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Sony High-Resolution audio system with headphone amp

Model# CAS1

SonyHigh-Resolution Audio System With Headphone Amp
High-Resolution audio system with headphone amp

Sony High-Resolution audio system with headphone amp

Model# CAS1

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High-Resolution Audio
High-Resolution Audio

From source to speaker, Sony has united an array of technologies for the ultimate audio experience. For High-Resolution Audio files, the digital amp and specialized tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you can hear each note as the artist intended.

DSEE HX upscales your music files
DSEE HX upscales your music files

Taking your audio experience beyond CD quality, DSEE HX builds on our proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of original recordings lost during the compression

Recreate original sound spaces on your tabletop
Recreate original sound spaces on your tabletop

CAS-1 recreates original sound spaces from recording studio or live performance venues, delivering the experience of listening to a live performance. Enjoy music playback that delivers the unfiltered sound artists intended you to hear.

Dual amplifiers
Dual amplifiers

Two distinct amplification systems deliver outstanding High-Resolution Audio experiences, regardless of how you listen. The compact chassis houses two independent circuit boards for the speaker and headphone amps. Given the different power outputs and pro

Chassis design
Chassis design

The CAS-1 boasts a reinforced chassis frame (outer surface and frame) and beams designed to prevent casing and circuit board kinks and enhance sound quality. Base structure adopts a combination of high-end series components and sheet metal, delivering hig

Full Digital S-Master HX amplifier
Full Digital S-Master HX amplifier

This newly designed full digital amplifier is the product of over ten years of Sony digital amplifier technology development. Through a major overhaul of the noise shaper and power circuit, we realized significant noise reduction for high purity playback

Pulse height volume
Pulse height volume

The CAS-1 maintains the original audio detail even at lower volumes for dynamic audio even in confined spaces. Common digital amplifiers (right) decimate the original music data when lowering volume. Pulse height volume (left) adjusts the power supply vol

Low Volume Mode
Low Volume Mode

Conventional compact tabletop speakers tend to lose balance between the treble and bass of the original sound at lower volume. Low Volume Mode optimizes these properties, reproducing the auditory effect of faithful balance to the original sound at low vol

Separated Speakers
Separated Speakers

Recording engineers position their left and right speakers to form an equilateral triangle for optimal audio monitoring. The CAS-1's near-field design lets you reproduce this layout at home for ideal stereo sound imaging.

62 mm highly-rigid carbon fibre cone woofers
62 mm highly-rigid carbon fibre cone woofers

Harder and lighter than glass fibre, highly-rigid carbon fibre cones combine with a powerful magnetic circuit to generate tight, powerful bass. The CAS-1 main unit employs a moulded frame to lessen distortion, suppress unit vibrations and create high-qual

Bottom side bass reflex port
Bottom side bass reflex port

The wide flare on the bass reflex port reduces duct noise so that, even near the speakers, bass remains tight and free of distortion.

14-mm Soft Dome Tweeter
14-mm Soft Dome Tweeter

The soft dome tweeters feature a wide-dispersion design especially developed for reproducing the ultra-high frequency audio in High Resolution Audio formats. Enjoy the added realism from reproducing subtle harmonics and sound textures not possible with co

High-grade painted wooden enclosure
High-grade painted wooden enclosure

A 12 mm-thick MDF baffle board effectively stops vibrations, and birch plywood on the wrap board brings out beautiful controlled acoustic harmonic vibration. Braces reinforce the enclosure and sound absorbent material controls enclosure vibrations. Even t

8 speaker angle
8 speaker angle

Adjusting the speakers to an 8 upward angle ensures sound quality when the listener is seated 75 to 200 cm away. By tilting the separate speakers into the optimal position CAS-1 speakers are designed to deliver better sound straight to the ears, without u

Speaker base & Brass spikes
Speaker base & Brass spikes

The CAS-1 audio system includes exclusive speaker accessories specially designed to avoid interference and deliver High-Resolution Audio in the near field-the area between 75 to 200 cm from the separate speakers. Install the included brass spikes to eleva

D/A converter (PCM1795)
D/A converter (PCM1795)

CAS-1 employs the same 32-bit high-precision digital to analogue converter (DAC) used in Sony's acclaimed HAP-Z1ES High-Resolution Audio player. This DAC extracts High-Resolution Audio detailed sound field information from sound sources in its entirety, p

Volume control (NJW1194)
Volume control (NJW1194)

For volume control, CAS-1 uses electronic volume (NJW1194 ) with high sound quality. NJW1194 minimizes noise and distortion when lowering volume, for less deterioration of sound quality. Enjoy high quality sound faithful to the original sound space, witho

Headphone amplifier (TA6120A)
Headphone amplifier (TA6120A)

The CAS-1 uses the same excellent headphone amplifier IC used in the high-precision Sony PHA-2 Portable High-Resolution Audio DAC/Headphone Amplifier to drive headphone sound powerfully and precisely. Boasting excellent drive compared to regular operation

Ideal pattern design with four-layer circuit board
Ideal pattern design with four-layer circuit board

The CAS-1 main unit houses a four-layer circuit board that allows for ideal routings for earth and power supply patterns. Component layout is designed with a beautifully symmetrical pattern based on established high end models for cleaner sound with less

Gain toggle switch
Gain toggle switch

With adjustable gain control, you will enjoy the best possible sound using your favourite headphones. Gain on headphones amplifiers is the maximum amount the amplifier can increase a signal. The CAS-1 features a dedicated headphone gain toggle switch to a

Robust headphone jack
Robust headphone jack

The front side of the CAS-1 features a robust 3.5 mm mini plug headphone port made from high-quality metal parts. The use of quality metal parts ensures that your headphone jack fits snugly and securely each and every time, staying in place for a stable c

High quality wireless streaming
High quality wireless streaming

LDAC is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth(R). With triple the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.

One-touch listening to play instant music
One-touch listening to play instant music

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex setup sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the d

USB-B and USB-A
USB-B and USB-A

Connect your Walkman(R) or PC to the rear side USB-B terminal to play high-resolution sound sources. Connect Walkman(R) or USB storage devices to the front side USB-A terminal to play high-resolution music using the SongPal app or the included remote cont

Unite your music with SongPal
Unite your music with SongPal

Download SongPal for your smartphone or tablet and take control of your music collection. Simply connect over Bluetooth(R) and USB-Play music and view track information on a Walkman(R) or USB mass storage device connected to the USB-A terminal. The app ca

Speaker Type 2-way, 2-driver speaker system, Bass reflex
Speaker Size Tweeter: 1/2" soft dome type, Woofer: 2.44 in, cone type
Dimensions (W x H x D) Main Unit: Approx. 2.16 x 7 x 8.25 in; Speaker Unit: Approx. 3.75 x 7 x 6.75 in
Weight Main Unit: Approx. 2.8 lbs (With Battery); Speaker unit: Approx. 3.3 lbs
Input and Output Terminals Headphone Out, Speaker Output, USB A, USB B
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
Remote Control RMT-AA140UB
Power Consumption 29W (when on) / AC
Power Consumption (Off Mode) not available
Power Consumption (Standby Mode) 0.3 W
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) - Terminals 1.5 W (Bluetooth®)/2.0 W (all terminals and networks connected)
Standby Mode Activated After 15 minutes
Networked Standby Mode Activated - Terminals After 15 minutes (Bluetooth)
Wireless Network(s) On/Off Switch Press and hold (BLUETOOTH®) PAIRING button of the unit simultaneously for more than 4 seconds

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