Neil Young’s Pono Off to Big Start on Kickstarter

Pono hit Kickstarter today with a bang. The retail pricing on the new high-resolution portable audio player was set at $400, but the first 100 early birds snapped it up at 50% off. And yes, all those slots are taken.

Next up is the 25% off bucket, and it looks like there’s no cap here.

A very nifty option for the player is the chromed-out, laser-etched signature editions, priced at $400. You can pick from a whole slew of bands to have engraved on your Pono.

Best news yet: Pono will play all your PCM-based (FLAC, ALAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF, AAC) files, but no word yet on DSD support ….

Check out the Kickstarter page for more.


    • Which should you buy? Depends. Do you want to listen anywhere other than your rack?

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