High-Resolution Sony NW-WM1Z Walkman Digital Player Elevated by Unique, Natural Acoustic Sonic Characteristics of Gold-Plated, Oxygen-Free Copper: Premium DSD 11.2MHz Sound, 256GB Memory
The distinguished gold housing of the premium Sony NW-WM1Z Walkman attests to this reference digital player's gold-standard performance and functional beauty. Able to support up to DSD 11.2MHz, last more than 30 hours on its powerful rechargeable battery, and hold up to 1,600 high-resolution audio tracks via its 256GB built-in memory, NW-WM1Z Walkman is Signature Series through and through. Its high-grade, gold-plated, oxygen-free copper chassis features natural, acoustic sonic characteristics thanks to the metal material's properties. And this Absolute Sound Product of the Year and Editors' Choice Awards-winning device's handcrafted Kimber Kable four-wire braided cables, FT CAP capacitors, and surface-mounted Fine Sound Register circuitry ensure you hear everything NW-WM1Z Walkman can deliver in rich, full-bodied, elegantly detailed fashion.
Loaded with an S-Master HX digital amplifier expressly developed for the Walkman, DSEE HX upscaling technology, and balanced standard connections, the compact and lightweight NW-WM1Z Walkman provides cutting-edge levels of instrumental separation, definition, and clarity. Weighing barely a pound and measuring just 4.89 x 2.97 inches, it can go anywhere you do all the while its responsive four-inch touchscreen gives you futuristic control and display options. Indeed, everything – from the high-class looks to the absorbing sound – of NW-WM1Z Walkman stands out as any flagship component should. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
" ...The NW-WM1Z rivals any AC-tethered headphone playback systems I've encountered when it comes to producing a full-sized image with subtle and fully realized sonic information."
– Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound, Product of the Year and Editors' Choice Awards
"...I can only confirm a most enjoyable listening experience, one that erred toward the darker side of head-fi sonics: no overly etched, unforgiving, unrelenting top end in evidence."
– John Darko, DigitalAudioReview.net
The Sonic Luster of Gold-Plated Oxygen-Free Copper
NW-WM1Z Walkman is fully encased in a high-grade gold-plated oxygen-free copper chassis. Widely used in instrument manufacturing, the copper lends the player a unique natural, acoustic sound while its conductivity and raw strength reinforce Walkman with unrivaled audio performance.
DSEE HX Upscaling
DSEE HX uses an algorithm to analyze your music and replace any lost information, so that the quality your hear is almost at the high-resolution level. Choose from five modes – standard, female, male, strings, and percussions – to bring out the best in your music.
S-Master HX for Faithful Reproduction
New S-Master HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman, is compatible with Native DSD, balanced, and high-output power formats. It reduces distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies for rich, full-bodied sound.
Balanced Standard Connection
Enjoy clear, precise, dynamic sound with balanced audio. With a new balanced standard plug, noise picked up from the wire to the amplifier gets reduced. The result: superior sonics, delivered with great clarity.
DSP Via DC Phase Linearizer
Sony's DC Phase Linearizer works to effectively replicate a wide variety of sonic signatures. It applies digital-signal processing to match the phase characteristics of various types of analog amplifiers to deliver a purer, analog-like sound. Choose from six settings.