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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. WindowsX
    Yeah. That's understandable as many TVs I modded for client has ground connection on ac but not used in my region too. Maybe it's not used for similar reason.

    I also checked circuit connection with electrician and oscilloscope to make sure it won't pose such risks in known scenarios including connecting both 3.5 and 4.4 at the same time. At least it seems to withstand short circuit on output connection before fixing it which has greater risks than 4.4 ground channel tweak to reduce noise with supported cables. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  2. linux4ever
    The k mod from music sanctuary also upon request provide a similar grounding connection on wm1z.
     
  3. WindowsX
    https://music-sanctuary.com/products/1960s-mod-wm1-zx300

    They offer DC ground wiring in website. I didn't see any mention about 4.4 ground wiring there. Adding 4.4 ground different concept from DC ground.
     
  4. OppoGuy
    My player just arrived.
    Really liking the look of it. Physically and the GUI.

    I have just updated to firmware 3.0.

    I have disabled AVLS (Volume Limit) in the Output Settings.

    However, I'm listening on full volume (120) through Oppo PM2 headphones.

    Will the player not go any louder?

    My existing player is a really small Cowon Plenue D.
    Really small but has no issue driving Oppo PM2 and PM3 headphones.

    I have a 4.4mm balanced cable coming from the US to the UK, but no idea how long this will take to arrive.
     
  5. nc8000 Contributor
    If it is an EU unit you need to remove the volume cap with the RockBox tool, this will enable the high gain mode. Also balanced has more driving power
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  6. Quadfather
    Sony doing what it does best!


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  7. OppoGuy
    Rockblox does not appear to support the WM1A.

    https://build.rockbox.org/

    I've downloaded and ran it, but it will not recognise the Sony.
     
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  8. nc8000 Contributor
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  9. ryaneagon
    I just ordered a set of these, I currently am using Shure 8546's. How do they sound? I have the WM1Z.
     
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  10. Lookout57
    Nice, if I had known Lexar was available I would have bought that instead of the Team.
     
  11. OppoGuy
  12. Redcarmoose
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    Jump aboard, a nice assistant can get you a placebo cocktail and all is wonderful. I hope in reality they really are the best Chi-Fi IEM ever made in history? I mean......I guess they are, my senses say they are? I think they are great, as I liked them even before I knew they were popular. I listened to the top KZ line, the King Pro, Secret Garden and Queen by TFZ and the FH5 FiiO flagship, and liked them better? They just don’t do vocals well. Mine only have a day of burn-in and even though BAs don’t need burn-in the crossovers might? But they are noted for sounding better after 4 days of continuous play. Not familiar with your 8546s so......

    They will not sound right till you get a good seal. I use Sony Hybrid tips. Though they fit better and are more comfortable than any IEM I have ever put in my ear.

    The great part is it’s probable you have a 4.4mm/MMCX cable on hand?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  13. linux4ever
    That is why I mentioned "upon request" :).

    It is not part of k mod. But when that mod is being done and if requested, music sanctuary will do that additional grounding task on wm1z.
     
  14. WindowsX
    I see. That's why it's not shown in my friend's mod.
     
  15. proedros
    i think all 4 points are valid on wm1a

    and no news for a new wm1x model so go ahead and buy wm1a
     
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