Still amazed at WSRO's Digital quality!

Rob Landry
Sat May 7 09:36:04 EDT 2022

Hybrid mode spews garbage over 30 KHz of the dial. It's also harder to 
pull off, requiring a lot more bandpass flattening than all-digital. And 
it doesn't sound as good; the stations I've heard running hybrid have all 
sounded "watery", like a 24 kbps MP3 stream.

A few years ago, my car was in the shop and they offered me a rental for 
the day. I punched up WBZ for "traffic on the 3s" and immediately realized 
the car had HD Radio from the "watery" audio I heard.

Now, on WSRO everything is linear up to the importer/exporter; there's no 
STL, as the studio and transmitter are co-located, and the only network 
content is from WCN, which I set up, so there's no additional lossy 
compression being introduced. That helps.


On Fri, 6 May 2022, Ron wrote:

> Since this list seems to be active again...I wanted to say I am STILL amazed at the audio quality that WSRO has shown to be possible on their All-Digital 650AM.
> Would love to see some other stations do digital tests....and maybe the return of a few hybrid signals!

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