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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Whitigir
    DMP Z2 wont be even close for another 5 or 8 years....judging from how long wm1z isnt even being replaced yet

    That is not to mention the engineering aspects that have all gone into building DMP Z1. There is nothing like it on the market
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
  2. Vitaly2017

    You know I looked at dmp dimensions and hell its quiet a big box. Not as transportable as I thought. Its like carrying chord dave with you.

    I would like sony to release a type of 1z is 10 times the most 1z size with desktop performance and half dmp price!


    Ohh wonder if it going to surprise 1z hihi
    I heard zx300 and quiet liked it very close to 1z



    At this pace youd better just buy a car the nissan Z hahaha
     
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  3. Vitaly2017

    Did you experience any hiss noise with the monoprice? Is it good for iems?
     
  4. proedros
    i heard that 1a is somehow better than zx300 , so that means that 1a must be closer to 1z than what i think....
     
  5. Whitigir
    1A is not far away from 1Z. Different sound signature is real between different choices of components. Both should be on similar level as they are from the same engineered architectural

    Even the 1A itself is built with quality components that you don’t see on SP1000, and I am sure of that. MELF resistors are high quality resistors dedicated toward audio performances. PML caps and Electrolytic caps are high quality for that. Except the caps and being used on 1A is from Phillips itself, while the 1Z caps and resistors are customized under Sony specs. I am not sure from which manufacturers, but there are a little differences
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2019
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  6. Vitaly2017
    To my surprise I find 1z to bring high a little to high. I at first thought it was the ier-z1r but no... I hooked my z1r to my other audio gear and highs didnt extended as high as it was with 1z!

    I wonder if 1a is same as 1z or does it offer less high in comparison to 1z?

    I always thought 1z to be the warmest and thickest sounding dap. But feels like it still shows signs of brightness...



     
  7. heimis
    So I`m going to buy the 1A in a couple of days.
    Here is the thing.. I DEFINITELY want the Japanese version and I`ll be getting it from Ebay from Japanese sellers like all my other Sony gear. BUT everyone is writing big warnings about the display being Japanese only.
    Has anyone any experience with this or know if there is any way around it?

    I have the Japanese version of the ZX2 and with that I just chose English display language the first time I switched it on and I`ve been good ever since..
     
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  8. Nayparm
    What's the reason for the Japanese version?
    If it's because of the EU volume cap then that's simple to remove.

    I may be wrong but I think there is/was a Japanese only domestic version and a Japanese Tourist version with English.

    You could also buy a US, Australian version etc if you don't want to have to remove volume cap but i realistically it only takes a few mins.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
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  9. gazzington
    I've been finding it weird that people desperately want the non EU version of the Sony players. It's very easy to remove that cap
     
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  10. heimis
    Yes it`s mainly because of the volume cap! I use the EU version ZX1 for work and every so often it turns the volume all the way down telling me to "check the volume level". It infuriates me beyond belief :p

    Also there is something mentally for me knowing that it`s a Japanese version. ALL my other Sony gear is Japanese versions so I`d like to continue down that path^^
     
  11. nc8000 Contributor
    On the ZX1 and 2 you could not remove the volume cap but on all the players based on the Sony OS you can just use the RockBox tool to change region and thereby remove the cap, enable features and change gui language
     
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  12. heimis
    That`s very helpful information! Thanx!
     
  13. heimis
    Problem solved. Found a seller on Ebay located in Osaka, Japan and this is what he wrote in the description:

    My Products are 100% Authentic and Ship from JAPAN.
    ITEM DESCRIPTION

    SONY High-Res Walkman Portable audio player NW-WM1A BM 128G international model

    Condition: New (unopened)

    This model Headphones are not included
    This Overseas Models does not correspond to use in Japan
    It has been adapted to overseas electrical circumstances, and the menu language can also be displayed in foreign languages including English. In addition, instruction manuals of foreign languages are also included.
    Manual language: English, Arabic, Korean, Chinese (Traditional / Simplified)
    Accessories: USB cable, wrist strap, WM - PORT cap headphone jack cap (stereo mini), headphone jack cap (balance standard)
     
  14. echineko
    I mean, all WM1* are Malaysian, technically, but whatever works for you, eh? :)
     
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  15. auronthas
    Do ask him/her to take a picture of WM1A bidder, you will know where is it is manufacured.

    I bet it's made in Malaysia.
     
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