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How do you test SACD audio dynamic range?

I have the 2024 Steely Dan - Aja new release from Acoustic Sounds Analogue Productions.

I can get the DSF files from disk, but I'm facing that the audio level can be easily manipulated by changing the volume [db] 0 - +6.
Can you get an honest dynamic range from SACD? 🤔
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I have the 2024 Steely Dan - Aja new release from Acoustic Sounds Analogue Productions.

I can get the DSF files from disk, but I'm facing that the audio level can be easily manipulated by changing the volume [db] 0 - +6.
Can you get an honest dynamic range from SACD? 🤔

Good old and much hated DRmeter plugin for foobar will measure it and even write the DR to tag. But it only works in 32bit version of Foobar.
Replaygains also works - from that you can get True Peak, LUFS and PLR.
It works on SACDiso so probably on DSF and DFF too.

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My stroked head. 🤦
I never would have thought of using Replaygain on DSF files.

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I extract SACD ISO to .dsf then compress with WavPack in DSD mode. That goes into 32 bit foobar and is RG scanned and DR scanned. I don't use the DR component for a truthful indication of dynamic range; it's to get a sense of whether or not a particular release is similar or exact match to another.