Every component of the DMP-Z1 has been meticulously crafted to deliver power, fidelity, and purity of sound.
Every note as the artist intended
Take your digital music collection to a new level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing and reproducing digital audio at a higher rate than CD (24-bit/192 kHz and beyond), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording.
Lose nothing in translation
The DMP-Z1 supports files up to DSD native 11.2 MHz and PCM playback up to 384 kHz/32-bit, which means all the authentic detail of the original recording is retained.
0.17" balanced connection and 0.14" headphone jack engineered with KIMBER KABLE®
Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 0.17" balanced headphone jack which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. Internal wiring for both the 0.17" and standard, unbalanced, 0.14" jacks use thick KIMBER KABLE® for signal integrity.
Gold-plated analog rotary volume controller
Enjoy stereo channel precision right to the headphone output with the custom-crafted passive-balanced volume potentiometer. Copper and gold-plated brass ensures absolute sonic purity across all dynamic levels.
Dual DAC stereo architecture
Exceptional stereo imaging and an enhanced dynamic range is delivered through two independent AK4497EQ mono Digital-Analog Converters (DACs), especially when matched with balanced headphone listening. An exceptionally low noise floor and native support for High-Resolution Audio formats ensures absolutely pristine analog audio translation.
High-quality analog amplifier
By incorporating an audiophile-grade, high-power headphone amplifier, the DMP-Z1 realizes 1500 mW (16Ω) 1 to drive even the most demanding headphones.
Pure audio everywhere with an independent power system and built-in battery Five battery
cells drive both digital and analog amplification circuits independently for enhanced dynamics and reduced internal electromagnetic interference. By isolating the power delivery from conventional AC power supplies, you enjoy both a more open treble response and tighter bass delivery, without the harshness transmitted through AC line noise.
Isolated circuit board reduces noise
To keep sound transparent and minimize distortion, the analog board is separated from the digital board on the H-shaped chassis. This cuts noise and realizes solid ground.
Rigid aluminum milled frame structure
To ensure minimal resonance and vibration are transmitted between the isolated boards, all circuit boards of the DMP-Z1 are mounted on a solid, frame-based chassis. This lessens external electrical or seismic interference so each circuit can achieve optimal performance. The chassis is made using a milling and blasting process, and is finished with a coating of Almite.
Give all PCM music the DSD treatment with DSD Remastering Engine
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into a 5.6 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) ultra-high-frequency 1-bit audio stream. The single-bit stream delivered to the DAC has a character far closer to that of analog—so your music is delivered exactly as the artist intended.
Give every track the sound of vinyl with Vinyl Processor
Get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favorite albums by giving back the character of vinyl to your digital tracks. Subtle reproduction of low-frequency tone-arm resonance, surface and scratch noise, and resonance on the vinyl deliver an authentic listening experience.
New DSEE HXTM analyzes song type by AI
Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HXTM processor which intelligently recognizes instruments, voices, and musical genres. By identifying these and the relative energy of the audio, it can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression for a full fidelity experience, even with compressed formats.
See everything with a mirror-finished aluminum panel
For added clarity the LCD panel is made from polished glass — coupled with aluminum panels and a gold-plated volume control, the DMP-Z1 shines sleekly like a glass mirror.
USB DAC Function for higher-quality music
When connected using the supplied USB cable, the DMP-Z1 replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own highly-tuned hardware for premium sound quality.
BLUETOOTH® Receiver mode boosts smartphone music
Stream music through the DMP-Z1 via BLUETOOTH® connection and a smartphone connection to give all your music a DMP-Z1 boost. Favourite tracks will benefit from digital to analogue audio conversion and DSEE HXTM upscaling, as well as the Vinyl Processor and Equaliser etc.2
256GB internal storage & micro SD slots3
There’s room for all your music with 256GB internal storage and 2x micro SD slots.3
Powered for exceptional sound anywhere
There's enough battery power for up to approximately 10 hours of playback for non High Resolution and approximately 9 hours of playback for High Resolution. You can also switch to AC power when needed.4
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
Enjoy the ultimate music experience anywhere with the DMP-Z1, crafted to deliver unrivaled resolution and dynamics to the most demanding headphones and audiophiles' ears. Built-in battery power lets you revel in music as it was meant to be heard, wherever you are.
Hi-res audio supports DSD native up to 11.2 MHz and PCM audio playback5
High-end audio parts for great sound quality
0.17" balanced and standard 0.14" headphone outputs
256 GB internal storage and 2 micro SD slots 3 Battery life up to approx.
10 hours for non-hi-res and 9 hours for hi-res 4