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[SPECIAL ORDER] DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player Signature Series

Model: DMP-Z1
RM 31,999.00
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  • Overview

    *** Estimated Order Lead Time: 6-12 Weeks ***

    Once order is received, we will contact you for updates on delivery.

    Possess the ultimate music experience anywhere with the DMP-Z1, crafted to deliver unrivalled resolution and dynamics to the most demanding headphones and audiophiles' ears. Built-in battery power lets you revel in music as it was meant to be heard, wherever you are.
  • Highlight

    Hi-Res Audio supports DSD Native up to 11.2 MHz and PCM audio playback

    High End audio parts for great sound quality

    4.4mm balanced, and standard 3.5mm, headphone outputs

    256 GB internal storage and 2 micro SD slots

    Up to approx. 10 hours for non Hi-Res and 9 hours for Hi-Res battery life

    Memory Size

    256GB,Micro SD card x 2 slots,Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC

    Display Resolution

    3.1-inch (7.8 cm),WVGA(800 x 480 Pixels)

    Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

    MP3 (128kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,MP3 (128kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs

    Weight

    Approx. 2,490g (87.84oz)

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 138.0mm x 68.1mm x 278.7mm (5.44inches x 2.69 inches x 10.98inches)

    Weight

    Approx. 2,490g (87.84oz)

    Power

    Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

    MP3 (128kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,MP3 (128kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs

    Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music Notes

    ?The values shown in this topic are the approximate battery life when content is played continuously at 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 volume setting, conditions of use and ambient temperature.,?The battery is consumed considerably when the screen is on.,?The battery life may become about 10% shorter 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.

    Charging Time (Quick Charge)

    -

    Built-in battery

    Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery

    Charging and Power supply

    AC adaptor (supplied)

    DC IN charging

    Approx. 4 hrs

    Storage Media

    Memory Size

    256GB,Micro SD card x 2 slots,Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC

    Playback & display

    Music Searching Methods

    All Songs Artist Release?Year Playlists Album Genre Composer Hi-Res Recent Transfers SensMe Channels Folder

    Music Play Mode

    Shuffle Playback,Repeat Off,Repeat 1 Song,Repart All,All Range,Selected Range

    Drag and Drop

    Yes

    Display Resolution

    3.1-inch (7.8 cm),WVGA(800 x 480 Pixels)

    Display Type

    TFT colour display

    Sound Effects

    Direct Source (Direct) ,10 Band equalizer,Tone control,DSEE HX,Dynamic Normalizer,Vinyl Processor

    Audio Playback

    MP3 ( .MP3): 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 32kHz 44.1kHz 48kHz,WMA ( .WMA): 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 44.1kHz,FLAC ( .flac): 16bit 24bit / 8-384kHz,WAV ( .WAV): 16bit 24bit 32bit (Float / Integer) / 8-384kHz,AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz,HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz,Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16bit 24bit / 8-384kHz,AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16bit 24bit 32bit / 8-384kHz,DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224MHz 5.6448MHz 11.2896 MHz,APE ( .ape): 8bit 16bit 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High) ,MQA ( .mqa.flac): Supported

    Audio Playback Notes

    ?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 2GB) 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.

    Durability

    Waterproof

    -

    Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

    Frequency

    20-40,000 Hz

    Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16?/mW)

    570mW + 570mW (High Gain)

    Headphone Out (Balanced standard-jack)

    Frequency

    20-40,000 Hz

    Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16?/mW)

    1,500mW + 1,500mW (High Gain)

    Software

    Operating System

    Sony original OS

    Footnotes

    Digital Noise Cancelling

    -

    USB DAC Mode

    Supported

    Connectivity

    Terminals

    Headphone: Stereo mini-jack, Balanced standard-jack,USB Type-C port, Hi-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

  • Features
    High-Resolution Audio 

    High-Resolution Audio 

    Experience digital music to the fullest with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bit-rate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist’s music. Savour every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.

