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 Post subject: Volume Question
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:59 am 
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Hello, so I am ripping cds with the Pro X 100 and when I go play the ripped files, their volume is lower than the cd. So I look at the specs of the ripped track or album and it specifies that the volume was decreased by 3, 4, 5, or even 6 decibels. Now why would the ripper reduce the volume level of each track? Is there a way to shut this off? When I play these tracks in a mix with other tracks that I had ripped previously with my computer, there is such a disparity in volume levels that it is annoying. Thanks in advance for your insights.


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 Post subject: Re: Volume Question
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:08 pm 
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The ripping is 100% lossless - No modification.
Whatever is on the disc is what you get in the digital format.
You could try chaning the settings on the compression option.


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 Post subject: Re: Volume Question
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:15 pm 
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Lossless is lossless but try the compression setup & see?
Sometimes level problems are due to your playback devices channel mixing.
Also many PC softwares/freewares use tricks like "auto normalise" and other methods to increase/boost the output which i wouldn't recommend.
The X100 rips fine compressed or uncompressed FLAC.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:53 pm 
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If playing directly through the player server, try changing the volume in the player settings "Replay Gain" or use the volume control option?
There are many settings that changes the volume whilst playing...the spec of a file makes no difference unless it is lossy :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:43 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. So I should change the ripping settings to Flac uncompressed in order to stop the automatic volume leveling? Right now, I have been ripping with the Flac compressed lossless setting.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Ok, so I switched compression setting to Flac uncompressed and ripped a cd. Opened the Logitech Media Server and found that the volume level for the ripped album was still reduced by 4.20 decibels. Why is this happening?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:28 pm 
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It's the "ReplayGain" option.
The ripping has no effect on the file unless it is muxed (which isn't with the pro/flac).
This is caused by the output of the system, so use "ReplayGain" option on the server player (LMS\squeeze).


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:42 pm 
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There are some options (settings/audio/regain) to select during playback (to adjust the volume whilst the songs are playing) but mine works fine.
Lossless ripping generally copies the exact files.
Have you tried tweaking your amp/dac settings?
Do you use volume control or is it disabled?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:43 pm 
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Have you checked the volume adjustment section on the server (Gain options)?


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