Delight in pure detail

Experience a symphony of detail with the Signatures Series Walkman®; combining sophisticated sound technology with beautifully crafted, high-grade materials and class-leading usability.  


WM1Z Walkman® Signature Series

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256 GB


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Signature Series

One Signature Sound

Elevating the high-resolution sound experience from one you listen to, to one you can feel.

Pure sound, premium parts

Discover the functional beauty of oxygen-free copper

The NW-WM1Z is fully encased in a high-grade gold-plated oxygen-free copper chassis. Widely used in instrument manufacturing, the copper lends the player its unique natural, acoustic sound. Its conductivity and raw strength reinforce the Walkman® with unrivalled audio performance.

4 Wire cables
Advanced cable design

Made using advanced braiding techniques, the four wire braided cables engineered with KIMBER KABLE® are handcrafted to seamlessly handle high power and deliver ultimate sound performance.

FT Cap
Streamlined power

The newly developed FT CAP (high polymer capacitor) works to regulate power flow, optimizing it for instant, clean power when needed.  

Fine Sound Register
Reliable circuitry

The surface mounted Fine Sound Register ensures even, effective distribution of power to the circuit components, for consistent sound quality.

Discover the NW-WM1Z

Learn about the technology and inspiration behind our flagship Walkman®. 

High-Resolution Audio
Putting sound in its element

Delivering every note as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you. High-resolution audio files usually use a high sampling frequency of 96 kHz or 192 kHz at 24-bit.

A revolution in authentic sound quality

Building upon a wealth of experience in digital amp technology, our engineers developed the NW-WM1Z with detailed acoustics and natural sound qualities; resulting in a unique and truly pleasurable listening experience.

S-Master HX
Faithful sound reproduction

The new S-Master HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman®, has evolved to be compatible with Native DSD, Balanced and high output power formats. It reduces distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies—for rich, full-bodied sound. 

DSD format
Lose nothing in translation

The NW-WM1Z supports native DSD (Direct Stream Digital) audio files, which are sourced early in the production process. This means they retain all the authentic detail of the original recording.

4,4 connection
The new standard of power

The Walkman® features a balanced single plug, designed for the new 4.4 Φ balanced connection cable. This separates left and right sound signals, while minimizing signal transmission loss and resulting sound deterioration. 

Preserving the feeling

Capturing every note and nuance with DSEE HX

Take the concert feeling home and experience your music as the artist intended, in near High-Resolution Audio quality. DSEE HX upscaling technology uses an algorithm to analyze your music and replace any lost information, so that the quality is almost high-resolution level. Choose from 4 additional modes to the standard, to bring out the best in your music.

DC Phase Linearizer
DC Phase Linearizer

Pure sound translation

Our DC Phase Linearizer works to effectively replicate a wide variety of sonic signatures. It applies digital-signal processing to match the phase characteristics of various types of analog amplifier to deliver a purer, more analog-like sound. Choose from six phase character settings.

Designed for life

Operating the NW-WM1Z Walkman® will become second nature thanks to the device's intuitive usability and real life-optimized features. 

Up to 30 hours' playback

Keep the music playing as long as you are, with up to 30 hours' non-stop High-Resolution Audio playback (FLAC 96 kHz/24 bit) and 33 hours MP3 (128 kbps).

Enjoy 265 GB inbuilt memory

The NW-WM1Z packs in 256 GB of built-in file memory, so that you never run out of music.

Responsive touchscreen
Responsive touchscreen

The fully responsive 10.2 cm (4") touchscreen and classic interface design have been tailored to meet the needs of the most passionate audiophiles.

Intuitive side key
Intuitive side key

Simple, near instinctive side-key control enables you to control your music with ease.

Expandable memory
Expandable memory

Never run out of space for your music library and store files in the highest quality with the Micro SD slot.

Discover better Bluetooth® with LDAC

LDAC is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.

Discover the Signature Series

Settle for nothing less than immersive excellence with the full range of Signature Series products. Designed for ultimate sound quality, they transcend audio conventions to elevate every note.

Specifications and Features

Premium Walkman® featuring quality materials and cutting edge technology for uncompromised sound quality.
  • High-Resolution Audio compatible

  • Native DSD (direct stream digital) file support‘

  • DSEE HX upscales music to high resolution quality

  • S-Master HX digital amplifier for pure sound quality

  • 256 GB capacity (up to 1600 High-Resolution Audio tracks)

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