Hifi Making a Comeback

By | July 31, 2014

During the early 2000s, some music had lost some richness and clarity that it used to have some few years back. Perhaps the reason for this poor showing was not that the artists were not good enough, but rather the MP3 technology that had been designed to bring portability to a new level was not working to its maximum potential.

Although most of MP3s capitalizes on an audio data compression that reduces the file bandwidth and enables you store a large number of assorted songs in the mobile phone, they seem to lag behind when it comes to limiting the dynamic range of the music. Probably that is the reason many audiophiles thought it best to return to the original LPs that were famous for replicating the sonic footprint of the songs.

Last year, Vinyl registered an increase in turnover of 33 percent, even though it is a challenge to carry a record player. So what is the solution to this? Well, the answer is high-resolution downloads. Since the increase of the storage capacity and the dropping of download times is sites, such as HDtracks.com, this kind of format has gained viability.

Surprisingly, the latest innovation and invention comes from none other than PonoMusic, which is the start-up of Neil Young. The main objective of Pono, a Hawaiian term meaning righteous,is to enable consumers to access music files that have a high quality rich sounds in a mobile form.

On Harvest, Young’s classic 1972 album, you will get a rare glimpse of how a drum with lower-resolution versions comes out as vibrant and relaxed. All the same, once the online PonoMusic opens in October, this replay will be available.

The truth is that the PonoPlayer capitalizes on Free Audio music files whose composition is six times the musical content of many MP3s. These albums go for between $15 to $25 and entail the original master recordings that nullify both distortion and noise.