Hello, Dale, IASA TC04 Ver 2 says the archival standard is 48/24 but higher rates may be beneficial for many program types. http://www.iasa-web.org/tc04/key-digital-principles While 192 ks/s is available in some release formats, those made from analogue tape probably will not benefit from the additional bandwidth between 96 ks/s and 192 ks/s. 192 ks/s captures a large portion of bandwidth where the analogue tape performance is undefined, but isn't broad enough to capture the bias even if it were available at the signal output terminal of the tape machine, which it generally is not (partially by intent, and partially by accident). I had a client ask me to do a transfer at 192/24 and I asked him to confirm. He called two other list members that he knew and they both said 96/24 was fine. I was glad to get the independent confirmation. I know there are some comments that 192 is inferior to 96...can anyone point me to an article that states that and explains it? Thanks! Cheers, Richard On 2012-04-11 2:06 PM, D. Allen wrote: > isn't the aes-ebu archival standard 96/24? > by release format, are you including the 192-96/24 releases available or just cd? > Lavry has product with 192/24 now. > > Dale Francis > > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.