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  1. Hi - I'm looking for a good quality FM/DAB+/Internet Radio component. I currently have a NextWave 390, which has a slightly dodgy display (some dead vertial and horizontal lines) which seems OK, but the FM quality is very poor even with a good signal. I'm considering the NAD C446 ($899.00), Onkyo T-4070 (but way overpriced at $1,500??) and the Rotel RT-12 ($749). Also the Marantz NA 7004 ($899) seems another option. Sangean WFT-1D+ (~$3-400) and Sherwood TX-5505iD $600 don't appeal (blue light syndrome in former; quality issues in latter?) Any opinions appreciated ...
  2. Is this happening anywhere else? I was tuning past some DAB+ stations this morning went past Koffee, but the music sounded more like Smoth FM. In fact there were occasional announcements for Smooth FM, but they were for Smooth 95.3, i.e. Sydney not Melbourne. They also had the occasional ad, again Sydney related. It wasn't a rebroadcast of Smooth 95.3 itself. This afternoon it's still the same. Koffee is still on the internet though, so what's going on?
  3. Item: Arcam T32 DAB+ Tuner Location: Len Wallis Audio HQ, 64 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove Price: $550 Item Condition: Excellent Secondhand Condition Shipping: we can ship anywhere in Australia, POA Payment Method: Credit Cards, Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer, ZipMoney Extra Info: As new condition with original packaging, accessories. Initially sold for $1,098. Bargain. Arcam says: "T32 Radio Tuner uses state-of-the art technologies to deliver the very best sound quality from DAB+, FM & AM. A bespoke iPod interface is also included allowing full integration of compatible iPods with any high performance music system using the rDock or rLead." Pictures:
  4. Item: Rotel Digital Gateway, DAB+, Wireless Internet and FM Radio Location: Melbourne Price: $495 Item Condition: Excellent, one owner, used in a dedicated music room, complete with all original accessories and packaging. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The RT-12 is an FM and DAB+ preset radio tuner and much more besides. By incorporating wireless and Ethernet network capabilities, the RT-12 can receive thousands of internet radio broadcasts, and play audio files stored on UPnP servers such as Windows computers. If your computer is home to a library of music files and you have wondered about playing them over your hi-fi, the RT-12 is your answer. The RT-12 boasts digital to analogue conversion based on the Wolfson WM8740 DAC chip to ensure that each digital source retains every last drop of musical quality, and it can serve as the wireless hub for the Rotel iPhone and iPad Remote app to control the entire hi-fi system. Specifications: Model: RT-12 FM Tuner - Usable Sensitivity: 22.2dBf 50dB Quieting Sensitivity: 27.2dBf (mono) Signal to Noise Ratio: (at 65 dBf) 63dBf (mono) 60dBf (stereo) Harmonic Distortion: (at 65 dBf) 0.2% (mono) 0.3% (stereo) Frequency Response: 10Hz-15kHz, ±3dB Stereo Separation (100/1kHz/10kHz) 40dB/45dB/35dB Output Level 1.0V Antenna Input 75Ω unbalanced DAB+ Tuner - Sensitivity -80dBm Tuning Range Band III 174-240MHz Audio Data Rate 320Kbps (Max) Frequency Response 20 - 20KHz +/- 1.0dB Analogue Output 2.1V at 0dBFS Antenna Input 75Ω F connector Networks - Network Connection 802.11b/g Security WEP, WPA1 (TKIP) , WPA2 (TKIP) File Formats (UPnP Music Server) AAC, MP3, WMA (except lossless), OGG Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, FLAC and AU General - Power Consumption 16 Watts Standby Power Consumption (Normal Mode) 0.5 Watts Power Requirements (AC) 120V, 230V, 50Hz (Australia) Weight (Net) 5.1kgs (11.24 lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D) 430 x 93 x 330mm Front Panel Height 80mm Finish Black Pictures:
  5. My DAB+ digital radio is reporting that BBC world service on SBS digital 4 is changing to SBS digital 3 on April 18. SBS 4 currently plays the BBC/Special events channel. Can't find any further information on what this means for the current lineup of programs. So was wondering if anybody has any further information on this change. Does this mean BBC will become 24/7 on SBS 3 or will it still remain the BBC/Special Events channel? What will happen to SBS Chill currently on SBS 3? Will it move to SBS 4 or just be discontiued? SBS 3 radio is also on Digital TV. Will that also change?
