BBC Radio 3 Trials 320kbps AAC Stream

A post on the Naim Forum alerted me to this important BBC trial. How had I missed the announcements? I’d be interested in knowing where the announcements of this trial were made.

Here is the key BBC Blog and here is more information.

I’ve also found that Triode has already updated his wonderful BBCi Player Plugin for the Squeezebox to allow access to this feed.

Please try it, the quality is wonderful. With this quality for Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music and maybe 256kbps for Radio 4 and 7 we don’t need DAB at all.

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Multi-award-winning Naim HDX gets SLC SSD

May 6 2010 High-End Show, MOC, Munich. Naim confirms, in an aggregate of abbreviations, that the multi-award-winning Naim HDX is to be offered with a 16GB Enterprise grade, Single Level Cell (SLC), Solid State Drive (SSD). This totally silent drive will contain the operating system and includes space for future upgrades. This and the performance upgrades are an upgrade option for existing HDX owners.

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Times Online reports younger music fans deaf

Jonathan Berger, Professor of Music at Stanford University, California has theorised that young people are getting used to the sound of MP3s to the point where they are beginning to prefer the sound . For the past eight years his students have taken part in an experiment in which they listen to songs in a variety of different forms, including MP3s. “I found not only that MP3s were not thought of as low quality, but over time there was a rise in preference for MP3s,” Professor Berger said.

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