Sony HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Music Player
DSD-Capable Sony HAP-Z1ES Offers Amazing Sonics, High-Res Abilities, 1TB File Storage, LCD Display, Dedicated App, and Incredible Ease-of-Use for Playing Practically Any Music File
The first high-resolution DSD-capable DAC from the company that invented SACD/DSD, Sony’s groundbreaking HAP-Z1ES media player/storage device plays and decodes practically every audio format around. The most sophisticated digital engines and filtering systems, an incredible internal 1TB hard drive, cover-art LCD display, foolproof ease of use, built-in Wi-Fi, and dedicated app that controls your music collection are just the beginning of this reference-standard component. You can even add more storage via USB connection. HAP-Z1ES is as serious, and seriously good, as hi-res music players come.
"Its sound quality rivals comparably priced stand-alone DACs, yet deliver more functionality and won't be made obsolete...since it uses Ethernet and Wi-Fi as input connections."
- Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award 2014
Hi-Res Music Playback
The Sony HAP-Z1ES is a true professional reference DAC. The HAP-Z1ES can playback and decode the following file formats: DSD (DSF/DSDIFF), PCM (44.1k/ 48k/ 88.2k/ 96k/ 176.4k/ [email protected]/ 24/ 32bit) DSD(2.8/ 5.6MHz), WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ATRAC, MP3, AAC, WMA music file playback
1TB Hard Drive for Music Playback
The Sony HAP-Z1ES can store personal music of all formats for local music playback on its internal 1 Terabyte hard drive. The hard drive is expandable via USB external hard drives.
Analog FIR Filters
This digital-to-analog converter effectively reduces high-frequency noise in DSD signals. It features independent right and left channels, with four analog FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters per channel producing a combined one-clock delay. FIR filters are ideal for D/A conversion of DSD signals.
DSD Remastering Engine
This ideal D/A conversion system combines a high-performance DSP and FPGA (field programmable gate array) to convert all signals to 128 FS DSD signals. It was designed based on know-how garnered from Sony’s direct 8-times oversampling and Extended SBM (Super Bit Mapping) technology for professional recorders.
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine
Offers natural sound with a spacious feel by restoring high frequency sound and the tail shape of the waveform likely to be removed through the audio compression process.
Newly designed built-in WiFi increasing whole-house coverage and signal strength. HAP-Z1ES is rigorously tested to ensure its WiFi signal strength. This real-world testing is to certify it will work under the most extreme conditions.
HDD Audio Remote for iOS and Android Phones and Tablets
A dedicated app to control your listening experience with the HAP-Z1ES. Create playlists, search stored music and full track control.
Expandable Storage via USB
Connect external hard drives to expand the players storage capabilities.
Music Transfer Software
Compatible with both Windows and Mac computers, this simple music transfer software allows you to select your music folder and sync it with the HAP-Z1ES.
Low-Phase Noise Liquid Crystal Oscillator
The master clock acting as the performance standard for D/A conversion is vital to achieving high sound quality. In particular, sound quality is strongly impacted by phase noise. This unit employs a liquid crystal oscillator with extremely low phase noise to achieve an ultra-clear sound field.
Two Large-Capacity Separate Twin Transformers
For Analog and Digital circuits, big and powerful transformers are used individually. The transformers are treated with impregnation in a vacuum. In a power block, analog circuit and digital circuit are separated strictly. It can remove some adverse effect from digital noise.
The ES Frame and Beam Chassis
The FB chassis, composed of a frame and beams, has a long and cherished tradition in the Sony ES Series. It offers both high-precision mounting of parts and high rigidity, achieving a high-fidelity sound field carrying large amounts of information. Notably, the base is composed of two plates of differing thickness that provide sturdy support for the chassis. There are two additional base plates beneath the transformers as well, offering robust reinforcement that anchors the transformers firmly in place.