Sony NWA45L Walkman Digital Music Player (Moonlit Blue)

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Sony NWA45L Walkman Digital Music Player (Moonlit Blue)
Key Features
  • TFT Color 3.1" WVGA Display
  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • Bluetooth & NFC Connectivity
  • Built-In 16GB of Memory
Enjoy up to 45 hours of portable, high-resolution audio with the Sony NW-A45L Walkman Digital Music Player, offered here in a moonlit blue finish. This Walkman supports playback of PCM, AAC, WMA, and MP3 audio files, among others. It features 16GB of internal flash memory and supports microSD cards. The NW-A45 also boasts a 3.1" TFT color LCD touchscreen with an 800 x 480 resolution. Its built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 45 hours of continuous audio playback on a full 4-hour charge.
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Sony NW-A45 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Hi-Resolution Amplifier
  • 3DSD via PCM
  • 4DSEE Upscaling
  • 5Precision-Engineered Build
  • 6Ambient Sound Mode with Compatible Headphones
  • 7LDAC Transmission
  • 8USB DAC
  • 9Touchscreen Controls
  • 10Bluetooth with NFC
  • 11MQA Support
  • 12Expandable Memory
  • 13Handy Buttons for Quick Control

Enjoy up to 45 hours of portable, high-resolution audio with the Sony NW-A45L Walkman Digital Music Player, offered here in a moonlit blue finish. This Walkman supports playback of PCM, AAC, WMA, and MP3 audio files, among others. It features 16GB of internal flash memory and supports microSD cards. The NW-A45 also boasts a 3.1" TFT color LCD touchscreen with an 800 x 480 resolution. Its built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 45 hours of continuous audio playback on a full 4-hour charge.

This Walkman utilizes several audiophile-friendly technologies, including DSD over PCM Playback and DSEE HX upscaling. Sony's wireless codec, LDAC, delivers a higher bit rate than standard Bluetooth, so you can enjoy an enhanced listening experience with a compatible pair of wireless headphones. You can also pair the Walkman with other compatible devices over conventional Bluetooth with NFC.  

The NW-A45’s proprietary operating system works with Mac and Windows computers, and utilizes a simple drag-and-drop process for quickly moving songs from your computer library to the Walkman. Also, you can use the NW-45L as a USB DAC, circumventing your computer’s sound card and achieving better sound in the process through the unit’s S-Master HX amplifier.

Hi-Resolution Amplifier

Optimized for High-Resolution Audio, the S-Master HX amplifier reduces distortion and noise, allowing you to enjoy all the subtleties in your music.

DSD via PCM

The NW-A45L supports DSD audio formats by way of high-quality PCM conversion.

DSEE Upscaling

The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales compressed digital music files such as MP3, AAC, ATRAC, and WMA, bringing them closer to the quality of high-resolution audio.

Precision-Engineered Build

The circuit board of the NW-A40 Series has been engineered for efficiency. The layout from the battery to the audio block minimizes the power loop, making the power supply stable. This results in a clear sound with solid low end. Other precision-engineered components include lead-free solder on the circuit board and the S-Master HX chip (CXD-3778GF), resulting in an efficient electronic connection.

Ambient Sound Mode with Compatible Headphones

Listening to music but still want to hear the outside world? When you're using compatible IER-NW500N headphones, select Ambient Sound Mode and the NW-A45L will let in external sounds to keep you aware of your surroundings.

LDAC Transmission

LDAC uses a conventional Bluetooth connection, but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate up to 990 kbps–approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is a wireless listening experience capable of streaming PCM files with high sample rates.

USB DAC

Use your NW-A45L as a USB DAC (digital-analog converter) by pairing it with a Mac or Windows PC. When connected and activated using the supplied USB cable, the unit replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own hardware.

Touchscreen Controls

With the large, full-color touch screen, you can change tracks, create playlists, and more.

Bluetooth with NFC

Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth technology make connecting to your music fast and easy. Just touch your NFC-enabled device to the NW-A45L for a seamless connection, then start streaming.

MQA Support

The NW-A45L is fully compatible with MQA, furthering its functionality when it comes to lossless music.

Expandable Memory

Want to store more music on your Walkman? Pop in an SD card (available separately) for additional memory.

Handy Buttons for Quick Control

The play/pause, music selection, and volume buttons on the side panel are shaped and positioned for easy operation.
UPC: 027242907867

Sony NW-A45 Specs

Audio
Amplifier1 x S-Master HX
External DAC FunctionalityYes
Audio ResolutionDSD128: 2.8224 MHz / 1-Bit
Volume ControlAnalog
Audio Power Output35 mW (Unbalanced, )
Custom EqualizerYes
Performance
Operating SystemProprietary
Internal Storage Capacity16 GB
Flash Media Slot1 x SDXC
Display3.1" LCD (800 x 480 Resolution)
Media Support
FM TunerYes
Formats SupportedAudio: AAC (6-320 kbps/8-48 kHz)
Audio: APE (8, 16, 24-bit/8-192 kHz [Fast, Normal, High])
Audio: ALAC (16, 24-bit/8-192 kHz)
Audio: DSD converted to PCM (1-bit/2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz)
Audio: FLAC (16, 24-bit/8-192 kHz)
Audio: HE-AAC (32-144 kbps/8-48 kHz)
Audio: MP3 (32-320 kbps [supports variable bitrate]/32, 44.1, 48 kHz)
Audio: WMA (32-192 kbps [supports variable bitrate]/44.1 kHz)
Connectivity
WirelessBluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth AVRCP
Bluetooth CodecsaptX, LDAC
Connections1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
1 x WM-Port USB 2.0 Input
Built-In MicNo
Power
Charging TimeFull Charge: 4 Hours
General
System RequirementsOperating System
Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.12
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.2 x 3.8 x 0.4" / 55.9 x 97.5 x 10.9 mm
Weight3.46 oz / 98 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.46 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.15 x 3.55 x 1.75"
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