We start this test by measuring the dynamic. Dynamic represents the ability to reproduce a wide range of sounds from the softest to the loudest.
For our 8 editions we have obtained the following Dynamic Range (DR):
|Ed1: Vinyl||Ed2: Vinyl double||Ed3: Cassette||Ed4: CD||Ed5: CD Deluxe||Ed6: DVD Stereo||Ed7: DVD 5.1||Ed8: Streaming|
|Before You Accuse Me||DR14||DR14||DR13||DR14||DR14||DR15||DR14||DR15|
|Tears In Heaven||DR14||DR14||DR12||DR12||DR12||DR13||DR16||DR14|
|Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out||DR13||DR14||DR11||DR11||DR12||DR13||DR15||DR13|
|Running On Faith||DR15||DR16||DR13||DR12||DR10||DR15||DR15||DR15|
|San Francisco Bay Blues||DR13||DR14||DR11||DR11||DR11||DR13||DR14||DR14|
|Rollin’ & Tumblin’||DR15||DR13||DR11||DR10||DR15||DR15||DR15|
The DR vary globally from 13 to 16 for stereo, is a very good dynamic. CDs and cassettes have the lowest dynamic range, due to the little compression in the mastering (for the CDs), and a technical limitation for the pre-recorded cassette. Ed2 vinyl double and Ed6 DVD stereo have the best DR respectively DR16 and DR15. The BD 5.1 offers a dynamique of DR14 like Streaming and Ed1 Vinyl. There is also a DR19 for one of the tracks on the Stereo DVD.
As a reminder, the scale goes from 0 to more 20, but the dynamics are considered good from 12, quite good between 10 and 11, and deteriorate below 10.