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post #136 of 4585

Pono Player nearly out !!!

http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/09/ponoplayer/

:):):):)


Edited by musicday - 3/9/14 at 3:52pm
post #137 of 4585

Another article here: 

 

http://pitchfork.com/news/54284-neil-young-launching-ponomusic-via-kickstarter/

post #138 of 4585

Looks like there is 128 GB built in+ a memory card but we don't know if SD or micro..

Hope it will play any music formats.

post #139 of 4585

Am I missing something here? Is he going to remaster from the original recordings and release them in hi-rez? If he's just going to make currently releases available in hi-rez a lot of people will be very disappointed. Im trying to think of an application that player is suitable for where you can also tell any difference between 256k and hi-rez.

 

Are you supposed to use it in a listening room with 1000 dollar IEMs? 

 

I heard they'll have a function where you switch between hi-rez and "low-res". That should cause a lot of amusement.

 

If however everythings getting remastered AND those remasters are not available elsewhere then this could be big. But we'll see. Young talking about mp3s having only "5% of the data" does not reassure me.

post #140 of 4585

1,000-2,000 high resolution albums… 128GB… something does not add up here…

post #141 of 4585

Maybe is a service online we have to pay for to use the DAP?

post #142 of 4585
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Originally Posted by bpower View Post
 

Am I missing something here? Is he going to remaster from the original recordings and release them in hi-rez? If he's just going to make currently releases available in hi-rez a lot of people will be very disappointed. Im trying to think of an application that player is suitable for where you can also tell any difference between 256k and hi-rez.

 

Are you supposed to use it in a listening room with 1000 dollar IEMs? 

 

I heard they'll have a function where you switch between hi-rez and "low-res". That should cause a lot of amusement.

 

If however everythings getting remastered AND those remasters are not available elsewhere then this could be big. But we'll see. Young talking about mp3s having only "5% of the data" does not reassure me.

 

As Michael Lavorgna of www.audiostream.com because he is going to interview Neil Young about it soon!

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/hello-neil-young

post #143 of 4585
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1,000-2,000 high resolution albums… 128GB… something does not add up here…

 

 So an album will be between 120 and 240 MB. So it cant be lossless 96/24, cant it? 

 

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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post
 

 

As Michael Lavorgna of www.audiostream.com because he is going to interview Neil Young about it soon!

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/hello-neil-young

 

Looking forward to that. 

post #144 of 4585
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Originally Posted by bpower View Post
 

 

 So an album will be between 120 and 240 MB. So it cant be lossless 96/24, cant it? 

 

Heck, assuming 40 minute albums and 50% compression, it can't even be 44.1/16 (assuming my late-night math is alright).

post #145 of 4585

It seems as though they are not fully aware of already existing competition, and hopefully they change the shape and amount of storage.

post #146 of 4585

Very promising.  It looks pretty much like an Ayre DAP at a reasonable price.  I really hope it supports flac without restrictions.


Edited by Headphony - 3/10/14 at 12:36am
post #147 of 4585

I wonder if Neil will have better luck getting source information from the record companies than HDtracks did?

post #148 of 4585

What I already like about this player is the fact that the image accompanying every article, displays the Dire Straits. And boy, do I like Dire Straits. Awaiting my X5, but do hope this will be something decent. More awareness for sound quality is never a bad thing.

post #149 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Gurdipurdi View Post
 

What I already like about this player is the fact that the image accompanying every article, displays the Dire Straits. And boy, do I like Dire Straits. Awaiting my X5, but do hope this will be something decent. More awareness for sound quality is never a bad thing.

And shows "unknown artist" on the second line of each entry - as if there may be a tagging or tag-reading problem that they can't even get right for the PR shots - shows a really thorough and thought-out approach ;-)

 

Cheers,

 

Andy


Edited by WalkingMan56 - 3/10/14 at 7:06am
post #150 of 4585
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And shows "unknown artist" on the second line of each entry - as if there may be a tagging or tag-reading problem that they can't even get right for the PR shots - show a really thorough and thought-out approach ;-)

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

Even Pono should just know what songs are Dire Straits'. But that's pretty lame indeed. I sincerely hope they will develop a new chocolate bar.

Something like this:

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