Sony is promising to take high-resolution audio to the next level with its new premium Walkman music players, the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2.

The NW-WM1ZM2 claims to set a new benchmark for Sony’s award-winning signature series backed by years of audio mastery and crafted from the best materials including a 99.99% purity (4N) gold-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) chassis for a stronger digital ground and higher rigidity.

Utilising an aluminium alloy frame, the NW-WM1AM2 delivers a richer, smoother, and more expansive sound field compared to its predecessor.

With the use of S-Master HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman, the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 bring faithful sound reproduction. The full digital amplifier further creates a rich and full-bodied sound with the support of a high-quality lead-free solder.

To achieve powerful and smooth sound quality, Sony has selected a thick KIMBER KABLE to run from the amp base to the headphone jack on the NW-WM1ZM2 to help transmit high quality audio signals, while the NW-WM1AM2 uses a low-resistance OFC cable which offers low distortion and superior channel separation.

For the first time, Sony has used a reflow solder containing gold for overall improved sound localisation and a wider sound space.

The NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 both integrate a DSD Remastering Engine where PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into an 11.2 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) for more ways to enjoy music.

Compressed music files can be upscaled in real time with DSEE Ultimate, which offers more benefits for CD-quality (16 bit 44.1/48kHz) lossless audio by restoring acoustic subtleties and dynamic range.

Both Walkman’s are also compatible with Balanced Connection and High-Resolution Audio to experience music tracks how the artist intended.

The NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 are now Wi-Fi compatible and powered by Android 11. Listeners can choose music from streaming services or connect to a PC to download tracks and playlists from personal collections.

With a larger 5-inch display, both music players introduce a new smooth and responsive touchscreen that has been upgraded to HD (High Definition) and can be personalised to suit individual needs.

Both models provide up to 40 hours of non-stop 96kHz FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback. A USB Type-C port enables fast music file transfer and easy connectivity with a range of devices. The NW-WM1ZM2 offers 256GB of integrated memory and a microSD card slot, while the NW-WM1AM2 offers 128GB of integrated memory and a microSD card slot.

Both the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 will be available in Australia from April 2022 for RRP $4,999 and $1,899 respectively.