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Old 9th April 2012, 14:16   #5
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A 448kbps stream used by just a small number of office workers would bring a business internet connection to its knees. Not going to happen.

Perhaps when everyone has fiber and 100Mbps connections, but that's not reality today.

Digitally Imported serves thousands of concurrent listeners. A higher quality stream is pointless if the listener hears constant rebuffering due to constrained bandwidth on their side.

While there are audiophiles out there, the vast majority of listeners are tuning in using a $50 computer speaker set. How much better can the quality get when you're using PC speakers to listen?
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