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Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD - HAP-S1/B

Abt Model: HAPS1B | UPC Code: 027242871656
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Hi-Res Music Playback/ 500GB Hard Drive For Music Playback/ 4.3 " LCD Display/ Analog FIR Filters/ Digital Sound Enhancement Engine/ Built-In WiFi/ HDD Audio Remote For iOS, Android Phones And Tablets/ Expandable Storage Via USB/ Large Power Source Block Capacitor/ Left-Right Separated, Large Bandwidth Power Amp/ High-Rigidity Chassis Structure/ One-Point Ground Structure/ Power Source Transformer/ Black Finish
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Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD, Model HAPS1B

Discover your passion for music with this Sony Hi-Res music player. Store your songs and tunes on the 500GB hard drive in high-resolution audio formats so that you get high-quality audio every time, or stream music directly from your smartphone or laptop via the integrated Wi-Fi technology. This also allows it to create a multi-room setup so that you can easily play music throughout your house. USB ports ensure easy expansion via external hard drives, letting you add even more music locally, and the large user interface makes it simple to browse through your collection.

Analog FIR filters in this Sony music player reduce high-frequency noise when converting digital files to analog ones, and the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine creates natural-sounding audio even after extensive compression to upscale your current sound files. Thanks to the large power block capacitor, this 500GB music player can handle heavy-duty music playing for outstanding tonality even during high bandwidth utilization. The rigid chassis that supports this Sony Hi-Res music player has 3mm-thick aluminum to ensure it withstands plenty of use.

Features:

  • Hi-Res Music Playback
    The HAP-S1/B can playback and decode the following file formats: DSD (DSF,DSDIFF), PCM (44.1k/ 48k/ 88.2k/ 96k/ 176.4k/ 192kHz·16/ 24/ 32bit) DSD(2.8/ 5.6MHz), WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ATRAC, MP3, AAC, WMA music file playback
  • 500GB Hard Drive for music playback
    Store personal music of all formats for local music playback on the 500GB hard drive. Hard Drive is expandable via USB external hard drives
  • Analog FIR Filters
    This digital-to-analog converter effectively reduces high-frequency noise in DSD signals. It features independent right and left channels, with four analog FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters per channel producing a combined one-clock delay. FIR filters are ideal for D/A conversion of DSD signals
  • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine
    Offers natural sound with a spacious feel by restoring high frequency sound and the tail shape of the waveform likely to be removed through the audio compression process
  • WiFi Built-in
    Newly designed built-in Wi-Fi increasing whole-house coverage and signal strength. HAP-S1/B is rigorously tested to ensure its Wi-Fi signal strength. This real world testing is to certify it will work under the most extreme conditions
  • “HDD Audio Remote” for iOS and Android phones and Tablets
    A dedicated app to control your listening experience with the HAP-S1/B. Create playlists, search stored music and full track control
  • Expandable storage via USB
    Connect external hard drives to expand the players storage capabilities
  • Music transfer software
    Compatible with both Windows and Mac computers, this simple music transfer software allows you to select your music folder and sync it with the HAP-S1/B
  • Large Power Source Block Capacitor
    This acoustically tuned, custom block capacitor features not only improved electrolytic solution and electrode foil magnification, but also superior case form, sleeve material and length. Only Sony utilizes this component, which is optimally tuned with chemical capacitor length and sleeve cut
  • Left-right separated, large bandwidth power amp
    This AB-class analog amp utilizes an EBT (emitter balance transistor) with a cutoff frequency of over 300MHz for the final transistor. The amp device features minimal phase variation up to the high range and excellent transient response. Its twin mono format with separate left and right channels eliminates left-right sound interference and ensures clear, high-quality sound reproduction. The resilient high range reproduces sound with rich musicality and a high degree of faithfulness
  • High-Rigidity Chassis structure
    Its all-in-one compact size and sturdy 3mm-thick solid aluminum design extends from front panel to top panel
  • One-point ground structure
    Concentrating audio signal control points into a single point eliminates fluctuation of left- and right-channel, and contributes to dynamic sound
  • Power Source Transformer
    A low iron-loss type EI core transformer curbs leakage flux, utilizing core material, varnish, and vacuum impregnation for superior sound quality. As a result, excellent spatial representation and rich resonant timbre is produced. is achieved as a result. The size (core size 45 x 66) is large for this class, and thick winding wire helps achieve rich, resonant timbre

Specifications:

