Sony Electronics launches two new premium music players, including the new Signature Series Walkman® with gold-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) chassis
The NW-WM1AM2 allows music lovers to completely lose themselves in high-quality sound with a richer, smoother and more expansive sound field than its predecessor.
Both music players allow the user to download and stream from countless music catalogs with Wi-Fi compatibility, taking the listening pleasure to the next level.
Great sound starts with great components
Throughout the history of Sony’s high-end music players, audio mastery has been achieved through a combination of meticulous assembly of exceptional components. The NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 are the products of this philosophy.
Purer materials for purer sound
The NW-WM1ZM2 has a 99.99% pure gold (4N) plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) chassis. This achieves a stronger digital foundation and greater rigidity, allowing for clear and expansive sound, so the listener can experience each instrument as if it were performing live.
The NW-WM1AM2 uses an aluminum alloy frame that provides a highly rigid enclosure that resists electrical noise and other interference creating stable, high quality sound.
Enjoy authentic sound reproduction
Using S-Master™ HX digital amplification technology, independently developed for Walkman®, the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 provide surprisingly faithful sound reproduction. The all-digital amplifier further creates rich, full-bodied sound, using high-quality lead-free solder.
Take inspiration from the avant-garde DMP-Z1both music players feature even more powerful power than their previous models, both in the analog and digital block.
The NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 have upgraded refined capacitors – various FT CAP3 capacitors (high polymer capacitor) and a large solid high polymer capacitor which offers large capacitance and low resistance. A machined OFC block covering the digital block allows both music players to deliver sound that seems to come out of the silence.
Perfect signal integrity
To achieve powerful and smooth sound quality, Sony has selected a thick KIMBER KABLE® to go from the base of the amp to the balanced headphone socket of the NW-WM1ZM2just like the famous DMP-Z1. This carefully selected component allows high-quality audio signals to be transmitted, leaving only the music behind.
The NW-WM1AM2 uses a low resistance OFC cable which provides low distortion and better channel separation.
To achieve the evolving sound of both music players, a dual clock and fine sound register have been precisely placed in each Walkman. For the first time, Sony began to use reflow solder containing gold, the effect of which is significant in improving overall sound localization and expanding sound space.
Get the most out of music, whatever the source
The NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 both incorporate a DSD remastering engine where PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into an 11.2 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital), providing even more ways to enjoy music.
With the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 listeners can also bring their music to life by upscaling compressed music files in real time with DSEE Ultimate™. This evolving algorithm now offers even more benefits for lossless CD-quality audio (16-bit 44.1/48kHz). By restoring acoustic subtleties and dynamic range, the user experiences a richer and fuller listening experience.
Hear every note the way the artist intended
Both players are also compatible with Balanced Connection and High-Resolution Audio, allowing listeners to experience their favorite tunes, just as the artist intended.
The NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 are Wi-Fi enabled and powered by Android™ 11, providing access to a huge collection of genres and artists from around the world. Consumers can choose to listen from their favorite music streaming and download services or connect to a PC to download tracks and playlists from personal collections, ensuring high-quality sound playback.
All new optimized usability
With a larger 5.0 inch (12.7 cm) screen, both music players feature a new fluid and responsive touchscreen that has been upgraded to HD (High Definition), optimizing the user experience . Consumers can also customize their home display on the Walkman home screen to suit individual needs, making each Walkman truly unique.
To ensure that listeners can immerse themselves in music wherever they are, both top models offer up to 40 hours non-stop FLAC 96kHz high-resolution audio playback.
One USB Type-C® port features on both models, providing fast transfer of music files and easy connectivity with a range of devices.
The NW-WM1ZM2 offers 256GB of built-in memory and a microSD card slot, while the NW-WM1AM2 offers 128GB of built-in memory and a microSD card slot, allowing listeners to take even the largest music collections with them wherever they go.
Sony products are not only designed to be stylish, but also to be environmentally friendly. Zero plastic is used in packaging material for the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2reflecting Sony’s commitment to reducing the impact of our products and practices.
Price and availability:
NW-WM1ZM2 has a suggested retail price of $3,699.99 and is available now for purchase from Sony Electronics and other authorized retailers. For a full list of specifications and information, please visit https://electronics.sony.com/audio/walkman-digital-recorders/walkman-mp3-players/p/nwwm1zm2.
NW-WM1AM2 has a suggested retail price of $1,399.99 and is available now for purchase from Sony Electronics and other authorized retailers. For a full list of specifications and information, please visit https://electronics.sony.com/audio/walkman-digital-recorders/walkman-mp3-players/p/nwwm1am2.
About Sony Electronics Inc.
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 When using Sony original music player app. Actual performance will vary based on settings, environmental conditions and usage.
 USB Type-C cable sold separately
 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions.
 Coating materials and adhesives excluded. This varies by region.
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