We accept donations via Paypal to keep Crystal on the air.  And because we believe the artists deserve to be rewarded for their efforts,

Crystal Radio is licensed under Socan's Tariff 22F.  So when you make a donation to Crystal, know that we in turn are trying to do the right thing as a responsible Internet Radio Broadcaster and ensure the artists are compensated.

Support Us

If you would like to support
Crystal Radio
we would greatly appreciate it.

Any amount is appreciated.  None is too small.  This will help cover our hosting and bandwidth costs.  Of course Crystal Radio is completely free to you, and there is absolutely no obligation.  The only thing we ask is to sit back, relax, and enjoy our musical offerings.

Thank you again!

 

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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.

Crystal Radio transmits our signal at 192 kbit/s.  What you're hearing when you listen to Crystal Radio is true Digital Radio.  Better than most DAB signals, and obviously wider reaching.

Welcome to the new world of Digital entertainment.