defects out of sentimentality for the old girl. Your claim that there is this magic CD Rega player that uniquely sounds good is unbelievable without better evidence. You may perceive that, but it takes more than an unsubstantiated exceptional claim based on a sighted evaluation to be acceptable around here. You know, around here we don't mess with kid stuff, right?Frankly, its been years since I've actually listened to a CD played on a CD or DVD player. I have a number of optical disc players stashed, but only one of them, the Panasonic BD player is actually hooked up and will power up if you try to turn it on. I only use it to play BD-videos. Its only connection to the rest of the system is HDMI. I rip every CD I obtain and play the resulting files on one of my digital audio players.I don't know if you realize that CD players are the worst way to play CDs because they don't do retries if they encounter read errors like a proper ripping program does, but instead just try to cover the mess up?