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heyho
2015-01-11, 12:48
Nope not a typo. Neil Young (one of the finest musicians ever in my opinion) has put his backing into the Pono - a high end audio device:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/pono-neil-youngs-highend-music-player-launches-9961982.html

Well Neil you should have got yer hands on Squeezebox.

smiggs
2015-01-11, 17:24
You fail at linktarding. The Pono and Neil Young's involvement with it was news about a year ago.

You can now actually buy one without having to wait 6 months to recieve it. The rub of course is to really experience it the way Neil Young intended you have to not only buy an expensive player you have to rebuy all your music.

SlimChances
2015-01-11, 17:45
you really experience it the way Neil Young intended you have to not only buy an expensive player you have to rebuy all your music.


Isn't that how the music industry has always made money by changing formats

78s>45s>33 1/3> 8 track>cassette>CD>downloads>streaming

I must have bought and rebought a good part of my collection 4 or 5 times over

heyho
2015-01-12, 00:45
Isn't that how the music industry has always made money by changing formats

78s>45s>33 1/3> 8 track>cassette>CD>downloads>streaming

I must have bought and rebought a good part of my collection 4 or 5 times over

Same here. The thing is he is appealing to a niche market. The mass market aren't bothered about the quality - they will (illegally) download via bit torrent at some rubbish bit rate and stick it on their iphone. And listen to it with some rubbish headphones that came with the phone until they break and they replace them with a pair for a fiver.

RonM
2015-01-12, 07:55
See the following post in the Audiophiles Forum:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?102896-A-newspaper-article-that-gets-it-right