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The Way The Artists Truly Intended

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 to create the ultimate listening experience.

 

Get the High-Resolution Audio experience

Imagine hearing your favorite tracks in unmatched clarity and richness. The HAP-Z1ES HDD Audio Player is the perfect addition to your Hi-Fi setup, with a Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Re-mastering Engine that elevates all your music. A 1 TB hard disc, has space for all your music, letting you hear it all as it was meant to be heard.

 

Format-friendly for all your music files

The HAP-Z1ES supports High-Resolution Audio formats such as DSD, FLAC, WAV, and ALAC, as well as compressed formats like MP3, AAC, ATRAC, and WMA, restoring their quality closer to that of the original.

 

Detailed sound across the whole frequency range

A wide frequency range of 2 Hz – 80 kHz a well-rounded sound, capable of reproducing the nuances of a live performance.

 

Analog to digital sound at a high sample rate

Analog to digital sound at a high sample rate

For exceptional accuracy and detail, High-Resolution Audio converts analog to digital at 24 bit / 96 Hz — much higher than CDS, and analog FIR filters operate at the frequency of DSD.

 

Bring compressed files to a new level

The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) upscales your compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC, and WMA) close to CD quality. By restoring the high-range sound lost during compression, DSEE produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.

 

How the DSD Re-mastering Engine works

The DSD Re-mastering Engine resamples your compressed music files to DSD — a High-Resolution format with a 1 bit audio stream for efficient digital to analog conversion. Audio is reproduced closer to the quality of the original recording, with restored detail and tone previously lost in the compression process.

 

Built for High-Resolution Audio

Designed for crisp audio with minimal distortion

Separate high capacity transformers keep power flow to digital and analog circuitry independent, reducing cross-talk and distortion between channels.

 

A sound internal structure

A frame and beam chassis design limits movement and vibration.

 

Off-center, ribbed isolation feet

Isolated feet disperse vibrations from the player's environment.

 

Shock-mounted components

The cooling fan and hard disc are mounted to reduce vibration.

 

Store all your music

With a huge 1 TB built-in hard drive, have all your music in one place and store up to 250,000 music files

 

Your music, where you want it

Keep up to date with easy, wireless transfers

Enjoy all your music in one place. Download the HAP music transfer application to your PC to sync and copy all your tracks onto the HAP-Z1ES over Wi-Fi. The next time you download a new track, it will automatically be transferred. Track names, album art, and more are checked against the online database, Gracenote, for accuracy.

 

The next part of your sound system

Hook-up the HAP-Z1ES to your amplifier and speakers. There are balanced and unbalanced outputs, a LAN port for connecting to a home network, and a USB input.

You control the music

 

Always find the track you're looking for

Take charge of your HDD player with your smartphone or tablet by downloading the control app, or browse your music on the LCD screen with a supplied remote control.

 

Easily browsing with an app

Your full music index is copied to your device for easy browsing.

 

See your tracks on the LCD panel

Browse your songs at speed on the LCD front panel.

 

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“...music lovers who want to listen to high-quality digital music files without the hassles of keeping another computer working optimally, the HAP-Z1ES is an attractively priced, yet fully featured option."
– Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound

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