Sony HAP-Z1ES

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Sony’s HAP-Z1ES is an upcoming digital audio player featuring a 1TB hard disc drive and the ability to upscale any sound file to ultra-high quality 5.6 DSD audio, enhancing lossy file formats and preserving the quality of lossless ones. It uses Sony’s proprietary HAP Music Transfer software to easily sync to any Mac or PC over Wi-Fi or ethernet, and also features smartphone connectivity, allowing the user to use their Android or iOS device as a remote control through an app.

Date Available

  • 2013

Release Price

  • $1,999.00

Key Features

  • 1 TB HDD
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet Connectivity
  • Smart Phone Connectivity
  • Upscales Any File Format to 5.6 DSD