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Pono's mission is to provide the best possible listening experience of your favorite digital music.
Pono's mission is to provide the best possible listening experience of your favorite digital music.
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    1. Siltech on May 9

      I here you Rock, but l have near zero confidence in this project. It's totally unorganized. Your the best Rocky. SILTECH

    2. Rocky Mountain Way on May 7

      Hey Siltech - Re: MagLev .Breathe man breathe...
      That 'review' is not What Hi Fi or Absolute Sound - just some random local jocks who probably set it to fail to improve their ratings. It is not in MagLev's interest to have a substandard product. Fake news?
      There are 3 options:1. Wait and see.
      2. Put it straight on e-bay - probably double your money.
      3. Set it up but do not connect to sound system. Play the Pono while it is spinning - Music as art. When your guests ask just say ' Norwegian wood - isn't it good !'
      Because it has taken so long everyone is a bit trigger happy.
      I hope this helps.
      Cheers & best wishes.
      I just bought Jack White Acoustic from HD Tracks - Great album & great to connect with the next generation. I use HOLA VPN to access site. It wouldn't accept my credit card as from NZ, but when I used PayPal no problem.
      Just waiting for the FBI to call...

    3. TravisStyle on April 8

      Anyone want to buy my mint Kenny Rodgers ?

    4. Siltech on April 6

      From Doug

      Doug Adams (Member) sent you, Tossa (Member), Russell (Member), Cheri C (Member), J (Member), Gary (Member), Alejandro (Member), Trond (Member), and Robert (Member) a message.

      THE COMMUNITY IS MOVING!

      With PonoMusic gone, this SalesForce site is winding down. A new site is up and running and is now ready for the community to join. The new Social Engine platform will let us do things that weren't possible here.
      The community will continue to cover Hi Res music, the environment, and all the familiar topics.

      Click on the link below and it will take you to the sign up page. Enter your email and create a password. Ask for an invite. One of the 6 moderators or 3 administrators will approve you. It is also easy to join via either Facebook or Twitter profile.

      Can't wait to see you there.

      http://ponotrial.onsocialengine.com

      View/Reply
      or reply to this email

    5. Siltech on April 6

      @Rocker
      We should no one way or another this month.
      I ordered a pair of the new Magico A3 speakers, three months ago. They just started shipping them out. My pair were shipped from California two days ago. I should receive them by end of next week. I talked to Peter McKay of Magico, and he said I get first pair in Canada. Siltech

    6. Rocky Mountain Way on April 6

      Hey Siltech
      It sure is a long wait for this MagLev.
      My son delights in telling me 'It's not coming dad - they've got the turntable to turn - they just can't make it levitate!'
      One day....One day...

    7. Siltech on March 26

      Rocker, I was wondering why you weren't posting. Now Me Get It, Mon.
      Long Live The Lev

      Siltech

    8. Rocky Mountain Way on March 26

      Hey Siltech
      No MagLev survey for me. For some reason Indiegogo does not recognize me as a backer (which is why I can't post) so I e-mailed them and sure enough I was not on the list. I added my order number & Paypal number with address details & they assure me I'm back on.
      More delays.
      It is worth waiting for the testing to reveal any flaws - as has happened with the feet.
      It could be the dream job - a MagLev Tester.
      After 8 hours in a sound room- My verdict - I think we need some more Jimi....
      Hang in there & cheers.

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      Doug Adams on March 24

      Hello Siltech. Appears the Mag - Lev is getting close. Interested in hearing what you guys think about it. Exciting time.

    10. Siltech on March 16

      Mr Rock
      I ordered the black/gold. You should get your survey very soon. Long Live Mag Lev. SILTECH

    11. Rocky Mountain Way on March 15

      Still waiting...I ordered the imitation wood. I'll let you know.
      I'm keen to do the Pono challenge.
      Will a 50yr old Beatles album sound better than a 44/16 Flac on Pono from a post 2007 remastered CD?
      There are no Hi Res Beatles available & the remasters were poor so we shall see.
      I've been collecting some rare gems over the last year so it will be great to finally give them a spin.
      There's something about sitting in a room & listening to real music.
      It all started to go downhill when it became portable.
      If you get a chance to see Roger Waters latest show it is a must see. Our 10,000 seater stadium was divided down the middle by a huge screen & we got a 180 degree video light show. Flying pig, huge laser prism.
      As they used to say in the 60's Real trippy man.

