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I cannot find TDK XA80 CD-R Audio - Recordable Compact Discs

I live in Portland, Victoria, Australia and used to be able to purchase these from **** Smiths Electronics, but they can no longer get them. Can you help me find out where I can continue to purchase these in Australia?

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem and I live in melb Ive gone to most JB Hi Fi stores and have had no luck . Last resort might be small Asian computer shops or the internet . Good luck in your quest .

  • colin277 Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same issue. I have searched high and low. Our local JB Hi-Fi store in Erina (near Gosford) told me that TDK has stopped making them and that they were coming out with a new disk. (Probably something to do with Imation's take-over of the TDK media division Mid-2007).

    Anyway, I found this weekend that the TDK Dig-IT discs are now out. A spindle of 25 cost me $12. Unfortunately they do work in my Philips CDR 570 CD Recorder like the TDK XA80 disks did.

    If anybody knows where I can get some discs with the "Compact Disc Digital Audio Recordable" logo on them, please let me know.

    Email: colin@cphelps.id.au

  • garysheridan Mar 06, 2009

    I also have the same issue. Looking for CD-Rs for Digital AUDIO recorders.

    My machine is the high end LG ADR 620 and it had no issues buring ANY source to CD-R AUDIO discs. Eventually I ended up buying only TDK XA80 discs from **** Smith, but now they are impossible to find.

    I'm a bit "over" shop assistants at DSE or JB Hi Fi etc telling me that normal CD-R discs will run in these stand alone CD burners. I'm also getting a bit miffed by people telling me to just use a P.C. to burn my stuff...... Try copying a cassette, or reel to reel tape, or two turntables -(via a mixer)- to your computer!

    What is also annoying, is the fact these "stockists" are still selling blank cassettes and VHS video tapes, yet have the nerve to tell me I'm using OLD technology!

    If anyone has come up with an alternative AUDIO CD-R that works in stand alone Hi Fi CD burners, please advise here, as the internet is getting full of people looking for this increasingly scarce medium.

    Cheers,
    Gary - Gosford, NSW

  • jwoo3 Apr 13, 2009

    Like everyone else I cannot source TDK XA80, Interesting that one of you says that the Memorex CD-R is a good replacement, but it carries the 700mb setting. I have found anything with a mb listed will not work...................... Is this Memorex item the way to go on my Philips CD recorder John Yass NSW

  • russtrat62 May 06, 2009

    I live in Hamilton New Zealand, and I too used to buy them from **** Smith. I have been informed that they are no longer making them, as all CDs are being phased out. Pity, as they are the best I have found for recording music, all others **** (at least the ones I've tried).
    If anyone out there knows where they can be purchased, or a comparatable substitute, I would like to know.
    russtrat


  • skinsman May 08, 2009

    I'm from Christchurch,NZ. And own a couple of Phillips digital audio recorders. I found that i couldn't obtain Phillips audio cdrs or TDKXA80's anymore from DSE or any other electronics store in Christchurch, the sales assistant's that i have talked to don't even know what a Digital audio music cdr is! I gave up trying to get them in NZ, so i tried a place in Melbourne Australia. After some discourse with a TDK rep, who informed me that the XA80's have been replaced by the TDK DIG-IT series, i managed to score a box of 100 DIG-IT discs, $99NZD. Kinda pricey. I have however found that so far 8 out of 10 discs have failed. My machines tell me "no opc", or "disc error". Well, at least i have discs....

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All you guys looking for AUDIO burner CDs' should try the MEMOREX CD-R MUSIC CDs. These are a new product, released to REPLACE the TDK XA80 AUDIO CDs.

Stocks are a bit low right now - but only because this is a new product - and people like me are buying up big.

'Tanya' at JB Hi Fi in Erina Fair on the NSW Central Coast, has promised me that she will be ordering plenty of these discs because she is aware of our dilema. Apparently Head Office of JB HiFi has also advised their numerous stores of this MEMOREX product and they should all be having them in stock shortly.

Product description:
Red cardboard box with 10 blank CDs in slim jewel cases. Marked "Memorex Music CD-R" 700MB (80min) Mine cost me $8.95c for this pack of ten.

These work fine on my stand alone, Hi-Fi LG dual tray burner and also on a mates' Pioneer CD burner. Good luck and thank God for Memorex!

Gary, Gosford NSW.

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I have a Phillips CDR870 and simply use the swap disk trick. Put in a blank Audio CD disk (if you have one) The player recognizes the disk and accepts it. Then slowly pull the CD tray out and replace CD with a cheap consumer (computer cd blank) Push tray back in and start recording onto the cheap disk. Then when finished finalize as usual. This may not work on other machines( but you can try) It does work on the Phillips CDR870. Hope this helps.

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**** Smith Australia is selling verbatim cdr audio 5 packs for $5.94

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My problem is not having issues getting a CD that will record in my unit, it is that nothing I have found has the reproduction quality of the XA80. Their quality is as good as a pre-recorded CD, you cannot tell the difference, all others I have tried loose so much, they are very toppy, nowhere near the rich quality of TDK XA80.

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I have found that there are two alternatives. TDK now make a replacement for the XA80, called simply CD-R Audio "For CD-R Audio Recorders". It is in a (mainly) green cover with a flue swirl. I rang TDK and spoke to a helpful girl called Lena who asked where I lived and gave me the address of my nearest stockist. I live in Sydney's eastern suburbs and bought it from Continental Records in Mascot. I was sceptical that it would work but it does. Also, this place stocks a Verbatim equivalent called Audio CD-R which, like the old XA80 is specifically marked Compact Disc Digital Audio Recordable. Bot TDK and Verbatim are 80 minute CD's and both work on my Yamaha CD Recorder.
Hope this is helpful to anyone still trying

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