  6. Item: FS: Cambridge Audio 650T DAB+ / FM / AM tuner (black) Location: Forestville NSW Price: $280 + Postage Item Condition: Used. A scratch on the front edge and light marking on top. Functions perfectly. Reason for selling: No longer required - planned renovations with one less music room. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I've owned this since new. I've always been happy with the DAB+ signal, which I was only using. Decent DAC inside, so analogue output has been used, but also has digital SPDIF & toslink out for DAB+ Comes with silver remote. I have the original box (correction, I have a suitable box and masses of padding) and can post. A small scratch can be seen on the top leading edge, but only if you look closely. Some marks on top I will try to gently remove. The digital signal is fine just using a telescopic antenna or provided antenna wire. The connection is a 50 Ohm F-type screw connection, and can readily get adaptors if you want to attach to roof antenna. An old topic gives some insight into the internal components. http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/77138-cambridge-azur-650t-amfmdab-tuner/ Link to website for manuals. https://techsupport.cambridgeaudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/200571961-Azur-650T-Tuner Pictures:
  7. Anybody else experiencing audio dropouts on 1sm radio station with there digital radio? There Internet stream is fine no dropouts. Yet when I listen to there digital stream on a DAB+ radio the signal drops out for a second or two a few times every minute and is very annoying to listen to. On a portable radio it goes blank .. On a Yamaha stereo it makes an annoying buzzing noise every time the audio drops out several time a minute. Then resumes playing. Have no audio issues with other digital radio stations. My signal is perfect as I am only roughly 750m as the crow flies from the digital repeater transmitter that can clearly be seen from my place.
  8. Item: Geneva Model S Wireless Dab+ w/Bluetooth all-in-one - RED Colour ONLY - BRAND NEW SEALED BOX Location: SAVI Systems Showroom, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $519 $699 Item Condition: BRAND NEW SEALED BOX Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Cash, PayPal, Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties Extra Info: The Geneva Model S All-in-one home stereo is a perfect example of Geneva's philosophy that "Great Sound has Never Looked Better". Based in Switzerland, Geneva Lab considers both functional simple design and sound quality as equally important. All Geneva products have a refreshingly intuitive balance of style, immaculate build quality, simplicity of use and of course - that amazing sound quality. Geneva Lab products produce true high end sound that is delivered via patented technologies to project beautifully balanced three dimensional sound throughout your room - you always feel part of the music. The Geneva Model S is a compact, yet room filling system that allows you to listen to DAB+ Digital Radio, FM radio, Wireless Bluetooth (apt-X) for Smartphones and Tablets, a spare analogue Aux input for other equipment as well as a Digital Clock with alarm function. In fact the Geneva Model S sounds so good that What Hi-Fi gave it their "Best Mains Powered Wireless Speaker" award in its price class. The Model S is also accompanied by easy one-touch operation and a clear, large LED status display to let you know information. Housing 2 individual speakers and 2 custom low distortion Amplifiers it sounds simply stunning. So when sound matters as much as looks - Geneva Labs Switzerland has some great options to please both your eyes and your ears. Pictures:
  9. Item: Geneva Model XXL A/V System in a cabinet : HDMI, Wireless, Dab+/CD, Airplay - - Ex-Showroom Demo - Location: SAVI Systems Showroom, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $4070 $5499 Item Condition: Ex-Showroom Demo - Full Manufacturer's Warranty - Excellent Condition Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Cash, PayPal, Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties Extra Info: This is a white unit and it weighs 50kg so local pick up/drop off only - it is ex display but in excellent condition. The Geneva Model XXL All-in-one Audio Visual system in a cabinet is a perfect example of Geneva's philosophy that "Great Sound has Never Looked Better". Based in Switzerland, Geneva Lab considers both functional simple design and sound quality as equally important. All Geneva products have a refreshingly intuitive balance of style, immaculate build quality, simplicity of use and of course - that amazing sound quality. Geneva Lab products produce true high end sound that is delivered via patented technologies to project beautifully balanced three dimensional sound throughout your room - you always feel part of the music. The Geneva Model XXL comprises of the following inputs/features built into the cabinet: Speaker System: 2 × 1” tweeters, 4 × 5¼” woofers, and 1 × 8” subwoofer• Power Amplifier: Digital Hi-Fi amplifiers (Class D) with 589 (2 × 32W, 