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Agent_milo I merged with the other pono thread.
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I seriously doubt that boat anchor is going to make Apple sweat bullets.

More likely they'll laugh themselves to death!

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:25 PM
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Of course, THAT'S what that stupid-looking thing reminded me of!

. . . the candy, not the girl!
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:28 PM
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The girl is madd smexy!!!
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Does her shirt say "Bro" or "Pro"?
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Does her shirt say "Bro" or "Pro"?
Who's looking at what's on the shirt but rather inside the packaging
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^Wat HE said!!!^
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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea, has thrown his support behind the product and a strong believer in providing listeners with the highest quality musical productions.

The Australian born bassist was “stunned” after hearing the quality of Aretha Franklin’s ​’Respect’ playing through Young’s gizmo, ​but also excited at the prospect of hearing more favourites being produced of that quality. “It’s not like some vague thing that you need dogs’ ears to hear. It’s a drastic difference” Flea said.
Given how badly mastered their albums are, I don't put much faith in Flea's ears....lol.
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I seriously doubt that boat anchor is going to make Apple sweat bullets.

More likely they'll laugh themselves to death!

I agree that Apple isn't going to be too concerned about this player being a challenge to the iPod family. The existing audio formats are well entrenched and will be difficult to dislodge. Plus, it is likely that of all existing formats at least one of them is adequate for most people.

To me, it seems to be an attempt to get us back on the format upgrade pattern that we were on in the analog era and ended with CD: a format becomes a standard, we buy in that format, they then come out with better format, and we re-buy the old music in the new format when our copy wears out. One of the reasons that music sales have slowed is that we don't have to rebuy the same music over and over. Now it's buy it once and that's it for life.

Looking at the player itself, it reminded me of a SlotMusic player. I wonder how many songs it will be able to hold? Based on the three-button control layout, it doesn't seem to offer much in the way of navigation.
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It'll be nice to see this advertised with some Skullcandys plugged into it , or some monster Lady Gaga
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I see a lot of hype and no specs ... BTW seems he wants to compete with itunes store as well if you read below and I'd say some type of DRM will be on the menu as well

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Young's offering would comprise a three-pronged approach, including a music store with high-resolution recordings, a digital-to-analog style conversion technology, and portable hardware to listen to it all with. ... According to Rolling Stone, the big three labels are interested ... link
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Sorry, no DRM for meh!!!
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DRM = Damned Regulated Music
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Could someone please explain this for me:

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The device will enable users to convert their digital music catalogue into high quality analogue tracks, with the intention to bring listeners the true sounds of the recordings, fresh from the studio.
From this article: http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/inte...pod-killer.htm


So what analogue media is this? A tiny tape spinning around inside the device that you record songs on through line in?

Or is it just a journalist who blindly accepts the marketing lingo?

Might it just be something like the HiFiman gear, with rolled off highs to present a more "analogue" experience?
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So what analogue media is this?
I suspect it is just hype for the so-called high-resolution format. There is a myth that CDs cannot sound as good as analogue formats. Lie number 3. http://www.theaudiocritic.com/downloads/article_1.pdf.
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What came first the triangle pono brick or the iriver triangle brick, oh and who cares
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I happen to love the look of the iriver triangle brick, especially since it's a small brick. The pono is huge!!!
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I actually had a triangular-shape player back in the day - not the iriver but some cheap chinese make.

It was actually quite comfortable to hold, but it was small - perhaps the same size as the Sony or Samsung stick players. That Pono player looks huge and uncomfortable, no reason, really, for it to be triangular unless it has some compelling feature like a three-sided display.

I like Neil Young but he is full of shit re audio quality. Why doesn't he just tell people to upgrade their headphones/iems?
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