Originally Posted by

**theo**
Thanks for the feedback garym.

Lets take a simple example. Suppose we have a scratched CD. Now we try to rip this and all the error correction mechanisms come into play which means there is a chance (however small that may be) that some samples will need to be "error corrected" simply because the scratches have made it impossible to read what was originally there on CD. Now suppose we also take a CD to CD duplicate of this CD. In this instance, am I right to assume that the duplicate CD will also be an inferior version of what was there on original CD (before it got scratched) and it will be the same with the ripped result?

Generally speaking, I guess what I am asking is if a particular CD can be ripped without loss, then can we also assume a duplicate of the CD will also be true to original. And that the inverse is also true i.e. if it so happens that even with all the error correction mechanisms of CD e.g. C2 etc., if a certain CD cannot be ripped without loss (due to physical damage or marks on CD) then even CD-to-CD duplicates will suffer a similar loss.