4 × 100W, 1 × 125W) watt output• Frequency Range: 30 Hz to 20 kHz (-3dB) Built-in Wireless Audio / Tuner• Apple AirPlay; DLNA/UPnP (WiFi, WPS, Ethernet)• Bluetooth Audio A2DP• FM-RDS/DAB/DAB+ Other Connectivity• Analog Audio in: 2 × stereo RCA plugs for external inputs • Digital Audio in: 1 × coaxial; 1 × optical • HDMI IN: 2 × IN ; 1 × HDMI ARC • HDMI OUT: 1 × OUT If the idea of a space-saving cabinet that combines a complete modern home cinema and music sound system with a full range of steaming audio options sounds good to you, then the new Geneva Model XXL will be of interest. The GENEVA XXL is designed to be both a beautiful stand for your TV, and also a sound powerhouse, thanks to almost 600 watts of Class D digital amplification spread across seven individual channels. It boasts DAB+ Digital Radio, three HDMI inputs, including an ARC (audio return channel) input to read your TV remote, Coaxial Digital, Optical Digital and it can also connect to your mobile device via Airplay, DLNA, and Bluetooth. In short, there’s not much this cabinet can’t do. The Model XXL is also accompanied by easy one-touch operation and a clear, large LED status display to let you know information such as volume, bass, treble, input etc. What GENEVA have achieved with the XXL is a beautiful looking furniture grade A/V cabinet to suit up to 75" T.V's that is also packed with modern Audio Visual connections to ensure that your movies, games and music sound stunning. So when sound matters as much as looks - Geneva Labs Switzerland has some great options to please both your eyes and your ears. Pictures:
  10. Item: Geneva Model XL Wireless Dab+/CD w/Bluetooth all-in-one - includes floorstand - Ex-Showroom Demo - Location: SAVI Systems Showroom, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $2860 $3950 including Geneva XL Modificato Floorstand Item Condition: Ex-Showroom Demo - Full Manufacturer's Warranty - Excellent Condition Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Cash, PayPal, Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties Extra Info: - This price includes the Optional Geneva Metal Modificato floorstand which retails for $449 - Swiss designed Geneva products are renowned for the great sound and classic simple design ethos. The Geneva Model XL Wireless is a Dab+/FM radio, has a slot load CD Player – it now has Bluetooth/WiFi streaming as well as line input, in-built audio amplifier and... an alarm clock. - this is a Matte black finish model. The Model XL Wireless DAB+ is one of the larger additions to Geneva’s range of new DAB+ compatible one box systems. It’s larger construction enables a wider frequency response to other models in the range with a modern design that can really make a statement as a focal point in a room, or fit seamlessly into your living space as you choose. It’s one-box simplistic design may suggest otherwise, but inside the Model XL is an intricate formation of amplifiers and speakers to give you a fascinating listening experience. Inside is 2 x 1” tweeters, 2 x 5.25” woofers and 2 x 8” inca subwoofers. Whilst being powered each by separate Class D amplifiers with DSP, the Model XL Wireless DAB+ can generate 346 Watts RMS. This makes it ideal for larger living spaces, perfect for entertaining and even modern office spaces and conference areas. The Bluetooth apt-X wireless technology enables you to connect to plenty of compatible devices including smart phones, iOS, Android and computers. The Model XL is also compatible with a range of wireless streaming platforms including AirPlay® with Apple AirPort Express and Sonos. Compatible with the new DAB+, Sleek Design.... Even the CD slots understated aesthetic show Geneva have an eye for design as well as an ear for sound. Pictures:
  11. Item: Geneva Model L Wireless Dab+/CD w/Bluetooth all-in-one - includes floorstand - Ex-Showroom Demo - Location: SAVI Systems Showroom, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $1978 $2748 including Geneva Modificato Floorstand Item Condition: Ex-Showroom Demo - Full Manufacturer's Warranty - Excellent Condition Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Cash, PayPal, Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties Extra Info: - This price includes the Optional Geneva Metal Modificato floorstand which retails for $449 - Swiss designed Geneva products are renowned for the great sound and classic simple design ethos. The Geneva Model L Wireless is a Dab+/FM radio, has a slot load CD Player – it now has Bluetooth streaming as well as line input, in-built audio amplifier and... an alarm clock. - this is a walnut wood veneer finish model. In a market brimming with one-trick audio accessories, the new Model L wireless can justifiably claim to be the only music system a home will ever need: compact, connected and deceptively powerful. Its lustrous, lacquered real-wood premium Walnut finish accommodates a precision-tuned acoustic design comprising twin sets of tweeter/bass driver pairs housed in separate enclosures, each driver individually powered by a dedicated DSP controlled amplifier. Generating