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For Sale  1,400.00 USD
Excellent/Like new
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SONY Walkman WM1Z, the flagship of SONY DAP is still one of the best DAP in the high-end DAP market, the gold standard of highend DAP since 2016 which still sit along side with other more mordern flagship like the SP2000 or N8. Here is my set of SONY WM1Z bought in JABEN HONG KONG back in 2019 for about 3206USD (reciept provided) . (Region J Volume Uncap Model)

I used it about once or twice a week, only in the morning and after office hour when i am traveling back home, The play hour count is 1497:13 (about 62 days).

Most of its time this WM1Z is store within its original Box, No Pet & No Smoking Hifi room with all my electrostatic stuff.

I currently have Mr.Walkman Walkman One (Neutral) OS install within the player but can revert to the latest version of Original SONY WM1Z OS up on your request, to my understanding Mr Walkman Walkman One OS baically uses the DMP-Z1 OS and install it within this player and unlock some of the features which the original OS do not support like
  • Switching the model (from "Settings" > "Device Settings")
  • Native DSD playback over the 3.5 mm output
  • DSEE HX AI (present on DMP-Z1)
  • Hardware accelerated rendition of the UI
  • Progressive JPEG and interlaced PNG album covers are supported

↑The interesting WM1Z development story from SONY youtube channel, please kindly use youtube auto-translation English subtitle if you do not understandthe launage.↑




Discover the functional beauty of oxygen-free copper
The NW-WM1Z is fully encased in a high-grade gold-plated oxygen-free copper chassis. Widely used in instrument manufacturing, the copper lends the player its unique natural, acoustic sound. Its conductivity and raw strength reinforce the Walkman® with unrivalled audio performance.

Streamlined power
The newly developed FT CAP (high polymer capacitor) works to regulate power flow, optimizing it for instant, clean power when needed.

Equipped with a "large coil" on the balanced output LC filter
An 8mm square "large coil" is mounted on the headphone balance output LC filter. Achieves low distortion and low resistance, and improves the sense of sound resolution over the entire frequency band.

A large "mechanical relay" is used for the balanced output mute circuit.
A "mechanical relay" of the same size as the one installed in the PHA-3 is used for the mute circuit of the headphone balance output. Eliminates noise peculiar to semiconductor devices and reproduces a neutral sound with little distortion in the high frequency range.

Equipped with two newly developed "low phase noise crystal oscillators"
Equipped with two newly developed "low phase noise crystal oscillators" compatible with 100MHz (48kHz system / 44.1kHz system). By expanding the size from 3225 (3.2 mm x 2.5 mm) to 5032 (5.0 mm x 3.2 mm), it is possible to create a layout that is not easily affected by noise, and realize sound quality with a sense of S / N and abundant information.

"Electric double layer capacitor" with even higher power supply capacity
The line that supplies power from the battery to the amplifier is equipped with an "electric double layer capacitor" that can supply a large amount of power instantaneously. The capacity has increased to about 1.4 times (500mF) that of the NW-ZX2, and the resistance value has also been reduced to about half. This improves the overall S / N feel and achieves a clear and powerful bass range.
Up to 30 hours' playback
Keep the music playing as long as you are, with up to 30 hours’ non-stop High-Resolution Audio playback (FLAC 96kHz/24bit) and 33 hours MP3 (128kbps).

Optimized board layout and improved S / N feeling
Separate the audio block and digital block up and down. Furthermore, the specifications for external output have been changed to digital output only. The S / N feeling has been improved by using the best layout for sound quality so that it is not affected by noise.

High-performance headphone jack "Pentaconn" made by Nippon Dics
Achieves reduction of contact resistance with 1 terminal and 2 contacts. Due to the structure with 2 contacts per terminal, the resistance value of each channel is closer than the normal φ3.5 mm, and the contact resistance is low, so the resolution, spread, and depth of sound can be fully expressed.
Advanced cable design
Made using advanced braiding techniques, the four wire braided cables engineered with KIMBER KABLE® are handcrafted to seamlessly handle high power and deliver ultimate sound performance.

S-Master™ HX digital amp
The S-Master™ HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman®, has evolved to be compatible with Native DSD, Balanced and high output power formats. It reduces distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies—for rich, full-bodied sound.

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.

Pure sound translation
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.

Discover better Bluetooth with LDAC
LDAC is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.

Compatible with master quality high-quality sound "MQA"
"MQA (TM) (Master Quality Authenticated)" is a high-quality sound technology developed by Meridian Audio. It is a completely new coding technology that can deliver sound with the same quality as Studio Master while keeping the file size to a fraction of the capacity of WAV.

One-touch listening with "NFC"
You can connect, disconnect, and switch connections with a single touch from pairing with headphones or speakers equipped with "NFC".


(New MSRP for the SONY WM1Z in 2021 is still 3198USD)
Now this set of Like New only ask for
1600 1400USD + Shipping + PayPal Fee

Worldwide shipping with EMS (tracking provided)
**Come with Outer Box, Inner box, Sony Protected Case, 3rd party clear protective case, Sony Strap, WM Port to USB cable, userguide & Warrently Card
Hermes Strap NOT included
Second hand fair condition WM1Z are selling for 1500-2240USD in yahoo japan auction, so my like new is 100USD more expensive which I think is reasonable.

**I am selling this to fund myself to buy new AK SP2000T as i want to start streaming on DAP.
Listed by: elton7033 (14)
Listed: 2021-11-22
Last edited: 2021-11-28
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500+ Head-Fier
Price droped to accomdate VAT in many EU/US country,
I am quite sure mine is cheapest in market.
OS upgraded from Midnight to Walkman One yesterday
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500+ Head-Fier