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11 March 2015
Sony’s Delivers New Music Sound Experience with Walkman® NW-ZX2 Portable Audio Products

Sony’s Delivers New Music Sound Experience with

Walkman® NW-ZX2 Portable Audio Products

 

 

Walkman® NW-ZX2

 

Kuala Lumpur, 12th March 2015 – Seeking on the heels of the critically-acclaimed Walkman® NWZ-ZX1, Sony Malaysia has launched the Walkman® NW-ZX2, the latest High-Resolution portable audio player to reproduce the ultimate audio sound quality without restrictions or set-up hassles. Consumers can utilise the new High-Resolution Walkman® NW-ZX2 to enhance their mobile or computer listening experience.

 

Sony has made it possible to enjoy music at a higher sound quality by applying unique audio technologies that bring listeners closer to the spirit and intent of the artist's original performance. These new products further the desire to equip consumers with the best portable products possible to enjoy a fully immersive, Hi-Res Audio experience from practically any location. Thanks to Sony’s new technology LDAC (low latency codec), users can now enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth®. With three times the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music. These technologies, combined with one-touch listening, help facilitate easy connectivity (pairing) via wireless Bluetooth® technology, result in unprecedented flexibility to access high quality sound on-the-go.

 

“Sony has always been in the pursuit of innovating new level of sound experience to consumer and audiophile with our High-Resolution audio technology,” said Mr. Hatano Satoshi, Managing Director, Sony Malaysia. “With the NW-ZX2, we pushed beyond our capabilities in enhancing our device with latest locally-developed technologies that enhances user value and wireless sound experience”

 

Walkman® NW-ZX2

High-Resolution Audio Experience

Experience High-Resolution Audio like never before with the Walkman® NW-ZX2, capable of reproducing master quality recordings just as the artists originally intended. The S-Master™ HX digital amplifier, uniquely developed for Hi-Res Audio playback, reduces distortion and noise while reproducing wide frequency response for a clearer acoustic experience. It is also equipped with DSEE HX™ technology which upscales MP3 and other compressed music files so users can enjoy them in higher sound quality.

 

Music Format

The NW- ZX2 supports digital music files up to 192 kHz/24 bit and compatible file formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, ALAC and DSD.[1] It also comes with 128GB of built-in memory, as well as micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi and a large capacity Lithium-ion battery that provides up to 60-hours[2] of music playback per charge.

 

Premium Design & Built Quality

Sporting a frame with rounded sides carved out of aluminum alloy, the Walkman® NW-ZX2 features a striking design with a highly-rigid case. Adoption of the gold-plated copperplate in the structure has resulted in an extremely stable ground due to its low electric resistivity. The powerful bass and the improved sense of stereo have also been realised due to a number of audio components, such as the enhancement of power supply through the use of electric double layer capacitors, OS-CON and large capacity Li-ion battery. Other refinements that also contribute to the high-quality sound are thick-film copper-layer PCBs, OFC cables, high-purity lead-free solder. These enable the NW-ZX2 to achieve higher sound resolution by reducing impedance.

 

Pricing and Availability

The Walkman® NW-ZX2 will be available in authorized Sony outlets and selected audio specialists’ outlets in Malaysia from March onwards at RM4, 999.

 Specifications Sheets 

 

NW-ZX2

Memory capacity

128 GB

External memory

microSD (card not included)

Key features

High-Resolution Audio playback, S-Master HX Digital Amplifier, DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, Equaliser, VPT, one-touch listening via NFC and Bluetooth® connectivity

Compatible audio formats

MP3, WMA1, FLAC (192KHz/24bit), Linear PCM (192KHz/24bit), WAV (192KHz/24bit), AAC-LC2, HE-AAC, Apple Lossless (192KHz/24bit), AIFF (192KHz/24bit), DSD (2.8MHz, 5.6MHz)

Battery life

MP3 60 hours*

*(MP3 128kbps)

Hi-Res Audio 33 hrs*

*(FLAC 192kHz/24bit)

Charging time

Approximately 4.5 hours

Operating platform

Android™ 4.2

Display

4.0 inch FWVGA (854x480) Triluminos™ Display for mobile

Communication mode

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a)

Bluetooth®

Bluetooth® (A2DP/AVRCP/OPP/HID/SPP)

Supported Codec: SBC/LDAC

NFC

Yes

Included applications

Media Go (for Windows), Content Transfer for Mac (for Mac OS)

Dimensions

65.1x131.2x18.5 mm (WxHxD, excluding max. protruding section)

Mass

Weight: Approx. 235 g

Accessories

USB cable, leather carrying case, spacer (headphones not included)

 

What is High-Resolution Audio? 

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, while advanced technologies such as digital upscaling help create the ultimate listening experience. Learn more about High-Resolution Audio here: http://www.sony-asia.com/microsite/hiresaudio/.

 

About Sony Malaysia

Sony (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. began operations in Malaysia on 31 October 1973. The company specialises in marketing, sales and service for a wide range of consumer electronics products as well as broadcast & professional products and solutions. There are in total 64 Sony Store and Sony Centre outlets nationwide, offering consumers the latest Sony products and services.

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 For media enquiries, please contact:

Dickson Chong
Brand Communications
Sony Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: +6019.323.5962

Email: Dickson.Chong@ap.sony.com

Kartini Kamal
Brand Communications
Sony Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: +6019.327.7536

Email: Kartini.Kamal@ap.sony.com



[1] Linear PCM conversion playback.

[2] MP3 at 128kbps


   
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