Falcon Media – The World’s Quality Leader In Optical Media

Nearly 2 years on from Taiyo Yuden’s departure from the optical media world, high-quality A-Grade, CD, DVD and BDR media is still very much in demand. However, in lieu of TY, the majority of that high quality market has moved to Falcon Technologies International (FTI).

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up to date; FTI have cemented themselves as one of the highest quality manufacturers of optical media in the world and through some excellent factory scaling have managed to fill the large gap in the market Taiyo Yuden left.

Founded back in 2004, relatively late in the optical media industry, FTI has grown rapidly, in part due to their modern facilities and quality aim; but also due to the knowledge of the experienced industry leaders that founded the company.

It’s no wonder that in TY’s absence, Falcon Media Professional and Archival sales have grown exponentially. Even at Taiyo Yuden’s peak FTI were considered their main competitor in terms of quality. With improvements in both specification, technology and manufacturing processes over the years they’ve even surpassed the legacy left behind by Taiyo Yuden.

From mastering facilities, duplication houses and archival specialists; companies the world over trust and rely on Falcon Media Professional and Archival products every day to secure their assets, distribute their products and ensure the highest possible quality is maintained.

Alongside our Falcon Media Professional and Archival products, River Media and ACU-Disc products, we hold the largest and most diverse stock in Europe of optical media, casing, professional duplication and publishing equipment and consumables – all at the very best pricing.

Please visit us at www.riverproaudio.co.uk; or contact us on 0208 311 7077 or sales@riverproaudio.co.uk, if you would like to speak to one of our account managers regarding any requirements, we will be happy to advise. We can ensure that you receive the best pricing and the best quality product.

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Taiyo Yuden Update

After a number of readers emailed us with with concerns regarding their “Taiyo Yuden” media, we reached out to Taiyo Yuden themselves to comment.

They reiterated that they have “completely stop [sic] manufacture and sale of its products since January 2016”.

They also made it very clear that the “Taiyo Yuden brand’s owndership still belongs to Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd and has never been transferred to a third party”

Regarding our inquiry after the influx of new “TY” media (Powered By TY, TY, TY Technology etc.) they clearly state that the product is “unknown to us”. These brands formed the bulk of emails regarding quality concerns and while we aren’t saying that they’re bad media (without testing, at least!), they’re certainly not “Taiyo Yuden” media.

It would be safe to say that anything associating itself with Taiyo Yuden media, or alluding to Taiyo Yuden manufacture (Such as using common industry abbreviations e.g; TY), that isn’t branded specifically “Taiyo Yuden”, will not be Taiyo Yuden manufactured media.

If you require any advice, assistance or further information, or you wish to add anything to this story, you are more than welcome to contact us.

Please find Taiyo Yuden’s response in full here.

The Optical Industry – Powered By TY

Taiyo Yuden is a huge name in our industry; when you think CD-R, you think Taiyo Yuden. It’s an amazing example of an effective brand; but more than that, a stunning example of what a universal push for quality and technological advancement can achieve. This is something we here, at River Pro Audio, hold in exceptionally high regard as it is something we mirror with all our production and development.

Alongside Sony and Phillips, Taiyo Yuden pioneered the first CD-R, and associated technology, back in 1988 and their recordable discs were, and still are, considered to be amongst the very best in the industry; alongside our world-renowned ACU-Media and River Media brands (although they came much after!).

Unfortunately Taiyo Yuden no longer manufactures optical media, but they still exist as a highly respected manufacturer of high-quality electronic components and, to this day, continue their exemplary push for development and rigorous attention to detail.

With stocks of these impeccable discs running out, we here at River Pro Audio would like to extend our thanks to Taiyo Yuden’s remarkable technological achievements which made all things optical media related possible: from affordable, high quality music, to archival data storage and to the development of recordable DVD’s and Blu Rays.

One thing’s for certain, Taiyo Yuden discs may no longer be available, but their technology powers even the most humble of discs, and will forever.

Optical Media – Powered By TY