Made for High-Resolution Audio
Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you. The NW-WM1A Walkman® also supports the very latest 384 kHz / 32-bit rate and DSD Native Playback.
The NW-WM1A supports native DSD audio files, which are sourced early in the production process. This means they retain all the authentic detail of the original recording.
The new S-Master™ HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman®, cuts distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies for rich, full bodied sound.
DSEE HX upscaling technology uses an algorithm to analyse your music and replace any lost information, so that the quality is almost high-resolution level. Choose from 5 modes to bring out the best in your music.
Incorporating the ø4.4mm Balanced Standard Connection
Enjoy clear, precise, dynamic sound with balanced audio. With a new ø4.4mm Balanced Standard Plug, noise picked up from the wire to the amplifier is reduced. The result – superior sound, delivered with clarity.
Premium design for optimal sound quality
Built with an aluminium frame and tailored electrical components, the NW-WM1A Walkman® is designed for high quality, powerful sound.
An aluminium alloy frame provides a highly rigid case that’s resistive to electrical noise and other interference for stable, high-quality sound.
Oxygen-free Copper cable
A low-resistance Oxygen-free Copper cable offers low distortion and superior channel separation.
Reduce noise and minimise distortion in the audio signal path with MELF type resistors.
The newly developed FT CAP (high polymer capacitor) works to regulate power flow, optimising it for instant, clean power when needed.
Pure sound translation
Our DC Phase Linearizer works to effectively replicate a wide variety of sonic signatures. It applies digital-signal processing to match the phase characteristics of various types of analog amplifier to deliver a purer, more analog-like sound. Choose from six phase character settings.
Capturing every note and nuance with DSEE HX™
Take the concert feeling home and experience your music as the artist intended, in near High-Resolution Audio quality. DSEE HX™ upscaling technology uses an algorithm to analyse your music and replace any lost information, so that the quality is almost high-resolution level. Choose from 4 additional modes to the standard, to bring out the best in your music.
Perfect for everyday life
The NW-WM1A is designed to fit in with your everyday lifestyle. With its compact size and lightweight build, it’s easy to grab when you’re in need of some high quality music.
An intuitive touch
The high quality 4.0” (10 cm) screen is touch-sensitive so you can access functions simply by touching the icon.
The play/pause, music-selection and volume buttons on the side panel are shaped and positioned for easy operation.
Play different file formats
The NW-WM1A Walkman® supports a wide range of file types.
Long battery life
Enjoy up to 30 hours of continuous High-Resolution Audio playback (FLAC 96 kHz/24bit) and 33 hours' MP3 (128 kbps).
Built-in and expandable memory
Never run out of music with 128GB of built-in memory, add more with a Micro SD memory card slot.
Bluetooth streaming at its best
Enjoy high quality music streaming thanks to LDAC, our premium wireless codec. With 3x the bitrate of standard Bluetooth, you can enjoy a superior listening experience for all your music.
Discover the Signature Series
Settle for nothing less than immersive excellence with the full range of Signature Series products. Designed for ultimate sound quality, they transcend audio conventions to elevate every note.
The NW-WM1A is a premium Walkman® designed for optimal sound quality. Feel every note and nuance with High-Resolution Audio and hear the difference in your music with balanced sound, anywhere you go.
- High-Resolution Audio compatible
- DSEE HX upscales music to High Resolution quality
- S-Master HX digital amplifier for pure sound quality
- 128GB capacity (up to 800 High Resolution Audio tracks)
- Enjoy up to 33 hours of playtime with High-Resolution Audio files
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)||72.9 × 124.2 × 19.9 mm|
|BATTERY LIFE - CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK MUSIC||33Hour(MP3 128kbps) 26Hour(FLAC 192kHz/24bit) 11Hour(DSD 11.2MHz)|
|CHARGING TIME (QUICK CHARGE)||No|
|CHARGING TIME (FULL CHARGE)||7 Hour|
|USB CONNECTION||Hi-Speed USB(USB 2.0 compliant)|
|MUSIC PLAY MODE||Normal, Repeat, Shuffle|
|PC EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE||Yes|
|SOUND EFFECTS||DC Phase linearizer, DSEE HX, Dynamic Normalizer, Equalizer (10 band), Source Direct, Tone control|
|AUDIO PLAYBACK||AAC (Non-DRM), AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, Linear PCM, MP3, WMA (Non-DRM)|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||854x480 (FWVGA)|
|DISPLAY TYPE||TFT color video display|
|DRAG AND DROP||Yes|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE (HZ)||No|
|HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO||High-Resolution Audio|
|HORIZONTAL / VERTICAL DISPLAY||No|
|MUSIC SEARCHING METHODS||All songs, Album, Artist, Genre, Release year, Composer, Playlists, Hi-Res, Recent transfers, Folder, SensMe Channels|
|PHOTO PLAY MODE||No|
|SCREEN SIZE (INCH)||4" (10.2 cm)|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Sony original OS|
|SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS||Mac OS® X v10.8～10.11, Microsoft Windows® 10, Windows Vista® (SP2 or later), Windows® 7 (SP1 or later), Windows® 8.1|
|INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS||4.4 mm balanced jack, microSD slot, Stereo mini-jack, WM-PORT|
|WIRELESS CAPABILITIES||Bluetooth®, NFC|
|VIDEO PLAY MODE||No|
|DIGITAL NOISE CANCELLING||No|
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