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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
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  1. nc8000 Contributor
    http://shop.dsdfile.com/
     
  2. tieuly1
    I did miss a deal for leonidas which then lead me to lionheart. Maybe the copper itself could improve some bass area but mid-centric :frowning2:(
    Truly almost all my upgrade is followed your base except for affort new leonidas
     
  3. ezekiel77
    I tend to agree with you. QP1R is more dynamic, with an airier and bigger stage. However, WM1A balanced brings the fight a bit closer. It has a encapsulating sound that's very addictive. It's also smoother and more full-bodied in notation. i don't think it loses out on detail from balanced. Two different flavours of a TOTL sound.
     
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  4. blazinblazin
    Have you read this?

    http://www.headfonia.com/review-effect-audio-lionheart-rich/
     
  5. ledzep
    I know people are using the 3.5mm out as a line out but has anyone used the 4.4mm balanced output wired to 2 RCA's yet?
     
  6. Whitigir
    Lol, my first question to people would be...how to keep the plated materials on the copper reliably ? Nickel ...yes...it is nickel.
     
  7. Whitigir
    No...RCA is Single ended, regardless of how many you have....their sleeve are joined so they are Single Ended connection. You can connect RCA into Balanced, but you can not connect Balanced into RCA (single ended)
     
  8. ledzep

    What if you made your own with a quad cable so you one plug with L+ L- and one with R+ R-
    I'm not saying it would stay balanced if you plugged it into an amp via RCA I'm just wondering if you'd see anything as opposed to using the 3.5mm output to 2 RCA's

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/252846815493?_mwBanner=1&varId=551863023853
     
  9. Whitigir
    You can make anything with your own skills, doesn't matter. The problem is that whatever device your plug it into which has RCA , they have joined sleeve (negative polar). Unless you also customize your RCA to not have joined sleeve...then you wouldn't be asking such question :), stay safe.

    It is a good thing that you asked before buying those. I see many reckless China cables. The mass production has standard for a reason, and every producers will have to abide. Good thing is that 4.4mm will be a standard too!
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
  10. PCheung
    ──無酸素銅筐体と金メッキの間に、銅・錫・亜鉛の三元合金メッキをかけた意図とは?
    石崎 信之[メカ設計]

    銅に直に金メッキを施してしまうと、メッキ上にどうしてもピンホールができてしまいます。ポータブルオーディオなので当然外に持ち出したり、指で触ったりするわけですが、そういった湿度が高い環境だとその小さな穴のところから錆びてくるので、間に絶対に下地メッキを入れる必要があるのです。
    見た目の仕上がりに優れているので、通常はニッケルメッキを下地メッキに使うのですが……磁性体であるニッケルメッキは音に対して悪影響を与えてしまうので、今回は音質最優先で非磁性体である三元合金メッキを選びました。 このメッキで外観をきれいに仕上げるには、素材とメッキ工程ともに高いクオリティーが必要となり技術的な難易度が高いのですが、音質のためには絶対に譲れないところでしたね。

    Refer to the interview at the sony WM1Z website, they plated the OFC body with a alloy mixture of copper, stannum and zinc. No nickel used as its magnetism affect the sound
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
  11. Whitigir
    Great finding, yes it is for the WM1Z, they did it in a special way. But what about the wires from those cables. My main reason to avoid anything plated is just that, the prime layer in between. The reason why I adopted the Sony style of Z1R stock cables is because it did sound good, and much better than any typical Plated wires and cables I came across. So I adopted it :). However, pure materials are always better than Plated wires.
     
  12. ledzep
    Looking at it now I don't know why I asked that question
    Looks like it's 3.5mm trs to 2 RCA's then or 3.5mm to 3.5mm line in , any personal preference?
     
  13. rcoleman1
    Wanted: A Custom Sony NW-WM1A/Z Line Out Dock cable to micro USB for my Hugo 2. Any sources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.
     
  14. Whitigir
    Wm1A/Z has no line out dock capability. It can only do digital out

    You can use just anything for 3.5mm to RCA. There are a lot of them
     
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  15. nc8000 Contributor
    Yep and he wants one that terminates in micro usb so he can use the A/Z as a digital transport into Hugo 2
     
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