    Lose nothing in translation

    Lose nothing in translation

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

    4.4mm balanced connection and 3.5mm headphone jack engineered with KIMBER KABLE®

    4.4mm balanced connection and 3.5mm headphone jack engineered with KIMBER KABLE®

    Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 4.4mm balanced headphone jack, which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. Internal wiring for both the 4.4mm and standard, unbalanced, 3.5mm jacks use thick KIMBER KABLE® for signal integrity.

    Gold plated volume control 

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

    Power pure audio everywhere with built-in battery 

    Five battery cells drive both digital and analogue 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.

    High quality analog amplifier

    High quality analog amplifier

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

    Dual DAC stereo architecture

    Exceptional stereo imaging and an enhanced dynamic range is delivered through two independent AK4497EQ mono Digital-Analogue Convertors (DACs), especially when matched with balanced headphone listening. An exceptionally low noise floor and native support for ultra-high-resolution audio formats ensures absolutely pristine analogue audio translation.

    Headphone jack with 4.4/3.5mm KIMBER KABLE®

    Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 4.4mm balanced headphone jack which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. Internal wiring for both the 4.4mm and standard, unbalanced, 3.5mm jack uses thick KIMBER KABLE® for signal integrity.

    Isolated circuit board reduces noise

    Isolated circuit board reduces noise

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

    Rigid 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 that each circuit can achieve optimal performance.

    Gold plated oxygen free copper (OFC) plate

    An OFC plate on the circuit board with gold plating (minimum purity 99.96) reduces contact resistance, giving a clearer audio quality. Gold plating also prevents oxidization and improves ground stability too.

    New EDLC capacitor for improved battery performance

    Five electric double-layer capacitors (EDLC) with large capacity and low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) supply power from the batteries of the DMP-Z1. This means no sudden falls in voltage, and power is stably supplied to DAC and amplifier.

    Newly-developed FT CAP (High polymer capacitor) for voltage stability

    The DMP-Z1 features newly-developed FT CAP high polymer capacitors in the power supplies for the DAC and amplifier, which inhibits voltage spikes that could cause subtle audio distortions. The result is clear, transparent melodic lines and tight bass line control, regardless of your choice of music.

    Enhanced power supply for the audio circuit

    Engineered specifically for portable performance, the power circuit dedicated to the analogue audio board makes an ideal pairing for the DC battery-power of the DMP-Z1. An extremely low-noise voltage regulator and DC/DC converter ensure pristine power is delivered to the amp, with enough headroom to comfortably drive even the highest impedance headphones with maximum dynamics and a minimal noise floor.

    Premium, audio-grade lead-free solder containing gold

    Premium, audio-grade lead-free solder containing gold

    The all-important headphone outputs and other places of the DMP-Z1 feature newly developed lead-free solder with the addition of gold to enhance the signal flow. The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures the absolute minimum signal loss possible, for full dynamic range delivery.

    Shielded OFC cables for improved channel separation

    OFC (Oxygen-free cable) shielded cables are designed for lower resistance and a superior signal to noise ratio. Separate cables transmit the balanced audio signals for right and left channels independently, to prevent cross-talk and interference and ensure a perfectly presented soundstage.

    Optimised circuit board layout

    By isolating the power supply, digital circuitry, and analogue amplification in the circuit design, the DMP-Z1 has dramatically lower electronic interference, reduced noise and improved overall sound clarity.

    Super low phase noise crystal oscillator

    Large volumes of data are processed without losing sound quality, through two newly-developed crystal oscillators, which keep noise to a minimum. 

    Give all PCM music the DSD treatment with DSD Remastering Engine

    Give all PCM music the DSD treatment with DSD Remastering Engine

    PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into a 5.6MHz 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 analogue – so your music is delivered exactly as the artist intended.

    Give every track the sound of vinyl with 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 favourite albums by giving back the character of vinyl to your digital tracks. Subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise deliver an authentic listening experience.

