I’m a very frustrated audio cd recorder. I have an old Marantz compact disc recorder, Model DR6050. (I’m an old timer but I still record audio CD music onto blank discs.) I play the recorded cd's on my Yamaha disc changer (Model CDM-900) and in my car cd changer (Alpine 5630) as well as the Marantz.
Trying to find blank audio cd discs that work has been an ongoing frustration. I’ve tried almost every brand and never know what I’m going to get. Some will read and record, some won’t. Some will record and play but after some continue play will no longer read or then skip, stick, etc.
Many years ago, I found Fujifilm 80 minute CD-R Audio blank discs that worked. They were made in Japan. At the time, I bought 200 blank discs and over time I used them up. Now Fujifilm audio blanks are no longer made in Japan. I bought the non-Japanese Fuji audio blanks (made in Taiwan) and they don’t work. So here I go again. I contacted several online internet CDR media stores and surprislngly no can give me any answers. I did my own research and found Taiyo Yuden CDR audio blank discs. Everyone raves about them and the descriptor states that their blanks are compatible with all CD Recorders. I bought them (Taiyo Yuden CDR80WPP600SK CDR 52X) and they don’t work - message reads not audio cd - ugh!
I’m looking for 74 to 80-minute cd-r and/or cd-rw audio blank discs that are guaranteed to work. I’d prefer cd-rw because they can be erased if I mess up a recording. (Unfortunately recorded cd-rw's don't play on my Yamaha disc changer.) I’m looking for quality so willing to pay a little extra for something that is guaranteed to read, record and last and work on the for mentioned equipment. My concern is I don’t record frequently so I can’t test every disc to ensure they work. Two or three months from now, if one or several blank discs don’t work, I’m screwed.
I’m retired on a fixed income and this is my enjoyment. I don’t record everyday but when I do, they need to record and last. I can know longer afford to throw money down the toilet.
Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated.