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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: 4, Insightful) by hatta on Thursday March 13 2014, @07:11PM

    by hatta (879) on Thursday March 13 2014, @07:11PM (#16045)

    This is pretty ridiculous. Nobody needs 24/96 playback. Nobody. 16/44.1 is entirely transparent [hydrogenaudio.org] to human ears.

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  • (Score: 2) by lx on Thursday March 13 2014, @08:09PM

    by lx (1915) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 13 2014, @08:09PM (#16068)

    "Nobody needs 24/96 playback. Nobody."

    These guys just might need 24/96. [dogtv.com] Their target audience would love it.