    New DSEE HX™ analyses song type by AI

    New DSEE HX™ analyses song type by AI

    Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HX™ processor which intelligently recognises instrumentation and musical genres. Realism and liveliness of different instruments, including the human voice, are inherently characterised by high frequency harmonics. By identifying instruments, and the relative energy of the audio, our enhanced DSEE HX™ can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression, for a full fidelity experience even with compressed audio formats.

    Optimised UI design 

    A simple, intuitive touchscreen experience makes it easy to change settings, and a spectrum analyser visualises frequency amplitude instantly. Complete with dedicated control keys, the DMP-Z1 lets you choose between UI interface and a more tactile experience.

    256GB internal storage & 2 Micro SD Slots

    With 256GB internal storage and 2x micro SD slots, there’s room for all your music.

    See everything with a mirror finished aluminium panel

    For added clarity the LCD panel is made from polished glass - coupled with lapping aluminium panels and a gilded volume control, the DMP-Z1 shines sleekly like a glass mirror.

    USB DAC Function for higher-quality music

    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.

    BLUETOOTH® receiver mode to give your smartphone music a boost

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

    Battery life for music playback

    Battery life for music playback

    Up to approximately 10 hours of playback for non High-Resolution and approximately 9 hours of playback for High-Resolution.

    What's in the box

    What's in the box

    It comes with a USB Type-C™ cable, AC adapter, AC power cord, carrying case and cleaning cloth.

    Carrying case 

    Carrying case 

    The carrying case is both stylish and sturdy, with soft padding to keep the unit firmly in place when you’re on the move.

    Fine Sound Resistor

    Fine Sound Resistor

    The surface mounted Fine Sound Resistor ensures even, effective distribution of power to the circuit components, for consistent sound quality.

    MQA™ support

    MQA™ support

    The DMP-Z1 supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files for another way to enjoy music.

    Learn more about MQA

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview

      *** Estimated Order Lead Time: 6-12 Weeks ***

      Once order is received, we will contact you for updates on delivery.

      Possess the ultimate music experience anywhere with the DMP-Z1, crafted to deliver unrivalled resolution and dynamics to the most demanding headphones and audiophiles' ears. Built-in battery power lets you revel in music as it was meant to be heard, wherever you are.
  • highlight
    • Highlight

      Hi-Res Audio supports DSD Native up to 11.2 MHz and PCM audio playback

      High End audio parts for great sound quality

      4.4mm balanced, and standard 3.5mm, headphone outputs

      256 GB internal storage and 2 micro SD slots

      Up to approx. 10 hours for non Hi-Res and 9 hours for Hi-Res battery life

      Memory Size

      256GB,Micro SD card x 2 slots,Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC

      Display Resolution

      3.1-inch (7.8 cm),WVGA(800 x 480 Pixels)

      Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

      MP3 (128kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,MP3 (128kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs

      Weight

      Approx. 2,490g (87.84oz)

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Size & Weight

      Dimensions (W x H x D)

      Approx. 138.0mm x 68.1mm x 278.7mm (5.44inches x 2.69 inches x 10.98inches)

      Weight

      Approx. 2,490g (87.84oz)

      Power

      Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

      MP3 (128kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,MP3 (128kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,AAC (256kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 10 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 8 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (5.6448MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 9 hrs,DSD (11.2896MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 9 hrs

      Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music Notes

      ?The values shown in this topic are the approximate battery life when content is played continuously at 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 volume setting, conditions of use and ambient temperature.,?The battery is consumed considerably when the screen is on.,?The battery life may become about 10% shorter 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.

