Hmm, mine seems to be in line, volume wise with the rest of my SACD's.
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My volume control's range is from 7 o'clock to 5 'oclock. I know that volume isn't always linear but for normal listening my useable range if from 9 to 11, 12 if I'm pissed at the neighbors. I play this SACD at around 3 o'clock. At this level there is too much noise coming from the SACD relative to the music content.
Phaelon, I had that kind of problem too. It mostly went away when I switched SACD players (currently an Oppo BPD-83 SE). When I had my former player, a Sony, I was absolutely convinced that KOB and certain other SACDs were defective because their volume levels had to be cranked so much. Another that displayed this problem is the McCoy Tyner "New York Reunion" on Chesky. But with the Oppo, both it and KOB sound fine, albeit somewhat lower than average in gain. Good luck, Dave