PDA

View Full Version : HiBit Classical Radio Stations



Labarum
2008-11-28, 07:48
For the past week or so I have been listening to the "AVRO Light Classical High Definition" Internet radio station using my Squeezebox. It declares 320Kb/s at MP3.

Can anyone recommend other HiBit Classical stations?

Quad
2008-11-28, 09:28
IMHO the best sounding classical radio is Radio Swiss Classic. Be sure to listen to their aacPlus stream (www.radioswissclassic.ch/live/aacp.m3u).

You have to install the aacPlus plugin to be able to listen to it. Have a look at http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=272774.

Concerning sound quality another very good station is Bartok Radio Budapest, but it is not classical only. Their 320kb/s stream is at http://212.92.28.75:2008/

toby10
2008-11-28, 09:47
For the past week or so I have been listening to the "AVRO Light Classical High Definition" Internet radio station using my Squeezebox. It declares 320Kb/s at MP3.

Can anyone recommend other HiBit Classical stations?

Doing a quick search on ShoutCast via WinAmp it gives 22 Classical genre streams at 160k or better:
6 x 160k
8 x 192k
6 x 256k
2 x 320k (including AVRO)

Labarum
2008-11-28, 09:49
Concerning sound quality another very good station is Bartok Radio Budapest, but it is not classical only. Their 320kb/s stream is at http://212.92.28.75:2008/

Thanks: I have edited my Favourites to access Bartok at 320.

I will look at Swiss next.

Quad
2009-02-05, 09:39
Hi Labarum

These are my favorite classical hi-res stations:

Bartók Rádió (Hungary)
http://212.92.28.75:2008/
MP3 at 320kbps

D-dur (Czech Republic)
http://www.rozhlas.cz/audio/download/ddur_maxogg.m3u
OGG at 224kbps

Vltava (Czech Republic)
http://radio.cesnet.cz/cgi-bin/cro3-256-ogg.pls
OGG at 224kbps

Devín (Slovakia)
http://live.slovakradio.sk:8000/Devin_256.ogg
OGG at 256kbps

NRK Alltid Klassisk (Norway)
http://media.hiof.no/streams/m3u/nrk-alltid-klassisk-172.ogg.m3u
OGG at 172kbps

Radio 4 (Netherlands)
http://shoutcast.omroep.nl:8106/listen.pls
MP3 at 192kbps

Radio Swiss Classic (Switzerland)
http://stream-1.ssatr.ch/rsc/aacp
AAC+ at 64kbps (sounds like MP3 at 160-192kbps)

Play Classical (UK)
http://audio3.playradiouk.com:8060/
AAC+ at 64kbps (sounds like MP3 at 160-192kbps)

I hope there is something new for you on this list.

And I changed my mind. I still like Radio Swiss Classic, but it's not the best sounding radio out there. It sounds better than AVRO though...

Cheers
Quad

Labarum
2009-02-05, 13:18
Thanks Quad

Nice Stations. Good sound. I had some problems with Squeezecentre crashing with OGG, but solved after an upgrade.

Do you use Quad amplification?

Quad
2009-02-05, 13:52
Do you use Quad amplification?

Yes, I own a whole Quad 77 system with a 707 amplifier and 21L speakers.

Labarum
2009-03-01, 10:28
My favourites now comprise:


Bartók Rádió (Hungary)
http://212.92.28.75:2008/
MP3 at 320kbps

AVRO Klassiek Beste NL MP3 256
http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?...e&PartnerId=16

BBC R3 WMA 128
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wm_asx/aod/radio3.asx

BBC R4 WMA 96
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/wm_asx/aod/radio4.asx

BBC R4 LW 64
mms://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/bbc_ami/radio4/radio4lw_bb_live_eq1_sl1#slim:noscan=1

Venice Classic MP3 128
http://www.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein...e=playlist.pls

D-dur (Czech Republic)
http://www.rozhlas.cz/audio/download/ddur_maxogg.m3u
OGG at 224kbps

Vltava (Czech Republic)
http://radio.cesnet.cz/cgi-bin/cro3-256-ogg.pls
OGG at 224kbps

Devín (Slovakia)
http://live.slovakradio.sk:8000/Devin_256.ogg
OGG at 256kbps

NRK Alltid Klassisk (Norway)
http://media.hiof.no/streams/m3u/nrk...sk-172.ogg.m3u
OGG at 172kbps

Radio 4 (Netherlands)
http://shoutcast.omroep.nl:8106/listen.pls
MP3 at 192kbps

Baroque Ottawa MP3 128
http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?...e&PartnerId=16

Classical Quebec MP3 128
URL: http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?...e&PartnerId=16

Radio Swiss Classic MP3 128
http://opml.radiotime.com/Tune.ashx?...e&PartnerId=16


---

Not installed the AAC+ module yet, but as Quad gave me them:

Radio Swiss Classic (Switzerland)
http://stream-1.ssatr.ch/rsc/aacp
AAC+ at 64kbps (sounds like MP3 at 160-192kbps)


Play Classical (UK)
http://audio3.playradiouk.com:8060/
AAC+ at 64kbps (sounds like MP3 at 160-192kbps)