Spanish Digital Radio Bitrates

This page was last updated on July 27 2021
This is a list of Public Service and commercial radio stations in Spain, comparing audio bitrates for online streams, DAB, and satellite.

Please contact the site with any corrections or additions to this list.

EU Digital Bitrates


Joint Stereo – Audio mode in which two channels forming a stereo pair (left and right) are encoded within the one-bit stream and for which stereophonic irrelevance or redundancy is exploited for further bit reduction.
Mono LSF (Low Sampling Frequency) – Low bitrate encoding with halved sampling rate.
HE-AAC (High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding) – More efficient high-quality multichannel and stereo audio codec used with DAB+.

Audio codec: MPEG 1 Layer II
Better than FM quality requires 192-256 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 160-192 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 128-160 kbps
(Based on stereo services)

Audio codec: aacPlus v2
Better than FM quality requires 56-96 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 40-64 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 24-48 kbps
(Based on stereo services)


 

Public Service Digital Radio Bitrates

This list of digital radio bitrates is provided in good faith, 100% accuracy can not be guaranteed, as changes periodically occur on the various platforms used by Public Service Radio in .
Below are audio bitrate comparisons for the PSB digital radio station, DAB+, Terrstrial and satellite. 
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

PSB Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB Satellite 
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
RNE
Radio Nacional de España (RNE) (National Radio of Spain) is Spain’s national public radio service.
RNE Radio Nacional 128 kbps/176 kbps ADTS Stereo 224 kbps Stereo 128 kbps Stereo
RNE Radio Clásica 128 kbps Stereo 224 kbps Stereo 320 kbps Stereo
RNE Radio 3 128 kbps/176 kbps ADTS Stereo 224 kbps Stereo 256 kbps Stereo
RNE Ràdio 4 (Catalan) 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RNE Radio 5 128 kbps Stereo 192 kbps Stereo 128 kbps Stereo
RNE Radio Exterior 128 kbps/128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RNE DAB
RNE currently uses DAB Audio codec MPEG 1 Layer II with a bitrate of 224 kbps.
RNE Radio on Satellite
RNE National Radio is available on satellte from Eutelsat Hotbird 13B/13C/13E at 13.0°East.
RNE national and regional radio is available from Hispasat 30W-5/30W-6 at 30.0°West.

 


 

Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates

This list of digital radio bitrates is provided in good faith, 100% accuracy can not be guaranteed, as changes periodically occur on the various platforms used.
Below are audio bitrate comparisons for commercial digital radio stations, Online streams, DAB+ and satellite.
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

Commercial & Regional Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB Satellite
Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
Atresmedia Radio
Onda Cero 128 kbps Stereo 160 kbps Stereo
Europa FM 128 kbps/128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Melodia FM 160 kbps Stereo
N/A N/A
Kiss Media N/A
Kiss FM 160 kbps Stereo
Hit FM N/A N/A
Intereconomía Corporación
Radio Intereconomía 128 kbps Stereo 160 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Libertad Digital
esRadio 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
PRISA Radio
Cadena Dial (RADIOS ESP (4)) 128 kbps/57 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 160 kbps Mono
Cadena SER (RADIOS ESP (1)) 192 kbps Stereo 160 kbps Stereo 160 kbps Mono
Los 40 (RADIOS ESP (3)) 57 kbps aac Stereo 160 kbps Mono
Los 40 Classic (RADIOS ESP (2)) 128 kbps/57 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 160 kbps Mono
Los 40 Urban (RADIOS ESP (6)) 57 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 160 kbps Mono
Radiolé (RADIOS ESP (5)) 128 kbps/57 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 160 kbps Mono
Other Stations
Cadena100 160 kbps Stereo
El Mundo Radio 160 kbps Stereo
RADIO MARCA 160 kbps Stereo
Radio Maria (DAB+) 64 kbps Stereo
Radio Maria 96 kbps Mono
Regional 128 kbps Stereo
Radio Galega 128 kbps Stereo
Radio Galega Música
Stream Formats:
Windows Media requires Windows Media Player
MP3 requires a streaming MP3 player such as Winamp, iTunes, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
Ogg Vorbis requires an Ogg Vorbis compatible player such as Winamp, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
aacPlus requires an aacPlus player such as Winamp 5.08+, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
Software
Foobar2000
iTunes
VLC Player
Winamp
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