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Sony SA-Z1 Hi-Res Near Field Powered Speaker System Signature Series

MSRP 7000 EURNEX score 87%

Product Overview

SA-Z1 near field powered speaker system is part of Sony's Signature Series audio systems.
They are configured as a two-way, 5-speaker system, with 1 main tweeter, 2 assist tweeters, and two woofers per speaker. The I-ARRAY System consists of three tweeters that function as one.
SA-Z1 sports a wide range of input options.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Works with a wide range of file formats and sample rates
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Cabin design needs careful consideration

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Sleek design
  • Intuitive controls
Cons
  • Expensive for what you get
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-B, optical,XLR, RCA, stereo mini, Walkman/Xperia

Construction

Colors
Black
Drivers | Tweeter
3/4" (19mm) soft dome Main + 9/16" (14mm) soft dome (2x per speaker) Assist
Drivers | Woofer
4" (100mm) cone Main + 4" (100mm) cone Assist
Material
Aluminium Cabinet
Speakers
2-way, 5-speaker system

Dimensions

Size | Depth
326 mm
Size | Height
207 mm (Speaker A) / 205 mm (Speaker B)
Size | Width
199 mm
Weight
10.5 kg / speaker

Function

Channels
4 + 4

Performance

Frequency Response
10 Hz - 200 kHz
Power Output
106 + 106 W (18W tweeters / 35W woofers per unit)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
100 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.03% (1 kHz, 10W)

Production

Debut
IFA 2019

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External Reviews

whathifi[1]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
The SA-Z1 uses a D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit, similar to that found inside Sony's TA-ZH1ES Signature Series headphone amplifier. Each speaker weighs in at a beefy 10.5kg with is made up from six aluminium plates. A remote control comes as part of the package – it's streamlined and minimalist with volume controls and buttons for switching input.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Intuitive controls
  • Excellent sound quality
Cons
  • Expensive for what you get

User Reviews

Anonymous · 16 May 2020
4.5
Innovation
Design
Quality
Value
Looks so cool! Hope I had the 7000 for it
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References

1. ^ Hands on: Sony SA-Z1 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/sony-sa-z1. 2019-09-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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