Questions has arisen about the quality/reliability of the DAEquality test.
The test is clearly able to show which drive has a better error-correction mechanism. But how does the test show anything about error-conceilment techniques, like interpolation and muting.
As you know some drives are very good in interpolation to hide an encountered error while another drive might not be able to correct or conceil the error. For the first drive the error might not be audible while for the other drive a 'klick' might be audible.
For example, Plextor is very good in ripping CDS200 (audio protection with intentional incorrectable C2 errors). Apparently this is because Plextor can interpolate the errors very good while other drives with a less good interpolation techniques choke on the disc and have audible 'pops' and 'klicks'.
In what way is the behaviour like described above taken into account for in the testing procedure?
Hopefully somebody can give me some insights!