## Re: Wav volume changing FLAC sizes

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Reply #15 –

If there's no clipping then the louder version is effectively having +1 more bit depth.

+6 dB is roughly 1 more bit if you're using linear PCM sampling.

It's "useful" in a sense that theoretical S/N ratio is +6 dB more, but nobody will be able to hear the difference likely.

Also if you multiply an already integer wave by exactly 2 so that the lowest bit is always zero (and you aren't adding quantization distortion nor any new information), FLAC will see this and compress just as well.