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Sony’s new $7,900 player (DMP-Z1)

maverickronin

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Putting the crazy price aside, does anyone else think the form-factor on this thing is weird?
 

maverickronin

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Yes it is kind of an awkward size. It’s more like a desktop unit.
I'm pretty sure it's meant to be more 'transportable' than 'mobile' based on the size, but the ergonomics are awkward. It's not pocketable, the screen is oriented the wrong way for it to sit in you lap while you're on a plane, train, or bus, and the screen won't be easily readable while sitting on a desk either.
 

andreasmaaan

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The front handles and big gilt volume control make it look like an odd little parody of a bit of rack gear.
 

maxxevv

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That's huge if its considered " transportable" !

The Hugo II (though only a DAC Amp and not a player) is considered pretty small by comparison and I consider is barely portable !
 

cjfrbw

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The headphone amp output is a pair of $2.50 TI op amp? Not saying it can't sound good, but the supporting circuitry, couldn't be THAT expensive.
 
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