28.03.2014 2:15

Music player from Neil Young promises studio-quality sound

 Neil Young and Pono company launched a project on Kickstarter digital player, which will offer a new level of audiophile sound tracks.

IPod era quite obviously coming to an end, giving way to smartphones and tablets. But the legendary musician Neil Young does not believe that portable players are dead. March 15 with his participation was launched on Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for PonoPlayer – a new digital music player that is able to satisfy musical tastes even the most demanding listeners. The company claims that it can be used to listen to “digital music studio in the best possible sound quality and exactly as it conceived of the musicians themselves.”

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PonoPlayer also designed for special service Ponomusic.com, which will fall as a music major labels, as well as with small and independent. The device will be equipped with 128 gigabytes of memory (this is enough for at least 100 albums), memory card slot, and touch-LCD-screen and three large buttons.

Of course, PonoPlayer will reproduce Flac, technical quality and files for a new player to be 39 times higher than ordinary Mp-3 files, at a flow rate of 320 kilobytes per second.

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Judging by the commercials, the player was tested the most famous musicians of our time. For example, lead singer of the American band Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis was very pleased with the sound quality of the new device. A bassist of the same group, Flea, called the difference between conventional and digital player Pono striking.

A large number of celebrities in the promo video, as well as the name of Neil Young’s caused quite a stir around Pono. Draft less than a week already collected $ 4 million instead of the requested eight hundred thousand.

After the release of Pono will cost $ 399, but now you can pre-order at a lower price of $ 300. Order the device can be here .