SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Whitigir
    Lol, as in it improved 1Z, so the 1A should be improved ? :D
     
  2. Matrix Petka
    I would say that bass the same in quantity, but improved in quality. More transparency effects perception of bass. Just my 5 cents from my ears :)
     
  3. Whitigir
    I agree, I like and prefer this tighter mid bass. It clears up a lot more room for many other instruments and extensions. The main reason why the soundstage is larger as there is more air :). But this is what I am hearing from 1Z. I don’t know about 1A lol
     
  4. Matrix Petka
    Agree 100% - just took my Z5 of my ears. Going to put on SA5000.
     
  5. proedros
    what do you mean ?
     
  6. Whitigir
    He meant that 1 firmware for both 1A/Z, and this firmware have new tuning, in the while both 1A and 1Z has different sound signature. How did it affect both players ? Which one was used in the tuning process ? 1Z ? Or 1A ?
     
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  7. FlyingTrotter
    This is a great journey - originally got my WM1A and used for initial period with my JH audio Roxannes with stock cable SE - loved it

    Upgraded to a 4.4 balanced moon audio silverdragon cable and what an upgrade 300 hrs in the system was stunning (at least to my ears)

    Now we have the 2.0Fw update and wow again - this is awesome - playing familiar tracks the sound stage has increased in depth and love the tonal changes and as others have said have slightly reduced the volume setting

    [edited as typo seemed to offend the pedantic]
     
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  8. all999
    2.2?
     
  9. Matrix Petka
    Thank you, Whitigir, for doing my job :)
    Now I am VERY curius to compare both 1A and 1Z soundwise.
    The most logical that for tuning was used 1Z and all goods went to 1A. Of course, that's only my thoughts.
     
  10. mw7485
    ...gotta keep up, things are moving fast at Sony HQ :smile:
     
  11. Whitigir
    Roflmao, tomorrow 2.3 will bring USB DAC !!
     
  12. proedros
    since it's one FW for both 1a and 1z , we need people to specify what changes they are hearing , different daps mean different sound changes

    and i still don't understand what our friend Matrix means , english is not his native language and something gets lost in translation

    cheers
     
  13. Whitigir
    He meant that if Sony Used 1Z to tune the new firmware, which he suspected, and if 1A was not the target for tuning, the 1Z became better with this new firmware, so he suspected that all the goods just transferred into 1A as well :D

    I am not too sure if this is a positive ways. We don’t know, but I think Sony knows what they are doing, Sony is likely to tune this new firmware on both players, kinda like a compromise here, another improvements there. But both players meets in the middle of the road. So both players have positive changes in just one tuning package. Who knows ?
     
  14. Matrix Petka
    Sorry, English it is not my native tongue. But Whitigir makes perfect translations :) Thank you guys, you are all great, the same as our player :)
     
  15. mw7485
    You're like a dog with a bone on the USB-DAC thingy!!! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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