Neil Young Archives Available Globally on BluOS
Legendary Canadian rocker's fan-focused hi-res streaming service is now available to BluOS customers worldwide.
Neil Young Archives are being integrated into the BluOS wireless audio platform and being made accessible to all, no matter where you are.
Neil Young Archives (NYA) is a high-resolution, studio-quality streaming archive of famed Canadian-born rock icon, Neil Young. This service was previously only available to North American customers of BluOS. However, the latest BluOS update has opened availability of the unique music streaming service to Young's fans around the world.
Young has been very outspoken and an advocate for high-resolution audio. He launched the NYA in 2018 along with his Xstream hi-res, so he could guarantee that his music and life's work was available only in the highest quality possible.
From within the BluOS Controller app and via a BluOS Enabled device from NAD Electronics, Bluesound, DALI Loudspeakers, and Monitor Audio, subscribers to Neil Young Archives will have the ability to stream the musician's entire discography in Xstream studio-quality resolution. Meanwhile, non-subscribers can freely sample Neil Young Archives' “Song of the Day” and “Album of the Week” in Xstream high-resolution.
This integration is built on OraStream's adaptive streaming protocol which uses the MPEG 4 SLS codec in BluOS, which was introduced late last year. Music files are encoded and delivered in their native resolution, thereby retaining and preserving the nuances and details of the original source file.
Neil Young told StereoNET:
I am very pleased to be able to expand access to my archives to the global BluOS community since I know that they appreciate great Xstream hi-res sound and would never settle for what mainstream devices and streaming services could offer. Although my music already sounds better on all devices because our master's high-resolution source is so pure, combining the best source with the superior playback of devices using BluOS will easily unwrap the true emotional hit from my hi-res music.
CANADIAN HI-RES CONNECTION
A “Canadian connection” around high-resolution audio has been developing over several years with Neil Young launching NYA in 2018 as well as his Pono hi-res audio player. Meanwhile, Lenbrook International was growing its reach with a new customer base. These modern audiophiles were seeking a new performance standard and user experience supporting high-resolution 24/192 audio streaming, layered with multi-room music capabilities.
The Bluesound brand, with its BluOS operating system, had been setting new standards and winning awards worldwide in this very arena since its launch in 2012. Young even mentioned Lenbrook as an example of hardware manufacturers who remain dedicated to hi-res audio in his 2019 book co-written with collaborator, Phil Baker, “To Feel the Music.”
A subscription to Neil Young Archive costs $19.99 per year.
StereoNET UK’s Editor, bass player, and resident rock star! Jay’s passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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