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Sony Premium Headphone Amplifier w/ D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit - TAZH1ES

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  • Type : Headphone Amplifier
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  • Product Overview-

    Key Features

    • D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit
    • New DSEE HX Featuring 5 Modes
    • DSD Remastering Engine
    • Convert Any Source To DSD
    • Uses A Variety Of Headphone Output Connections
    • Several Terminals To Support A Variety Of Input Devices
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    Sony TAZH1ES Premium Headphone Amplifier w/ D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit

    Unleash the full potential of your headphones and experience the emotional impact of every song as the artist intended. Combining the best of digital and analog sound technology, this one’s for the serious listeners.

    Key Features:

    • D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit
    • New DSEE HX featuring 5 modes
    • Supports PCM 32bit/768 kHz and DSD 22.4 MHz sound formats
    • New DSD Remastering Engine
    • Supports balanced (0.17", 3‐pole mini plug x2, XLR4) and unbalanced (standard plug, stereo mini plug) connections


    • Superior digital amplification
      Our non-feedback S-Master technology maintains the purity of dynamic, straight digital sound. Our new D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit takes this one step further, enhancing its precision and sound quality with an analog feed-forward amp. The analog amplifier corrects the errors caused by switching amplification.
    • Optimal signal correction
      S-Master amplifies music signals digitally without signal loss. High impedance headphones require high power but this can create a difference between the actual and ideal signal. The analog amplifier can correct these signal deficiencies for a cleaner, more natural sound.
    • Preserving the feeling
      Capturing every note and nuance with DSEE HX™. Experience your music as the artist intended, in near High-Resolution Audio quality. Our new DSEE HX™ upscaling technology features four additional modes to the standard: female vocal, male vocal, percussions and strings, for optimal sound reproduction.
    • Advanced FPGA processing for uncompromised music reproduction
      To maximize the potential of the new D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit, our engineers developed the amplifier using an advanced FPGA processor. This let them fully customize the technology and develop something truly unique.
    • Convert any source to DSD
      Personalizing sound with the new DSD Remastering Engine. Offering double the conversion accuracy of previous models, the new DSD Remastering Engine let you convert all PCM music sources into DSD 11.2 MHz. The technology uses FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) to convert any signal into the DSD sound format.
    • Familiar analog‐like sound
      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 more analog-like sound.
    • Rigid and durable
      The TA-ZH1ES features an innovative chassis design. The structure of the baseplate supporting the FBW chassis has two layers for enhanced rigidity and a low center of gravity. This added protection and durability enhances sound quality.
    • Ideal sound isolation with FBW Chassis
      The TA-ZH1ES features a rigid FBW Chassis, which has been designed to isolate the circuit board from vibration. By minimizing vibration and preventing lateral movement, noise is reduced for a cleaner, purer sound. The newly added wall structure is made from a large aluminum block for high rigidity.
    • Eliminating resonance with Acoustically Tuned Panel
      The headphone amplifier's top panel is made from a combination of steel and aluminum. These materials each have their own resonance frequency, and when used in combination, they suppress each other. The result is the effective elimination of unnecessary resonance.
    • Output connections
      The amp uses a variety of headphone output connections, including both balanced (0.17", 3-pole mini plug x2 & XLR4) and unbalanced (stereo standard plug, stereo mini plug).
    • Input connections
      The amp features several terminals to support a variety of input devices, including Walkman®, TVs and PlayStation™ consoles.


    Headphone amplifier

    • Output Power
      • Balanced: 1,200 mW + 1,200 mW (32 ohms 1 kHz 1%)
      • Unbalanced: 300 mW + 300 mW (32 ohms 1 kHz 1%)
    • Playing Frequency Range: 4 Hz-200 kHz
    • Impendance: 12-600 ohms
    • Gain Switch: Yes (High/Low)
    • Frequency Response: 4Hz-80 kHz (-3 dB)


    • Headphone Output: Balanced; Balanced standard (0.17" in diameter) 3-pole mini (balanced connection, 0.14" in diameter) × 2 XLR4 (balanced 4-pin) Unbalanced; Standard (0.25" in diameter) Stereo mini (0.14" in diameter)
    • Other Input/Output:Walkman®/Xperia™ Input USB-B Input COAXIAL Input OPTICAL Input LINE L/R Input PRE OUT(Variable/Fixed)
    • XLR4 Pin Assignment: 1:L+, 2:L-, 3:R+, 4:R-

    Supported Audio Formats

    • Sampling Frequency/Bit Depth: DSD native (up to 22.4 MHz) DSD DoP (up to 11.2 MHz) PCM (up to 768 kHz/32 bit)
    • Coaxial Input Jack: PCM 2ch; 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz (16/24 bit)
    • Walkman/Xperiatm Port: PCM 2ch; 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384 kHz (16/24/32 bit) DSD 2ch Native; 2.8/5.6/11.2 MHz (1 bit) DSD 2ch DoP; 2.8/5.6 MHz(1 bit)
    • Optical Input Jack: PCM 2ch; 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz (16/24 bit)
    • USB Type-B Port: PCM 2ch; 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384/705.6/768 kHz (16/24/32 bit) DSD 2ch Native; 2.8/5.6/11.2/22.4 MHz (1 bit) DSD 2ch DoP; 2.8/5.6/11.2 MHz (1 bit)

    Audio Enhancement

    • DSD Remasterung Engine: Yes (Convert to DSD 11.2 MHz)
    • DSEE HX Mode: Standard/Female Vocal/Male Vocal/Percussion/Strings
    • 8x Over Sampling: Yes
    • D.C. Phase Linearizer: Yes
    • DSEE HX: Yes (Upscale to PCM 384 kHz/32 bit)
    • Left/Right Balance Adjustment: Yes


    • Music Playback Software Supported: Hi-Res Audio Player/Media Go
    • Power Consumption (Standby): 0.3 W
    • Display Dimmer: Yes (BIGHT/DARK/DISPLAY OFF)
    • Auto Standby: Yes (default: OFF)
    • Detatchable Power Cord: Yes
    • Remote Commander: Yes
    • Power Requirements: 120 V 50/60 Hz
    • Power Consumption: 35 W

    What's In the Box:

    • Remote control
    • USB cable (USB-A/USB-B)
    • AC power cord (mains lead)
    • R03 (size AAA) batteries
    • Digital cable for Walkman®

    Approximate Dimensions:

    • Height: 2.56"
    • Width: 8.27"
    • Depth: 12.36"

    Approximate Weight:

    • Unit: 9.7 lbs
    • Shipping: 14 lbs

    Warranty Information:

    • Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer): 5-Years Limited Warranty
    California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING
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