SA-Z1 Hi-Res Near Field Powered Speaker System Signature Series
One Signature Sound
Elevating the high-resolution sound experience from one you listen to, to one you can feel.
The pinnacle of near field listening
The SA-Z1 is meticulously crafted to sit on your desk and provide you with a reference listening experience, whatever your choice of music.
Discover the SA-Z1
Learn about the technology and inspiration behind our most premium near field powered speaker system, the SA-Z1.
Why choose the SA-Z1
Sound tuning function
Sony expertise in precision-engineered powered speakers
The SA-Z1 brings together Sony’s legendary audio expertise, with first-of-its-kind custom componentry and benchmark audio technologies. Thanks to a trio of accumulated acoustic, electronic, and signal processing technology, SA-Z1 recreates music with exceptional presence and coherence.
Precise sound reproduction
'Tsuzumi' woofer layout for a deep acoustic field
I-ARRAY™ tweeters for wider frequency and off-axis response
Rigid body minimises vibration
D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit
Custom architecture on FPGA processor
Uncompromised music reproduction
Sony's engineers realised early-on that typical, off-the-shelf DSPs could never draw optimal performance from their unique D.A. Hybrid amplifier and coaxial speaker design. To overcome this, they built an original architecture on a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) from scratch – the most advanced signal processing for the most advanced digital architecture.
Left and right speakers in perfect harmony
The OFC cable that transmits the high-speed differential signal between speakers is engineered to suppress signal reflection and loss, and shut out interference. This ensures accurate time alignment between left and right speaker – crucial for reproducing spacious sound.
Convert any source to DSD
DSD Remastering Engine by FPGA
The DSD Remastering Engine lets you convert all PCM music sources into DSD 11.2MHz. The technology uses the FPGA to convert any signal into the DSD sound format.
Change settings to your preference
Supported sound formats
Support up to PCM 32bit/768kHz and DSD 22.4 MHz.
Analogue-In connections include RCA, stereo mini, and balanced XLR. Digital inputs include USB-B, optical and micro-USB for Walkman.
Pure Walkman® sound
To realise pure sound from a connected Walkman, the charging circuit can be deactivated.