Published Nov 23, 2015Back in the summer, Neil Young opened up about the trials and tribulations of his digital hi-def player Pono, and promised that the U.S.-based company was eyeing international expansion. Now, Young has confirmed that it will finally be coming to Canada next month.
Young made the announcement at a press conference today (November 23) in Vancouver, revealing that his PonoMusic service will launch in his home and native land in early December. This means that the high-quality digital store PonoMusic will be available soon, and that the Tobleronic PonoPlayers can be purchased in select stores.
Pono is geared towards audiophiles and aims to present music files in their purest form, as the artists intended them in the studio. Some have praised the player, although others have complained that it's too expensive and that the audio quality isn't all that different from what you'd get from an iPod.
Previously, Young had talked about expanding to Germany and the UK. There's no word as to when that will happen.