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PONO - Neil Youngs portable hi-res music player

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by currawong, Sep 28, 2012.
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  1. bpower
    Some more info from here
     
    http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8-general-forum/neil-young-announces-launch-ponomusic-19703/
     
    100 - 500 albums. Apparently the 1000 - 2000 was a mistake. 
     
     The DAC chip used is the ESS ES9018
     
  2. Gilles De Rais
    Interestingly the press release on Computeraudiophile quotes 100-500 hi res albums depending on resolution and length of recording. This seems on a par with other systems. The 1000+ albums quoted earlier would seem to be an error...
     
  3. bpower
    Apparently the 1000 - 2000 was on the original PR. He edited it later.
     
  4. 96rubberduckys
  5. alphabetagaga
    pledged! $415 got me
     
    'ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES: NEIL YOUNG – Limited Edition Artist PonoPlayer in Chrome. Laser engraved with artist's signature. Comes pre-loaded with artist's top two favorite albums. Handmade leather case with presentation box. Plus: Website Thanks'
     
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mython Contributor
    DELETE
     
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  7. dc-k
    I'll stick to HD Tracks...
     
  8. midget
    Resembles old iRiver mp3 players. Those took AAs too!
     
  9. dc-k
    I think I'd rather have an actual toblerone
     
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  10. bpower
    The latest is news is no DRM.
     
    http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8-general-forum/neil-young-announces-launch-ponomusic-19703/
     
    But I agree with OPs sentiment.
     
  11. bpower
    Protip : for God's sake dont search for Young Pono at work. Or anywhere really.
     
  12. truckdriver
    Setting aside the DRM issue, this reminds me of how people felt about Apple's eco and operating systems 6 or 7 years ago. In the final analysis, no one is required to buy in, but this whole thing may serve to get the attention of big companies (giving them the idea of raising the bar {in paying attention to audio quality} themselves). That's a good thing.
     
  13. Mython Contributor
    DELETE
     
  14. Saraguie
    Hahahahaha
     
    Does it say anywhere, what type of files it will play?
     
  15. Saraguie
    What…..me too :)
     
    I bet Neil's sell  sold out in the next 15  minutes. There were only 86 85 after I pledged mine.
     
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