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Do newer CDs have lower quality?

Got som strange experience from reencoding my CD colletion (was in way to low bitrate).
CDs from the 1980s always rip perfect. Always 100%. No problems what so ever!
CDs that are 25-30 years newer however gets lots of errors (even if they are visibly perfect).
Why does the 35 year old CDs still hold perfectly, while the newer ones are crap :-(
Lars-Erik Østerud

Re: Do newer CDs have lower quality?

Reply #1
You mean physical quality of the media?

I guess through the years, as more and more people started making CDs, they figured cheaper ways of making them, and sometimes price was a higher priority than quality.

But I doubt that's always the case. There's surely CDs that are of good quality regardless of the year.

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Reply #2
Some artists degrade their recordings for lossy or LP.
Format: FLAC (Uncompressed)

Re: Do newer CDs have lower quality?

Reply #3
Some artists degrade their recordings for lossy or LP.
Got som strange experience from reencoding my CD colletion (was in way to low bitrate).
CDs from the 1980s always rip perfect. Always 100%. No problems what so ever!
CDs that are 25-30 years newer however gets lots of errors (even if they are visibly perfect).
Why does the 35 year old CDs still hold perfectly, while the newer ones are crap :-(
???
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?


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Reply #5
I have not purchased any music CDs for quite some time but I have borrowed audio books on CD from the library. Some have been brand new, just acquired by the library, with no visible scratches or scrapes. However, they are clearly on CDR media and sometimes have a few unrecoverable errors, meaning a track or two will not play on any of several CD players or the drives of 3 different computers. The dyes deteriorate fairly fast on some CDR media but that hardly seems to be a reasonable explanation for new audio books. Perhaps the manufacturing quality of the CDR disks isn't stringent enough. That certainly is the case for some other products coming out of China.

Re: Do newer CDs have lower quality?

Reply #6
yes, my oldest CD read perfectly but the more recent ones go bad with time.

 
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