Article ID : 00237680 / Last Modified : 03/03/2020

How to connect a Walkman player to a Headphone Amplifier with a USB Type-C port

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    What you need 

    • Micro-USB cable: Standard-A-male to Micro-B-male

      Image of USB cable

      Note: For the PHA-2A, a Micro USB cable is supplied with the product.
    • USB cable or USB conversion adapter: Standard-A-female to Micro-C-male.

      Image of USB adapters

    Connection method

    For the PHA-2A:

    Connection diagram of a PHA-2A amplifier connected with a USB adapter

    1. PHA-2A
    2. Walkman
    3. Micro USB cable (supplied)
    4. USB cable or USB conversion adapter(commercially-available)

    Refer to the following for the connection method.

    1. Connect a USB cable or USB conversion adapter to the USB Type-C port of the Walkman.
    2. Connect a Micro USB cable to Xperia/WALKMAN/PC port of PHA-2A.
    3. Connect the USB cable or USB conversion adapter to the Micro USB cable.

      Note: The connected Walkman will not be charged even if the USB AC adapter AC-UD20 (sold separately) is used.

    For the TA-ZH1ES:

    Connection diagram of a TA-ZH1ES amplifier connected with a USB adapter

    1. TA-ZH1ES
    2. Walkman
    3. Micro USB cable(commercially-available)
    4. USB cable or USB conversion adapter(commercially-available)

    Refer to the following for the connection method.

    1. Connect a USB cable or USB conversion adapter to the USB Type-C port of the Walkman.
    2. Connect a Micro USB cable to WALKMAN port of TA-ZH1S.
    3. Connect the USB cable or USB conversion adapter to the Micro USB cable.

      Note: The connected Walkman will not be charged.