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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Redcarmoose
    Thank-you for that. Also he does not talk about USB cables making a difference in the connection but using a USB filter. You may find a better cable changes things. The Carbon uses silver for contacts as well as has radio interface shielding which some believe helps get the transfer over better. Though this is all very opinionated as a subject, which is why I still need to do a blind test. In sighted tests the better USB cable makes a difference.
     
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  2. AmusedToD
    Sure, I have the Lush^2 USB cable which is better than anything I have tried in the past (including Curious cable, Wireworld and Audioquest Cinnamon).

    The guy I quoted says the capacitors are for power stability only. If that’s the case, then they don’t do anything to the output digital signal if the cradle is unplugged while the DAP is playing. As least that’s my understanding, perhaps I got it wrong.
     
  3. Redcarmoose
    https://www.head-fi.org/members/whitigir.378966/

    Whitigir has thought the electronics where connected with the USB transfer? Though he has moved away from Sony gear onto bigger and better.
     
  4. Midnstorms
    Guys 3.01 Firm Is out anyone is running it? you think they changed the sound again? Bass?
     
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  5. captblaze
    Japanese DAP + Japanese Amp + ChiFi cable + German Cans = many smiles

    I have been cycling through FWs 2.0, 3.0 and 3.01. I can go back to 1.2, but I keep getting a persistent error message asking for a reboot which doesn't fix the error. I would try a factory reset, but I don't want to reset the timer. the above hardware combo with FW 3.01 provides the best overall sound for my ears and I will be hard pressed to change FW in the future

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  6. Fsilva
    Is it possible to use the WM1A as a DAC with the Sony BCR-NWH10 connected to my Mac? If so, will i need any special cable?
    The idea is to listen to the music i have on my Mac but using the WM1A/Dock through my powered speakers (Yamaha HS7)
     
  7. meomap
    Hi,
    Just ordered the Sony cradle anyway.
    Will test after 01012019 to see how the sound.
     
  8. Midnstorms
    Friend I FACED this error one of my messages states how to fix it... its a database error you have to go 1.2 and put most files in again and erase all trash files never use playlists reset factory settings, can you give some sound insights??? will be apreciated you on SE? Any diferrence in sound from 3.0 to 3.01? reset didnt solve the issue for me coping the files again did.. and removing SE card... only main memory files where the issue whats your headphones brand name? have in mind that re writing files in main disk may degrade its performance overtime so....
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018
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  9. Whitigir
    I had modified 2 cradles, and so I know them well. The cradles is acting as 2 things.

    1/ Charge the Walkman simultaneously
    2/ transfer files in and out of Walkman via a switch

    The cradles also has reclocking signals and isolation to improve digital signals via USB. It is the Same principal as the dongles but with bigger capacitors such as film capacitors and os-con, and bigger IC. If you know IFI I-purifier, the cradle is similar, but with different technology and implementation using Sony patented design and IC, which also charges the Walkman or transfer files.

    The cradles is crazily cheap for what it can do, period
     
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  10. DatDudeNic
    Like recieve files?
     
  11. Redcarmoose
    Only BT music information.
     
  12. Redcarmoose
    You use the provided cable to use the 1A as a DAC, no need for a USB adapter; as long as your using 3.0 and above. Just switch the player into DAC mode and plug it in.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2018
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  13. flyer1
    Believe I found a bug in 3.01. Trying to select a sound setting in the saved sound settings(1-3) menu it always asks to overwrite the current saved sound setting but there is no way to retrieve the saved setting anymore?

    Others have this as well?
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2018
  14. Duncan Moderator
    Not used it before, but agree with you - whether you press the save button or not, pressing 1,2 or 3 says it will overwrite.
     
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  15. kingdixon
    Well, it is working fine, just wrong text.

    Press any of the 3 settings, then press ok on the overwrite question and it will load it.

    And to save press the save button and choose one of the 3 spots.
     
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