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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
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  1. tieuly1
    Wish someone stand out for changing internal cable of wm1a, so we could create wm1z with affordable price, just kidding but maybe it could
     
  2. Whitigir
    Warranty what ? I bought mine on Christmas....and it is July now. What possibly can go wrong that I can't fix :D , I have the service manual here too ... unless broken screen or parts need replacements. Until then I will only need to buy those parts and replace it.
     
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  3. nanaholic
    The difference between the WM1A and the 1Z is more than just internal wires, there are component differences like different capacitors and resistors as well.
     
  4. Whitigir
    Yes, exactly. Upgrading the wires inside wm1A is an upgrade, but yet the other components inside the WM1Z is superior, Capacitors, resistors, copper gold chassis. To have the best of Sony, I guess that gotta be WM1Z fully unleashed with "properly upgraded wires"
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  5. animalsrush
    :triportsad:

    Not that I have the chops to do what you did, I am curious though why Sony didn't do these themselves to begin with.. they invested so much time and money to improve Sony wm1z and cheaped out on wires?..for $3200 device I am hoping they would have made a conscious decision to make sure all components are top notch.. or is it by design to have s special Sony sound.. anyway it is cool you are tinkering to get most out of Sony wm1z for rest of us we have to settle with what they gave:triportsad:

    Pc
     
  6. Whitigir
    Well, Kimber cables are good, and it is better than stock cables as a matter of fact. Ofcourse Sony made it to be better than it sibling, the WM1A is inferior. It is not like Sony cheap out on wires, but they did what they could to make it outperforming the WM1A, and it did from technical standpoint and while sound signature can be subjective. These upgrade wires that I gave to WM1Z is just the next level upgrade. The same as headphones and stock cables. There are always possibilities to upgrades.

    Sony did what they could to make Wm1z a superior to Wm1a, and so the prices is also different. As far as sound performance being subjective, there gotta be some objectives that the whole Sony team agreed to price the Wm1z this way and technically speaking It is superior.
     
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  7. rushofblood
    Interesting to see others modding the wires on their DAPs. It is my opinion that these players have a lot more to give than their stock wiring lets on.

    On a related note, it's heartening to see that the 4.4mm plug market has really expanded - Furutech has finally released their 4.4mm connector: 20258146_1696787803964290_6016891133176579175_n.jpg

    And I've gone ahead and replaced my Pentaconn OFC plug (which has worn so heavily that the raw copper is visible) with a much more compact Bispa OFC connector: IMG_8196.JPG Loving this, as I pocket my 1Z everywhere I go (yes, I'm used to the weight and heft, it doesn't bother me at all) and the much more compact barrel fits much better in jeans.
     
  8. kubig123
    thanks for teh update, do you know if the Furutech 4.4mm are already on sale in the US and where I can find them?
     
  9. buzzlulu
    What about 4.4 females? I would like a 4.4 to 4 pin XLR adapter cable (high quality) to use my Z1R/Axios cable with my Moon 430 amplifier.

    It would also be nice to have a 4.4 to 3.5mm to user with a Mojo/Hugo
     
  10. hung031086
    I'm still looking for a 4.4mm female too. Need a 4.4mm female to 2.5mm male.
     
  11. Whitigir

    It is very true, the stock Kimber can be upgraded with great result.

    Now, the Furutech is awesome, hopefully it comes to the US as soon as possible. They do look to be rhodium or palladium plated ?
     
  12. PCheung
    Rhodium plated most likely
     
  13. rtjoa
    Rhodium. It is written on the packaging
     
  14. Whitigir
    Yeah, my bad, didn't really stare at the whole picture :D
     
  15. nanaholic
    Musashino Label has 4.4mm female to 3.5mm SE and 2.5mm BAL conversion cables on sale.
    http://www.cmpg.co.jp/musashino/2544p1/conversion cable.html

    Should be easy to convert the 2.5mm BAL to XLR
    If you use a proxy you can order them from e-earphone which has them in stock.
     
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