NPAudio - Sony WM1A/Z EXPmV3 (Extreme Performance Mod V3) + Twin Supercaps!

Take your Sony WM1A/Z to the ultimate endgame level
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Sony WM1A/Z EXPmV3 (Extreme Performance Mod V3)

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You will need to send your WM1A/Z to npaudio for modification. From time to time pre-modded units will be offered on sale.

The Extreme Performance Mod V3 includes:
  • 3.5mm Single Ended cables upgraded with Neotech 7N OCC Solid Copper)
  • Neotech 7N OCC Solid Copper to a new Pentaconn 4.4mm
  • 20 AWG 7N OCC Solid Copper (ground return and main power cap)
  • Both 3.5mm and 4.4mm outputs powered directly from the inductors
  • Relay removal, bypass and *board cut to allow for larger caps
  • Single Ended caps upgraded to Audio Note Standard
  • *Larger balanced out Audio Notes bicapped with Panasonic ECHU caps.
  • Twin Supercharged! An additional SuperCap will be installed 
  • The very best Audio Note Kaisei and Audio Note Standard caps (16 Caps replaced + 4 Panasonic ECHU) The main power cap is 10 times the physical size of the stock cap, *balanced out caps are 12 times larger and the others 3 to 4 times.
  • SS47 Solder (Contains Silver)
  • Custom Laser cut copper full back plate for better shielding, grounding and higher clearance for larger caps.
  • Internal - Relocation of Bluetooth Antenna
  • 4100 mah Battery (over double the stock 1860mah Battery) to achieve upto 50 hours playback
  • A custom Audio Note version of Mr Walkmans DMP-WM1 FEv2 or Project Z Firmware will be installed
  • A region of your choice set via Rockbox tool. A chart explaining the sound signature of each region can be provided
Relays removed.



Circuit board cut, power cap installed.



Single Ended caps upgraded also.
Shielding cut to accommodate an extra Supercap.



Twin Supercap.



Bluetooth antenna moved to the screen side.



Neotech 7N OCC Flat cable.



4100mah Battery.



Laser cut copper backplate.



Stock look.



Back is slightly raised compared to stock.



Note: Price is for the modification only, you will need to send your WM1A/Z to npaudio.