a continuous 180W, the sleek new Model L will fill even large rooms with gloriously detailed, dynamic sound. Exceptional audio performance allows the Model L Wireless to reproduce the wide, clean frequency range of DAB/DAB+ radio, and the full audio potential of high quality Bluetooth apt-X wireless streaming from a vast variety of compatible computers, tablets and smartphones. Complementing easy wire-free access to music files and online sources, the new Model L provides a top-mounted slot-loading CD drive to include music fans with large disc collections. Add in FM radio with RDS, support for external audio streaming devices (AirPlay® with Apple AirPort Express, Sonos, etc.) via analogue mini-jack and other audio components through stereo RCA inputs, and the choice of source options is complete. As is customary in all Geneva designs, superior audio versatility and performance is accompanied by easy one-touch operation from the cabinet or the slim handset provided, and verified by a clear uncomplicated LED display. An optional 50cm aluminium floor pedestal expands the choice of installation possibilities. Exemplifying the superlative form and functionality of Geneva’s award-winning design ethos, the gorgeous Model L Wireless sound system is a supremely elegant wire-free way to enjoy excellent full range sound from the widest choice of today’s music sources: high quality Bluetooth, DAB+, FM, CD, Stereo, Amplifier all-in-one. The Model L : Wireless, DAB+, FM, CD, Stereo, Amplifier. All-in-One. - Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming with high quality apt-X and AAC codecs - CD player - slot loading - FM radio - DAB+ radio - Four powerful Class-D amplifiers with 180 Watt RMS output - LED display - easy to read in daylight - Touch sensitive buttons on the cabinet top Pictures:
  12. Item: Geneva Model M Wireless Dab+ w/Bluetooth - Ex-Showroom Demo - Location: SAVI Systems Showroom, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $726 $999 Item Condition: Ex-Showroom Demo - Full Manufacturer's Warranty - Excellent Condition Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Cash, PayPal, Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties Extra Info: Swiss designed Geneva products are renowned for the great sound and classic simple design ethos. The Geneva Model M Wireless is a Dab+/FM radio – it now has Bluetooth streaming to join the radio as well as line input, FM radio, in-built audio amplifier and... an alarm clock. - this is a matte white finish coloured model. In true Geneva fashion, the new Model M Wireless unites great sound with the convenience of effortless one-touch control via the cabinet or remote handset, and a clear LED display. Combining a timeless design quality with meticulous construction, dock-free wireless capabilities and an audio performance which competes with much larger systems, the new Model M Wireless is the most complete and accomplished way to enjoy today’s music. The Model M: Wireless, Dab+, FM, Stereo, Speakers, Amplifier. All-in-One. - Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming - FM radio - DAB/DAB+ radio - Four amplifiers with 60 Watt RMS output - Digital clock with alarm - LED display - easy to read in daylight - Touch sensitive buttons on the cabinet top Pictures:
  13. Item: NextWave DAB-390 (WiFi FM, DAB+, Internet Radio, Network Music Player) Location: Sydney Price: $90 Item Condition: Works perfectly and unit is "as new" in appearance. In original packaging with user guide, remote control (with a spare battery), telescopic aerial and power supply. Please note that the display has a flaw: one vertical and one horizontal line is blank, however this does not affect the unit's usability at all. Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Paypal preferred or cash on pickup Extra Info: SN owner review here. A lot of functionality is packed into this little unit. I used this mainly for DAB+ and Internet Radio listening. Handles Linn Classical 320kb/s perfectly. Noticed that FM requires a strong signal to be sufficiently noise-free. Sound quality on digital is very good as is but I did notice a some improvement using a CA DacMagic100. The unit has analogue RCA outputs plus optical and coax digital outputs as well as an Ethernet LAN socket. Pickup can be arranged from Sydney Potts Point or Blue Mountains area. Pictures: Now with pics of the actual unit.
  14. In another thread there's been discussion of the the rather poor audio quality currently on offer by most of the DAB+ broadcast services in Australia. Here is part of a recent post from that thread: I'd refer readers to that thread in the first instance for background: Rather than a number of us separately authoring up a form of words I wonder whether we could try to agree in this thread on some basic dot points so that someone can draft a simple easy to understand petition wording. We might then be able to use an off-the-shelf petition site to help gather signatures. Alternatively individuals could contact the ACMA, their local Federal member, et al, directly. So I hereby invite dot points!!!
