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Sony just announced a new line of high resolution digital audio players, which include the HAP-Z1ES and HAP-S1 Hi-Res HDD Music Players, along with the UDA-1 DAC/Amplifier. The flagship ES (Elevated Standard) model features a one-terabyte hard disc drive and DSD Re-mastering engine to convert and enhance virtually any music files to DSD (5.6M) quality. As with all of Sony’s ES products, build-quality and sound performance technics have been instituted including, Analog FIR filter, low-phase noise liquid crystal oscillator, large capacity twin transformers and many more.

Sony HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Music Player
Sony HAP-Z1ES
Sony HAP-S1 Hi-Res Music Player
Sony HAP-S1

The HAP-S1 Hi-Res Music Player System offers a 500GB hard drive with two-channel Class AB amplifier. It incorporates Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) which uses Sony’s noise-shaping technology that offers natural sound with a spacious feel by restoring high frequency sound and tail shape of the waveform, typically lost through file compression.

Sony HAP-Z1ES Back
Sony HAP-Z1ES
Sony HAP-S1 Back
Sony HAP-S1

Both the HAP-Z1ES and HAP-S1 enable music files stored on a PC or Mac to be automatically synced, using the supplied HAP Music Transfer software. They can also be controlled via a simple-to-use, free HDD Audio Remote app available for both Android and iOS tablets and smartphones.

For a computer-centric listening experience, the UDA-1, offers multiple options. This Hi-Res DAC Amplifier, incorporates an asynchronous USB connector and is compatible with virtually every PC-based music player application, including iTunes, Windows Media Player, KORG Audio Gate, and Media Go. In addition, the UDA-1 supports coaxial, optical and analog inputs.

Sony UDA-1 DAC/Amplifier
Sony UDA-1 DAC/Amplifier Back
Sony UDA-1

Finally, beginning this fall, owners of Sony’s STR-DA2800ES and 5800ES A/V receivers will also benefit from high-resolution playback capability in their home theater, thanks to a simple firmware upgrade that provides convenient access to high-resolution audio files through the integrated USB input.

Sony SS-HA3 Speakers

Sony is also launching two speakers that are optimized for high-resolution audio and specially tuned for the HAP-S1 and UDA-1 products. The SS-HA1 and SS-HA3 use a wide-dispersion (WD), W-super tweeter to complement high band energy from high resolution music sources. For users who prefer a more personal listening experience, Sony also added to its line of high-resolution headphones. Designed for performance and comfort, these headsets join the MDR-R1 headphones to deliver a balanced, highly accurate reproduction from any digital format. Ideal matches for today’s high-resolution audio recordings, the XBA-H3 ear-bud headphones, MDR-10R and MDR-10RBT over the ear headphones reveal every nuance of your music collection – from delicately-detailed highs to full, rich bass.

Sony HAP-Z1ES 1TB Hi-Res HDD Music Player
Available Fall 2013 for $1,999 in silver

  • Stores, plays back and decodes virtually all Hi-Res audio formats
  • Built-in 1TB hard drive with expandable storage
  • Front panel LCD and HDD Audio Remote mobile app (Android and iOS) for browsing and playback
  • Supports virtually all Hi-Res formats including: PCM (44.1kHz/ 48kHz/ 88.2kHz/ 96kHz/ 176.4kHz /192kHz in 24 bit depth) ;DSD (DSF, DSDIFF); MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC, ATRAC ADVANCED LOSSLESS, AIFF
  • DSD Re-mastering Engine upscale music files to DSD(5.6) quality
  • DSEE restores missing data from compressed files
  • HAP Music Transfer software compatible with both Windows and Mac computers for automatic copy of music files to HDD when new files are added on computer

Sony HAP-S1 Hi-Res Music Player System
Available Fall 2013 for $999 in black or silver

  • Stores, plays back and decodes virtually all Hi-Res audio formats
  • Built-in 500GB hard drive with expandable storage
  • Front panel LCD and Mobile apps (Android and iOS) for browsing and playback
  • 2-channel Class AB amplifier (40 Watts x 2)
  • Supports virtually all Hi-Res formats including: PCM (44.1kHz/ 48kHz/ 88.2kHz/ 96kHz/ 176.4kHz /192kHz in 24 bit depth) ;DSD (DSF, DSDIFF); MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC, ATRAC ADVANCED LOSSLESS, AIFF
  • DSD Re-mastering Engine upscale music files to DSD(5.6) quality
  • DSEE restores missing data from compressed files
  • HAP Music Transfer software compatible with both Windows and Mac computers for automatic copy of music files to HDD when new files are added on computer

Sony UDA-1 USB Hi-Res DAC System for PC Audio
Available Fall 2013 for $799 in black or silver

  • Allows enjoyment of Hi-Res music as well as conventional compressed music restored by DSEE technology
  • 2-channel 20 amplifier (20 Watts x 2)
  • Supports virtually all Hi-Res formats including PCM (44.1kHz/ 48kHz/ 88.2kHz/ 96kHz/ 176.4kHz /192kHz in 24 bit depth) ;DSD (DSF, DSDIFF); MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC, ATRAC ADVANCED LOSSLESS, AIFF
  • Compatible with virtually every PC music player application, including iTunes, Windows Media Player, KORG Audio Gate, and Media Go
  • USB connectivity to PC (USB-A x 1 and USB-B x 1)
  • Multiple connection terminals include Optical in, Coax in, and Analog RCA in, with RCA analog out and Headphone out

Sony SS-HA1 Hi-Res Speaker
Available Fall 2013 for $599 / pair in black

  • Wide Dispersion (WD) W-Super Tweeter complements high band energy for high resolution music sources
  • Mica Reinforced Cellular (MRC) fiber for supremely light and extraordinarily rigid woofer cones, producing exception musical transients that are clear and with minimal distortion
  • Baffle shape for diffraction effect reduction
  • Rigid aluminum body for optimized sound

Sony SS-HA3 Hi-Res Speaker
Available Fall 2013 for $349 / pair in black

  • Wide Dispersion (WD) W-Super Tweeter complements high band energy for high resolution music sources
  • Baffle shape for diffraction effect reduction
  • Rigid aluminum body for optimized sound

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