Nero CD-DVD Speed: Advanced DAE Quality Test
Using the Advanced DAE Quality Test we will determine hardware characteristics of the drives pertaining to the process of getting accurate audio copies of CD-DA media. Two CD-R discs prepared by Nero CD-DVD Speed are used in this test. One audio disc is normal; the other has defects of the surface, imitating your trying to make a copy from a long-used, bad-quality audio compact-disc.
The first group of screenshots shows the results of the drives with the high-quality disc. Both tested devices successfully got a 100% quality score, but this is the only thing they are identical in. The rest of the parameters differ between the two drives. For example, the Pioneer DVR-110D is much worse than the Toshiba at “on the fly” copying and has a bigger offset, but it can read the CD Text information besides the sub-channel data. The average audio extraction speed is low with the Pioneer, too, but this is expectable, seeing how the drive has performed in the main tests above. Thus, the Toshiba SD-R5472 is preferable of these two drives when it comes to processing normal quality audio discs.
And this is how the drives process the bad Audio CD. Well, the Pioneer DVR-110D was found to be unable to read the disc at all. It gave out an error message even at a reduced read speed. The Toshiba SD-R5472, on the contrary, had no troubles whatsoever and achieved a nearly 100% quality score, thus winning this test.