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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. linux4ever
    Is this WM1A in the photo?

    A question to WM1Z owners - With V3.0, how long the battery lasts on standby without powering off?
     
  2. ruthieandjohn
    With my other Sony players, e.g., the NW-ZX1 and the -45, I can analyze my on-board library within my DAP to extract the parameters that it uses to set up the “mood” playlists., e.g. “morning” or “energetic.”

    My WM1A will not do this, but instead advises me that I need to do it off line. I am not able to to that, but even if I could (using the old or new Sony tool whose name escapes me), I don’t know how I would download the analysis info.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  3. nc8000 Contributor
    I would guess that the info gets imbedded in tags in the files
     
  4. Midnstorms
    Is it too much ask for sony to make a bass boost buton next to the direct mode or the EQ? is it to much ask for 3D alterrendering mode well the second for shure bat a freaking bass boost? is it too much i wont go balanced and i want SE ATM why sony why... please make a new FIrmware with bass in SE... im stiking to 2.0 ATM since 1.2 I get the freaking database error on building iand i dont feel like starting over with songs and player counter to 0
     
  5. Gibraltar
    Has anyone been able to get the 1Z working as a USB DAC with an iPhone? Using the iPhone camera adapter and the standard 1Z USB cable I can get the DAC screen on the 1Z with the volume to show up but no sound no matter what I play on the iPhone. I set the 1Z to not charge over USB, but can't find any other settings on either the DAP or iPhone that help. Any ideas? It's an iPhone X running the latest iOS.
     
  6. flyer1
    I transferred all my content to my 1Z with Sony music centre software. It supposed to do a 12 tone analysis automatically for the whole library to enable a 'mood' listing.

    However the player still reports some files not analysed and don't have a clue which ones. I agree they should have included this capability within the firmware like it was in previous Sony players..
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
  7. NaiveSound
    About 27 hrs for me, with about 3 hrs of music played.
     
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  8. Nostoi
    Hi, this may be a dumb question - is there a way to connect a non-balanced headphone amp to the WM1A while still using the 4.4mm input on the WM1A? I.e., as a pre-amp? I would like to try an amp my LCD2C on the balanced input of my WM1A - do I need an amp with a 4.4 input to do this? Thanks
     
  9. iron2k
    Maybe you can use something like this

    Screenshot_20181103-114345_AliExpress.jpg Screenshot_20181103-114345_AliExpress.jpg
     
  10. nc8000 Contributor
    You can connect the 3.5 output of the WM to a single ended input on something else or the 4.4 output of the WM to a balanced input of something else. Never mix balanced and single ended
     
  11. Nostoi
    Thanks, that looks handy. But that would still suggest that I'd have to use something like this for the balanced end of my LCD2's right? I was basically to seeing if there's a workaround to avoid spending another $1k on a headphone amp with a 4.4mm input to get more power to the Audeze's (such as Sony's own one or the WA11). Thanks.
     
  12. harishmirror
    Its a 1z in a silicone case. The battery lasts about 6-7 hrs depending on how much I keep the screen on. Also I have enabled the 90% charge option.

    Most of my tracks are in DSD, Few in Wav and Flac.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
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  13. nc8000 Contributor
    The WM on it's own is unlikely to be able to power something as demanding as the LCD
     
  14. nc8000 Contributor
    I charge my player once a week and never turn it off. I get about 20 hours play time during that week playing 16/44 flac with direct source on balanced low gain
     
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  15. linux4ever
    I've my wm1z in a black silicone just like you do :)
     

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