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NWZ-A17 Hi-Res Audio Digital Music Player

Powerful, Hi-Res audio playback meets flexible memory capacity (up to 192GB1), ultra-long 50-hour (MP3) battery life2, an intuitive user-interface, and cordless Bluetooth® audio streaming convenience3 for a powerful personal audio experience that will breathe new life into your favorite digital music tracks.

$299

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Specifications

Easily navigate your tracks

Searching through your music is simple with the multi-function directional keys. Spend more time listening than fumbling through
your music.

Vivid display

The 2.25” QVGA anti-reflective TFT LCD display delivers rich and clear viewing of album artwork, photos, and even videos.

Drag, drop and go

With a Walkman® player, you are never tied to just one music service. Just drag and drop files from iTunes® for Mac® or Windows® and enjoy. Multi-format playback also lets you play MP3, WMA, AAC or L-PCM music files; now that’s freedom.

DSEE HX

DSEE HX offers natural sound with a spacious feel by revitalizing the audio signal and also restoring the high frequency sounds stripped by the audio compression process to near hi-resolution sound quality.

Digital amplification for sophisticated sound

S-Master® HX digital amplification circuitry, uniquely developed for high resolution audio playback, delivers faithful wide-frequency audio reproduction with all the details from the highs to the lows.

High-efficiency circuitry…

The circuit board is the core of any electronic device. Borrowing a few tricks from our accomplished ES audio lineup, a low impedance circuit board ensures signal integrity while low resistance battery connectivity provides for efficient current transfer and faithful audio delivery.

Music for every mood

SensMe™ tone analysis software keeps your music in tune with your mood, automatically grouping your music into channels based on beats-per-minute, making listening and managing your content even simpler.

Audio
  • Audio Format(s) Supported:
  • MP3: 32-320 kbps (incl. VBR) at 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz
  • WMA: 32-192 kbps (incl. VBR) at 44.1 kHz
  • FLAC: at 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
  • L-PCM: at 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
  • AAC: 16-320 kbps (incl. VBR) at 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz
  • HE-AAC: 32-144 kbps at 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz
  • ALAC: 16-24 bit at 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
  • AIFF: 16-24 bit at 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
  • Audio Modes: ClearAudio+/DSEE HX/5-band EQ/VPT/Dynamic Normalizer/DPC
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 40,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
  • Station Preset(s): Up to 30
  • Tuner: FM Tuner
  • Tuner Frequency Range: 87.5 - 108.0 mHz
  • Audio Power Output: 10 + 10 mW
Audio Features
  • Play Mode: Normal / Repeat / Shuffle / Shuffle & Repeat / Repeat 1 Song / SensMeTM channels
Display
  • Display Technology: TFT display with white-LED backlight
  • Screen Size: 2.2 inch (5.6 cm) QVGA (320x240 pixels) 262,144 colors
General
  • Backlit Color: White
  • Music Storage Capacity (Approx): 64 GB (expandable via optional microSD to 192 GB)
Hardware
  • Display: 2.2 in. QVGA TFT display (320 x 240 pixels) 262,144 colors
  • Interface: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
  • System Requirements: IBM PC/AT compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems1:
  • Windows® XP2 (Service Pack 3 or later)
  • Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Windows® 8
  • Mac OS X v10.6 or later
  • Not supported by OSs other than above.
  • 1- Excluding OS Versions not supported by Microsoft.
  • 2 - Excluding 64-bit OS versions.
  • CPU: 1 GHz processor (2.6 GHz recommended for video playback)
  • RAM: 1 GB or more (2 GB RAM required for Windows 8 64-bit)
  • Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive: 600 MB or more of available space
  • Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Internet connection (for Gracenote® MusicID® service, podcast features, Store access, or online help).
  • We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements.
  • Not supported by the following environments;
    • • Personally constructed computers or operating systems
    • • An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
    • • Multi-boot environment
Inputs and Outputs
  • Digital Audio Input(s): WM-Port (22 pin)
  • Headphone Output: Stereo mini-jack
  • USB Port(s): High-speed USB 2.0 compliant
Power
  • Battery Capacity: 960 mA/h
  • Battery Charging (Approx): USB-based: 4 Hrs (full charge)
  • Battery Indicator: LED Battery Life Indicator (Green/Orange/Red)
  • Battery Life (Approx): MP3 @ 128 kbps = 50 Hrs. (Bluetooth OFF), 23 Hrs. (Bluetooth ON)
  • Battery Life (Approx): Linear PCM @ 1411 kbps = 51 Hrs. (Bluetooth OFF), 23 Hrs. (Bluetooth ON)
  • Battery Life (Approx): FLAC @ 96 kHz/24 bit = 40 Hrs. (Bluetooth OFF), 16 Hrs. (Bluetooth ON)
  • Battery Life (Approx): FLAC @ 192 kHz/24 bit = 30 Hrs. (Bluetooth OFF), 11 Hrs. (Bluetooth ON)
  • Battery Life (Approx): MPEG-4 @ 384 kbps = 14 Hrs. (Bluetooth OFF), 10 Hrs. (Bluetooth ON)
  • Battery Life (Approx): Radio = Approx. 22 Hrs.
  • Output Power: 10 + 10 mW
  • Power Type: Built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (weight 20 g separately)
  • Recharging Time: Approx. 4 hours
Video
  • Video Format(s) Supported:
  • AVCHD: 10 Mbps bitrate, 30 fps frame rate, 720 x 480 max
  • MPEG4: 6 Mbps bitrate, 30 fps frame rate, 720 x 480 max
  • WMV9: 6 Mbps bitrate, 30 fps frame rate, 720 x 480 max
Video Features
  • JPEG Playback: JPG: Max image size 4,096 x 4,096 pixels
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.): 44.4 x 109.1 x 9.1 mm (1-3/4 X 4-3/8 x 3/8 in)
  • Weight (Approx.): 66 g (2.4 oz)
Wireless Connectivity
  • Frequency Band: Bluetooth spec 2.1 + EDR 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz-2.4835 GHz)
  • Maximum Range: Line of sight approx.30 ft (10 m)
  • Modulation Method: FHSS
Bluetooth Audio Feature
  • Audio Codec: SBC, aptX codecs
In The Box
  • USB Cable 1
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Guide
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