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RE: Sony Walkman low volume problem

Hello. I have a nwz-e453 with the same problem japan destination. I would like if you could share your files that you used to change country on your nwz-e454 pls. I am from europe too.

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Hello sixpencenonthericher,

Your thread has helped me a lot understanding what the problema with my new e454 is. I accidentally pressed video out and the result was returning to japanese destination. The spset though is still on, something that has put me in thoughts since I don't really know which setting actually changed and the max volume changed. I wonder if this affects the sound performance of the device, ruining the quality of the sound or something.

May you help me by sending me the destination tool?

 

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Thanks in advance man. Smile

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It seems that the only person in the internet that solved this issue is you, please help us : )

There is no message facility here, so can you use the thread in anythingbutipod forums for all the people: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?p=613616

Or you can send it to my e-mail (minscc@yahoo.com) and i'll share it in that thread..

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Thanks for your information!  I am in the United States, but have an NWZ-A845 (purchased off eBay from its UK previous owner).  It's a beautiful player with lots going for it, but the volume is badly capped by the SPS.  I also have an NWZ-S618 as well as an A-818, both purchased in the US, and both are uncapped and sound great.  I was wondering if you can at least provide the email address of the service centre you contacted in order to get the Destination Setting Tool for your particular player? The ones in the US don't seem to know what I'm talking about.  I want to obtain the appropriate tool for the 845, and give it a go.  It's a shame that such a beautiful player is hobbled so badly.  If you want to email me, I am at mer_mer230@yahoo.com. 

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Hi everybody!

I got the same problem,could you share with us setting destination tool for our sony nwz-s764.

Thanks in advance!

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All European Walkman's have a volume cap that cannot be disabled, this in turn affects the SQ to a certain extent... I have owned the Euro A-Series which was limited so I sold that and bought a Z-Series from the USA via NYBox (shipping service), the difference in volume was immediately apparent and had a way better SQ (this was probably due to being a new model)... I sold my Z1060 (32gb) and bought a Japanese market only Z1070 (64gb) and went lossless (Flac & Atrac), this is a fantastic device and buries any iPod/Cowon etc, the soundstage is immense and the SQ is well impressive... Sony have just released the F-Series which is also very impressive according to reports though I would recommend buying a US or Japanese version on eBay.

 

If your considering getting a amp get a Sony female-lod to get a dedicated 'line out'.

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sixpencenonthericher , Hello! Can you give me adress of that service center so I can obtain service manual and destination setting tool for Sony NWZ-A865? My e-mail adress is:     mgrlthebest@yahoo.com       Thank you a lot!

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Is here somebody who can help me remove volume limit for Sony NWZ-A865 ? Or give me an adress of a friendly service ? my e-mail is:    mgrlthebest@yahoo.com         Thanx!

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RE: Atrac?

OK-Guy wrote:
...went lossless (Flac & Atrac)

 Only just picking up on this, do you mean 'Atrac'? Wasn't Atrac Sony's lossy compression-format they used on Minidiscs, similar to around 160kbps MP3? Maybe I'm wrong...

EDIT: maybe you meant ALAC, which is lossless.

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please, if someone have Sony Destination Tool to restore destination setting let me know at my address : moriero@hotmail.it

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RE: Sony Walkman low volume problem

Hello. I have a nwz-e454 with the same problem japan destination. I would like if you could share your files that you used to change country on your nwz-e454 pls. I am from europe too.

please, if someone have Sony Destination Tool to restore destination setting let me know at my address : 3330073@mail.ru