“Neil Young has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote Pono, a high-quality digital music service that will launch next year,” Sam Byford reports for The Verge.

Rolling Stone reports that Pono will be comprised of a music downloads store, a tool that converts digital audio files into analog-sounding recordings, and a series of audio players,” Byford reports. “Young showed off a prototype Pono player to Letterman, and the design is nothing if not unique — it’s a bright yellow triangular prism with a small screen and simple controls.”

Byford reports, “The player will, according to Young, play back Pono master files with ‘the best sound anyone can get.'”

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