Author - Len Calderone
Radio, as we have known it, has morphed into something exciting, where we no longer have to tune-into a program at a certain time, or be forced to listen to music that is lackluster. We, the listeners, now control the media.
With streaming radio growing at a dazzling rate, you would expect a host of products to support this development. Well, the manufacturers are continuing to answer the call; and they continue to keep us happy, even if we are still wondering how the internet gets into the radio. Let's try to make some sense of how we can listen to thousands of radio stations from all over the world from our radio. In this article, I'll look at the table-top devices, otherwise known as Internet Radios. Whether you favor iHeart, Live 360, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, or Slacker, let's explore, discover and play.
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Just for future reference for anyone curious about "Internet Radios". These hardware devices are pretty slick, but if you already have an Android or iOS capable smart phone there are several apps for each that will let you do the same thing. Many are free and will save you from paying for hardware you don't necessarily need. Of course, you may prefer to have a dedicated device for this purpose in your system, but I've been very happy with using my Android phone.
I noticed the same thing Five28 mentioned, most models require the use of headphones if you want stereo.
As far as Apps go, do they have they same restriction with the PSP radio app? (no ability to add stations) iHeartRadio, for example, is OAO by Clear Channel. I would be surprised to find an Infinity station in the list.
stations that come attached to the free, i-tunes program. it looks to be about 1000 stations.
online, I go to my favorite AM and FM station as they both stream a broadcast.
the FM was a OTA one but the owner dropped Jazz for a new rock format.
but the old jazz station is still HD and online.
however having it tied to a clock radio set up would be good.
but I would like to be able to add my favorites to it's memory.
We live in a downtown area where AM reception is pretty awful, and other than an long-established independent rock station and NPR, local non-college radio is a Clear Channel dominated wasteland. Thus, we picked up a Sangean Internet radio for the bedroom about five years ago so we could segue from our local stations to the BBC and some of our favorite stations we've heard around the US and the world. I also stream using Reciva Radio's mobile app (17k+ stations, as well as thousands more on demand) on my Ipad and iPhone as well, as well as the Vtuner app in our SC-57. It's made our XM/Sirius subscription pretty much irrelevant.
Denon 4311 with XT32 and Audyssey Pro
Oppo 93 and 103
Sherwood R-972 with its version of the Trinnov Optimizer
MiniDSP 10x10 HD
PSB Imagine T2, Center, and Surrounds (as of 5/2014); HSU ULS-15 subs (2)
The Audyssey FAQ Guide can be found here:
M2000 Living Room
M500 Bathroom & Workshop
M1000 Basement HT workout.
Everything online, all favorites sync
on all devices, instant play without need
for additional displays or computers, fully
searchable iTunes database, large display,
coax/opti digital or analog out.
- Randy K. Milholland
Not sure if it is that cheap, but if invest about $40 into a new car stereo most come with an aux audio in jack, or USB, in both cases a hard line going into the car stereo should mean no loss in quality.