Neil Young will reportedly debut his Pono digital music service and portable music player at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this week.
Young is reportedly set to give a keynote speech where he is expected to confirm a $399 price for the player as well as the fact that it will be available to fans via Kickstarter.
According to a leaked press release published on fansite Neil Young News, the US singer will launch the PonoPlayer crowdfunding campaign on March 15 with early buyers benefiting from a discount on the launch price.
Pono will consist of a digital music service (Pono Music) and 128GB portable device (PonoPlayer) capable of storing 1-2,000 high resolution songs.
The PonoPlayer is described in the press release as a "purpose-built, portable, high-resolution digital-music player designed and engineered in a "no-compromise" fashion to allow consumers to experience studio master-quality digital music at the highest audio fidelity possible, bringing the true emotion and detail of the music, the way the artist recorded it, to life."
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