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Because you care about music.

Hear music as it was intended. With 1TB of hard drive space, support for DSD and the full range of hi-res file formats, plus built-in Wi-Fi, transferring audio from your PC has never been easier.


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Additional Features

Hi-Res music playback

The HAP-Z1ES can 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 terabyte 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, 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 (DSEE)

When turned on, the DSEE offers natural sound with a spacious feel by restoring high frequency sound and the tail shape of the waveform that likely disappears during the audio compression process.

Wi-Fi Built-in

Newly designed built-in Wi-Fi increases 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.

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 HAPZ1ES.

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.

Rack Mount

Optional rack mount available, product number WSHAPRE1.