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Sony TA-ZH1ES

A new arena of musical expression

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.

D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit: a revolution in sound amplification

Our non-feedback S-Master technology maintains the purity of 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 conversion error caused by switching amplification.

Structural integrity means audio precision

The TA-ZH1ES has been precision-crafted from the outside in, to maximise audio quality.

Ideal sound isolation

The TA-ZH1ES features a rigid FBW Chassis, which has been designed to isolate the circuit board from vibration. By minimising vibration and preventing lateral movement, noise is reduced for a cleaner, purer sound.

Eliminating resonance

The headphone amplifier's top panel is made from a combination of steel and aluminium. These materials each have their own resonance frequency, which when used in combination, suppress each other. The result is the effective elimination of unnecessary resonance.

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 centre of gravity. This added protection and durability enhances sound quality.

Supported sound formats

Enjoy up to PCM 32 bit/768kHz and DSD22.4 MHz sound formats.

Φ4.4mm balanced connection jack

Φ4.4mm single balanced jack is new standard for headphone balance connection. Its clear channel separation offers accurate reproduction and wide sound space.

Input connections

The amp features several terminals to support a variety of input devices, including Walkman®, TVs and Playstation® consoles.

Outputconnections

The amp utilises a variety of headphone output connections, including both balanced (4.4mm, 3-pole mini plug x2 & XLR4) and unbalanced (stereo standard plug, stereo mini plug).