Dear forum members can you please educate me on FLAC 24b 96 KHz compression as I'm stuck to my understanding FLAC is a lossless compression and therefore I should not hear any difference if I listen to my DVDA (PCM) music or the same music but then converted into flac ( both are 24b and 96 KHz) But I do hear a difference, not in dynamic range or less freq spectrum that is still great but it seems that the flac files lost their magic or call it color compared to the original PCM. Always difficult to describe things but perhaps you could compare it that when you listen to the DVDA / PCM you see the band performing on stage but in flac it looks like they are playing behind a thin curtain. the music is no longer in the front of the speaker but more hidden in the back of the speaker Does this makes any sense ? is it something I imagine. It tried this out with different DVDA and depending on the recording it is more or less noticeable. but it's always there. I hear it very good on the Alice Cooper DVDA recording billion dollar baby any thought ?