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Does ripping to .wav lose quality?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by ahiah9, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. ahiah9

    ahiah9 Regular member

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    A few years ago, I ripped my Samhain box set to .wav files, and combined 3 of the albums onto 1 CD. One of those albums was a remastered version. I have since obtained a copy of the vinyl-ripped original mix. What I want to do now is Re-rip the other 2 albums to wav's and add in the original mix. My question is: For quality rips, can I use the burnt CD I made to rip them, or do I need to dig the originals out of storage? If I understand right, .wav is lossless, but does converting .wav to cda during burning reduce quality?
     
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    The quality should be the same. The CDR, however, may have more errors although the error correction built into CD audio should be able to handle it.
     
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    ahiah9 Regular member

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    Awesome. Thank you.
     

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