    12. Siltech on March 14

      Hi Rocker
      My Indiegogo survey came in today. GET YOUR VINYL READY

    13. Rocky Mountain Way on March 9

      I just checked with the manufacturer. They can make the dust cover in 1-week so I think I will wait. Then I can get the cutout perfect.
      I drove my friend's Tesla model S the other day. Great power but the sound system with Spotify very underwhelming. Super flat. I will have to do the Pono Challenge next trip.
      Cheers

    14. Rocky Mountain Way on March 8

      I'm ordering mine.
      Check out : http://www.therealinsta.com/user/6212054983 . The only image I could find of the placement of the rear cables.
      I'm using their sizes L 510mm x W 400mm X H 230mm
      Rear slot LHS . Start 30mm, then 750mm high x 120mm long.
      Side - For hands - I'm using centred 25mm high x 150mm long - not critical.
      I did a life size cutout and tried to get the proportions from the photos. I accounted for the cover missing the cables on both sides with the extra size.
      I hope I'm right !
      We have a plastic manufacturer about 10km from us. I have used them before. They do custom shop displays etc so no problem.
      We have to pay taxes & customs duty on imported goods so it is better to save that for the things that matter.
      Cheers

    15. Siltech on March 8

      The cover is apparently $200 on Indiegogo. I may order my own custom cover and base. COOL

    16. Rocky Mountain Way on March 8

      @Siltech
      I'm Indiegogo and have not received a survey yet.
      However, our delivery time was originally 2 month's behind Kickstarter. They may be able to push that forward a little but we will still be later.
      I'm OK with that. It gives the first adopters a chance to have the turntable and notify of any glitches before we receive ours.
      It looks like the dust cover is now $150 for kickstarters. It may not be us.
      Hang in there...

    17. Siltech on March 7

      Thanks Doug

      @Rocky
      Today, Mag Lev supporters received there surveys. Are you a supporter on Indiegogo, as I am. I didn't receive a survey from Mag Lev. I'm wondering, did you? Siltech

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      Doug Adams on March 6

      Impressive Siltech. Beryllium, graphene, and titanium. Wow. These are going to be spectacular. Didn't know titanium voice coils were even possible. Great candidate for speaker of the year.

    19. Siltech on February 28

      Hi Doug
      I didn't order the Magico S3Mkll. I ordered the Magico A3, which is being shipped end of March. I pre-ordered mine 2 months ago. Apparently, mine was 2nd pair in Canada ordered. The retail is $9800 USD. I got a feeling they'll be named Speaker of The Year, in there category. Siltech

      http://magico.net/Marketing/Press_Release_A3.php

    20. Siltech on February 25

      Rock, COOL 😎

    21. Rocky Mountain Way on February 22

      I'm picking another 3 month's for the MagLev.
      Pono had a much greater critical mass so they could manufacture in China.
      MagLev is all hand assembled.
      The extra Pono's I bought 2 years later seemed to be from the same batch.
      The real reason Pono was discontinued was that the size of another production run would've been prohibitive.
      Worst scenario would be to send out faulty products.
      Good things come .. etc

    22. Rocky Mountain Way on February 22

      Hey Siltech
      The MagLev is going to be a while.
      Spare a thought for them - it's a small company and ultimately it is about the quality.
      It's going to take 4 people some time to assemble over 1000 once all the pieces have arrived.
      While I am waiting I have picked up the ukulele - I have yet to make the ' quantum leap to proficiency' as mentioned in Al Kooper's autobiography 'Back stage passes & back stabbing bastards ' a great read.
      Cheers

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      Doug Adams on February 5

      @Siltech that is a lot of isolation! Vibration won't be a problem in your system. Enjoy the music.

    24. Siltech on February 3

      Hi Doug, MY THIRD TRY
      I just bought a solid 4" thick maple platform by Mapleshade. I also bought a Symposium Ultra platform. I'm putting the 4" thick maple platform, through carpet on concrete using spikes. I'm then placing Symposium Ultra platform directly on maple platform. I'm then placing my Vitus SIA025 MKll on Symposium Ultra platform. Extra, extra component vibration control. SILTECH

    25. Siltech on February 3

      Hi Doug,
      I just bought a solid 4" thick maple platform by Mapleshade. I also bought a Symposium Ultra platform. I'm putting the 4" thick maple platform, through carpet on carpet using spikes. I'm then placing Symposium Ultra platform directly on maple platform. I'm then placing my Vitus SIA025 MKll on Symposium Ultra platform. Extra, extra component vibration control. SILTECH

    26. Siltech on February 3

      Hi Doug,
      I just bought a solid 4" thick maple platform by Mapleshade. I also bought a Symposium Ultra platform. I putting the 4" think maple platform, through carpet on carpet using spikes. I'm them placing Symposium Ultra platform directly on maple platform. I then placing my Vitus SIA025 MKll on Symposium Ultra platform. Extra, extra component vibration control. SILTECH

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      Doug Adams on January 22

      Happy New Year Siltech.

