I don't know if it's just me. Recently I've been recording a lot of my records to CD using the ADC in my Sony minidisc deck to convert to digital, then going optical into my computer. I've noticed that the dynamics of many of my records (mostly bought in the late 70's through early 90s) is extreme. When I see the WAV file in SoundForge it's obvious that the dynamics within each song are really MUCH more dramatic than most CDs. I know CDs typically use lots of audio compression, but it's very dramatic to see the difference with my own eyes in the WAV files. As a rule I do NOTHING to my WAV files once created except remove major pops and ticks from the vinyl if I can, and normalize the WAV file to 0dB.