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Old 2nd August 2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default High quality CD-ROM drive for ripping to FLAC

Hi all

I have just started ripping my CD collection to FLAC and really want to be sure I am achieving the best quality rip.

I have been using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) with the autoflac plugin. After replaying some of the FLAC files I have noticed there are tracks with the odd pop and click.

Can anyone suggest a way of eliminate this and is there a CD-
ROM drive currently available that is reputed to have the best transport?

Thanks for your help

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Old 2nd August 2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hello Tripmaster
I cannot help you with a solution to your 'clicks'problem but I
can give useful advice on cd rom or cd burners.
Any of the Plextor cd writers will do an excellent job for your
requirements.
The plexwriter is readily found on ebay at quite reasonable prices
but you are buying something that is used so there is always a
small risk of buying a dud or unacceptable wear and tear.
The plexwriter II unfortunately is only available in Europe
at SERIOUSLY high prices - both are superb.
This is what I have and and it is worth the money
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Plextor-PX-W4...dZp1638Q2em122
Buy 2 of them so that you get your moneys worth because postage
will be around $40 -50 US for 1 item, the second item can be
included in the same package as long as the weight is under 20lbs
which it will be.
The lowest cost postage option from the USA is USPS International
Flat Rate boxes.

Yours Sincerely
John

PS
Head off to Hydrogenaudio.org for more advice
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php
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Old 2nd August 2008, 06:41 PM   #3
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Originally posted by johnYks
Hello Tripmaster
I cannot help you with a solution to your 'clicks'problem but I
can give useful advice on cd rom or cd burners.
Any of the Plextor cd writers will do an excellent job for your
requirements.
The plexwriter is readily found on ebay at quite reasonable prices
but you are buying something that is used so there is always a
small risk of buying a dud or unacceptable wear and tear.
The plexwriter II unfortunately is only available in Europe
at SERIOUSLY high prices - both are superb.
This is what I have and and it is worth the money
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Plextor-PX-W4...dZp1638Q2em122
Buy 2 of them so that you get your moneys worth because postage
will be around $40 -50 US for 1 item, the second item can be
included in the same package as long as the weight is under 20lbs
which it will be.
The lowest cost postage option from the USA is USPS International
Flat Rate boxes.

Yours Sincerely
John

PS
Head off to Hydrogenaudio.org for more advice
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php
Hi John

Thanks for your advice. I owned a Plextor CD-RW drive many years ago and it was reputed to be the best quality then.

Richard
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Old 3rd August 2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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You should probably make sure that EAC is set up to do proper ripping. Hydrogenaudio is indeed the best place to read about this.

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...p?showforum=20

The AccurateRip feature will alert you if a rip is corrupt. I've found this to be very convenient.
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Old 3rd August 2008, 07:47 AM   #5
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Originally posted by mako1138
You should probably make sure that EAC is set up to do proper ripping. Hydrogenaudio is indeed the best place to read about this.

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...p?showforum=20

The AccurateRip feature will alert you if a rip is corrupt. I've found this to be very convenient.

Thanks Mako
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