Page 1 of 1

SACD Convertion

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:24 pm
by jorgensen
I have some SACD ISO, where peaks is 0dB, or higher, when converted to a flac file by EZ.
Have tried to lower the output level by 6dB, but only found the normalize stuff which is not very useable in this situation.
Am I right, that there is no way to lower the output from the DSD to flac converter?

Re: SACD Convertion

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:40 am
by poiko
Scarlett Book (SACD) specifications require that the input signal be limited to -6.0 dBFS

EZ CD Audio Converter compensates the -6dB adjustment when converting DSD to PCM

Re: SACD Convertion

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:33 pm
by jorgensen
The EZ gain compensation can lead to clipping for SACDs which do not obey the 6dB role.
I have attached pictures of “Beat it” from a Michael Jackson Thriller SACD album, which have been ripped by EZ and Foobar2000 with 0dB gain setting.
It is easy to see that EZ is clipping the result heavily - eg 1:28 and 2:14

Re: SACD Convertion

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:07 am
by Atma
Please...

Re: SACD Convertion

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:28 am
by thexfile
Thriller SACD is compressed away.
Quincy Jones had to sue the Michael Jackson estate because
they had altered the sound (made it louder) without Jones approval.

There's some Thriller trivia.