Sony DMP-Z1R High End Digital Audio Player


Possess the ultimate music experience anywhere with the DMP-Z1, crafted to deliver unrivaled 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.


  • High-Resolution Audio

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

  • DSD native playback up to 11.2 MHz and PCM playback up to 384kHz/32-bit

    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 jack

    Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 4.4mm balanced headphone jack, which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. A standard 3.5mm stereo jack is also available for unbalanced listening.

    High quality headphone amplifier IC

    By incorporating an audiophile-grade, high-power headphone amplifier, the DMP-Z1 realises 1500mW (16Ω) headphone output2 to drive even the most demanding headphones.

    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.

    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.

    Headphone jack with 4.4/3.5mm KIMBER KABLE®

    External noise is shut out from the DMP-Z1 amp board to the headphones through internal wiring engineered with KIMBER KABLE®. Formed from a 4-wire braided cable the wiring transmits high-quality audio signals for both balanced and unbalanced listening.

    Isolated circuit board reduces noise
    To keep sound transparent and minimise distortion, the amplifier board is separated from the main board on the H-shaped chassis. This cuts noise and realises solid ground.

    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.

    • Dimensions 278.7 x 138 x 68.1 mm
    • Hi-Res Audio supports DSD Native up to 11.2 MHz and PCM audio playback5
    • 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