Have Any Pono Backers Received The Email Their Player Has Shipped?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by tomd, Nov 2, 2014.

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  1. tomd

    tomd Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Over at the Hirez Central website there is an article noting that Pono players were to be shipped out by the end of October.Now that October has come and gone with no players shipped to actual backers it raises some concern over Pono in general.When I asked the Pono site people this week when the store would be open and out of Beta-they replied back "At The same time the first players ship-end of October" .Not looking too good at this point for Pono IMHO....
     
  2. Zongadude

    Zongadude Forum Resident

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    This is a new company, they didn't expect so much pre-orders, they don't want to rush things because they wanna do things right and don't want people to fall on their back should they make a mistake because of too much hurry.
    All good reasons to explain the little delay in shipping.

    I've waited 44 years for something like Pono to arrive. I can wait a few more weeks. Especially if that's what is needed to make things right.
     
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  3. Six String

    Six String Forum Resident

    Nothing here.
     
  4. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    It takes too long I'm so curious.
     
  5. slmbsg

    slmbsg New Member

    just received email mine has shipped. tracking number indicates it is Louisville KY. it also gave me a link to pono downloader and music store access. i will explore the store more tomorrow.
     
  6. Bennyboy

    Bennyboy Forum Resident

    Toblerone's been around since the early 20th Century.
     
  7. chosenhandle

    chosenhandle Well-Known Member

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    I received an email from Neil telling me my unit is on its way.
     
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  8. cungar

    cungar Forum Resident

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    You must be quite a visionary to be thinking about a high resolution audio player with 128 GB of capacity in 1970, 9 years before the Walkman was even introduced and 11 years before the first PC.
     
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  9. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Well, the iPod was invented in 1968...

     
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  10. mgearhart

    mgearhart New Member

    Received my Pono on Friday and would like to state that this is a game changer. Played the included Deja Vu album and was blown away. This is the definitive version and the CD and vinyl pales in comparison.
     
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  11. Zongadude

    Zongadude Forum Resident

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    Like you didn't understand what I meant ;)
     
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  12. chaz

    chaz Well-Known Member

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    What is so different about this that makes it a game changer? Hi-res masterings are not new. Physical device to store and play said files, not new. What's the game changer?
     
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  13. anothertribe

    anothertribe Well-Known Member

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    I am also reading that the Pono is a no no when it comes to gapless playback? My NY LE player is still in pieces at the Pono factory apparently, waiting for a shipping email so cannot confirm. Perhaps you can comment?

    Thanks
     
  14. Bennyboy

    Bennyboy Forum Resident

    No gapless = fail
    Toblerone fugliness = fail
    No WiFi so no internet or streaming = fail
    No EQ options = fail
    Only 1-2% of Pono music store actually being hi-res = fail (from one perspective)
    Hi-res being the marketing hook and hi-res making no difference to how music sounds = fail
    Those cheesy videos = fail

    Looking for some wins here guys, any ideas?
     
  15. Majestyk

    Majestyk Forum Resident

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    No (apparent) AC adapter option = fail
     
  16. Majestyk

    Majestyk Forum Resident

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    Just curious where you have read this?
     
  17. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

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    More details, and piccies please! I wouldn't want some actual signal to get lost in the usual noise.
     
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  18. motionoftheocean

    motionoftheocean Forum Resident

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    yup, the word "game changer" immediately springs to mind, but not in the positive sense in which it's typically applied.
     
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  20. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

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    This unboxing video fills me with a mixture of envy and pity: the packaging is nice and for all I know the player itself is great but that leatherette pouch is just horrible and as a gadget it hardly counts as a small object of desire:

     
  21. motionoftheocean

    motionoftheocean Forum Resident

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    I found this one even more painful than the unboxing vid:

     
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  22. Bennyboy

    Bennyboy Forum Resident

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahah.

    I bet Apple are sh*tting themselves.
     
  23. Charles Buxton

    Charles Buxton Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely agree! It was hard to stop listening to Deja Vu - it was as if I was hearing it for the first time!
     
  24. masterbucket

    masterbucket Forum Resident

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    batteries not included......FAIL.
     
  25. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

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    I quite like the way that the double-click brings up file specification, but - other than that - I'm struck by how unappealing this player is. Also, the fact that the maker of that video has been using Bose earbuds says something ... I've owned those earbuds myself and they have advantages in some contexts but they are not going to make the most of high res files.

    There's too much danger of confirmation bias in this thread though. Everyone in this thread who didn't preorder a Pono runs the risk of being just a little too keen to notice the bad.
     
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