Monday, March 10, 2014
Just Say Pono
On Tuesday March 11, 2014, Neil Young is set to unveil his long-gestating high-quality digital music player Pono at SXSW. But before he introduces it to the public, details have been announced. The device, called PonoPlayer, will reportedly cost $399 and come with 128GB of memory. They'll start taking discounted pre-orders on March 15, 2014 via Kickstarter.
The PonoPlayer, developed in collaboration with Ayre Acoustics, can store "1,000 to 2,000 high-resolution digital-music albums". For those of you who speak audiophile, it's reportedly made with zero-feedback circuitry and a digital filter that stops "unnatural pre-ringing". Memory cards will be available for storing and playing additional collections of music.
PonoMusic is the device's accompanying desktop-based "media management" system, which allows customers to download and sync music to player. They'll reportedly offer "the finest quality, highest-resolution digital music from both major labels and prominent independent labels". Their online store will also offer "PonoMusic recommended earbud and headphone products". MORE HERE & HERE