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Falcon Launch the Highly Anticipated Advanced Cyanine CD-R; the True TY Alternative!

For a long time the industry has been without Taiyo-Yuden media, with TY having stopped manufacturing discs a number of years ago.

For a large portion of the industry this hasn’t mattered and Falcon Media, River Media or ACU-Disc have been an easy choice for quality; but for those who require incredible compatibility, particularly with OEM drives in vehicles, AIO systems, and audiophiles with classic equipment, this has posed a challenge.

Now there’s no need to choose niche compatibility over quality playback and archival duration. The Falcon Cyanine CD-R has it all!

The Best Quality

While many options exist for similar dyes in discs, that may boast of good compatibility, they simply cannot keep up with Falcon Media in terms of quality.

As the most modern factory to produce media in the world, Falcon Technologies International have invested huge sums of money into producing a state of the art factory, purpose built for manufacturing optical media, and they haven’t stopped reinvesting and improving upon their own records.

The new Cyanine CD-R is no exception, benefiting from extremely low error rates and the most stringent quality control processes, making them consistent, durable and the professionals choice.

The Best Compatibility

While disc quality is paramount for low error rates on recording, in which Falcon are a clear market leader, MID’s and dye choice are also primary components of compatibility.

As the original manufacturer of CD-R, Taiyo-Yuden discs were used by drive manufacturers as the standard with which to test drives. Of course, with drives optimised for reading and writing TY discs, they were the best to use!

By utilising the original Cyanine dyes, Falcon Media are able to emulate this and ensure that, even in older drives, they remain the best.

The Best Price

Despite there being no optical media that comes close to Falcon Media Cyanine discs in performance terms, you may be surprised to learn that they are still among the most affordable discs.

We’re able to offer such value both due to the efficient, modern manufacturing processes employed by Falcon and us, River Pro Audio, being the Exclusive Master Distributor.

Purchase or find more information today:

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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