Neil Young’s Pono Player Kickstarter project pledged of $800,000 goal and reached $6,225,354. The importance of this product to introduce Hi-Res Audio (HRA) to the mass market cannot be overstated. CNET has looked at the Pono Player here (at CES 2015) and here (by Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac). Michael Lavorgna of AudioStream got an important Pono Player sound quality tips from Ayre that can be read here.
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