To celebrate the 90th anniversary, Radio 3 will broadcast this year's Proms in lossless audio via the BBC website - at a minimum of 16-bit/44.1kHz quality.

The BBC has been broadcasting the Proms for the past 90 years, and to mark its 90th anniversary, BBC Radio 3 will be streaming the entire event in lossless audio - a first for the concert series.

While BBC Radio 3 currently broadcasts in AAC 320kbps, the Proms, which runs from Friday 14th July to Saturday 9th September, will be broadcast in FLAC (at a minimum) 16-bit/44.1kHz quality - CD-quality. 

You can listen via the dedicated Proms website or on the BBC Radio 3 website. The superior sound won't be available through your radio.

According to Alan Davey, BBC Radio 3 controller, "BBC Radio 3 listeners are the most discerning music fans in the world", so hopefully the better audio quality will be appreciated.

We'd recommend using a good DAC alongside your computer if you're planning on listening.

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Comments

nopiano's picture

Firefox browser needed

It's not exactly easy to get working, but I've made a start by downloading Firefox.  

Not being very technical, I dont understand why they need a non-mainstream browser and can't just do this through their own app, like streaming services such as Qobuz and Tidal can?

More here:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/projects/radio-3-concert-sound2