Despite oxygen-free copper (OFC) being notoriously difficult to machine process, the WM1ZM2 features a gold-plated copper chassis.
Sony's flagship therefore offers even greater benefits in terms of audio quality. Bass notes are clear and powerful, the atmosphere is more expansive, and harmonic overtones through the frequency response linger beautifully.
S-Master HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman, is compatible with the Native DSD format, and supports balanced and high power output.
Sony's proprietary technology reduces distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies, for rich and full-bodied sound, further enhanced by new high quality sound lead-free solder.
Taking inspiration from Sony's desktop transportable DMP-Z1, the WM1ZM2 features an even stronger power supply than its predecessor, both in the analog block and the digital block.
High polymer capacitors, film capacitors and inductors headline this, bolstering a signal path that has been revamped for higher performance still.
Thick KIMBER KABLE from the American Hi-Fi manufacturer is used to transmit signal where possible, helping shut out external noise, transmit high quality audio signals and achieve powerful and smooth sound quality.
Various DSP tweaks can still be implemented in Sony's custom Walkman software, including DSD Remastering Engine, DSEE Ultimate upsampling and DC Phase Lineariser.
All that hardware working in tandem with software is best enjoyed via WM1ZM2's 4.4mm balanced output, with up to 40 hours of battery life ensuring your tunes keep playing over the longest listening sessions.
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DAC S-Master™ HX
Amp S-Master™ HX Class D Hi-Res Audio Amplifier
Frequency response 20Hz - 40kHz