Sony DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player

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Reproduce even the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound with the DMP-Z1. Cra… More details

Reproduce even the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound with the DMP-Z1. Crafted for High-Resolution Audio, better than CD quality, with fidelity that's just as the artist intended.

Sony DMP-Z1 Music Player

The sound your music truly deserves

For the ultimate audio fidelity, the DMP-Z1 music player combines cutting edge technical innovations with the finest materials and attention to detail.

Audio perfection, wherever you are

Every component of the DMP-Z1 has been meticulously crafted to deliver power, fidelity, and purity of sound.

Hi-Res Audio

Every note as the artist intended

Take your digital music collection to a new level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing and reproducing digital audio at a higher rate than CD (24-bit/192 kHz and beyond), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording.

Direct Stream Digital

Lose nothing in translation

The DMP-Z1 supports files up to DSD native 11.2 MHz and PCM playback up to 384 kHz/32-bit, which means all the authentic detail of the original recording is retained.

cable balanced connection detail

0.17" balanced connection and 0.14" headphone jack engineered with KIMBER KABLE®

Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 0.17" balanced headphone jack which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. Internal wiring for both the 0.17" and standard, unbalanced, 0.14" jacks use thick KIMBER KABLE® for signal integrity.

Sony DMP-Z1 volume control

Gold-plated analog rotary volume controller

Enjoy stereo channel precision right to the headphone output with the custom-crafted passive-balanced volume potentiometer. Copper and gold-plated brass ensures absolute sonic purity across all dynamic levels.

Sony DMP-Z1 dual DAC

Dual DAC stereo architecture

Exceptional stereo imaging and an enhanced dynamic range is delivered through two independent AK4497EQ mono Digital-Analog Converters (DACs), especially when matched with balanced headphone listening. An exceptionally low noise floor and native support for High-Resolution Audio formats ensures absolutely pristine analog audio translation.

Sony DMP-Z1 amplifier

High-quality analog amplifier

By incorporating an audiophile-grade, high-power headphone amplifier, the DMP-Z1 realizes 1500 mW (16Ω) 1 to drive even the most demanding headphones.

Sony DMP-Z1 digital circuit board with one battery cell
Sony DMP-Z1 analog circuit board with four battery cells

Pure audio everywhere with an independent power system and built-in battery

Five battery cells drive both digital and analog amplification circuits independently for enhanced dynamics and reduced internal electromagnetic interference. By isolating the power delivery from conventional AC power supplies, you enjoy both a more open treble response and tighter bass delivery, without the harshness transmitted through AC line noise.

Sony DMP-Z1 exploded diagram

Isolated circuit board reduces noise

To keep sound transparent and minimize distortion, the analog board is separated from the digital board on the H-shaped chassis. This cuts noise and realizes solid ground.

Sony DMP-Z1 chassis

Rigid aluminum milled frame structure

To ensure minimal resonance and vibration are transmitted between the isolated boards, all circuit boards of the DMP-Z1 are mounted on a solid, frame-based chassis. This lessens external electrical or seismic interference so each circuit can achieve optimal performance. The chassis is made using a milling and blasting process and is finished with a coating of Almite.

PCM to DSD audio waveforms

Give all PCM music the DSD treatment with DSD Remastering Engine

PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into a 5.6 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) ultra-high-frequency 1-bit audio stream. The single-bit stream delivered to the DAC has a character far closer to that of analog—so your music is delivered exactly as the artist intended.

vinyl processor

Give every track the sound of vinyl with Vinyl Processor

Get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favorite albums by giving back the character of vinyl to your digital tracks. Subtle reproduction of low-frequency tone-arm resonance, surface and scratch noise, and resonance on the vinyl deliver an authentic listening experience.

DSEE HX Digital Sound Enhancement Engine

New DSEE HXTM analyzes song type by AI

Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HXTM processor which intelligently recognizes instruments, voices, and musical genres. By identifying these and the relative energy of the audio, it can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression for a full fidelity experience, even with compressed formats.

Sony DMP-Z1 Music Player

See everything with a mirror-finished aluminum panel

For added clarity the LCD panel is made from polished glass — coupled with aluminum panels and a gold-plated volume control, the DMP-Z1 shines sleekly like a glass mirror.

