My only comment now being: Why do you bother listening to such a poor quality stream with such high quality equipment ?
Indeed. We often have the iTunes library playing but there is just something about listening to live radio that works in our small design studio, and for some reason 6 Music content is enjoyed by everyone here. Now, if there were a way of getting a higher quality stream we'd be very interested...
I am perplexed about the volume thing. I am sat here now and one record is the correct volume and then the next one is a bit too quiet.
it could be that the BBC is switching between studios and that one or two studios is far from correct. That is really the only thing that could explain it as the Soundbridge has no way of knowing between speech and music.
I agree, that is the only thing I can think it is, i.e. a BBC problem, and yes, I realise the Soundbridge cannot differentiate between speech and music! The problem happens most during the morning George Lamb show, but also on other shows. Plus, some shows are OK one day and bad the next, which would lend itself to them using different studios.
The reason I have finally posted this problem on the Roku forums is in the hope that there are other Roku internet radio users here that are experiencing this same problem. The bizarre thing is that after extensive searches through Google there are no mentions of this problem anywhere, so with the thought that somehow it could be our setup, I posted here. Plus there are no BBC help forums that I can find.
When the problem is there it is very apparent. The presenter is normal/loud and you can hardly hear the music.
I think we'll bring a DAB radio in tomorrow and see if the problem still occurs. If it does then it is the studio equipment. if it doesn't then it has to be the broadcast method, i.e. the stream.