Decoding Formats

  • Playback Codec: DSDIFF (DSD); DSF; MP3; WAV (LPCM); WMA; AAC; FLAC; ALAC; ATRAC (NON DRM); AIFF (LPCM)
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes (2ch only)

Inputs and Outputs

  • Line Out: Yes (1)
  • Coaxial: Yes (1)
  • Analog Audio In: Yes (2 in)
  • Opt. In: Yes (1 in)
  • Other: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) USB (1 type A rear) for optional external HDD Ethernet (1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T)
  • Headphone Out: Yes (1)
  • Pin Jack Color: Gold

General

  • Amplifier Type: Analog
  • Power Requirements: 120V 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 80W
  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Number of Amp channels: 2
  • Power on Resume: Yes
  • Speaker Impedance: 4-16ohm
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • GUI Language: Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish
  • Power Consumption (Stand By): 0.3W
  • DSEE LED: Yes
  • Frequency Characteristics: 10Hz - 100KHz (+0dB, -3dB)
  • Detachable AC: Yes
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio(A Network) (When all of EQ/Surround off): 100dB
  • Tone Control: Yes (front - bass / treble)
  • Speaker Terminal: Screw
  • Volume Normalization On/Off: Auto/ Off

Display

  • LCD Off Mode: Yes
  • LCD: Yes (4.3 in)

HDD

  • Internal HDD: Yes (500GB)
  • Gracenote: Yes
  • Gapless Playback: Yes
  • External HDD: Yes (Rear USB) (optional)
  • Metadata Generation / Acquisition: Yes
  • Pre-install Contents: Yes

HDD/NAS

  • PC Sync (Music/Video/Photo): Music
  • Access Control: Yes

Network

  • Network Standby: Yes
  • Network Update: Yes
  • Internet Music Service: vTuner

Supplied Accessories

  • Remote Control
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • LAN Cable

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.5"
  • Width: 10.43"
  • Depth: 12"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 12.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 16 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Air PlayNo
ColorBlack
Channels2
Watts Per Channel80
AM/FM PresetNo
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Wi-FiYes
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyNo
iPod CompatibilityNo
Decoders/EncodersDSDIFF (DSD); DSF; MP3; WAV (LPCM); WMA; AAC; FLAC; ALAC; ATRAC (NON DRM); AIFF (LPCM)
Input ConnectorsCoaxial, Analog Audio, Optical, Headphone, WiFi, USB
Output ConnectorsLine Out, Headphone
THX CertificationNo
USB Ports1
Height3.5
Width10.43
Depth12
Weight (lbs)12.5
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect with a few small caveats

It has been years since I had the pleasure of listening to music on a high quality audio system. There are two many audio/ speaker systems that value technical features and fake surround over...Read complete review

It has been years since I had the pleasure of listening to music on a high quality audio system. There are two many audio/ speaker systems that value technical features and fake surround over good quality audio output. I went into the store planning on purchasing a Sonos system. I was looking for a way to play my digital music collection from a variety of sources including ripped CDs, steaming audio services and my NAS. After hearing a couple of the Sonos options I was underwhelmed with the audio quality. The salesperson then setup this amplifier with a pair of speakers. I was just blown away with the difference in sound quality for the same price. I have had the opportunity to play around with it now for a couple of weeks. With the addition of an airport express it is now the perfect system for digital audio. I can now stream music from almost any source via the digital input of the airport express. Larger lossless FLAC files have been transferred to the 500GB internal HD. Sound quality is amazing (yes I know this is also a function of a great set of Totem speakers that I bought). I hope Sony continues to support this unit with firmware updates. No regrets at all with purchase. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to recapture the experience of listening to music on a high quality two channel audio system.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hardware Excellent Software Poor

I love the concept and the music that I can hear from downloads but the software that comes to install on my PC has never completed a music transfer! It gets about 2% into...Read complete review

I love the concept and the music that I can hear from downloads but the software that comes to install on my PC has never completed a music transfer! It gets about 2% into the transfer then stops running. I cannot restart the HAP program and I have to uninstall and reinstall to get it to work, sort-of!. It is a pain and there is absolutely zero help. I expect more from Sony. Someone please upgrade the upload software to the HAP-S1.

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5.0

Excellent music player and built to kast

By 

from Las Vegas,NV

About Me Audiophile, Practical, Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    For the purpose it was intended,store and play music in hi Res

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    No support for streaming services

    By 

    from Brazil

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    Great design and amazing sound quality. However, this device doesn't support any of the major streaming services, what makes it rather anachronic when it was supposed to be the next big thing. Lack of streaming support is the one thing that kills its appeal to me.

