Designed to provide a personalized hi-fi listening experience, the Sony TA-ZH1ES is a headphone amplifier with a digital-analog hybrid-amplifier circuit. This circuit is intended to preserving digital integrity while simultaneously converting signal into pleasurable, analog sound.
The unit features much in the way of inputs and outputs, giving you support for anything from televisions to gaming consoles—not to mention USB inputs, standard 3.5mm headphone jacks, and a 4.4mm balanced output. Under the hood, the TA-ZH1ES offers proprietary non-feedback S-Master technology. Also provided is a digital conversion stage with an analog feed-forward amp. The device uses advanced FPGA processing to make sure these elements work at their utmost potential, giving you a highly detailed and highly faithful sonic experience.
The TA-ZH1ES is capable of playing DSD native and DSD DoP formats, as well as traditional PCM files. In fact, using the remastering engine, you can convert any PCM into DSD up to 11.2 MHz. Further sweetening the audio, DSEE HX upscaling technology allows you to preserve every nuance of the signal you're remastering. Many more features abound, such as the acoustically tuned panel for eliminating resonances, an on-board DC phase linearizer for reproducing the analog listening experience, and signal correction for high-impedance headphones.