“Hearing PONO for the first time is like that first blast of daylight when you leave a movie theater on a sun-filled day,” Young pontificated regarding what to expect from the new service. “It takes you a second to adjust. Then you enter a bright reality, of wonderfully rendered detail.
“The simplest way to describe what we’ve accomplished is that we’ve liberated the music of the artist from the digital file and restored it to its original artistic quality – as it was in the studio.”
His desired audience of hardcore audiophiles have enthusiastically responded to Young’s Pono post, bombarding the page with accolades, well wishes and even requests to work for the company.
— Scott Sterling, Radio.com