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post #181 of 4585

Its $400 for the chrome edition and I cannot find where the DAC chip make and model is. 

post #182 of 4585
I pulled out and pledged again just to get the 100th position for pearl jam lol.
Since I missed the top 10, might as well get something that look nicer - to have the 100th limited edition number etched than some random number.
post #183 of 4585
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Originally Posted by barmar46 View Post

All pertinent information is on Kickstarter. One interesting note: The production model appears to be plastic. But if you pledge $499 or more you get a premium chrome eddition signature series, autograph engraved my the specific artist you chose and all accompanied by a leather carrying case and a "professional" box. Also it come pre installed with two albums of the artist's choosing. This seems like a limited edition. I see no indication that there will be a regular supply of chromed. So, if you can afford it, this may be a wise and singular opportunity.

 

$400, not $499

post #184 of 4585

Nice to see other PJ fans here.  I also pledged for the PJ version

post #185 of 4585

well... there were only a few artists i would have chosen... Norah Jones, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Lenny Kravitz or Dave Mathews. I figured PJ would have a better re-sale value lol

 

Btw, they listed 8 hours play time... i'm hoping that's based on 24bit 194khz..

post #186 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

Its $400 for the chrome edition and I cannot find where the DAC chip make and model is. 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/neil-young-annouces-launch-ponomusic

 

http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/neil-young%E2%80%99s-ponomusic-player-download-service-set-launch/110220

 

Appears to be Sabre ES9018 Dac chip.

post #187 of 4585
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

If they could guarantee that Norah Jones would drop by and bless my PornoPlayer with her signature etched on it, I would seriously consider liquidating some savings for the pledge.

Fixed that for you :ksc75smile:

post #188 of 4585
I predict a Starbucks style re-education of consumers
post #189 of 4585
Wow. The Kickstarter campaign surpassed it's goal already. What's that, less than 9 hours or so...
post #190 of 4585
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Wow. The Kickstarter campaign surpassed it's goal already. What's that, less than 9 hours or so...

 

Not surprising, there was a lot of marketing and hype over this... not to mentioned being endorsed by a number of well known artists and appearing on Letterman..

post #191 of 4585

spec sheet... anyone, please?

post #192 of 4585
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

spec sheet... anyone, please?

 

It's in their FAQ, but not many specifics though.

Apparently using Sabre Dac ES9018, with 8 hours playing time.

Too bad no DSD support though.

64gig internal with Micro SD support (64 gig card included i think)

 

No details on the power output or amp section. No LO, but separate port for HO and for Speakers/home system.

 

I'm hoping it'll be at least on par with AK100mk2 as this will be replacing the one i'm planning to sell..

post #193 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post
 

 

It's in their FAQ, but not many specifics though.

Apparently using Sabre Dac ES9018, with 8 hours playing time.

Too bad no DSD support though.

64gig internal with Micro SD support (64 gig card included i think)

 

No details on the power output or amp section. No LO, but separate port for HO and for Speakers/home system.

 

I'm hoping it'll be at least on par with AK100mk2 as this will be replacing the one i'm planning to sell..


so good, another DAP to be excited about.

post #194 of 4585

Thanks...  I may not even open mine. I mean I cannot see it competing with the AK240 but we'll see.

post #195 of 4585
I'm slightly skeptical about this player. If 192 kbps MP3 is the basis for this player to beat then... *shrugs*

They've certainly marketed it nicely with the artists all saying "it's the best thing I've heard."

Neil Young was the one pushing for HD music formats, no? I'm sure most people don't actually know that HD resolution music per se doesn't actually sound better. XD
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