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They are flogging their own $400 player, with high-end specs. Many android
phones and other audio players can play back FLAC, but the amplifier
portion may be weak and may not give the best results. AFAIK, FLAC is DRM
agnostic, so they may not be able to create vendor lock-in for their player.

Steve

Steve Greene
Audiovisual Archivist
Office of Presidential Libraries
National Archives and Records Administration
(301) 837-1772


On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 6:20 PM, Tim Stamps <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I hope all the players update their software so FLAC will play on
> everything, but unfortunately it's not possible since many players (both
> software and hardware) sold and/or distributed in the past cannot be
> updated.
> Tim
>
> On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:42 PM, Steve Greene wrote:
>
> >
> http://gigaom.com/2014/03/10/neil-young-wants-to-take-high-resolution-flac-audio-recordings-mainstream-with-pono/
> >
> > Stay tuned...
> >
> > Curious as to what kind of mass-market penetration you can make at that
> > price-point. Is the audiophile market alone enough?
> >
> > Steve
>