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Offline Cuco

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Damage report
« on: February 13, 2017, 01:14:18 PM »
List of items acquired in one week of AV forum membership:

1 -Schiit LYR (Gavin)
2-Pono player (Cplanaudio)
3-Balanced HD800 cables (ordered from HiPhibian)
4-Grado PS1000 (from Brent)

This must be an AV forum record?
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 01:27:14 PM »

congratulations!
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would like to hear your opinion of the pono.
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 01:56:18 PM »
I bought the Pono player based on recommendations of Gavin, who knows about the technical aspects a lot more than me. He could may be add if he has time. I use Tidal on my Iphone as the main music source. I connect the Iphone via the lightning output to my DAC and AMP. Tidal streams in HIFI format, which is claimed to be FLAC. One can download music to the phone and listen offline. Tidal has all music that I was searching for so far. However, the drawback is that all your music becomes inaccessible if your Tidal membership expires. So you have everything but nothing.

The Pono is very simple. When plugged in to the computer it shows the Pono player and the SD card source. The loading of music is just copy and paste, not elaborate like Itunes. It can read mp3's FLAC and DSD formats. I tried DSD, it does work. It doesn't have wifi, bluetooth, nor digital output to an external DAC. It does have a balanced amp output and only high end DAP's have this option. The touch screen is ok. The sound is bright, slightly better than the Iphone. It has the highly rated ESS 9018 DAC chip. It comes with 128 gig memory. I think that if anybody has lots of downloaded music, mp3's, flac's, the Pono is ideal. It's just matter of drag and drop and there it is. Plus the fact of higher music quality in balanced output mode makes it a good deal, I think   
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 03:39:05 PM »
Some very nice goodies you got there!  On Headfi.org there there is a saying: "Welcome to HeadFi. Sorry about your wallet!"  May very well apply here too  :groovy:

Post some pics :)
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 04:47:30 PM »
Awesome, enjoy and hope you buy lots more. >:D

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Re: Damage report
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 08:32:08 PM »
Enjoy, question though....is the Pono like having a toblerone in your back pocket?
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 10:21:02 PM »
I like to Toblerone chocolate  :),  the shape doesn't bother me. I carry it my front pocket though. Correction on the sound comparison to the Iphone. The Pono is actually a lot better. It has a lot more detail, so I guess the ESS 9018 chip does make a big difference. I haven't listened in balanced mode yet. HiPhibian is busy with the cable.

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Re: Damage report
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 10:34:31 PM »
The toblerone shape comes from the two relatively big capacitors in the Pono. See, http://mikebeauchamp.com/2014/12/pono-player-teardown
 
I don't know how to post pictures. Can anybody advise? Copy, paste shows the filename, not the picture.
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 09:14:01 AM »
The toblerone shape comes from the two relatively big capacitors in the Pono. See, http://mikebeauchamp.com/2014/12/pono-player-teardown
 
I don't know how to post pictures. Can anybody advise? Copy, paste shows the filename, not the picture.
put the tage "/img]" in before the URL of the image, and the tag "[/img]" after the URL


The could have put the CAPs horizontal

and have used a flat or fit to form custom battery.. that could have given them a more square/rectangular form that's more pocket friendly.


BTW: I have the Limited Edition Pearl Jam edition Pono Player :)
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 09:46:09 AM »

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Re: Damage report
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2017, 09:59:04 AM »

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Re: Damage report
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2017, 10:16:27 AM »




try again
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »
is the image on your local machine?

If so, I usually upload it to https://postimage.io/ and get the direct link to post here.
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2017, 10:23:17 AM »


got it, thanks.
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Re: Damage report
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2017, 10:26:05 AM »
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