SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature
SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature SONY WM1ZM2 Walkman Signature
$4,999.00
Signature Series

One Signature Sound

Elevating the high-resolution sound experience from one you listen to, to one you can feel.

Purer materials for a purer sound

Despite oxygen-free copper (OFC) being notoriously difficult to machine process, the WM1ZM2 features a gold-plated OFC chassis – just like its predecessor. This time though, OFC purity has been upgraded to 99.99% (four nines), offering even greater benefits in terms of audio quality and high rigidity. Bass notes are clear and powerful, the atmosphere is more expansive, and mid to high range sounds linger beautifully.



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 output. 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

Taking inspiration from the DMP-Z1, our flagship digital music player, the WM1ZM2 features an even stronger power supply than its predecessor, both in the analog block and the digital block.


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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 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.

Circuit board featuring FT CAP3 (High polymer capacitor)

OFC milled block on a dark background
OFC milled block

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.



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High polymer capacitors

The high polymer capacitors within the WM1ZM2 are used to strengthen the power supply of the amp block for unbalanced output, enhancing low-range reproduction performance for a more expansive listening experience.

Circuit board featuring film capacitors
Film capacitors
High quality film capacitors deliver voltage with a linear response across frequencies, resulting in reduced distortion and noise.
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Winding inductors

Replacing the conventional laminated capacitor, winding inductors in the digital block power supply contribute to a pure sound. 


Extraordinary sound begins with exceptional components

To achieve the evolution in sound quality on the WM1ZM2 we not only upgraded a number of parts but also assembled them in the best possible layout.



KIMBER KABLE® 

The wiring material from the amp base to the balanced headphone jack has been upgraded to thick KIMBER KABLE®, just like on the flagship DMP-Z1 music player. This helps to shut out external noise, transmit high quality audio signals, and achieve powerful and smooth sound quality.


Circuit board featuring crystal oscillators
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.

Fine Sound Register on a white background


Circuit board featuring reflow solder containing gold
Newly developed reflow solder containing gold

This is the first time Sony has used reflow solder containing gold, and it features extensively across the circuit board surface – so the overall effect is significant, including improved sound localisation and a wider sound space.

A spool of high quality sound solder containing gold
High quality solder containing gold

The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures absolute minimum signal loss. For clearer sound and vocals, a premium, audio-grade lead-free solder with a small amount of gold connects the circuit of the WM1ZM2 to the battery.

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Low dielectric circuit board and filled via

The printed circuit board uses low dielectric material to realise accurate signal transmission, while the via holes are filled with copper to further reduce impedance. The result is a wide sound space with clear, bright sound.
[A] Normal via  [B] Filled via


Image of circuit board with the Audio block highlighted in red and the Power/Digital block in blue
Optimised circuit board layout

By dividing the Audio block (highlighted in red) and the Power/Digital block (in blue), the circuit board layout has been optimised to ensure sound quality is unaffected by digital interference.


Advanced sound processing

The WM1ZM2 features a range of sound processing technologies to help you get the most out of your music, whatever the source.




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. 



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MQA™ 

The Walkman includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files.


Iconic style

Equipped with a bigger display and featuring larger audio components, the WM1ZM2 balances functionality with iconic style. 


Front view of WM1ZM2 Walkman showing Android™ UI
Wi-Fi lets you stream and download even more music

Supported by Android™ and compatible with Wi-Fi, the WM1ZM2 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.



Front view of WM1ZM2 Walkman - display shows music playing interface
Large 5.0” display

Smooth and responsive, the large 5.0” (12.7cm) touchscreen display has been enlarged from its predecessor’s 4.0” (10.2cm) display and upgraded to HD.

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Long battery life

Immerse yourself in your music with up to 40 hours of non-stop 96kHz FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback.

Front view of WM1ZM2 showing Walkman Home Screen
Walkman® Home Screen

With the Walkman® Home Screen, you can customise the home display to suit your needs.



Underside of WM1ZM2 Walkman showing USB Type-C® port
USB Type-C® port

A USB Type-C® port, compatible with USB 3.2 Gen1, offers fast music file transfer and easy connectivity with a range of devices.

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Expandable storage 

With 256GB integrated memory and an SD card slot, the WM1ZM2 lets you take even the biggest music collections on the go.


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 WM1ZM2 lets you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.



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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 WM1ZM2, reflecting Sony’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products and practices.


SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES

Part of the Signature Series, the WM1ZM2 Walkman® combines uncompromising sound quality with Wi-Fi compatibility for downloading and streaming.
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    High-Resolution Audio compatible

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    Native DSD (direct stream digital) file support

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    S-Master HX digital amplifier for pure sound quality

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    Wi-Fi compatibility for downloading and streaming

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    256GB capacity and SD card slot