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posted by girlwhowaspluggedout on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the digital-revolution-blues dept.

Marneus68 writes:

"Pono, the Neil Young-endorsed Kickstarter project, is drawing more and more pledges. Now past the $2 million mark (with an expected goal of $800K), this project aims to create a audiophile friendly FLAC player along with its ecosystem (and by that they mean their own music store and syncing application).

The device itself features 2 audio outputs, one 'specially designed for headphones' and the other 'specifically designed for listening on your home audio system'. The player is controlled by an LCD touchscreen, and its triangular 'Toblerone' shape makes it easy to hold it upright with one hand or to lay it flat on surfaces. The player, which has 64GB of internal memory, comes together with a 64GB microSD card.

The board and its components, as well as a 'pre-prototype' model, are pictured in the project's Kickstarter page.

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  • (Score: 2) by skullz on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:13PM

    by skullz (2532) on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:13PM (#16018)

    Thats a neat site but I'm still only seeing outliers and some indie stuff. Not much from the last 10 years. As you said, most sources are not really worth the "hd audio" label.

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  • (Score: 2) by hatta on Thursday March 13 2014, @07:44PM

    by hatta (879) on Thursday March 13 2014, @07:44PM (#16061)

    You mean, you're seeing music from people who have had to survive on talent instead of million dollar marketing budgets? That's a bonus.

  • (Score: 1) by TheGratefulNet on Friday March 14 2014, @04:36AM

    by TheGratefulNet (659) on Friday March 14 2014, @04:36AM (#16177)

    here's a good starter list: []

    ob disc: I know the auraliti guys and have no problem recommending their gear. its linux based, headless and uses the MPD system. there are some tweaks they did to both hardware and software, but its still mostly a linux system.

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