Hello all. I have an issue to ask about here for all you audiophiles out there. This is a long one, so if you’re interested please hang in there . If you listen to a new CD by some group, or even a re-issued one (whether it’s listed as a “re-master” or not, or even a “greatest hits”) and you notice that it seems to play back significantly “louder” than your old one (or, in the case of a “greatest hits”, any song plays louder than your album version of the same song on CD), is that a good thing? I ask this because of several things I’ve discovered making my own mixed CDs for the first time after years of doing this on tape. I make mine on a PC using a digital extraction program that works very well called “Exact Audio Copy”. It’s been recommended on this forum, and I concur. I also call attention to the thread entitled Finally! Supertramp re-masters!