JAZZ: Why does Jazz Loft sound so good?

 

Can anyone enlighten me as to why this internet station sounds so exceptional?

http://jazzloft.de/

I listen through my system via Squeezebox Touch. It doesn't appear compressed to me, always warm, relaxed yet dynamic. I've purchased CDs of artists I've heard here, ripped them and played them back through the Touch via powered hard drive; they don't sound as good and I suspect they use vinyl, but there must be more to it than that.

I haven't found another station on the Touch that even comes close. Music style aside, does anyone have other recommendations of quality stations for me to try?"

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