Thanks Again Archives Guy!
Many thanks again to the Archives Guy for patiently answering literally hundreds of questions over the past few days!
Your patience and knowledge has been invaluable as so many Neil Young fans anxiously await the release of The Archives next week.
Folks have emailed us saying they're contemplating making significant investments in the packages and associated hardware and have found the info helpful and reassuring.
For many, this is literally diving into the deep end without a life vest.
Archives Guy has been not only patient but pretty humourous about this whole business. So even if we weren't understanding half the stuff like:
HDMI and the analog RCA cable passes 24/192, but the optical will choke the signal down to 24/96. The optical cable (also known as TOSLINK) can't support 24/192. It works fine for Dolby, DTS and lower sample rates, but not for hi rez such as 24/192. A PS3 connected to amp via optical digital cable sounds better if HDMI socket on amp and connected PS3 via HDMI cable.
Also, a big thanks to all of the readers with great questions. It is our understanding that over the past year or so many of the thoughts and suggestions posted here have been incorporated into either this Volume or future volumes.
It is still our understanding that an official NYA FAQ will be up soon.
In the meantime, here are all the Q&A links. And -- as usual -- over in the right sidebar, a permanent link in the NYA section for Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About The Neil Young Archives But Were Afraid To Ask.
Only 6 days, 9 hours, 23 minutes, and 32 seconds until June 2 (which is a world-wide holiday!)
UPDATE: It looks AG is back on-line *NOW*! Go here for more Archives Q&A.