Sony has today released firmware 3.0 for NW-WM1 Signature series Walkman® players and firmware 2.0 for NW-ZX300 series Walkman® players. On the 11th of August 2018, we published the news of an Autumn Update for WM-1Z, WM-1A, and ZX300 as shared by Sony Walkman® Project Leader / Senior Electrical Engineer Tomoaki Sato during the public session on the new DMP-Z1 at the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show 2018.

Autumn Update for NW-WM1Z, NW-WM1A, NW-ZX300

The firmware 3.0 for NW-WM1 series bring alignments of Sony’s NW-WM1A and NW-WM1Z with that of the carryable DMP-Z1 providing USB-DAC, BT receiver, and Vinyl Processor functionalities while firmware 2.0 for NW-ZX300 series will add BT receiver, and Vinyl Processor functionalities as it already features USB-DAC capabilities.

Newly developed by Sony, the Vinyl Processor feature recreates via some clever processing, the acoustic phenomenon unique to vinyl playbacks such as the tone-arm resonance, tiny surface noise and the rich sound from the vibration by acoustic feedback from the speakers to the turntable.

Benefits and improvements from the firmware 3.0 for NW-WM1 series include:
  • The USB-DAC function has been added
  • The Bluetooth Receiver function has been added
  • A Vinyl Processor option has been added to the Sound Quality settings
  • A Digital Peak Meter has been added to the layout options on the Playback screen
  • A function for manually adding cover art images to albums has been added

The firmware 3.0 for NW-WM1 series is available for download via Sony’s website.
Windows
Mac

Benefits and improvements from the firmware 2.0 for NW-ZX300 series include:
  • The Bluetooth Receiver function has been added
  • A Vinyl Processor option has been added to the Sound Quality settings
  • A Digital Peak Meter has been added to the layout options on the Playback screen
  • A function for manually adding cover art images to albums has been added
  • An Edit Playlist Name option has been added to the Pop-up menu in the Library screen
  • A Text Input option has been added to the Device Settings menu, under Basic Settings

The firmware 2.0 for NW-ZX300 series is available for download via Sony’s support website.
Windows
Mac

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