Hear music as it was intended with the HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Audio player featuring 1TB hard drive space. Also supports DSD and the full range of Hi-Res file formats plus built-in Wi-Fi for easy transfer from your PC, and a built-in 4-inch GUI for easy operation.
What's included in the box
- Remote Control
- Instruction Manual
- Quick Start Guide
- LAN Cable
- Audio Cord
- Hi-Res Music Playback: The HAP-Z1ES can playback and decode the following file formats: DSD (DSF,DSDIFF), PCM (44.1k/ 48k/ 88.2k/ 96k/ 176.4k/ 192kHz·16/ 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: Store personal music of all formats for local music playback on the 1 terrabyte hard drive. 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 re-mastering 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.
- WiFi Built-in: Newly designed built-in Wi-Fi increasing whole-house coverage and signal strength. HAP-Z1ES is rigorously tested to ensure its Wi-Fi 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.
- Auto Standby : Yes
- DSEE LED : Yes
- Detachable AC : Yes
- Dynamic Range : More than 105dB
- Frequency Characteristics : 2Hz-80kHz(-3dB)
- GUI Language : Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish
- IR Learning : Yes
- Power Consumption : 35W
- Power Consumption (Stand By) : 0.3W
- Power Requirements : 120V 60Hz
- Power on Resume : Yes
- Sleep Timer : Yes
- Total Harmonic Distortion : less than 0.0015%
- Volume Normalization On/Off : Auto/ Off
- Access Control : Yes
- PC Sync (Music/Video/Photo) : Music
Amplifier/Receiver / Decoding Formats
- Playback Codec : DSDIFF (DSD); DSF; MP3; WAV (LPCM); WMA; AAC; FLAC; ALAC; ATRAC (NON DRM); AIFF (LPCM)
General / Display
- LCD : Yes (4.3 in)
- LCD Off Mode : Yes
- Internet Music Service : vTuner
- Network Standby : Yes
- Network Update : Yes
Amplifier/Receiver / Inputs and Outputs
- Balance Out : Yes (1)
- Line Out : Yes (1)
- Other : Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) USB (1 type A rear) for optional external HDD Ethernet (1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T) IR Out
- Pin Jack Color : Gold
- External HDD : Yes (Rear USB) (optional)
- Gapless Playback : Yes
- Gracenote : Yes
- Internal HDD : Yes (1TB)
- Metadata Generation / Acquisition : Yes
- Pre-install Contents : Yes