Welcome to Crystal!

Welcome to Crystal Radio.

Canada’s Beautiful Music stop on the internet.

Crystal Radio Canada crystalradio.ca and Beautiful Music Canada beautifulmusic.ca.

We take pride in our All Day, All Night, All Nice programming.  Hopefully you can take a few minutes, sit back, relax and enjoy.  Get lost in the music and memories.

As you will discover this is a mostly instrumental music format featuring a quiet, easy listening experience.Read More

Ok Google, Play Crystal Radio!

If you use Google Home, listening to Crystal Radio is as easy as asking. (Nicely please!!)

Just say “Okay Google, Play Crystal Radio” or “Okay Google, Play Crystal Radio on TuneIn” and the next thing you hear, should be The Crystal clear sounds, of Crystal Radio!

The nice folks at vTuner have also updated all the Crystal Radio links, so your Bose player should now be airing the correct Crystal stream.

Crystal Radio is back on TuneIn

 

If you listen using TuneIn player, you can bookmark this page: https://tunein.com/radio/Crystal-Radio-s124050/

Crystal Radio on Sonos

If you find Crystal Radio isn’t listed in Sonos or can’t find it, you can try adding it manually using the steps below.

Sonos supports MP3, AAC and WMA audio formats for streaming Internet radio stations, just make sure you have this streaming URL handy.  It isn’t possible to manually add Crystal to Sonos using a mobile controller such as an iPhone or Android. However, once the station is added to Sonos, you will be able to navigate to and play these stations using any Sonos controller.Read More

Crystal Radio Listen Links..

Winamp, iTunesWinAmp / iTunes
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media
Real PlayerRealAudio Player
QuickTimeQuickTime
Web ProxyWeb Proxy

If you can’t listen to Crystal Radio by other means, try using the ‘web proxy’ method above.

The ‘Web Proxy’ link uses the same port (80) as your internet browser, so if you can see this page, you should be able to hear the station.

Some organizations ‘firewall’ ports that aren’t used for normal use. Crystal Radio streams on port 8000. So if it’s blocked by your internet provider, try the proxy link, it should work.

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The Luxury Sound

“The Luxury Sound” of Crystal Radio has a special place in a world of many different sounds.

What is “The Luxury Sound”?  It’s a basic theme of good taste expressed by magnificent music.

No matter what kind of quality music you are looking for — whether it is the appropriate music for a cocktail party, the dinner hour, or just relaxation and reflection — you will find it when you want it on Crystal Radio.Read More

Meet Don!

We get a lot of people asking “Who is the voice?”.

So we’d like to introduce you to Toronto Canada’s Don Andrews.

Don is the voice of Crystal Radio and can be heard intertwined throughout your listening visit.Read More

Listening to Internet Radio

Remember the shortwave radio your parents (or grandparents) had in their house? You could skate the glowing needle along the numbers and pull in exotic music and strange voices from all over the world. That sort of magical radio still exists?inside your computer. Any computer with an Internet connection can easily be turned into a global radio receiver. All it takes is some software and some tips on where to look so you can listen. Let’s spin the dial.

First, some background. All over the world, radio stations and many individuals have created Internet radio stations. The CBC and National Public Radio are real-time or archived broadcasts of public radio programs you can hear like a normal radio (if you are in the range of the station). Others, like Crystal Radio, are “radio” stations developed specifically for the Internet.Read More

This is Digital Radio !

You’ve probably  heard about HD Radio and D.A.B.  Odds are you’ve never heard it.  But it’s touted as being ‘better’ than FM.  The typical bitrate for DAB programs is only 128 kbit/s and as a result most radio stations on DAB have a lower sound quality than FM, prompting a number of complaints.

An informal listening test has shown that for stationary listening the audio quality on DAB is lower than FM stereo, due to most stations using a bit rate of 128 kbit/s or less, with the MP2 audio codec, which requires 160 kbit/s to achieve perceived FM quality. 128 kbit/s gives a more smeared stereo image, and an upper cutoff frequency of 14 kHz, corresponding to 15 KHz of FM radio. CD quality audio is possible with 192 kbit/s. Still, most DAB owners (including mobile listeners) believes DAB to have equal or better sound quality than FM.Read More

Beautiful Music

So much more than Elevator Music.

Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM, B/EZ or BM/EZ for beautiful music/easy listening) is a mostly instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. Mood music, easy listening, and the often derogatory terms Muzak and elevator music are other common terms for the format and the style of music that it featured. Beautiful music can also be regarded as a subset of the middle of the road radio format.Read More