>The fact that you think the extraction is at 6x is fascinating.
>Mine maxes out at a little under 4x for DAE. At that speed, there
>is detectable loss. At 2x and 1x, the errors are fewer and not
>generally noticeable. You will be given more control in ECDC 3.01
>than is in either 2.11 or ECDC 3.0, but the performance of the
>hardware cannot be overruled by software.
I recorded my first CD-R last night and appreciate the information
you and others provide in the newsgroup. I am particularly thankful
you pointed out (in yet another message) how to set the speed of
DAE in Spin Doctor -- it is neither intuitive nor in the manual.
I just got my Ricoh Mediamaster (firmware 2.03) and EZ CD Creator
Deluxe (version 3.01) about two weeks ago. Your previous message,
as well as the one above, suggests that I can set the DAE speed in
ECDC 3.01, but I can't find the control. Your other message (which
I don't have in front of me right now) said to go to a certain screen
(under Tools?) and there would be a "slider" to set the DAE speed. I
did get to the screen, but there was no slider, or any other way to set
the speed, as far as I could see. So when I recorded with ECDC I didn't
control the speed (and in fact don't know what speed it used). When I
recorded (Ricoh as source to hard disk) with Spin Doctor, I set the DAE
speed at 2x. Both methods gave similar results -- about 75% success.
The 25% unsuccessful had multiple pops and crackles; in fact I
describe it as "static." In those instance I erased the WAV file
from the HD and tried again with the other package; this always worked.
I wish one of the two methods had given consistently good results, then
I wouldn't have to listen so carefully to the result and switch
packages for the 25% "failures." Oh yes: ECDC did two other things
while I recorded my six* tracks to the HD: Just once, it put the
"clicks" at the beginning and end of a song that I've read about. And
one other time it simply stopped in mid-track and "froze". I had to
Ctrl-Alt-Del and EndTask to abort the ECDC program. In each of these
two instance, I tried again with Spin Doctor and it worked fine.
Thanks again, Mike, for your previous advice. If you have any ideas on
(1) why I can't find the DAE speed control in ECDC, or (2) why I
am getting somewhat erratic - though still passable - performance
from my two Adaptec s/w packages; I would be most appreciative.