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By 

    from T1Y 3J1

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    Have it for 6 months, connected to Focal 836 now, previously to Sony SS-HA1/B, sound quality is amazing from such a small package, not as great as 700W Krell, but nevertheless excellent, drives Focals with authority detail and depth, tight bass, shimmer where needed. Tried it with Infinity PR, JBL 4435, KEF LS50, Focal Scala, drove all the speakers in good manner, mind you I think Focal 836 are it's limits, steel beyond my expectations. On for 10hrs a day, music and TV, does excellent job as secondary system, if you are starting in HI-FI and have good speakers, get it, you will not be disappointed. One omission is no pre outs, as I use it to test drive my potential next speakers as a reference source and amp, to keep everything equal and easy to carry. Works wonders with my MDR-Z7. All around worth the price.

     
    2.0

    Great music but no storage

    By 

    from 98074

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    Bought the unit so I could download & listen to hi-rez music - the system works great in that regard but it will not accept an external hard drive through the USB port as advertised. On-line product manual lacks a troubleshooting section. So instead of 3.5 tb of storage I'm stuck with the unit's internal hard drive - highly disappointed & frustrated. No hotline from Sony to help so what's one to do?

     
    5.0

    Great sound

    By 

    from Toronto, ON, Canada

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    Since the MP3, I rarely listen to music seriously. But after hearing the Hi-Res I decided to buy a home and start a daily listening to music, those in the past to bring my surprise SONY back. I found that if through WIFI transfer music, best music stops playing, it will be more reliable. Thank SONY David Du

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great HAP-S1

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    Sounds great, I compared this Sony HAP-S1 VS Shiit Befrost DAC with MAC, like a DAC and player, and I didn't notice to much difference, this Sony tens to have a warm sound with good body on the mids, The other comparison was, the amp section, this VS NAD, the results, I can live with the Sony while I change NAD; sounds very good! I wish it had a easy browser to connect a USB memory or HD in order to see the music archives, it just work for a expansion drive of the internal HD. I hope Sony add this functionality wit some software upgrade! The headphone output, I tested with a Grado RS1e, and the HAP-S1 took a lot of work to exitate this headphones, but it was different and better for this Sony the Beyerdinamics DT 880 PRO for Studio, sounds excellent! I was undecided whether expected the new Pioneers DACs A-70N, and A-50N, those are more opened on the features, I waited all the year to purchase this Sony, I'm very happy with the HAP-S1!

     
    2.0

    Hardware Excellent Software Poor

    By 

    from Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    I love the concept and the music that I can hear from downloads but the software that comes to install on my PC has never completed a music transfer! It gets about 2% into the transfer then stops running. I cannot restart the HAP program and I have to uninstall and reinstall to get it to work, sort-of!. It is a pain and there is absolutely zero help. I expect more from Sony. Someone please upgrade the upload software to the HAP-S1.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect with a few small caveats

    By 

    from Edmonton, AB, Canada

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    It has been years since I had the pleasure of listening to music on a high quality audio system. There are two many audio/ speaker systems that value technical features and fake surround over good quality audio output. I went into the store planning on purchasing a Sonos system. I was looking for a way to play my digital music collection from a variety of sources including ripped CDs, steaming audio services and my NAS. After hearing a couple of the Sonos options I was underwhelmed with the audio quality. The salesperson then setup this amplifier with a pair of speakers. I was just blown away with the difference in sound quality for the same price. I have had the opportunity to play around with it now for a couple of weeks. With the addition of an airport express it is now the perfect system for digital audio. I can now stream music from almost any source via the digital input of the airport express. Larger lossless FLAC files have been transferred to the 500GB internal HD. Sound quality is amazing (yes I know this is also a function of a great set of Totem speakers that I bought). I hope Sony continues to support this unit with firmware updates. No regrets at all with purchase. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to recapture the experience of listening to music on a high quality two channel audio system.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    GOOD BUT BAD

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    Good as a media player, excellent screen and all but as an audiophile I am looking for a media player which has the pre out, HDMI out and of course it must have the ability to play almost all the audio and video formats. Its a sort of an HTPC with sufficient memory (RAM) and all, in a new feature..

     
    5.0

    Cool Factor of 10

    By 

    from San Antonio, Tx

    Comments about Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD:

    Easy to set up and transferred my complete iTunes catalog from my MAC via wi-fi. Unit sounds awesome and looks great. iPhone App is cool and very user friendly. Too many features to list but i am having fun trying them all out. Could not be happier.

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    Sony Black Hi-Res Music Player With 500GB HDD

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