Sony Officially introduces the new A-Series Walkman
Sony gives you more ways to enjoy High-Resolution Audio on the move
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High-Resolution Audio brings you closer to the spirit and soul of the artist’s original performance – just as you’d hear it on stage or in the recording studio. Now Sony offers an expanded range of options for enjoying pristine Hi-Res sound at home, on holiday or the daily commute.
Packing audiophile performance into a pocket-sized player, the Walkman® A15 sets an exciting new benchmark in sound and style. It’s joined by a choice of Hi-Res headphones and a new headphone amplifier to wrap you in a sumptuous listening experience.
More after the break.
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The world’s smallest and lightest High-Resolution Audio digital music player, the exquisitely styled Walkman® NWZ-A15 immerses you in a world of vivid, richly detailed sound.
Bringing true audiophile credentials to portable High-Resolution Audio players, Walkman® A15 showcases Sony’s unique S-Master HX™ digital amplifier. This advanced technology accurately processes massive amounts of wide-bandwidth audio data while minimising noise and distortion. It’s also highly efficient, allowing up to 30 hours battery life while enjoying Hi-Res sources or an even longer 50 hours listening time with MP3.
Walkman® A15 borrows details you’d expect from top-end hi-fi components, like high-purity lead-free solder that’s used extensively within the player for finely-detailed sound with balanced lows, mids and highs. In addition, the power supply line strengthened by thickened wires offers reduced impedance, reducing distortion and ensuring deep, resounding bass. The extremely rigid aluminium die-cast chassis further reduces electrical noise and stabilises sound reproduction. And instead of conventional ceramic capacitors, a high-grade POSCAP capacitor is used as the charge pump for the S-Master HX™ digital amplifier to minimise noise and distortion even further.
Even if you’re listening to lower-bitrate CD recordings or heavily compressed MP3 files, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX™ technology upscales the quality of compressed sound sources to surpass CD quality by intelligently recreating lost high-frequency information. You’ll be rewarded by near-High Resolution clarity for your whole music collection.
There’s plenty of space to satisfy voracious music lovers. 16GB internal memory can be increased via the microSD memory card slot to accommodate extensive Hi-Res audio libraries.
The Walkman® NWZ-A15 High-Resolution Audio player will be available in Europe from October 2014.