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Question Thinking about purchasing the unit ... will it work also on conventional CD-R and CD-RW or does it need Audio specific discs? thanks!

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  • skyway99 Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks John ... one additional question since I have never come across "Audio" CD-R or CD-RW.

    Since I can have conventional CD-Rs practically for free, would it possible to just have one Audio CR-RW to use with the unit and then copy onto conventional CD-R? Or is there anything that prevents an Audio CD-RW from copying it by means of usual PC programs to duplicate CDs?


  • skyway99 Jan 06, 2009

    Hi John ... I forgot to mention an important point. I would use RW880 to copy only vinyl and cassettes onto CDs. To copy, or make compilation starting from CD I have always used my PC.

    Does this take the SCMS stuff out of the picture? If so, I could put the vinyl LPs on an audio CD-RW and then copy this to a computer CD-R by means of the PC. I would just need a single Audio CD-RW (well, I do not know how many times it can be re-used but I guess it's in the range of several tens).

    Comments? Thaaaaankssssssss!

  • skyway99 Jan 07, 2009

    OK John ... I think I'll go for it. Best wishes and thanks again

  • teckietired Feb 02, 2009

    I am using Sony CD-R Suprema CDs and the TEAC RW-880 does not respond, If I push play I get nothing.


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You can master to an AUDIO version of a CD-rw and later duplicate it on a PC (CD copy) to a regular data CD-R disc. SCMS will not enter into the process unless you are transferring from a stand alone CD player to the CD recorder via a optical or coax digital connection.

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  • Linus_007 Oct 14, 2009

    I would spend a little bit more and go for a professional cd recorder. With a professional recorder you can record to any media and you do not have to deal with hassles related to SCMS. Most professional CD Recorders will accept SPDIF (consumer) and AES/EBU (professional) digital formats.


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I am 99% certain that it will only work with 'audio' discs. This is the case with my Philips CDR-796 and as far as I am aware applies to all consumer CD recorders.

Hope this helps


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  • John Talbot Jan 05, 2009

    I haven't tried this myself, but I think there would be problems in doing this. It would depend on the source of the recording for your CDRW 'master' copy.

    Domestic CD recorders have something called 'serial copy management system' (SCMS) to limit 'pirate' copying. This allows you to make a first generation digital copy of commercial copyright CDs but in the copying process sets a 'flag' in the header data that prevents the recorder from making any further digital copies from the first generation copy.

    I suspect the same applies to copying on a PC. A possible work-around would be to make your original CDRW 'master' in analogue copy mode, though this would result in a small loss in quality and loss of track title and any associated CD-text.

    So unless there is PC software that can ignore/workaround the SCMS protection, doing what you want to do will involve some hassle if it is possible at all. If your software allows you to make copies of commercial CDs then you may be in with a chance.



  • John Talbot Jan 06, 2009

    Hi skyway,

    Yes that would mean the SCMS issue is not a problem, and that you should be able to do what you propose.

    I believe most manufacturers claim that CDRWs can be re-recorded 500-1000 times, although in my limited experience (I use them for 'time-shifting' radio programmes) minor manufacturing imperfections eventually cause data glitches in recordings that end the discs useful life well before that. Also note that it can cause a disc to become unusable if a recording runs past the end of the discs capacity, so keep a watchful eye on the 'time remaining' if it's going to be close to the 74 or 80 min disc limit.

    Good luck



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Can copy from analog sources, but can't copy from digital source, eventhough the signal is monitored. The display says "can't copy".

The unit requires Digital Audio CD-R or CD-RW media for
recording. Computer CD-R or CD-RW discs do not work with
this unit.

Serial Copy Management System
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I don't founr cd 74 mn 650mb, what use the DENON CDR M30 ??

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