Nicki Parrott albums all poorly recorded?


(tboooe) #1

I recently picked up a few Nicki Parrot SACDs while in Japan. After ripping them to ISO then DSF and giving them a listen I noticed the music was very hard to listen to. I listen to my music at low levels (<70db) but listening to these albums made my ears hurt. Curious, I checked the DR values in Roon and all of the albums have DR of 2-3. The waveform in Roon during playback literally resembles a perfect rectangle.

So my question is if anyone else has noticed this with Nicki Parrott’s recordings?


(Chris ) #2

The loudness wars strike again…


(tboooe) #3

Yeah that seems the be the case. I was expecting more from the Venus Recordings label.