HAP-Z1ES (Silver)

High Resolution Audio Player

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£1,999.95

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"Sony's ventured into streaming territory with impressive results - the HAP-Z1ES is a smartly designed, superb sounding piece of kit." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine. 5-star review.

High Resolution Audio

By now you're probably familiar with the difference High Definition has made to TV and, especially, movies on Blu-ray. Imagine, then, what a difference the same focus on sound quality could make. Well, now with the implementation of High Resolution Audio you don't need to imagine anymore! At its essence, High Resolution Audio provides music files in 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/192kHz formats. Digital music files at this level provide a much more detailed and smoother sound than typical CD (16bit/44.1kHz) files. The difference between HD music and typical MP3/ACC compressed music files is even more cavernous. Essentially, HD music offers a deeper and wider sound stage, more precise imaging and, above all, a far greater sense of realism. There are many HD Audio recordings already available to download online and you may already have started a collection on your computer. Where the Sony HAP-Z1ES comes in is in offering the ability to seamlessly stream, store and control your library. The HAP-Z1ES supports a wide range of HD file formats, including DSD, FLAC, WAV and ALAC.

Enhanced sound from compressed music files with DSEE
As a true music lover you'll probably have digital music in all sorts of files and at different qualities. Sony has recognised that you won't be able to get all your favourite music in HD and has therefore ensured the HAPZ1ES gets the very best from all music files. DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files to a level that's close to CD quality. Working with MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA files, DSEE restores high level information previously lost in the compression process. The result is a more detailed, fluid and natural sound quality that's much closer to the original recording.

1TB hard drive built-in
Once you've downloaded your HD recording, storing it can be an issue; but not with the HAP-Z1ES. With a 1TB built-in hard drive you can store up to around 250,000 music files in one place. Should you find that even this isn't enough then a USB connection at the rear lets you connect up an outboard hard drive for even more storage access.

Wi-Fi with automatic PC sync
Now for the really clever bit. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity and automatic PC sync, you can copy all your stored tracks from PC to the Sony over Wi-Fi. Furthermore, every time you download a new track it will also be transferred. In addition to the music itself, the Sony checks the album name, track names, and even the album art against the online database, Gracenote, for catalogue accuracy. Finally, it's now possible to have your PC in another room and enjoy your music, through your existing hi-fi without having to use the computer for control or album reference.

Built to perform
As an 'ES' product, you can expect first-rate build quality from the Sony HD streamer. From the inside, separate high capacity transformers offer dedicated power supplies to the analogue and digital feeds, reducing cross-talk and distortion between them. The cooling fan and hard disc are both mounted on isolating dampers, helping to reduce audio-impacting noise and vibration. Moving to the casing, Sony has used a heavy duty frame and beam chassis with solid aluminium front panel for excellent resistance to mechanical and electrical interference. As a final neat detail even the isolation feet have been specially designed and positioned to disperse vibrations from the player's delicate internal electronics. The attention to detail may seem obsessive but it's what makes the difference between good hi-fi and great hi-fi.

Internet music service
In addition to storing your existing music library the Sony HAP-Z1ES also gives you access to Internet radio via vTuner. This gives you access to thousands of radio stations from around the world.

Control from your smartphone or tablet
Although a sleek remote control is included, the most comprehensive control is offered via a unique Sony app. This mirrors the album art shown on the Sony's 4.3 inch LCD display and gives full control over your entire, stored music collection.

For the very best in digital music storage, playback and usability, the Sony HAP-Z1ES heralds a new era in audio.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

"Sony's ventured into streaming territory with impressive results - the HAP-Z1ES is a smartly designed, superb sounding piece of kit." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine. 5-star review.

High Resolution Audio

By now you're probably familiar with the difference High Definition has made to TV and, especially, movies on Blu-ray. Imagine, then, what a difference the same focus on sound quality could make. Well, now with the implementation of High Resolution Audio you don't need to imagine anymore! At its essence, High Resolution Audio provides music files in 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/192kHz formats. Digital music files at this level provide a much more detailed and smoother sound than typical CD (16bit/44.1kHz) files. The difference between HD music and typical MP3/ACC compressed music files is even more cavernous. Essentially, HD music offers a deeper and wider sound stage, more precise imaging and, above all, a far greater sense of realism. There are many HD Audio recordings already available to download online and you may already have started a collection on your computer. Where the Sony HAP-Z1ES comes in is in offering the ability to seamlessly stream, store and control your library. The HAP-Z1ES supports a wide range of HD file formats, including DSD, FLAC, WAV and ALAC.

Enhanced sound from compressed music files with DSEE
As a true music lover you'll probably have digital music in all sorts of files and at different qualities. Sony has recognised that you won't be able to get all your favourite music in HD and has therefore ensured the HAPZ1ES gets the very best from all music files. DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files to a level that's close to CD quality. Working with MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA files, DSEE restores high level information previously lost in the compression process. The result is a more detailed, fluid and natural sound quality that's much closer to the original recording.

1TB hard drive built-in
Once you've downloaded your HD recording, storing it can be an issue; but not with the HAP-Z1ES. With a 1TB built-in hard drive you can store up to around 250,000 music files in one place. Should you find that even this isn't enough then a USB connection at the rear lets you connect up an outboard hard drive for even more storage access.

Wi-Fi with automatic PC sync
Now for the really clever bit. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity and automatic PC sync, you can copy all your stored tracks from PC to the Sony over Wi-Fi. Furthermore, every time you download a new track it will also be transferred. In addition to the music itself, the Sony checks the album name, track names, and even the album art against the online database, Gracenote, for catalogue accuracy. Finally, it's now possible to have your PC in another room and enjoy your music, through your existing hi-fi without having to use the computer for control or album reference.

Built to perform
As an 'ES' product, you can expect first-rate build quality from the Sony HD streamer. From the inside, separate high capacity transformers offer dedicated power supplies to the analogue and digital feeds, reducing cross-talk and distortion between them. The cooling fan and hard disc are both mounted on isolating dampers, helping to reduce audio-impacting noise and vibration. Moving to the casing, Sony has used a heavy duty frame and beam chassis with solid aluminium front panel for excellent resistance to mechanical and electrical interference. As a final neat detail even the isolation feet have been specially designed and positioned to disperse vibrations from the player's delicate internal electronics. The attention to detail may seem obsessive but it's what makes the difference between good hi-fi and great hi-fi.

Internet music service
In addition to storing your existing music library the Sony HAP-Z1ES also gives you access to Internet radio via vTuner. This gives you access to thousands of radio stations from around the world.

Control from your smartphone or tablet
Although a sleek remote control is included, the most comprehensive control is offered via a unique Sony app. This mirrors the album art shown on the Sony's 4.3 inch LCD display and gives full control over your entire, stored music collection.

For the very best in digital music storage, playback and usability, the Sony HAP-Z1ES heralds a new era in audio.
More Information
Depth 20.00
Height 54.00
High Resolution Audio Y
Internet Radio Services Y
Power Consumption- Normal Use 35
Power Consumption - Standby 0.3/2.6/2.8
Smartphone Remote Yes
USB 1
Weight (KG) 14.5
Width 50.00
Wireless Connection Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs Y
Colour Silver
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Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

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