Sony Electronics introduces two new premium music players, including the new Signature Series Walkman® with gold-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) body.

New models combine exceptional components with easy downloads and streaming for a
Superior listening experience

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today introduced two new premium music players, the NWWM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2that raises the bar for listening to high-resolution audio to new heights to satisfy the most discerning audiophile.

The music player NW-WM1ZM2

Sony Electronics introduces two new premium music players

Engineered to immerse the listener in sublime, nuanced sound NW-WM1ZM2 has been fine-tuned through years of audio mastery and crafted from the very finest materials. This new addition sets new standards for Sony’s award-winning Signature series, offering an exquisite listening experience in an ultra-premium design.

That NW-WM1AM2 allows music lovers to fully immerse themselves in high quality audio with a richer, smoother and more expansive sound field compared to its predecessor.

Both music players allow the user to download and stream endless catalogs of music with Wi-Fi compatibility, taking listening enjoyment to the next level.

Exceptional sound starts with exceptional components
Throughout the history of Sony’s premium music players, audio mastery has been achieved through a combination of meticulous assembly of exceptional components. That NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 are products of this philosophy.

Purer materials for a purer sound
That NW-WM1ZM2 has a 99.99% purity (4N) gold-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) case. This realizes a stronger digital bottom and higher rigidity, enabling a clear, expansive sound, allowing the listener to experience each instrument as if it were performing live.

That NW-WM1AM2 uses an aluminum alloy frame that provides an extremely rigid enclosure that resists electrical noise and other interference and produces stable, high-quality sound.

Revel in authentic sound reproduction
Utilizing S-Master™ HX digital amplifier technology, independently developed for Walkman®, the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 deliver an amazingly faithful sound reproduction. The fully digital amplifier also produces a rich and full-bodied sound with the help of high-quality lead-free solder.

Be inspired by the groundbreaking DMP-Z1Both music players have an even stronger power supply than their predecessors, both in the analogue and in the digital block.

That NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 have upgraded fine-tuned capacitors – various FT CAP3 capacitors (high polymer capacitors) and a large solid high polymer capacitor that offers large capacitance and low resistance. An OFC milled block covering the digital block allows both music players to deliver a sound that seems to rise out of silence.

Perfect signal integrity
In order to achieve a powerful and smooth sound quality, Sony has chosen a thick one Kimber Cable® running from the amplifier base to the balanced headphone jack NW-WM1ZM2similar to the renowned DMP-Z1. This carefully selected component helps transmit high-quality audio signals, leaving only the music.

That NW-WM1AM2 uses low-impedance OFC cable, which offers low distortion and excellent channel separation.

In order to realize the evolutionary sound of both music players, a double clock and a fine sound register were precisely placed in each Walkman. For the first time, Sony has started using a gold-containing reflow solder, the effect of which is significant in the overall improved sound localization and wider soundstage.

Get the most out of music, no matter the source
That NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 Both integrate a DSD remastering engine, where PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into a 11.2MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital), offering even more ways to enjoy music.

With the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 Listeners can also breathe more life into their music by upscaling compressed music files in real time with DSEE Ultimate™. This evolving algorithm now offers even more benefits for CD-quality (16-bit 44.1/48kHz) lossless audio. By restoring acoustic subtleties and dynamic range, the user experiences a richer, more complete listening experience.

Hear every note the way the artist intended
Both Walkmans are also compatible with Balanced Connection and High-Resolution Audio, allowing listeners to experience their favorite tracks exactly as the artist intended.

music in motion
That NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 are Wi-Fi compatible and powered by Android™ 11, giving access to a huge collection of genres and artists from around the world. Consumers can choose to listen to their favorite music streaming and download services, or connect to a PC to download tracks and playlists from personal collections for high-quality audio playback.

All new optimized usability
With a larger 5.0-inch (12.7 cm) display, both music players introduce a new smooth and responsive touchscreen that has been upgraded to HD (high definition) to optimize the user experience. Consumers can also personalize their home display on the Walkman home screen to suit individual needs and make each Walkman truly unique.

So that listeners can immerse themselves in the music anywhere, both premium models deliver up to 40 hours[1] Non-stop 96kHz FLAC high-resolution audio playback.

A USB Type-C® Port features on both models that offer fast transfer of music files and easy connectivity to a range of devices[2].

That NW-WM1ZM2 offers 256GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot, while the NW-WM1AM2 offers 128GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot, allowing listeners to take even the largest music collections with them wherever they go.[3]

Sustainability matters
Sony products are not only stylish, but also environmentally friendly. zero plastic[4] is used in the packaging material for the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2reflecting Sony’s commitment to reducing the impact of our products and practices.

Prices and availability:

NW-WM1ZM2 has a suggested retail price of $3,699.99 and is available now from Sony Electronics and other authorized retailers. For a full list of specifications and information see

NW-WM1AM2 has a suggested retail price of $1,399.99 and is available now from Sony Electronics and other authorized retailers. For a full list of specifications and information see

About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and a subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio spanning electronics, music, films, mobile phones, games, robotics and financial services. headquarters in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in consumer and professional electronics. Business operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, sales and after-sales service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, like the award-winning Alpha interchangeable lens cameras and revolutionary high-definition audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end dating solutions 4K professional broadcast and A/V gear to industry-leading 4K and 8 THOUSAND Ultra HD TV. Visit for more informations.

[1] When using Sony original music player app. Actual performance will vary based on settings, environmental conditions and usage.

[2] USB Type-C cable sold separately

[3] 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, part of which is used for data management functions.

[4] Coating and adhesive materials excluded. This varies from region to region.

Music player NW-WM1AM2

Music player NW-WM1AM2

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Sony logo (PRNewsFoto/Sony Electronics)



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