The Walkman line from Sony received two new products aimed at audiophiles who seek total excellence in sound reproduction. Calls from NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2the models promise the highest quality sound and luxury design.
The NW-WM1ZM2 is the most expensive and stands out for the presence of an oxygen-free, gold-plated copper housing.. The model features an S-Master HX digital amplifier and comes with a Kimber Kable cable to ensure high sound quality.
According to Sony, the metallic elements of the housing contribute not only to the luxury design, but also to ensure a “clean and expansive” audio output. even the welds of NW-WM1ZM2 have gold to deliver the best possible sound.
The model has a 5-inch screen with HD resolution and the battery promises up to 40 hours of audio playback in FLAC at 98 kHz. O Internal storage is 256GB, the device supports the connection Wi-Fi and has a USB-C port.
The operating system is based on Android and the NW-WM1ZM2 is capable of playing files of various audio formats, from MQA up to WAV, at up to 32-bit and 384 kHz. In addition, an algorithm upscales tracks to CD quality (16-bit at 44 or 48 kHz).
More modest NW-WM1AM2
For those who only care about audio quality and don’t care about luxury, Sony also introduced the NW-WM1AM2which is cheaper and offers the same sound quality as the top-of-the-line version, but without the gold-plated construction.
The housing is also aluminum, however the oxygen-free copper cable is simpler. Storage loses half capacity and delivers 128GB. The other technical characteristics follow the same line.
economy and market
price and availability
The two Walkmans are available in the global market and there is no forecast for an official launch in Brazil. O NW-WM1ZM2 gold plated is sold for US$ 3.7 thousand, about R$ 19 thousand in direct conversion to our currency and without taxes.
The NW-WM1AM2 is a little cheaper, costing US$ 1.4 thousand, something around R$ 7.2 thousand in direct conversion. As there is no official sale in Brazil, those interested in the products need to import the devices.
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