The EZ1 also sports RCA and XLR outputs and a 4.3" LCD display. Sony was using the new duo of the EZ1 and TA-A1ES to drive a pair of their SS-NA2ES speakers ($10,000/pair). We were treated to some BB King and Eric Clapton, is it just me or did Eric Clapton become one of the most stiflingly boring players around?, in 24/88.2 and Blood, Sweat & Tears' "Spinning Wheel" in DSD which sounded smooth and soulful. EZ1 buyers will be treated to these two tracks preloaded on their units plus 18 more from the Sony, Warner Music, and Universal Music catalogs.
The EZ1 also has a 500GB little brother, the HAP-S1 for $999.