      Charging Time (Quick Charge)

      -

      Built-in battery

      Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery

      Charging and Power supply

      AC adaptor (supplied)

      DC IN charging

      Approx. 4 hrs

      Storage Media

      Memory Size

      256GB,Micro SD card x 2 slots,Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC

      Playback & display

      Music Searching Methods

      All Songs Artist Release?Year Playlists Album Genre Composer Hi-Res Recent Transfers SensMe Channels Folder

      Music Play Mode

      Shuffle Playback,Repeat Off,Repeat 1 Song,Repart All,All Range,Selected Range

      Drag and Drop

      Yes

      Display Resolution

      3.1-inch (7.8 cm),WVGA(800 x 480 Pixels)

      Display Type

      TFT colour display

      Sound Effects

      Direct Source (Direct) ,10 Band equalizer,Tone control,DSEE HX,Dynamic Normalizer,Vinyl Processor

      Audio Playback

      MP3 ( .MP3): 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 32kHz 44.1kHz 48kHz,WMA ( .WMA): 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 44.1kHz,FLAC ( .flac): 16bit 24bit / 8-384kHz,WAV ( .WAV): 16bit 24bit 32bit (Float / Integer) / 8-384kHz,AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz,HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz,Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16bit 24bit / 8-384kHz,AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16bit 24bit 32bit / 8-384kHz,DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224MHz 5.6448MHz 11.2896 MHz,APE ( .ape): 8bit 16bit 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High) ,MQA ( .mqa.flac): Supported

      Audio Playback Notes

      ?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 2GB) 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.

      Durability

      Waterproof

      -

      Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

      Frequency

      20-40,000 Hz

      Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16?/mW)

      570mW + 570mW (High Gain)

      Headphone Out (Balanced standard-jack)

      Frequency

      20-40,000 Hz

      Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16?/mW)

      1,500mW + 1,500mW (High Gain)

      Software

      Operating System

      Sony original OS

      Footnotes

      Digital Noise Cancelling

      -

      USB DAC Mode

      Supported

      Connectivity

      Terminals

      Headphone: Stereo mini-jack, Balanced standard-jack,USB Type-C port, Hi-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

  • Reviews
    • Reviews
  • features
    • Features
      High-Resolution Audio 

      High-Resolution Audio 

      Experience digital music to the fullest with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bit-rate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist’s music. Savour every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.

      Lose nothing in translation

      Lose nothing in translation

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

      4.4mm balanced connection and 3.5mm headphone jack engineered with KIMBER KABLE®

      4.4mm balanced connection and 3.5mm headphone jack engineered with KIMBER KABLE®

      Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 4.4mm balanced headphone jack, which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. Internal wiring for both the 4.4mm and standard, unbalanced, 3.5mm jacks use thick KIMBER KABLE® for signal integrity.

      Gold plated volume control 

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

      Power pure audio everywhere with built-in battery 

      Five battery cells drive both digital and analogue 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.

      High quality analog amplifier

      High quality analog amplifier

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

      Dual DAC stereo architecture

      Exceptional stereo imaging and an enhanced dynamic range is delivered through two independent AK4497EQ mono Digital-Analogue Convertors (DACs), especially when matched with balanced headphone listening. An exceptionally low noise floor and native support for ultra-high-resolution audio formats ensures absolutely pristine analogue audio translation.

      Headphone jack with 4.4/3.5mm KIMBER KABLE®

      Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 4.4mm balanced headphone jack which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. Internal wiring for both the 4.4mm and standard, unbalanced, 3.5mm jack uses thick KIMBER KABLE® for signal integrity.

      Isolated circuit board reduces noise

      Isolated circuit board reduces noise

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

      Rigid 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 that each circuit can achieve optimal performance.

      Gold plated oxygen free copper (OFC) plate

      An OFC plate on the circuit board with gold plating (minimum purity 99.96) reduces contact resistance, giving a clearer audio quality. Gold plating also prevents oxidization and improves ground stability too.

      New EDLC capacitor for improved battery performance

      Five electric double-layer capacitors (EDLC) with large capacity and low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) supply power from the batteries of the DMP-Z1. This means no sudden falls in voltage, and power is stably supplied to DAC and amplifier.

