Pardon, what did he say, I can't hear you :yikes!!@:
And this is bad, "how"?
Blimey mate, are you turning more "Peter Rabbit" and less "Pete Townshend"???
Just crank it up! :banana:
Actually, I have noticed what you speak of with many of my 5.1 discrete mixes. I always thought it was due to the sound coming from 5 physical sources instead of 2, so there is much more head room before your ears perceive a saturation point from any given speaker. Kinda like the better the sound system in a venue, the cleaner it will sound and our ears won't think its that loud but it actually is.
I am just happy you got your CTTE 5.1 disc. Deepdiscount.com has mine in transit, I hope it is in my mailbox when I get home tonight. Don't worry I will not hesitate to crank it up to the limits of my new Onkyo receiver @100 plus real watts... I get up, I get down, indeed!
I don't mind volume, but I think you should be able to hear an element of power, punch and density to the sound without having to crank it up. I like your explanation of our perception of the loudness of the sound. I can say for definite that I have needed to play this CTTE disc at a louder volume than any other 5.1 disc that I have.
Yours is still in transit? But I thought you voted 10 already! I won't start that topic going again :spot. I hope it reaches you today, turn it up and enjoy :brew.