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You have just heard the concert – and you have been blown away with the impact, the energy, the emotion and the sound, and now you just want to get home so that you can re-create the experience in your lounge room – right! The reality is more likely to be – wrong!
Neighbours aside, there are a few reasons why you will never recreate this experience in your living room, one of the more obvious is trying to cram a thousand people into the room so you can feed off the collective atmosphere created when that many like-minded people come together into an enclosed space. Secondly, forking out for a few kilowatts of amplification can be tough on the budget. Plus – did you see the size of those speakers at the venue – try fitting them into your lounge room?
DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcast Plus) is open for business, although only in the capital cities so far, and is proving once again that Australians are quick on the uptake when it comes to new technologies. It is also showing us just how many people love listening to radio, indicates that it is anything but a played-out medium.
The first question that comes up is why we are going digital.
The reasons are partly technical ones, such as raising the audio quality and fitting more channels into the crowded EM spectrum, and partly about new features.