  15. Item: Sangean WFT-3 FM/DAB/Streaming Player Location: Perth Price: $265 - includes shipping nationwide (RRP: $549) Item Condition: Immaculate Reason for selling: Scaling down Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer pays fees), Bank Deposit Extra Info: Unit has had minimal use and comes supplied with all original accessories and packaging. Hasn't missed a beat, and has probably had less than 50 hours total use. Full info on its capabilities here:- http://www.sangean.com.au/product/digital-radios/component-tuner-table-top/wft-3-dabinternet-radionetwork-music-playerusbfm Pictures:
  16. If anyone can supply me with a link to an official file considered to represent "FM quality", or an official definition, I'd be obliged. Over the years I've seen many references to "FM quality" but no actual definition, or sample file. My own experience is that using an older horizontally polarised external TV antenna connected to a medium quality AVR in a high signal strength metroplolitan reception area provides me with reception with a subjectively very good audio quality. For my ears, for a range of program material, it is markedly better than 48kbps DAB+, somewhat better than 64kbps DAB+. For my ears for classical music, it is noticeably better than 80kbps DAB+. I've found a modern car FM radio can also perform well, though with greater noise and subject to occasional glitches from multipath reception as the car moves along the road. The poor audio quality of real life DAB+ and real life DRM relative to FM radio in a high signal strength reception zone has been mentioned a number of times on this forum over the years. I do not however recall the following research paper having been mentioned or discussed. I happened across it today and thought some forum members beyond myself might find it to be of interest, despite it having been published back in 2013! _____________ Research published in 2013 concluded that a very high bitrate was required to achieve FM quality. This was certainly much more than the 48 or 64kbps commonly used in Australia for DAB+, or the even lower audio bitrates commonly used internationally for DRM30 broadcasting. Access to the full paper requires payment of a fee or possible free access at the discretion of the authors. For the purpose of this thread I will merely rely on: 1. The freely available abstract of the paper. 2. Comments from two sources, being observations by people who have read the paper and prepared relatively formal remarks. Off we go then! 1. The abstract, accessible at http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16969:- AES E-LIBRARY Perceived Audio Quality of Realistic FM and DAB+ Radio Broadcasting Systems The perceived audio quality of a digital broadcasting system (such as DAB+) is dependent on the type of coding and bit rates selected. Because of bandwidth constraints, the required number of channels, and conflicting auxiliary services, audio quality is sometimes degraded. In designing a broadcast system, it is necessary to have well-defined criteria for minimally acceptable quality. Two studies explored quality criteria and how quality degrades for various bit rates. For DAB+ the subchannel rate should not be less than the currently available maximum of 192 kbits/s for a stereo signal, which would be comparable to the quality of a modern FM system. Rates below 160 kbit/s can significantly degrade certain types of program material. To be truly perceptually transparent, bits rates of close to 300 kbits/s may be needed when using the current generation of coders. Authors: Berg, Jan; Bustad, Christofer; Jonsson, Lars; Mossberg, Lars; Nyberg, Dan Affiliations: Luleå University of Technology, Piteå, Sweden; Swedish Radio, Stockholm, Sweden; Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science - SKL, Linköping, Sweden (See document for exact affiliation information.) 2. Comments at http://www.radiojackie.com/im/Digital%20radio%20AES%20research.doc DIGITAL RADIO – AES RESEARCH An important new study has been published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society: Perceived Audio Quality of Realistic FM and DAB+ Radio Broadcasting Systems. Many different music and speech samples were used in listening tests with the conclusion that a bit rate "close to 300 kbit/s" is required to avoid falling below FM quality. Neither UK-type DAB (from 1985) nor DAB+ (from 2007) are capable of offering this. This research is significant for two reasons. - For the first time, comparisons are made between digital radio and realistic FM radio. - Processed audio was used, rather than unprocessed sounds. Processed audio (e.g. 'Optimod') is universal in radio. Previous work, with unprocessed sounds, had suggested the necessity of 320 kbit/s to pass the perceptual transparency and statistical undetectability point. This was adopted by the BBC in 2010 for HD Sound in iPlayer. These results with processed audio dispel the notion that the sound quality presently possible via digital radio is found inferior by only a tiny minority of audiophiles. This new evidence, specifically examining everyday radio audio, supports the view that DAB has a role as a supplementary platform but could never prove satisfactory as the sole outlet over the airwaves. Trevor Brook - 11 November 2013 Surrey Electronics - radiofax.org - Editor: radiojackie.com 3. Comments at http://www.engineeringradio.us/blog/2013/11/what-bitrate-is-needed-to-sound-like-analog-fm/ What bitrate is needed to sound like analog FM? By Paul Thurst, on November 25th, 2013 7 comments As it turns out, 300 kbp/s or greater. At least in critical listening environments according to the paper titled Perceived Audio Quality of Realistic FM and DAB+ Radio Broadcasting Systems (.pdf) published by the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. This work was done by group in Sweden and made various observations with different program material and listening subjects. Each person was given a sample of analog FM audio to listen to, then they listened to various audio selections which were using bit reduction algorithms (AKA CODEC or Compression) and graded each one. The methodology is very thorough and there is little left for subjective interpretation. In less critical listening environments, bit rates of 160-192 kbp/s will work. ... [Note: The article immediately above goes on to provide a detailed table.] I personally am not at all surprised at the reported findings!
