Okay, here's a problem I have never seen discussed anywhere else, but maybe someone here can offer a few insights. Or maybe I'm just nuts.
It seems that CDs are getting progressively louder, especially my ambient discs, and especially through headphones. How can this be? It's gotten to the point that I play my ambient discs on less-than-1 on a scale of ten. And at that level the volume is fine, but then unfortunately it sounds terribly compressed. I recently bought a new receiver to replace my old clunker, but that made no difference. I've finally begun re-burning my favorite CDs/CDRs a half volume to combat this problem, but that gets old, and expensive, and time-consuming after a while.
So what's up? Are musicians recording their music at increasingly higher volumes to compensate for ambient's inherent quietness? Can something be haywire with my disc player itself? Can a volume control be out of whack somewhere?
Any advice or info would be appreciated.