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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. proedros
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  2. archsam
  3. Midnstorms
    it amazes me how much bass there is on 1.2 using SE
     
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  4. captblaze
    the link was to show you that in some regions it is available. perhaps it will re appear on the UK site, or maybe not?
     
  5. Midnstorms
    anyone else enjoys 1.2 in 2018? lol
     
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  6. captblaze
    I have thought about going back, but I have set a goal of 300 hours listening on 3.0. Still have 80 hours left

    if I remember correctly I had an odd infatuation with my HD700 on v 1.2
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
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  7. denis1976
    i enjoy it very much
     
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  8. Tawek
    1z with 1.2 really nice
     
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  9. bden59
    1Z on 1.2 and ZX300 on 2.0 for BT dac:L3000:
     
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  10. NaiveSound
    Thinking about selling the beloved wm1z, almost at 100hrs. Just involved in other hobbies at the moment .. But Im afraid I'll regret it!
     
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  11. Quadfather
    I'll be saving up for quite some time.
     
  12. gerelmx1986
    How much $$ ? :D
     
  13. Lemieux66
    Sony UK website has had a big purge of quality audio equipment. The TA and Z1R are gone, as are both the 1Z and 1A. Looks like the 70th anniversary signature series has been discontinued...Also see that the HAP-Z1ES server/player has gone.

    Sony's audio division is a mess. The most expensive things they now offer are a bizarre £8000 desktop DAP, a £2000 IEM, a £1300 car stereo head unit and a £550 AV receiver. No coherent strategy for customers to buy into. Someone should be fired IMO.

    Why can't they put out a line of decent hifi separates like the other big Japanese corporations? With their FPGA DAC technology they could produce some great streamers or amps with built-in DACs. I would've loved to have bought an SACD player which used the DAC from the 1A or TA amp. Missed opportunities.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
  14. archsam
    I completely agreed. The confusion is the reason I am nervous about buying the 1A at this point - if it is indeed discontinued I would rather wait and see if there is a replacement model. It doesn't help that Amazon, being one of the only UK retailer of the Signature Walkmans, just bumped up the price of the 1A by £90 literally on the day when I was going to put in the order. I'm waiting now to see if the price will come back down.

    In recent years the other big Japanese electronic companies are all returning to the high end market - Yamaha in particular just announced the 5000 series hifi series, a pre-amp and power amp priced at £6700 each plus a £4600 tuntable, to go with their £15000 NS-5000 speakers from a few years back. Last year I picked up their A-S3000 integrated amp for a very good price, and it is an amazing piece of kit - the headphone output in this amp is actually just as good as my Benchmark DAC1.

    I will love to see Sony excel in the high end market again, like their glory days not long ago. Check out some of their TOTL gears back in the 90's - http://www.thevintageknob.org/
     
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  15. Lemieux66
    @archsam

    Yep, so much potential for Sony’s audio division.

    I wouldn’t hold your breathe for a new DAP. The Signature Series was possibly unique.
     

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