SA-Z1 Hi-Res Near Field Powered Speaker System Signature Series
One Signature Sound
Elevating the high-resolution sound experience from one you listen to, to one you can feel.
The SA-Z1 is meticulously crafted to sit on your desk and provide you with a reference listening experience, whatever your choice of music.
Learn about the technology and inspiration behind our most premium near field powered speaker system, the SA-Z1.
The SA-Z1 brings together Sony’s legendary audio expertise with first-of-its-kind custom componentry and benchmark audio technologies. Thanks to a trio of accumulated acoustic, electronic and signal-processing technology, SA-Z1 recreates music with exceptional presence and coherence.
Uncompromised music reproduction
Sony’s engineers realised early on that typical, off-the-shelf DSPs could never draw optimal performance from their unique DA Hybrid amplifier and coaxial speaker design. To overcome this, they built an original architecture on an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) from scratch—the most advanced signal processing for the most advanced digital architecture.
Left and right speakers in perfect harmony
The OFC cable that transmits the high-speed differential signal between speakers is engineered to suppress signal reflection and loss, and to shut out interference. This ensures accurate time alignment between the left and right speakers — crucial for reproducing spacious sound.
DSD Remastering Engine by FPGA
The DSD Remastering Engine lets you convert all PCM music sources into DSD 11.2 MHz. The technology uses the FPGA to convert any signal into the DSD sound format.
Support up to PCM 32 bit/768 kHz and DSD 22.4 MHz.
Analog-In connections include RCA, stereo mini, and balanced XLR. Digital inputs include USB-B, optical and micro-USB for Walkman.
To realize pure sound from a connected Walkman, the charging circuit can be deactivated.