Anyway, the Meridian/Neil Young collaboration portable player should see light of day in 2014. If this Facebook posting is on track, it's time to lube up.
Hearing PONO for the first time is like that first blast of daylight when you leave a movie theater on a sun-filled day. It takes you a second to adjust. Then you enter a bright reality, of wonderfully rendered detail.
Either it is going to sound crap (and therefore will require you to adjust) or it will sound good (and you will be able to lay off the lube). Whichever it turns out to be, I think it is safe to say that portable audiophile is on the rise.