      Newly-developed FT CAP (High polymer capacitor) for voltage stability

      The DMP-Z1 features newly-developed FT CAP high polymer capacitors in the power supplies for the DAC and amplifier, which inhibits voltage spikes that could cause subtle audio distortions. The result is clear, transparent melodic lines and tight bass line control, regardless of your choice of music.

      Enhanced power supply for the audio circuit

      Engineered specifically for portable performance, the power circuit dedicated to the analogue audio board makes an ideal pairing for the DC battery-power of the DMP-Z1. An extremely low-noise voltage regulator and DC/DC converter ensure pristine power is delivered to the amp, with enough headroom to comfortably drive even the highest impedance headphones with maximum dynamics and a minimal noise floor.

      Premium, audio-grade lead-free solder containing gold

      Premium, audio-grade lead-free solder containing gold

      The all-important headphone outputs and other places of the DMP-Z1 feature newly developed lead-free solder with the addition of gold to enhance the signal flow. The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures the absolute minimum signal loss possible, for full dynamic range delivery.

      Shielded OFC cables for improved channel separation

      OFC (Oxygen-free cable) shielded cables are designed for lower resistance and a superior signal to noise ratio. Separate cables transmit the balanced audio signals for right and left channels independently, to prevent cross-talk and interference and ensure a perfectly presented soundstage.

      Optimised circuit board layout

      By isolating the power supply, digital circuitry, and analogue amplification in the circuit design, the DMP-Z1 has dramatically lower electronic interference, reduced noise and improved overall sound clarity.

      Super low phase noise crystal oscillator

      Large volumes of data are processed without losing sound quality, through two newly-developed crystal oscillators, which keep noise to a minimum. 

      Give all PCM music the DSD treatment with DSD Remastering Engine

      Give all PCM music the DSD treatment with DSD Remastering Engine

      PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into a 5.6MHz 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 analogue – so your music is delivered exactly as the artist intended.

      Give every track the sound of vinyl with 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 favourite albums by giving back the character of vinyl to your digital tracks. Subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise deliver an authentic listening experience.

      New DSEE HX™ analyses song type by AI

      New DSEE HX™ analyses song type by AI

      Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HX™ processor which intelligently recognises instrumentation and musical genres. Realism and liveliness of different instruments, including the human voice, are inherently characterised by high frequency harmonics. By identifying instruments, and the relative energy of the audio, our enhanced DSEE HX™ can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression, for a full fidelity experience even with compressed audio formats.

      Optimised UI design 

      A simple, intuitive touchscreen experience makes it easy to change settings, and a spectrum analyser visualises frequency amplitude instantly. Complete with dedicated control keys, the DMP-Z1 lets you choose between UI interface and a more tactile experience.

      256GB internal storage & 2 Micro SD Slots

      With 256GB internal storage and 2x micro SD slots, there’s room for all your music.

      See everything with a mirror finished aluminium panel

      For added clarity the LCD panel is made from polished glass - coupled with lapping aluminium panels and a gilded volume control, the DMP-Z1 shines sleekly like a glass mirror.

      USB DAC Function for higher-quality music

      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.

      BLUETOOTH® receiver mode to give your smartphone music a boost

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

      Battery life for music playback

      Battery life for music playback

      Up to approximately 10 hours of playback for non High-Resolution and approximately 9 hours of playback for High-Resolution.

      What's in the box

      What's in the box

      It comes with a USB Type-C™ cable, AC adapter, AC power cord, carrying case and cleaning cloth.

      Carrying case 

      Carrying case 

      The carrying case is both stylish and sturdy, with soft padding to keep the unit firmly in place when you’re on the move.

      Fine Sound Resistor

      Fine Sound Resistor

      The surface mounted Fine Sound Resistor ensures even, effective distribution of power to the circuit components, for consistent sound quality.

      MQA™ support

      MQA™ support

      The DMP-Z1 supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files for another way to enjoy music.

      Learn more about MQA

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