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Truly authentic sound with High-Resolution Audio

Take music to the next level with the incredible fidelity of High-Resolution Audio and colours to suit your lifestyle. The NW-A50 is made with precision engineering and quality parts such as a rigid aluminium milled frame and audio-grade lead-free circuit soldering spiked with gold, for crystal clear sound. Improved DSEE HX restores compressed audio files, and you can stream over BLUETOOTH® with LDAC to preserve the detail in every track.

Features

Stylish portable digital music player with High-Resolution Audio compatibility, new DSEE HX, S-Master HX, BLUETOOTH connectivity and LDAC.
Stylish portable digital music player with High-Resolution Audio compatibility, new DSEE HX, S-Master HX, BLUETOOTH connectivity and LDAC.
  • High-Resolution Audio compatible
  • BLUETOOTH Receiver function
  • Digital Noise Cancelling and ambient sound mode

Key Features

Rigid aluminium milled frame

Rigid aluminium milled frame

A rigid premium aluminium milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear, stable sound and solid bass.

Evolved buttons

Evolved buttons

Control your music with ease, through the intuitive side key buttons of the NW-A50. The play/pause, music-selection and volume buttons on the side panel are shaped and positioned for easy operation, even by feel alone.

Stylish curved design

Stylish curved design

With a premium, curved aluminium body, the NW-A50 is ergonomic to hold and fits in the palm of your hand.

High-Resolution Audio compatible

High-Resolution Audio compatible

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

New DSEE HX AI analyses song type

New DSEE HX AI analyses song type

Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HX processor which intelligently recognises instrumentation and musical genres. Realism and liveliness of different instruments, including the human voice, are inherently characterised by high frequency harmonics. By identifying instruments, and the relative energy of the audio, our enhanced DSEE HX can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression, for a full fidelity experience even with heavily-compressed audio formats.

S-Master HX delivers High-Resolution audio in maximum quality

S-Master HX delivers High-Resolution audio in maximum quality

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

Premium, audio-grade lead-free solder containing gold

Premium, audio-grade lead-free solder containing gold

For clearer sound and vocals, new high-quality lead-free solder with a small amount of gold is used to connect the circuit of the NW-A50 to the battery. The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures absolute minimum signal loss.

Circuit board with gold-plate for powerful bass

Circuit board with gold-plate for powerful bass

The NW-A50 has onboard plate and contact springs which directly connect the circuit board and aluminum milled frame, and they're both plated with gold. The results are powerful bass and a clear mid-range.

NFC One-touch for instant connectivity

NFC One-touch for instant connectivity

Near Field Communication (NFC) and BLUETOOTH technology make connecting to your music fast and easy. Just touch your NFC-enabled device to your NW-A50 Series for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming.

LDAC: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content

LDAC: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content

Enjoy your music at greater than CD quality with LDAC wireless audio transmission. LDAC uses a conventional BLUETOOTH connection, but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate up to 990kbps - approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening that's much closer to the artist's intention.

USB DAC function makes music played from your computer sound even better

USB DAC function makes music played from your computer sound even better

Use your NW-A50 Series as a USB DAC (Digital-Analogue Converter) by pairing it with a PC or Mac computer. When connected and activated using the supplied USB cable, the NW-A50 Series replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own, highly-tuned, hardware processing. Now, whether you're at your home or office, in a coffee shop or commuting, you can always enjoy premium sound quality.

Listen for longer with up to 45 hours' battery life

Perfect for commuting or when you want to enjoy your music all day, when fully charged you can enjoy up to 45 hours of music playback.

Vinyl Processor

Give back the warmth and character of vinyl to your digital tracks and get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favourite albums. Enjoy subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise deliver an authentic listening experience.

Playback screen and playlist naming within the UI

The intuitive UI of the NW-A50 lets you play, search, fast forward and repeat easily and seamlessly. Listen to your favourite tracks in the way you want to by using the options on the playback screen to easily create and name playlists.

Store even more music with the SD card slot

Expand the already large memory of your NW-A50 with an SD card - pop one in the slot to enjoy endless playlists and even the biggest music collections on the go.

A choice of equaliser presets and custom levels

For authentic tone and sound that matches the music category you're listening to, the NW-A50 has a choice of equaliser presets. Or use the Custom levels to create your own equaliser sound.

BLUETOOTH Receiver mode to give your smartphone music a boost

Stream music through the NW-A50 via Bluetooth and a smartphone connection and give all your music an NW-A50 boost. Favourite tracks will benefit from S-Master HX and DSEE HX upscaling, as well as Vinyl Processor and equaliser.

Hear the difference

Feel as if the artist is performing right in front of you with higher-than-CD quality High-Resolution Audio, which faithfully reproduces even the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound.
  • DSD playback

    Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats, thanks to the NW-A50 Series' high-quality PCM conversion.
  • Audio upscaling with new DSEE HX

    Bring even heavily-compressed audio formats back to a full fidelity experience with our advanced DSEE HX processor, which uses AI to accurately analyse song type, instrumentation and musical genres.
  • S-Master HX™ optimised for High-Resolution Audio

    Enjoy all the subtleties in your music with S-Master HX™ which delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality, with reduced distortion and noise.

Specifications

Playback and display

    • Waterproof -

Power

    • Charging Time (Quick Charge) -
    • Charging Time (full charge) Approx. 4 hrs
    • Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Approx. 25 hrs, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Approx. 30 hrs, FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Approx. 39 hrs (128kbps) / Approx. 45 hrs, MP3 (128kbps)

Software

    • Touchscreen Supported
    • Operating System Sony original OS

Size and Weight

    • Width (cm) 4.50
    • Height (cm) 14.00
    • Weight (kg) 0.22
    • Carton Width (cm) 9.50
    • Carton Height (cm) 16.00
    • Carton Weight (kg) 1.22

Availability

    • Released 2018