Sony TAZH1ES Ultimate High-Res Audio Headphone Amplifier
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.
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.
Non feedback 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, percussion and strings, for optimal sound reproduction.
Convert any source to DSD
Personalising 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 11.2MHz. The technology utilises FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) to convert any signal into the DSD sound format.
Advanced FPGA processing
Uncompromised music reproduction - To maximise the potential of the new D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit, our engineers developed the amplifier using an advanced FPGA processor. This let them fully customise the technology and develop something truly unique.
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.
Connect to any source
The amp features several terminals to support a variety of input devices, including Walkman, TVs and Playstation consoles. 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).
- Supports PCM 32bit/768kHz and DSD 22.4MHz sound formats
- New DSEE HX featuring 5 modes
- New DSD Remastering Engine
- D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit