so you're saying you can't get any other radiostation to listen or you're getting too much of emi?
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I am glad you brought this up. I listen to Radio Paradise almost every day. The fidelity is astounding. I emailed them asking what do they do to make it sound so darn good. Bill was nice enough to respond. He uses hi res digital lossless music almost exclusively, processed through an Orban Optimod PC card. While my digital music sounds superb through my Benchmark DAC, Radio Paradise makes beautiful music as well. So good when I go to turn it off at night I end up turning it up.
Always looking for high quality radio sources. Will have to search it out on internet radio and give it a try. Thanks for the tip.
I'm also a Radio Paradise fan. Interesting to read about the technical details behind different Internet radio stations. Some like Radio Paradise sound top notch, while others are quite sub-par. Bitrates help but alone do not guarantee anything. So many ways to process things digitally to yield good, bad, unique, different results. A lot more variety that matters to digest there I would say than what it takes these days to get good sound out of a home audio system. At its best, digital internet radio sources can be as good or perhaps better even these days than most things most people have listened to in the past, though there is a lot of garbage to sort through in the process.
My two current long running internet radio staples are Radio Paradise and WWOZ New Orleans, which has always had fabulous content and I am finding the feed I use these days can sound quite good as well, which was not the case just a year or two back.
Still haven't settled on any clear favorites for Classical. We still have a very good quality classical only FM radio station here in BAltimore/DC area that I still tend to lean on a lot.
I have the same feeling about WBGO public radiostation in NJ Newark. It's very well developed and quality of sound is getting better and better as it receives large fundings.
I still keep thinking that descent jazz radios such as WBGO are very hard to find nationwide in US. Please share your experiences there if possible.
Next month I'll hook up with contract from Little Raleigh Radio to broadcast kool jazz as starting point for Raleigh.