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"Uncompressed music has dynamic range that can exceed 130dB"

Help me understand this; In live concerts dealing with unamplified instruments, based on my experience, the highest dynamic range can be experienced with symphony orchestras. The sound pressure level in a dead quiet orchestra hall is about 40dB, a live symphony orchestra can safely generate something close to 110db as experienced from the front row, the difference comes to about 70dB, give and take a few.
Some of the better classical recordings that claim no-compression at all at best can approach about 60dB, and yes very few systems can reproduce this with a realistic volume.
The only recording, so far, that comes close to this is Mahler Symphony No.2 conducted by Ivan Fischer on Channel Classics label (SACD), have you heard this recording? I would be very interested in hearing your comments on the sound of this recording.


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