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    Quote Originally Posted by streifenleopard View Post
    I don't have any of these but I have some files with a pretty low quality, some files I didn't rip myself and some files ripped from low quality cds. Maybe this contributes to the heterogeneity of my collection.
    maybe, but not necessarily. I have over 8,000 CDs. Even brand new, recently issued/mastered CDs can be very, very different in terms of 'loudness'. Thus my love of ReplayGain and SmartGain option in LMS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    maybe, but not necessarily. I have over 8,000 CDs. Even brand new, recently issued/mastered CDs can be very, very different in terms of 'loudness'. Thus my love of ReplayGain and SmartGain option in LMS.
    Indeed, especially the smartgain option is invaluable as it maintains relative loudness if 2 consecutive tracks are from the same album (or if you're just playing an entire album), but it levels playback volume so a "random" playlist doesn't cause you to run for the volume
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakker_be View Post
    Indeed, especially the smartgain option is invaluable as it maintains relative loudness if 2 consecutive tracks are from the same album (or if you're just playing an entire album), but it levels playback volume so a "random" playlist doesn't cause you to run for the volume
    That's true but do you really want Pink Floyd's "Outside The Wall" boosted by 15dB if it turns up in a playlist? . I leave mine set to Album Gain.

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