Originally Posted by manuetdeo
sorry to hijack, but i am interested in this tweaks?
No hijack at all. OK, here's how I do. But before getting down to the tweaks we need to know some details, namely the difference between movie recordings and music recordings. Movies are recorded to known standards, i.e. when our HT system is setup properly it will play the movies with reference level and it's accompanying spectral balance. Not the case for music. Music industry has no such recording standards, CD by CD the level and the spectral balance is all over the map.
AVR's that have Audyssey on board now-a-days have a feature called "RLO = Reference Level Offset". By 5 dB increments it sets the reference level in a way that the spectral balance is more or less preserved. Can be tedious to set the RLO case by case for each and every CD we have.
My solution makes RLO needless, best to leave it a 0 dB setting, meantime each and every audio program material can easily be set to same playback level with a little effort.
1. Rip redbook CDs to PC/laptop in Foobar.
2. Download "Columns UI"
for foobar. This will be needed for setting playback levels. When done properly the foobar window should look something like this, note the level meter on the left side:
3. Play a song, right click and look for "Replay Gain". Click on "Edit Replay Gain" and type-in dB values to make peak playback on the level meter reach 0 dB. Say, the playback shows peak not more than -6 dB then you may adjust by typing 6 dB.
4. Check playback level again on the level meter.
5. This method will give you consistent playback levels regardless of levels off your CDs eliminating the use of RLO as mentioned above. A whole CD playlist can be set by one shot by selecting all songs, and it even works on the fly, i.e. while in playback mode.
6. I may have not completely described the method in full details, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have for some fine tuning of the method.