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Walkman NWZ F886 officialy announced!! [192khz/24bits]

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I'm so excited about this. Totally unexpected. New amp, S Master HX, support for 192khz/24 bits files.

It is to be released in october.

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Listen to your music in High-Resolution Audio. Share your music with one-touch listening via NFC

Hear true sound with powerful audio technologies
Enjoy instant music and easy sharing with one-touch listening via NFC connectivity
Discover Android apps and games at Google Play™

Hear the difference in High-Resolution

Listening to your tunes on the go doesn’t mean you have to compromise on audio quality. Hear your music just as the artists truly intended, through a combination of Sony’s proprietary sound technology and support for High-Resolution Audio, and experience the power of premium sound. The new Walkman® F886 lets you enjoy High-Resolution Audio, which offers significantly higher sound quality than a CD. In fact, a 192KHz/24bit High-Resolution Audio file contains around six times more audio information than that recorded on a standard CD – so it’s just like being at the studio or concert hall.

Savour every note

To further enhance your listening experience, the F886 is packed with unique audio technologies from Sony.

The latest S-Master HX digital amplifier reduces distortion and noise at all frequency ranges – from ground-shaking lows to delicate highs – and is optimised for High-Resolution Audio. *DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX technology faithfully restores high-range sound that is lost in the compression process for a pure, natural quality, and upscales compressed audio data to a quality higher than that of CDs. And Clear Audio+ ensures crisp, realistic sound, just as the artist intended. Enjoy your music in ultimate clarity and presence, across the entire spectrum of sound.

Enjoy one-touch listening via NFC

Want to play music from your Walkman® on your Hi-Fi, Home Cinema system, speakers, or headphones? With built-in NFC, all it takes is a single touch to pair and connect your F886 with a range of NFC-enabled devices. And if your devices aren’t NFC-enabled, just pair them using conventional Bluetooth®.

Listen more, play more, do more

Powered by Android™ 4.1, the F886 opens up a world of possibilities. Enjoy pre-installed apps tailored for your Walkman®, from email and games to maps and media gallery. Or connect wirelessly and download more apps from an ever-growing choice at Google Play™.

You can enjoy marathon music sessions too, with up to 35 hours of playback for MP3 tracks and up to 26 hours with High-Resolution Audio (96KHz/24bit). When you’re using headphones, digital Noise Cancelling blocks out around 98% of ambient noise with a choice of modes to suit your environment: Train/Bus, Plane, or Indoor.

Designed for everyday life

Whatever you’re using it for, the F886 is a joy to operate: it has a slim, compact design featuring three side-mounted buttons, meaning you can control the device even when it’s in your pocket, and a large 10.2cm LCD touchscreen. It even boasts a Triluminos display for mobile, which produces incredibly vivid, lifelike colours – perfect for videos, photos, and games.
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NWZ-F886 Walkman® – Key Features

Enjoy music in High-Resolution Audio – thanks to Sony technologies such as S-Master HX, you’ll experience music in better than CD quality

Share music one-touch listening via NFC – instantly enjoy music and on your NFC-enabled Hi-Fi, Home Cinema system, speakers or headphones

Discover Android apps and games – powered by Android, with easy access to a range of apps and games at Google Play™
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NWZ-F886 Walkman® - Specifications

・32GB media player with 10.2cm LCD touchscreen

・Hi-Resolution Audio playback

WAV(192KHz/24bit), AIFF(192KHz/24bit), FLAC(192KHz/24bit), Apple lossless(192KHz/24bit)

・S-Master HX digital amplifier

・DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine)

・ClearAudio+

・Digital Noise cancelling

・One-touch listening via NFC and Bluetooth® connectivity

・Up to 35 hours playback with MP3

・Up to 26 hours playback with Hi-Res audio (96kHz/24bit)

・Android PF Ver4.1

・Powered by Android: access apps at Google Play™

・Triluminos™ display for mobile

・Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n)

・Bluetooth®(A2DP/AVRCP/OPP/HID)

・Compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS

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This source states 329€ for the 32GB version, and it is to be released on october this year.

Preorders for 250 pounds in the UK

Is not yet known if there will be more capacity versions.

A 64GB version is confirmed. No release date nor pricing yet.
Edited by DrKrFfXx - 9/6/13 at 11:31am
post #2 of 1364
Excited as hell!!!
Any clues on the pricing?
post #3 of 1364
Thread Starter 

According to this source, 329€ the 32GB version. Probably the same in dollars before taxes.

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Will it do gapless though (unlikely)?

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Wow. This is quite exciting.
I wonder if it has a line out or can be paired with the Sony PHA-1......etc?

But 32gb only is a failing point.
Does it take memory cards to expand storage?

But yes a step in the right direction by one if the big companies.
Edited by ExpatinJapan - 9/4/13 at 1:35pm
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Thread Starter 

There is no sign of expandable memory. Not in the images nor the press release text.

 

If this is the base model, could we expect 128GB version?

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FYI for F and Z users: I just installed the Neutron Player and tested it with 24/192 FLAC and it works perfect.

post #8 of 1364
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Wow. This is quite exciting.
I wonder if it has a line out or can be paired with the Sony PHA-1......etc?

All recent Sony Walkman has the WM-PORT for LOD, so if will work with the PHA-1 in analog.  Will it work with PC/Android DAC/AMP with OTG?  That's another story.

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Sony is bringing out the new PHA-2 October 25th.
24/192, DSD.

Maybe as an intended pairing with their new high res player.
post #10 of 1364
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Sony is bringing out the new PHA-2 October 25th.
24/192, DSD.

Maybe as an intended pairing with their new high res player.

Smart, so...

 

F886 > PHA-2 > MDR-10R or XBA-H for a totally new Sony HD setup.


Edited by DrSheep - 9/4/13 at 8:11pm
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post
 

FYI for F and Z users: I just installed the Neutron Player and tested it with 24/192 FLAC and it works perfect.

It is downsampled to 16-bit.

post #12 of 1364
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post
 

It is downsampled to 16-bit.

Sucks... there goes my 6 bucks.

post #13 of 1364

Still no expandable storage :(

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Sony really need to price this right, as the X3, X5, and DX50 are all at this level and possibly cheaper.

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Originally Posted by asdafaasda View Post
 

Still no expandable storage :(

 

The upper part seems to be removable. There might be an SD card slot beneath that thing.


Edited by sicko - 9/4/13 at 8:41pm
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