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« on: February 09, 2017, 07:04:44 pm »

Maybee a silly question...

The reason for asking is the FM-network closedown in Norway this year. I've a reference FM tuner, and have tried to reach the same SQ as the FM radio with:
  • My TV (Phillips 8008)
  • A small DAB adapter - to amplifier (Argon DAB 2+)
  • Streaming, PC - DAC
  • Reference tuner


Sorry to say, none of them are even close... The DAC is the best, but not much better than the el-cheepo DAB adapter. I've tried playback software WMP, JRiver, but they sound just the same. 

XXhighend already can playback mp3, and the radio-streaming is mostly 192kbit/s mp3-format. Any chance for you to include the possibility to copy in a link to a radio-stream in the future?

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Stein
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 01:43:30 am »

That would be pretty cool.  I have a good FM tuner also (TU-X1) but Australia is not getting rid of FM anytime soon...thankfully.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 08:59:18 am »

Hi Stein,

I think that is a good idea and sure will consider it.

Best regards,
Peter
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 11:05:45 pm »

That would be pretty cool.  I have a good FM tuner also (TU-X1) but Australia is not getting rid of FM anytime soon...thankfully.

Lucky you, acg! Nearly everyone in Norway is against it, many campaigns and lot of lobbyism has not been successful. 20 mill FM radios are no thrown away in the public waste...

And the government boasts we will be the first one in the world to change to DAB. Just thinking about it makes me bitter aggressive

Thanks, Peter, this will be highly appreciated in our country (and maybe some more when they adapt our silly closedown decision Oh yeah ? hmm ...)

Stein
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*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 256 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10/ not Invert / Phase Alignment on / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Not the best (OS from RAM issue) / Time Stability = Off (OS from RAM issue) / Custom Filter off / Arc Prediction on Upsampling off/ -> USB2 *from MoBo* -> Curious USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Curious USB 1m -> Ayre QB9 DSD DAC -> Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 ->B&W 803d2
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