Death of the vinyl? (and MP3 and iTunes...) yes... if Neil Young has the final word...or sound, for that matter...
One good thing about visiting the CES as an official member of the press is that every other day I get inundated with press releases, most of them of very little relevance to my writings. But once in a little while, I got a gem.
And there is a ONE CARAT one today!
Neil Young has been working (not so...) secretly with Warner, Sony and Universal to convert ALL their analog archives into master files at 24bit/192Khz, not less
But who can read them (not everybody owns an OPPO player...), so Neil Young has the idea of inventing the new iPod, called PONO - well, the name is not exactly sexy (pun intended...) but may well replace iPod in the next generation vocabulary, specially when I will tell you that no other company but Meridian is designing it. 20 years ago, I was dreaming of buying a Meridian CD player, and vI would still dream if Oppo has not been invented and rewrote the rules of the game, for me at least! And as he was at it, he "invented" a hi-res iTunes-like to go with it. If you have experienced Sooloos by Meridian, then you might have a good idea of what iSooloos (my name for it...) might become. And if you had to this the fact that Meridian just released an App for iOS6 to control your Sooloos library, then, you are minutes away from a great portable hi-res hifi system. Now, my question to you is: who is going to invent headphones capable of doing justice to such a system, and be cool enough to wear on the Metro? I love technology...
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.