New Sony Music Player plays virtually any music format, including MP3, DSD (up to 5.6 MHz), DSF, FLAC, WMA, ALAC, ATRAC, and AIFF.

Sony says it designed the new HAP-Z1ES in order that it could extract the finest musical details from today’s high-resolution audio files. Music files are stored on the player’s 1TB hard drive, and can be transferred—wirelessly or via a cable connection—from your PC or Mac using Sony’s ‘HAP Music Transfer’ application. This app automatically syncs with fresh downloads, so your player’s hard drive is always up-to-date. Files stored on the HAP-Z1ES can be explored and selected using the player’s front-panel 109mm colour LCD or, with Sony’s new ‘HDD Audio Remote’ app, via your Smartphone or tablet (Android/iOS). Additional storage is simply a matter of attaching an external hard drive to the Sony’s USB connector.

The HAP-Z1ES plays almost all available music formats, including MP3, DSD (up to 5.6 MHz), DSF, FLAC, WMA, ALAC, ATRAC, and AIFF, and also has a DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) circuit that Sony claims ‘faithfully restores those subtle high frequency details that get sacrificed with heavily-compressed digital music files, so that even ‘lossy’ MP3 tracks sound clearer and more satisfying.’ Available now, the Sony HAP-Z1ES retails for $2,999.

For further information, please contact Sony (Australia)
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