    28. Siltech on January 22

      Happy New Year - all

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      Doug Adams on December 25

      Merry Christmas @Siltech. So you are speakerless for Christmas? Imagine you can't wait for the Magico to arrive.

      Long Live Pono!

      Merry Christmas everyone.

    30. Siltech on December 24

      Just sold my Wilsons, and waiting for my new Magico speakers.
      Merry Christmas ALL

      LONG LIVE PONO

      MAG LEV TURNTABLE ?????

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      Doug Adams on December 24

      Great concert Rocky Mountain Way! Happy holidays to everyone. Have fun, but be safe.

    32. Rocky Mountain Way on December 18

      Yes - Happy holidays.
      My head is still spinning from seeing Paul McCartney 2 days ago. What a concert! 40 songs over 3 hours. It was a baby boomers delight.
      Plus I spotted Neil Finn at my local supermarket - maybe he is moving into the neighbourhood ( this is really how we spell it). Now that would be a street party!

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      Doug Adams on December 17

      Wow @Siltech. Magico are excellent speakers. Let us know what you think after they are set up.

      On the Mag Lev front, I wouldn't worry. Think it will show up next year. It is a complicated project. Takes time to design and build.

      Happy holidays everyone.

    34. Siltech on December 10

      @Doug
      I trying to get a little more resolution out of my speakers. I'm now buying the new Magico S3 MKII speakers. Chow man

    35. Siltech on December 3

      Rock
      Being optimistic is one thing, but I hope we really get one. Take Care. Siltech

    36. Rocky Mountain Way on December 3

      Condolences to the Hansen family. Very sad.

      Hey Siltech
      It's a long wait for the MagLev. I'm expecting end of March at the earliest.
      Do the math - I'm about #1000 so if they can make 25 per day from 20th Jan= 125 per week = 8 weeks plus delivery . 25 is an ambitious guess for a small company.
      We are not little kid's waiting for Christmas so we just have to breathe in..
      It's been a lot of fun checking out the vinyl stores & finding a few gems. They just need to be played.

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      Mark Turner
      Superbacker
      on December 1

      Check it out
      www.neilyoungarchives.com

      Way to go Neil!!!!

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      Doug Adams on November 29

      From Ayre Acoustics:

      Charles Hansen 1956 - 2017

      With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Charles Hansen, founder of Ayre Acoustics, has passed away on November 28th, 2017. Those who knew Charley knew that he was a passionate man who always stood up for what he believed to be right. His family knew him as a loving and dedicated father of his two children. With the passing of Charley, the world has lost one of the most creative and innovative minds in the audio industry and we have lost a good friend.
      While we can never replace Charley, his spirit lives on in the team at Ayre. We are dedicated to continuing his mission of creating and manufacturing the best sounding audio equipment in the world. Most importantly, we will be there for our friends, partners, and customers who have supported us over the years. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at any time.
      We wish you all the best over the holidays, and please play an album for Charley sometime.

      Charley Hansen R.I.P.

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      Doug Adams on November 29

      @Siltech vibration definitely affects components. The Symposium platforms are highly recommended for many different brands of equipment. It will make a noticeable sonic improvement. Agree that they also look great. Enjoy.

    40. Siltech on November 29

      Hi Doug
      I saw a few reviews on my amp from the UK, and they used and highly recommended the following - Symposium Acoustics Ultra Platform, underneath the Vitus amp I ordered one today. It significantly reduces internal component vibrations. Maybe this will max components sonic capabilities. Also, it looks pretty cool. Take Care.

    41. Siltech on November 28

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    42. Siltech on November 28

      I think your right Doug. I
      remember putting music songs on here before, and I think they were PDF files. So now I converted picture to PDF file, pasted and transferred here. It doesn't seem to work. �

    43. Siltech on November 28

      FILE_4381.pdf

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      Doug Adams on November 28

      Glad you are happy with the system Siltech. It is great when a system comes together sonically. See you posted a picture. Can't open it to view. Don't think Kickstarter supports photosin the comments section.

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