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WM1AM2
An evolution in pure listening pleasure
Lose yourself in high quality sound that’s even more dynamic and transparent, with a richer, more expansive sound field. Coupled with the ease of downloading and streaming music, it takes your listening enjoyment to a whole new level.
Take a closer look at the WM1AM2
Aluminium frame
An aluminium alloy frame provides a highly rigid case that’s resistive to electrical noise and other interference for stable, high quality sound.
Faithful sound reproduction
S-Master™ HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman®, is compatible with the Native DSD format, and supports balanced and high power output1. It reduces distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies, for rich and full-bodied sound, further enhanced by new high quality sound lead-free solder.
An even stronger power supply
The WM1AM2 boasts an even stronger power supply than its predecessor, not only in the analog block but also in the digital block – an idea inspired by our flagship digital music player, the DMP-Z1.
Large solid high polymer capacitor
Adopted as battery assist for the amplifier block, the newly developed large solid high polymer capacitor offers large capacitance and low resistance. Able to instantaneously supply large amounts of power, it can accurately output signals by preventing sudden falls in voltage. This contributes to clear, powerful and accurate bass sound, as well as clear vocals.
FT CAP3 (High polymer capacitor)
Custom-made for Sony and tuned by Sony engineers, FT CAP3 is adopted for all bypass capacitors in the audio block power supply. Drawing on know-how cultivated in high-end home audio development, it has helped to improve sound expression and create a smoother sound, with a wider sound space, more transparency, and tighter bass.
OFC milled bloc
An OFC milled block covers the digital block, helping both to strengthen digital ground and improve noise shielding from digital block elements such as the application processor and memory devices. The result is a clearer sound that appears to rise up from silence.
Extraordinary sound begins with exceptional components
In our quest to achieve the best possible sound quality on the WM1AM2, we’ve upgraded a number of components. We’ve also worked tirelessly to optimise the layout of the various parts – another crucial factor in realising high quality sound.
Oxygen-free copper cable
A low-resistance oxygen-free copper (OFC) cable offers low distortion and superior channel separation.
Crystal oscillators
Two compact low-phase-noise crystal oscillators ensure precision clock stability at sampling rate multiples of 44.1kHz and 48kHz. The crystal electrode piece is formed with gold vapour deposition for enhanced electric characteristics and improved instrumental separation. This helps remove a veil and reduce noise to realise clear, open sound reproduction.
Fine Sound Register
The surface mounted Fine Sound Register ensures even, effective distribution of power to the circuit components, for consistent sound quality.
Optimized circuit board layout
By dividing the Audio block (highlighted in red) and the Power/Digital block (in blue), the circuit board layout has been optimized to ensure sound quality is unaffected by digital interference.
Advanced sound processing
The WM1AM2 features a range of sound processing technologies to help you get the most out of your music, whatever the source.
DSD Remastering Engine
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into an 11.2MHz 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, giving you even more ways to enjoy your music.
DSEE Ultimate
Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Ultimate™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. And the evolving algorithm now delivers even greater benefits for CD-quality (16 bit 44.1/48kHz) lossless codec audio. Restoring acoustic subtleties and dynamic range, it provides a richer, more complete listening experience.
Vinyl Processor
Give the warmth and character of vinyl back to your digital tracks. Enjoy subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise to deliver an authentic listening experience.
DC Phase Linearizer
Our DC Phase Linearizer works to effectively replicate a wide variety of sonic signatures. It applies digital-signal processing to match the phase characteristics of various types of analog amplifier to deliver a purer, more analog-like sound. Choose from six phase character settings.
Balanced connection
The Walkman® features a balanced single plug, designed for the Ø4.4mm balanced connection cable. This separates left and right sound signals, while minimising signal transmission loss and resulting sound deterioration.
MQA™
The Walkman includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files.
Premium design
Combining high-grade materials with an array of pleasing details, the WM1AM2 looks as good as it sounds.
For the discerning music listener
With its aluminium body, twin headphone jacks, and large 5.0” screen, the WM1AM2 has a high-end look and feel – so wherever you go, your music travels in style.
Distinctive rear section
The machine carved aluminium rear frame offers high rigidity, contributing to clear, transparent sound reproduction. The inclusion of larger audio parts to enhance sound quality is evident in the distinctive rear section, which is noticeably thicker than its predecessor.
Analog style
The volume UI on the WM1AM2 echoes classic analog design – a nice little detail to further enhance your listening enjoyment.
Wi-Fi lets you stream and download even more music
Supported by Android™ and compatible with Wi-Fi, the WM1AM2 gives you even more freedom to enjoy music. Listen to your favourite streaming and music apps on your Walkman or connect to a PC to download tracks and playlists from your music collection.
So immersive.
So real.
Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. The WM1AM2 lets you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.4,5
Sustainability in mind
Our products are not only designed to be stylish but also with the environment in mind. No plastic is used in the packaging material for the WM1AM26, reflecting Sony’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products and practices.