Dynamic range measurement is different than http://dr.loudness-war.info

Maybe the moderators can merge this discussion with the feature request: Select "R128" or "Crest Factor" DR as it seems most people in this thread wants this (or versions of it) but aren’t aware of the feature request. Don’t forget to vote at the top of the feature request. A +1 in comments doesn’t count :slightly_smiling_face:

I use the DRi info to tell different versions or masterings of the same album apart. I like the fact that it’s the same number as in DR database https://dr.loudness-war.info/. One number is as many have said here not the final truth of the album but it helps to interpret it. I would like to see this implemented in Roon or at least for the option to turn it on as you can with the current R128 value.

I think Roon has stated that the R128 was a more accurate number and that they didn’t want to use the more common “audiophile” DR standard. But as we have seen recently Hell freezes over, or how Folder Browsing came to Roon! Hell has frozen over so perhaps there is a chance for seeing DRi values in Roon now :slightly_smiling_face:

In the mean time I have used the “roonalbumtag” to display the information in the interface like this:

It’s clear that the Dynamic Range (R128) value of 5 and the DRi value of 13 originate from different measuring methods.

It helped me to understand the confusion between several measuring standards to read this manual https://maat-digital-downloads.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/public/docs/DROfflineMkII_UM.pdf from page 11 and onward if you are into the geeky stuff.