Which Plextor cd-drive for mastering studio?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by nacron2, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. nacron2

    nacron2 Guest

    Hi all,
    I need a suggestion which type of Plextor cd-drive is optimal for mastering studio.
    I´ve been resolved to PX-716UF, but (is said) it is ending type yet and I´m not sure what else to buy.
    Thanks for any opinion.
     
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    The 716 is the one. If the new Plextor Plexwriter Premium is available near you, that'd be the first pick.

    Generally, you need a drive that will allow you to run PlexTools Professional (not just PlexTools).
     
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the PX-760 for a few months now and it has been great. Even does 18X on DVDs, if you are into that kind of thing...
     
  4. nacron2

    nacron2 Guest

    Thanks for your both responses, I shall choose one!
    Cheers.
     
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no - The 716 runs PTPro - The 760 does not.

    Currently, there's really only one choice if those are the features you want.

    And if you're creating production masters, those are features you *need* to have.
     
  6. nacron2

    nacron2 Guest

    Yes John, you are right. Since yesterday javascript:emoticon(':?')
    ConfusedI read technical information of the Plextors we was talking about and I agree that Plexwriter Premium2 is for cd-mastering issue optimal. Plextools Professional are available.
    Technically, do you prefer an external unit?
    Thanks for your reply.
     
  7. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

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    Then mine is defective!? :? It runs PToolsPro like a champ.

    http://www.plextor.com/english/products/760A.htm
    Seriously; might as well pay a few more bucks and be able to burn DVDs too.
     
  8. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... My aplogies - Plextor told me that the 716 was the only one left that allowed for C1/C2 checks. It wouldn't be the first time they didn't exactly have the facts straight...

    If this isn't the case, I might order a half dozen myself... I only have one spare drive left - And it's a 712...

    The Q-Check is fully functional for BLER and all? Jitter & focus & yada, yada?
     
  9. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

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    yada yada yada; yup. :)

    It is a fairly new drive (came out in the spring or summer I think), so the Plextor people may have been correct when they told you what was available.
     
  10. nacron2

    nacron2 Guest

    Ok guys, just I´ve been ordered PW Premium2.
    BTW: in EU is PX-760A available from China. (I have the tetimony).
    What about in US?

    Reggie, kind regards to Simpsons! :D
     
  11. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I didn't even realize they were doing a Plexwriter#2. Seems a little expensive for just a CD burner, especially when you can get the DVD one for about the same $$$.

    I also found this in a thread on Cdfreaks:

    haha, thanks!
     

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