Boosting volume of radio station

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

iMac running macOS 10.15.7. Roon 1.8 (build 764) stable.

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Ethernet from iMac to Matrix Audio Element X.

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

Matrix Audio Element X (streamer/preamp), Quad QSP (power amp), Quad ESL 2905.

Description Of Issue

When I listen to live radio (BBC Radio 3), I have to crank volume up to within 7db of max to get reasonable volume (I’m using Roon to set the volume). This compares to about 15–20 db for music in my library.

I’m wondering if this might this have something to do with volume leveling (which I have enabled at album level)?

I’d like to retain my current volume levelling settings, and I’m looking for advice on whether there’s a way of boosting live radio volume and, if so, how.

Internet Radio volume is controlled by the setting “Volume adjustment when loudness is unknown”.

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Bear in mind Radio 3 is quieter than most stations.
R3 typical online level is -27LUFS; for comparison 6Music and R1 are -14LUFS.

Thank you, @BlackJack, for that advice. Really helpful. But how could I have missed that???

Thanks, @AndyR. That’s useful to know.

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