Sony HAP-Z1ES High-Resolution Audio HDD & Network Player - Loaded with Music
I have used one of these machines in my home system since it came out several years ago. I like it for its build quality (almost 32lbs of aluminum), ease of use, and the ability to upsample all of my recordings to DSD.
I can't imagine how Sony ever made any money on this player considering its build quality. They tend to make crazy things like this from time to time.
This one comes to us loaded with Hi-Res music and looking like new. Great if you'd like to get a player and be listening to music in under 2 minutes.
Sony still offers direct links to Mac + PC Apps, along with iOS and Android apps from their HAP-Z1ES support page.
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Get the High-Resolution Audio experience
Imagine hearing your favorite tracks in unmatched clarity and richness. The HAP-Z1ES HDD Audio Player is the perfect addition to your Hi-Fi setup, with a Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Re-mastering Engine that elevates all your music. A 1 TB hard disc, has space for all your music, letting you hear it all as it was meant to be heard.
Format-friendly for all your music files
The HAP-Z1ES supports High-Resolution Audio formats such as DSD, FLAC, WAV, and ALAC, as well as compressed formats like MP3, AAC, ATRAC, and WMA, restoring their quality closer to that of the original.
Detailed sound across the whole frequency range
A wide frequency range of 2 Hz – 80 kHz a well-rounded sound, capable of reproducing the nuances of a live performance.
Analog to digital sound at a high sample rate
For exceptional accuracy and detail, High-Resolution Audio converts analog to digital at 24 bit / 96 Hz — much higher than CDS, and analog FIR filters operate at the frequency of DSD.
Bring compressed files to a new level
The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) upscales your compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC, and WMA) close to CD quality. By restoring the high-range sound lost during compression, DSEE produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.
How the DSD Re-mastering Engine works
The DSD Re-mastering Engine resamples your compressed music files to DSD — a High-Resolution format with a 1 bit audio stream for efficient digital to analog conversion. Audio is reproduced closer to the quality of the original recording, with restored detail and tone previously lost in the compression process.
Built for High-Resolution Audio
Designed for crisp audio with minimal distortion
Separate high capacity transformers keep power flow to digital and analog circuitry independent, reducing cross-talk and distortion between channels.
A sound internal structure
A frame and beam chassis design limits movement and vibration.
Off-center, ribbed isolation feet
Isolated feet disperse vibrations from the player's environment.
The cooling fan and hard disc are mounted to reduce vibration.
Store all your music
With a huge 1 TB built-in hard drive, have all your music in one place and store up to 250,000 music files
Your music, where you want it
Keep up to date with easy, wireless transfers
Enjoy all your music in one place. Download the HAP music transfer application to your PC to sync and copy all your tracks onto the HAP-Z1ES over Wi-Fi. The next time you download a new track, it will automatically be transferred. Track names, album art, and more are checked against the online database, Gracenote, for accuracy.
The next part of your sound system
Hook-up the HAP-Z1ES to your amplifier and speakers. There are balanced and unbalanced outputs, a LAN port for connecting to a home network, and a USB input.
You control the music
Always find the track you're looking for
Take charge of your HDD player with your smartphone or tablet by downloading the control app, or browse your music on the LCD screen with a supplied remote control.
Easily browsing with an app
Your full music index is copied to your device for easy browsing.
See your tracks on the LCD panel
Browse your songs at speed on the LCD front panel.
2 Hz - 80 kHz (–3 dB)
105 dB or higher
0.0015% or less
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
2.4 GHz band: channels 1-11
Capacity 1 TB*
* Some portions of the capacity are used for data management. Therefore, the capacity a user can use is less than 1 TB.
Supported playback format
DSD (DSF, DSDIFF), LPCM (WAV, AIFF), FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ATRAC, MP3, AAC, WMA (2 channels)
LINE OUT UNBALANCED
Output level: 2.0 Vrms (50 kilohms), Impedance: 10 kilohms or higher
LINE OUT BALANCED
Output level: 2.0 Vrms (50 kilohms), Impedance: 600 ohms or higher
Type A USB, Hi-Speed USB, for connecting an external hard disk drive
IR REMOTE OUT jack
for connecting the monaural mini-plug cable (supplied) or IR blaster (supplied)
General and others
Power requirements AC 120 V 60 Hz
Power consumption On: 35 W
During standby mode (when [Network Standby] is set to [Off]): 0.3 W
During standby mode (when [Network Standby] is set to [On] and a wired LAN is used): 2.6 W
During standby mode (when [Network Standby] is set to [On] and a wireless LAN is used): 2.8 W
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d)
430 mm × 130 mm × 390 mm (17 inch × 5 1/8 inch × 15 3/8 inch) including projecting parts and controls
14.5 kg (32 Ib 0 oz)
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