Originally Posted by indebtbassfreak
I think for "movies" since only a couple times i've had mv at -6,,,(usually -8/-10mv) i still have lots headroom there staying with chanes. Possibly the difference is, after a few wabblies i love to dial up the tunes lol and unlike the uncompressed audio on movies and some of my BR concerts, most music listening is sourced through my GooglePlay which has now merged with U-Tube music (havent moved over yet so not sure on sound quality)? The Marantz DAC seem to bring the compressed music source to life and many songs have an uncompressed sound quality to my questionable untrained old ears.
Have you noticed a large difference in the volume between the two services? I've been in contact with the Google Play Music / YouTube Music technical team because YTM output is much too quiet.
I have made measurements that show the issue.
This is a real-time analysis (RTA) of the first 30 seconds of the song "Monster" by Starset from each service. My Denon X4500H receiver's volume level was set at -25. Both apps have the volume at maximum.
I am seeing a nearly 10 dB difference in volume. To the ear, YouTube Music is only half as loud.
When using YTM, I have to turn up the receiver to -17 or so for it to sound about equal. Since I use Dynamic EQ, which adjusts the curve based on the MV level, the result is that YTM has less bass. All because of the low signal level.
On top of that, I am told that GPM has a higher bitrate. So while the new interface for YTM is slick, it's not useable to me currently.
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