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Have been a listener since early '80's when HOS was carried on local PBS stations early Sunday AM.I've never given HOS sound quality a second thought for simple reason the device I was listening to limited the quality. However, the selection of artists and their discography is the best. Thank You.

Great write up. I’m not sure if I was the listener who requested high-res but I did speak to you about this a year ago or so. 256 is nice but can’t compete with a high-res Tidal stream (which is my high-res subscription choice). I’m actually surprised that more listeners haven’t requested a high-res stream. I would think that HOS fans are a more “cultured” breed than most music listeners and have a specific taste outside the norm; I would expect them to be some amount of audiophile. Perhaps they just never asked you if it was possible? Clearly you are an appreciator of a quality source, based on your very detailed and well written explanation. ;) I always have and always will loved your service. Thank you. I still dream of the day I can listen to the program on my hi-Fi system. Cheers!

Thanks for the noodge, Tom. It's really not a question of whether we'll do this, but when. Frankly, we've only received a small number of requests for it, but we still want to offer a true hi-res service. We've talked about an uncompressed 16 bit/44.1 kHz "lossless" FLAC or ALAC stream.

It's just that other things constantly take priority and our development resources are very limited.

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