Album details

ArtistMetallica
AlbumHardwired...To Self-Destruct (Deluxe Edition) 96kHz/24bit
Year2016
Album DR06
Min. track DR05
Max. track DR07
Track DR 05 06 05 05 05 05 06 06 06 05 06 06 06 07 05 06 06 06 06 06 07 07 07 06 06 06 (might not be in original order)
CodecOther lossless codec
SourceDownload
LabelBlackened Recordings
Label codeN/A
Catalog numberN/A
Bar codeN/A
CountryUSA
CommentMy favorite band in the entire world.... Help me understand why the MP3 version of this album is more dynamic(not by much) than the High Rez version. I simply do not understand this, quit crushing the dynamics.... The mp3 is NOT more dynamic. Lossy encoding creates higher peaks, which often fools the software measuring the dynamic range into giving higher numbers. It doesn't mean the mp3 is more dynamic. What is the deal with the vinyl having DR values in the 12 and 13 range and the cd, download (24/96) having such disappointing numbers? You're comparing analogue to digital formats... The internet will answer your question. Although, high-res audio was supposed to replicate the depth and dynamics of a vinyl record in digital format. It rarely does, Like with this album, they simply up and down scale the exact same master for different formats and charge different prices. It's a scam which relies on the placebo effect. I never thought I'd say this but Apple iTunes often produce the most dynamic masters. Actually just found this out. I was correct in my thinking above. The MFiT version(MP3) of this album is a 44.1kHz/24bit master of the album. The 96kHz/24bit version is a separate master used for the CD. The Metallica Admin for their Forum said they may possibly switch to the MFiT version of the album at 44.1kHz/24bit over the 96kHz/24bit version because it's more dynamic.
Log
foobar2000 1.3.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-11-18 00:05:49

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Analyzed: Metallica / Hardwired...To Self-Destruct (Deluxe Edition) 96kHz-24bit
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DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
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DR5       -0.07 dB    -6.09 dB      3:09 01-Hardwired
DR6       -0.09 dB    -6.40 dB      6:29 02-Atlas, Rise!
DR5       -0.07 dB    -6.13 dB      6:59 03-Now That We're Dead
DR5       -0.05 dB    -6.17 dB      5:51 04-Moth Into Flame
DR5       -0.09 dB    -6.25 dB      6:30 05-Dream No More
DR5       -0.07 dB    -6.62 dB      8:15 06-Halo On Fire
DR6       -0.07 dB    -6.46 dB      6:41 01-Confusion
DR6        0.00 dB    -6.78 dB      6:56 02-ManUNkind
DR6        0.00 dB    -6.63 dB      7:18 03-Here Comes Revenge
DR5       -0.07 dB    -6.38 dB      6:30 04-Am I Savage?
DR6       -0.07 dB    -6.72 dB      5:45 05-Murder One
DR6       -0.11 dB    -6.75 dB      7:09 06-Spit Out The Bone
DR6        0.00 dB    -6.66 dB      7:10 01-Lords Of Summer
DR7       -0.20 dB    -7.86 dB      9:03 02-Ronnie Rising Medley (feat. A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer & Kill The King)
DR5        0.00 dB    -8.94 dB      4:35 03-When A Blind Man Cries
DR6       -0.26 dB    -8.24 dB      5:50 04-Remember Tomorrow
DR6       -0.20 dB    -6.77 dB      3:08 05-Helpless (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR6        0.00 dB    -7.05 dB      4:07 06-Hit The Lights (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR6       -0.20 dB    -7.27 dB      5:19 07-The Four Horsemen (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR6       -0.20 dB    -7.29 dB      6:56 08-Ride The Lightning (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR7       -0.01 dB    -8.56 dB      7:24 09-Fade To Black (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR7       -0.20 dB    -8.03 dB      5:13 10-Jump In The Fire (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR7       -0.20 dB    -7.92 dB      4:32 11-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR6       -0.20 dB    -7.45 dB      6:43 12-Creeping Death (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR6       -0.20 dB    -7.52 dB      6:07 13-Metal Militia (Live at Rasputin Music, Berkeley, CA - April 16th, 2016)
DR6       -0.50 dB    -7.64 dB      3:30 14-Hardwired (Live at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN - August 20th, 2016)
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Number of tracks:  26
Official DR value: DR6

Samplerate:        96000 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   24
Bitrate:           4608 kbps
Codec:             PCM
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