The sound your music truly deserves 

For the ultimate audio fidelity the DMP-Z1 music player combines cutting edge technical innovations with the finest materials and attention to detail. 


DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player Signature Series

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Signature Series

One Signature Sound

Elevating the high-resolution sound experience from one you listen to, to the one you can feel.

Audio perfection, wherever you are

Every component of the DMP-Z1 has been meticulously crafted to deliver power, fidelity and purity of sound. 

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Every note as the artist intended

Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing and reproducing digital audio at a higher rate than CD (24-bit/192kHz and beyond), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording.

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Lose nothing in translation

The DMP-Z1 supports files up to DSD native 11.2 MHz and PCM playback up to 384kHz/32-bit, which means all the authentic detail of the original recording is retained.

4.4mm and 3.5mm balanced connections
4.4mm balanced connection and 3.5mm headphone jack engineered with KIMBER KABLE®

Clear stereo separation and soundstaging is delivered by a 4.4mm balanced headphone jack which is compatible with a broad range of premium headphones. Internal wiring for both the 4.4mm and standard, unbalanced, 3.5mm jacks use thick KIMBER KABLE® for signal integrity.

1 battery cell for digital circuit board
4 battery cells for analog circuit board
Pure audio everywhere with an independent power system and built-in battery

Five battery cells drive both digital and analogue amplification circuits independently for enhanced dynamics and reduced internal electromagnetic interference. By isolating the power delivery from conventional AC power supplies, you enjoy both a more open treble response and tighter bass delivery without the harshness transmitted through AC line noise.

Isolated circuit board reduces noise

To keep sound transparent and minimise distortion, the analog board is separated from the digital board on the H-shaped chassis. This cuts noise and realises solid ground.

Rigid aluminium milled frame structure

To ensure minimal resonance and vibration are transmitted between the isolated boards, all circuit boards of the DMP-Z1 are mounted on a solid, frame-based chassis. This lessens external electrical or seismic interference so each circuit can achieve optimal performance. The chassis is made using a milling and blasting process, and is finished with a coating of Almite. 

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Give all PCM music the DSD treatment with DSD Remastering Engine

PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into a 5.6MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) ultra-high-frequency 1-bit audio stream. The single-bit stream delivered to the DAC has a character far closer to that of analogue – so your music is delivered exactly as the artist intended.

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Give every track the sound of vinyl with Vinyl Processor

Get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favourite albums by giving back the character of vinyl to your digital tracks. Subtle reproduction of the low-frequency tone-arm resonance, surface and scratch noise, resonance on the vinyl deliver an authentic listening experience.

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New DSEE HXTM analyses song type by AI

Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HXTM processor which intelligently recognises instruments, voices and musical genres. By identifying these and the relative energy of the audio, it can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression, for a full fidelity experience, even with compressed formats.

See everything with a mirror finished aluminium panel

For added clarity the LCD panel is made from polished glass - coupled with aluminium panels and a gold plated volume control, the DMP-Z1 shines sleekly like a glass mirror.

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USB DAC Function for higher-quality music

When connected using the supplied USB cable, the DMP-Z1 replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own highly-tuned hardware for premium sound quality.

Smartphone and DMP-Z1 connection
BLUETOOTH® Receiver mode boosts smartphone music 

Stream music through the DMP-Z1 via BLUETOOTH® connection and a smartphone connection to give all your music a DMP-Z1 boost. Favourite tracks will benefit from digital to analogue audio conversion and DSEE HXTM upscaling, as well as the Vinyl Processor and Equaliser etc.

256GB internal storage & micro SD slots

There’s room for all your music with 256GB internal storage and 2x micro SD slots.

Powered for exceptional sound anywhere

There's enough battery power for up to approximately 10 hours of playback for non High Resolution and approximately 9 hours of playback for High Resolution. You can also switch to AC power when needed.

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What's in the box

It comes with a USB Type-CTM cable, AC adapter, AC power cord, carrying case and cleaning cloth.

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Carrying case 

Stylish and sturdy, the carrying case has soft padding to keep the unit firmly in place when you’re on the move.

In pursuit of the ultimate headphone listening experience

Discover the Signature Series

Settle for nothing less than immersive excellence with the full range of Signature Series products. Designed for ultimate sound quality, they transcend audio conventions to elevate every note.

Specifications & Features

Possess the ultimate music experience anywhere with the DMP-Z1, crafted to deliver unrivalled resolution and dynamics to the most demanding headphones and audiophiles' ears. Built-in battery power lets you revel in music as it was meant to be heard, wherever you are.
  • Hi-Res Audio supports DSD Native up to 11.2 MHz and PCM audio playback

  • High End audio parts for great sound quality

  • 4.4mm balanced, and standard 3.5mm, headphone outputs

  • 256 GB internal storage and 2 micro SD slots

  • Up to approx. 10 hours for non Hi-Res and 9 hours for Hi-Res battery life

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