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Get the High-Resolution Audio experience

Imagine hearing your favorite tracks in unmatched clarity and richness. The HAP-Z1ES HDD Audio Player is the perfect addition to your Hi-Fi setup, with a Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Re-mastering Engine that elevates all your music. A 1 TB hard disc, has space for all your music, letting you hear it all as it was meant to be heard.

Format-friendly for all your music files

The HAP-Z1ES supports High-Resolution Audio formats such as DSD, FLAC, WAV, and ALAC, as well as compressed formats like MP3, AAC, ATRAC, and WMA, restoring their quality closer to that of the original.

Detailed sound across the whole frequency range
A wide frequency range of 2 Hz – 80 kHz a well-rounded sound, capable of reproducing the nuances of a live performance.

Analog to digital sound at a high sample rate

Analog to digital sound at a high sample rate
For exceptional accuracy and detail, High-Resolution Audio converts analog to digital at 24 bit / 96 Hz — much higher than CDS, and analog FIR filters operate at the frequency of DSD.

Bring compressed files to a new level

The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) upscales your compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC, and WMA) close to CD quality. By restoring the high-range sound lost during compression, DSEE produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.

How the DSD Re-mastering Engine works

The DSD Re-mastering Engine resamples your compressed music files to DSD — a High-Resolution format with a 1 bit audio stream for efficient digital to analog conversion. Audio is reproduced closer to the quality of the original recording, with restored detail and tone previously lost in the compression process.

Built for High-Resolution Audio

Designed for crisp audio with minimal distortion
Separate high capacity transformers keep power flow to digital and analog circuitry independent, reducing cross-talk and distortion between channels.

A sound internal structure
A frame and beam chassis design limits movement and vibration.

Off-center, ribbed isolation feet
Isolated feet disperse vibrations from the player's environment.

Shock-mounted components
The cooling fan and hard disc are mounted to reduce vibration.

Store all your music
With a huge 1 TB built-in hard drive, have all your music in one place and store up to 250,000 music files

Your music, where you want it

Keep up to date with easy, wireless transfers
Enjoy all your music in one place. Download the HAP music transfer application to your PC to sync and copy all your tracks onto the HAP-Z1ES over Wi-Fi®. The next time you download a new track, it will automatically be transferred. Track names, album art, and more are checked against the online database, Gracenote, for accuracy.

The next part of your sound system

Hook-up the HAP-Z1ES to your amplifier and speakers. There are balanced and unbalanced outputs, a LAN port for connecting to a home network, and a USB input.

You control the music

Always find the track you're looking for
Take charge of your HDD player with your smartphone or tablet by downloading the control app, or browse your music on the LCD screen with a supplied remote control.

Easily browsing with an app
Your full music index is copied to your device for easy browsing.

See your tracks on the LCD panel
Browse your songs at speed on the LCD front panel.

High Resolution Audio
High-Resolution Audio takes your digital music to another level. By converting analog music to digital at a higher rate than CDs—24 bit/192 kHz, as opposed to the 16 bit/44.1 kHz rate of CDs—High-Resolution Audio delivers better-than-CD quality sound, so you get closer to the original studio master recording.

DSD re-mastering engine
The HDD Audio Player’s built-in DSD re-mastering engine converts your digital music files to DSD audio, so you can enjoy every track in Hi-Res Audio that delivers better than CD quality sound.

More ways to control your collection
Navigate your entire collection with ease using the front-mounted LCD display screen. Or download the dedicated smartphone app to manage your music.

Compatible formats
Listen to your entire collection, regardless file format. The HDD Audio Player supports a range of compressed and uncompressed file types, including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, DSD (DFF), and DSD (DSF).

Automatic file transfer
Whenever you add new music to your collection, the HDD Audio Player automatically copies the files from your PC to the player’s onboard hard drive via LAN or Wi-Fi® connection.

Expandable memory
The built-in 1 TB hard drive is designed to house even the biggest music collection. However, if you need more storage space, no problem: simply connect an external hard drive to the HDD Audio Player over USB and you’re ready to go.

Online database
By cross-referencing your music collection with an online database, the HDD Audio Player makes sure that artist names and track titles are always up to date. The player also automatically adds song titles when you add music, so you’ll never be confronted by unnamed mystery tracks.
  • Model: HAP-Z1ES
  • Manufactured by: Sony