Packing audiophile performance into a pocket-sized player, the A17 Hi-Res Audio Digital Music Player sets an exciting new benchmark in sound and style. And with 64 GB of built-in memory 1 , microSD memory card slot, and up to 50-hours of music playback on a single charge 2 , you've got studio quality sound in your pocket wherever you go.
Treat your ears!
Capable of handling a variety of digital audio formats, ranging from standard CD-ripped tunes, to 192kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio, the A17 delivers sound that is up to 6-times the resolution when compared to a standard CD, providing support MP3, WMA, WMA lossless, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, and ALAC, for a sublime audio experience.
An aluminum die-cast frame and redesigned circuitry form the core of the NWZ-A17SLV. Borrowing a few tricks from our accomplished ES home audio lineup, the low-impedance circuit board using Sony high-purity lead-free solder ensures efficient, spacious, and natural sound.
Two features driving quality sound
S-Master ® HX digital amplification, uniquely developed for high resolution audio playback, delivers faithful, detailedwide-frequency audio reproduction. DSEE HX works in two ways to delivers natural, spacious sound. First, it restores the high frequency signals stripped by the audio compression process. Second, it can accurately expand audio signal bit-depth, in real-time, to near hi-resolution sound quality.
Exceptional battery life
A built-in lithium ion battery paired with thick, low-resistance cable ensures that power is on-tap for demanding musical passages while aslo providing up to 50 hours of audio playback (MP3)/ up to 30 hours (Hi-Res) per charge. 2
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Communications (NFC) technology. 3 And with built-in AAC and aptX ® codec support, you will enjoy maximized signal quality when streaming your music wirelessly.
Room for your tunes!
With 64 GB of internal memory 1 , the A17 has enough storage for about 200 high-resolution tracks*, but thanks to the built-in memory card slot, serious users with large music collections can add an additional 128GB, bringing the total memory capacity up to 192 GB 1 , or enough storage for about 600 high-resolution tracks*. * - 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC files
Drag and Drop
With a Walkman ® player, you are never tied to just one music service. Just drag and drop files from iTunes ® for Mac ® or Windows ® and enjoy. Multi-format playback also lets you play MP3, WMA, AAC or L-PCM music files; now that's freedom.
Easily Navigate Your Tracks
While the 2.25" QVGA anti-reflective TFT LCD display reveals album artwork, photos, and evenvideos in rich, clear brilliance, the multi-function directional keys makes searching for the right song a breeze. Spend more time listening than fumbling through your music.
Digital amplification for sophisticated sound
S-Master ® HX digital amplification circuitry, uniquely developed for high resolution audio playback, delivers faithful wide-frequency audio reproduction with all the details from the highs to the lows.
The circuit board is the core of any electronic device. Borrowing a few tricks from our accomplished ES audio lineup, a low impedance circuit board ensures signal integrity while low resistance battery connectivity provides for efficient current transfer and faithful audio delivery.
Music for every mood
SensMe tone analysis software keeps your music in tune with your mood, automatically grouping your music into channels based on beats-per-minute, making listening and managing your content even simpler.