Sony - New line of high-resolution audio players


Sony is going to release 6 new audio devices that support high-resolution audio for home use: 2 models of HDD audio player "HAP-Z1ES" and "HAP-S1", USB DAC amplifier "UDA-1", stereo integrated amplifier "TA-A1ES", and 2 models of speaker systems "SS-HA1" and "SS-HA3". By pairing these devices as you like,  you can enjoy rich and high performance sound offered by a high-resolution audio source at home.

The HDD audio players "HAP-Z1ES" and "HAP-S1" automatically copy music in your PC via the dedicated PC application "HAP Music Transfer"and make both high-resolution audio and compressed files play in high-quality sound. "HAP-S1" includes 2x40W analogue amplifiers.

By connecting your PC and the 2 x 23W USB DAC amplifier "UDA-1" with a USB cable,  "UDA-1" is able to enhance the high-quality sound. The stereo integrated amplifier "TA-A1ES" is a 2 x 80W pre-main amplifier able to avoid a change of sound quality caused by volume control.

The speaker systems "SS-HA1" and "SS-HA3" has "WD Super Tweeter" in the front and top sides built-in.

HAP-Z1ES (HDD audio player)
Release date: October 26
Estimated price: ¥220,500

HAP-S1 (HDD audio player)
Release date: October 26
Estimated price: ¥80,000

TA-A1ES (stereo integrated amplifier)
Release date: October 26
Estimated price: ¥220,500

UDA-1 (USB DAC amplifier)
Release date: October 12
Estimated price: ¥50,000
Color: Silver, Black

SS-HA1 (3-way speaker system)
Release date: October 26
Estimated price: ¥70,000

SS-HA3 (2-way speaker system)
Release date: October 12
Estimated price: ¥40,000
Color: Silver, Black

 




 

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