  17. According to my rough calculations which are based on publicly available data, DAB+ accounts for just under 20% of all radio listening in the 5 mainland state capitals (19.9%) by time spent listening. What’s more, the whole-of-audience time spent listening to DAB+ (DAB+ audience x time spent listening) has increased by over 5% in each of the last two DAB+ surveys of 2016. As a comparison, the share of radio listening for DAB/DAB+ in the UK in the 2nd quarter of 2015 was 26.7%. It was 31.2% the same time in 2016. It was 19.1% in the 12 months to June 2012, so Australia’s 5 mainland capitals are only four years or so behind the UK. Not bad given that Australia officially launched DAB+ 14 years after DAB was launched in London and 11 years after it was launched in the rest of the UK.
  18. http://media.nxp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=254228&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2233706 Alanh
  19. Item: Panasonic Microsystem SA-PMX100B (with remote) Location: Gold Coast (Helensvale) Price: $425 Item Condition: Used but rarely used, not a single mark, dint or scratch. Reason for selling: Need the money, I have a bigger onkyo amp + spealers, sonos etc. so dont really need this anymore. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: i joined this forum to sell you this, to find it a good home. Also I can now learn few things off the forum. This thing really sounds awesome, read the reviews online. 5 star from most people. The spotify functionality is great, unlike sonos, the spotify app directly talks to this stereo so you can use your familiar spotify app. You can pair this to other panasonic "ALLPLAY" speakers so you get a multiroom setup. The panasonic app for android is easy to use to configure wifi connection etc Pictures:
  20. http://www.ebu.ch/files/live/sites/ebu/files/Publications/EBU-MIS%20-%20Digital%20Radio%20Report%202016.pdf The EBU is the European Broadcasting Union which public broadcasters (TV and Radio) over a population of over 500 million people. Alanh
  21. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/personal-technology/lgs-digital-radio-smartphone-will-come-to-australia/news-story/7ca53d7a98f335074e00eaf137ff0cfc Alanh
  22. http://www.digitalfernsehen.de/Vorarbeit-fuers-UKW-Ende-Deutschlandradio-verbessert-DAB-Empfang.127478.0.html Open in Google Chrome and get it to translate it German Kulture Digital radio is increasing its sample rate from 96 to 112 kBit/s and they are transmitting in 5.1 surround sound. http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/&prev=search shows they are using DAB+ DRadio Knowledge from 88 to 96 kBit/s. Lets now see if you can tell the difference between this and your antique AM radio on the transmsitter fence line of 612 ABC Local radio. Alanh
  23. Was listening to abc 774 on my DAB+ radio overnight and this morning and it didn't sound much better than AM in terms of frequency response. Am I the only person getting this? The bitrate was 64kbps but it sounded worse than say Newsradio on the same radio or ABC 774 at 64kbps MP3 or 48kbps AAC on my iPhone. Signal quality was 100%.
  24. http://www.drm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/India-DRM-trial_NXP.pdf http://www.nxp.com/products/automotive/multi_standard_digital_radio/#overview Finally a world digital radio can be made with existing chip at an economic price. Alanh
  25. HE AAC compresion is used in our DAB+ digital radio along with DRM digital radio & DVB-T2 TV. Remember that DRM+ is quite capable of carrying 160 kbit/s, the DAB+ 64 kbit/s/broadcaster is a restriction! Sound compression for TV must become more efficient because of the increases in efficiency in video compression. MPEG-4 halves the data rate and H265 halves this data rate again! http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/iis/en/dokumente/pr/2012/20120906_IBC_TV_e.pdf They are the researchers, and manufacturers of the broadcast equipment. http://www.abu.org.my/Latest_News-@-Radio_on_the_agenda_at_DBS.aspx Alanh
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