Sony DMP-Z1 Music Player connected to laptop with usb

USB DAC Function for higher-quality music

When connected using the supplied USB cable, the DMP-Z1 replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own highly-tuned hardware for premium sound quality.

Sony DMP-Z1 Music Player connected to phone with Bluetooth

BLUETOOTH® Receiver mode boosts smartphone music

Stream music through the DMP-Z1 via BLUETOOTH® connection and a smartphone connection to give all your music a DMP-Z1 boost. Favourite tracks will benefit from digital to analogue audio conversion and DSEE HXTM upscaling, as well as the Vinyl Processor and Equaliser etc.2

Sony DMP-Z1 Music Player

256GB internal storage & micro SD slots

There’s room for all your music with 256GB internal storage and 2x micro SD slots.3

Powered for exceptional sound anywhere

There's enough battery power for up to approximately 10 hours of playback for non High Resolution and approximately 9 hours of playback for High Resolution. You can also switch to AC power when needed.4


VGP 2020 Gold Metal Award

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Technical Features

5.44" W x 2.69" H x 10.98" D (138.0 mm x 68.1 mm x 278.7 mm)
87.84 oz (2,490 g)
Battery Life*
8-10 hours continuous playback
Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
AC adapter (supplied)
Approx. 4 hrs
256 GB, Micro SD card x 2 slots, Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
All Songs Artist Release Year Playlists Album Genre Composer Hi-Res Recent Transfers SensMe Channels Folder
Shuffle Playback, Repeat Off, Repeat 1 Song, Repart All, All Range, Selected Range
3.1" (7.8 cm), WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)
TFT color display
Direct source (Direct), 10 band equalizer, tone control, DSEE HX, Dynamic Normalizer, Vinyl Processor
20–40,000 Hz
Stereo mini-jack: 570 mW + 570 mW (High Gain)
Balanced standard-jack: 1,500 mW + 1,500 mW (High Gain)
Sony original OS
Headphone Terminals
Stereo mini-jack, Balanced standard-jack, USB Type-C port, High-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Wireless Capabilities
Communication system: Bluetooth® Specification Version 4.2
NFC: Yes
Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
Supported Codecs (Transmission): SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD
Supported Codecs (Reception): SBC, LDAC, AAC
Supported Formats**

Package Includes

  • DMP-Z1
  • USB Type-C™cable (USB-A to USB-C)
  • AC adapter ACDP-045L01
  • AC power cord*
  • Carrying case
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Startup Guide
  • Instruction Manual

Detailed Specifications

MP3 (128 kbps)/Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs, MP3 (128 kbps)/Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs, AAC (256 kbps)/Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs, AAC (256 kbps)/Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs, FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit)/Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs, FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit)/Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs, FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 8 hrs, FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 8 hrs, DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs, DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs, DSD (5.6448 MHz/1 bit)/Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs, DSD (5.6448 MHz/1 bit)/Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs, DSD (11.2896 MHz/1 bit)/Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs, DSD (11.2896 MHz/1 bit)/Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs
The values shown in this topic represent the approximate battery life when content is played continuously using the default settings.
Even if the player is turned off for an extended period, a small amount of battery power is still consumed.
Battery life may vary depending on the volume setting, conditions of use and ambient temperature.
The battery is consumed considerably when the screen is on.
The battery life may be shortened by about 10% when some of the sound quality settings are active.
A Bluetooth connection will shorten the battery life by up to 45% depending on the following conditions.
Format of the content.
Settings of the connected device.
MP3 ( .MP3): 32–320 kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR))/32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
WMA (.WMA): 32–192 kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR))/44.1 kHz
FLAC (.flac): 16 bit, 24 bit/8–384 kHz
WAV (.WAV): 16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit (Float/Integer)/8–384 kHz
AAC (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16–320 kbps/8–48 kHz
HE-AAC (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32–144 kbps/8–48 kHz
Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16 bit, 24 bit/8–384 kHz
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit/ 8–384 kHz
DSD (.dsf, .dff): 1 bit/2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz
APE (.ape): 8 bit, 16 bit, 4 bit/8–192 kHz (Fast, Normal, High)
MQA (.mqa.flac): Supported
Copyright protected files cannot be played back.
Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency.
Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2 GB) or larger cannot be played back.
This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16 bit quantization) as High-resolution Audio. The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.


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