The FBB chassis, composed of a heavy frame , beam, and base, is the cornerstone of the HAP-Z1ES. Consisting of two plates of differing thickness for firm support, it offers high-precision parts placement and high rigidity achieving audiophile sound.
Powerful, flexible playback.
The HAP-Z1ES can playback and decode the following file formats: DSD (DSF,DSDIFF), PCM (44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192kHz・16/24/32bit), WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ATRAC, MP3, AAC, WMA music files.
DSD re-mastering engine.
This D/A conversion system leverages a high-performance DSP with a field-programmable gate array to convert all signals to 128 Fs DSD (double-rate DSD) signals. Based on know-how garnered from Sony direct 8-times oversampling methodology and Extended SBM (Super Bit Mapping) professional recording technology.
One place for all your tracks.
The Z1ES affords plenty of capacity for all of your favorite tracks (smooth operation guaranteed up to 20,000 tracks) with 1TB of internal storage (Some portions of the capacity are used for data management.). If for some reason, you need additional capacity, you may expand externally using external storage and the USB input.
Frequency Response restored with DSEE.
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology works in two ways to deliver natural sound with a spacious feel. The first enhances compressed file sound quality by revitalizing the high-frequency signals that are normally truncated during the compression process. The end-result is an accurate and spacious, must-hear experience.
Wired or wireless file transfer.
Install the HAP Music Transfer software software on your PC (Compatible with both Windows® and Mac® computers) and transfer audio files to the HAP-Z1ES via your network and either wired Ethernet or wireless (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) connection.
Dedicated software control.
Download the dedicated HDD Audio Remote App to control your HAP-S1 listening experience. Create playlists, search stored music and enjoy full track control. Compatible with both Android™ and iOs smartphones and tablets, you can easily select and play your music.