MK wrote:I don't see any PE flags on the CD-R.
I ripped the Toshiba CD with iTunes and burned with iTunes. I was under the impression doing this in iTunes would create a correct sounding copy with no PE flags. Or did I miss something?
No, this is what is supposed to happen...assuming there are PE flags set on the CD in the first place. Now, I wondered a week or two ago here how itunes would treat discs with 'cryptic' PE...that is, pre-emphasized discs that aren't recognized as such by software that detects PE flags (e.g. EAC).
Do this - copy your original using EAC, but before burning look at the CUE sheet and make sure the PE flag is set for each track. If it isn't, set it. That should sound normal in your CD player. *Then* try playing that in iTunes. If it really does what people say it does, your CD should sound normal when ripped.
Which is what I suggested back on Mar 31 here