Originally Posted by ai4i
My tongue was pressing firmly into my cheek. I have been known to link
to the wrong URL with the same letter abbreviation many times in the past (just to confuse things): DRM?
The important point is this: any digital technology can be overloaded with too many streams. It will always be a question of quality vs. quantity, and quantity usually wins the economic war.
Somebody in Toronto is listing to our comments... :-)
LC: The clipping on Chum-FM gone, but they took the level down slightly to far... and isn't as clear... The dynamic song titiles have vanished from CHFI, and there's still clipping from time to time, CFNY still has more audio on the right channel with clipping and now a hum on the left....
LD: CFRB has seen major improvement in both level and frequency response, Jazz FM has seen huge level increases, but added annoying distortion and a hum on the left channel (no digital clipping though)
LF: CBC continues very weak in signal strength, but no change in quality of audio
LH: Jack92.5 has gone way down in audio, and a huge loss in frequency response at the top end, and a hum in the left channel.
Nothing on LO or LB yet.
What I find really strange about all this is: Why doesn't anyone hear hum? Digital isn't supposed to hum right? :-) It's obviously poor sheilded audio cables between the FM tuners they're using to feed the DAB encoders. NOT a very great way to showcase DAB capability.
Since I've moved, (4 blocks and now 10 floors up) I can see the CN tower from here accross the lake on a good day. DAB receiption is now a shoe-in, especially on the balcony. How weather effects such a long range from Hamilton to Toronto can now be more carefully studied. However, from the townhouse I did notice that warm windy weather did more to disturb DAB L-Band than a good T-storm or snowstorm. Interesting. FM from this location is great for Toronto and St. Catharines, but front end overload of various receivers is a problem. Hmmm... A McIntosh MR 80 would come in handy about now... :-)