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You do realize that vinyl will always have that sound that enough high end gear will try to emulate, pops and clicks be damned

 



Don't get me wrong - I use and enjoy both analog and digital sources. But in my quest for the ultimate audio experience I would hope that manufacturers would be trying to get me as close as possible to the live event, or at least the master tape, and not some approximation of an incredibly flawed and finicky reproduction medium.
I will say this, placing a record on the turntable, cleaning it, cleaning the stylus and gingerly placing it on the record, then sitting down to listen without the aid of a remote control to flip between songs results in a very involving experience. And yes, some records sound better than CD's - but not all. And of course with the current levels of compression used in todays digital music there is nothing natural about it at all.
post #632 of 4585
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When do people start receiving their ponos?


October I guess. Very late unfortunately. Otherwise I would have already ordered one directly.

post #633 of 4585

I just saw this thread and I did not read all 43 pages but I do want to say I am so pleased with the PONO for the simple reason that perhaps today's causal listener will move from MP3 to something more.  I have been afraid MP3 would be the only medium the younger generations would ever know.  So the PONO is a welcome addition to listening to real music.

 

The goal was to raise 800k by April 15 and they are over 15 million with 9 days to go.

 

To get an idea of the impression PONO has on younger music fans and why headphones will be far more popular watch the second video on this site.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003614822/ponomusic-where-your-soul-rediscovers-music


Edited by hughscot - 4/6/14 at 9:05am
post #634 of 4585
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post


October I guess. Very late unfortunately. Otherwise I would have already ordered one directly.

I thought that was when the pono music store went online and the device came before it.
post #635 of 4585
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Originally Posted by kazsud View Post


I thought that was when the pono music store went online and the device came before it.


Maybe someone else can give more precise information. To my knowledge, it is October (unfortunately).

post #636 of 4585

Yeah, they said the first batch will ship in October and the second in December.

However, some have said product sold this way rarely make the deadlines posted.

 

Unfortunately I'm in the December group.

I just hope it gets to me before Christmas.

post #637 of 4585
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post
 


You do realize that vinyl will always have that sound that enough high end gear will try to emulate, pops and clicks be damned

 



Don't get me wrong - I use and enjoy both analog and digital sources. But in my quest for the ultimate audio experience I would hope that manufacturers would be trying to get me as close as possible to the live event, or at least the master tape, and not some approximation of an incredibly flawed and finicky reproduction medium.
I will say this, placing a record on the turntable, cleaning it, cleaning the stylus and gingerly placing it on the record, then sitting down to listen without the aid of a remote control to flip between songs results in a very involving experience. And yes, some records sound better than CD's - but not all. And of course with the current levels of compression used in todays digital music there is nothing natural about it at all.

 

That's what Neil Young is claiming. "As close to the masters as you will ever get".

post #638 of 4585

Amen brother!

post #639 of 4585

I enjoy running and listening to music.Can't wait to use my Pono along with the best IEM's I can buy. I picked up this running belt to hold the Pono Player , got it in the mail last week and using a Toblerone Bar as a test, it fits it perfectly.

Amphipod AirFlow Microstretch Belt

 

 
 

Edited by ghaa - 4/6/14 at 4:05pm
post #640 of 4585

A lot of vinyl records sound great and a lot don't...same with CDs.

 

The great thing about digital is it can replicate anything...including vinyl.

post #641 of 4585

I finally decided to hop on board with one. Can't wait!

 

Though with all my kickstarts, I always forget, and get pleasantly surprised later on, lol.

post #642 of 4585
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Originally Posted by hsubox View Post

I finally decided to hop on board with one. Can't wait!

Though with all my kickstarts, I always forget, and get pleasantly surprised later on, lol.

lucky you, most people get upset later on with their kickstarts lol
post #643 of 4585
Hahahaha, these just made my day.

post #644 of 4585
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Originally Posted by fiascogarcia View Post
 

If you haven't, the first way to listen to it is to go to a high end audio equipment store and listen to it on a soup to nuts high end system!

 

The downside of that is there's a 100% chance you'll be forced to listen to an old man (the shop owner) ramble on about some music that even if you're interested in it, will still manage to make it the worst 'conversation' you've ever had.

post #645 of 4585

I got an E-mail today saying no more Artists will be added and the ones that don't sell  will be gone when this drive is over.

 

In other words if they only sell 13 of an Artist the last inscription will be 13 of 13.

 

OH and now they're offering clear versions where you can see the guts.

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