(SINGAPORE, 27 October 2015) – Sony introduces the CAS-1, a compact audio system that aims to deliver the ultimate sound quality. It features dual-amplifiers that are tailored towards the distinct amplification requirements of speakers and headphones, thus providing the ideal sound performance regardless of output system. Thanks to Sony audio technologies, every subtle note fills your environment with rich detail and striking clarity, even at low volumes, whilst allowing you to experience immersive High-Resolution Audio. Advanced connectivity features allow you to stream high quality audio from your own device via Bluetooth® and NFC™ wirelessly, as well as via USB.
Designed for performance
The design for CAS-1 is inherited from Sony’s line of high-end ES series, and is focused on creating an ideal acoustic field on your desktop. The system is made up of three components – a main unit and two separate speakers to enhance sound. Delivering your music collection in beyond CD quality, the system supports Hi-Res Audio in both DSD and PCM formats, including FLAC, WAV or AIFF files of up to 24bit/192kHz quality. The unique Sony DSEE HX™ technology is used to upscale compressed audio files, such as MP3, to near Hi-Res Audio quality, thus bringing back a rich and full-bodied sound.
The CAS-1 features two independent dedicated amplifiers, each of which is tailored towards the specific requirements of speakers or headphones. The integration of Sony’s S-Master HX™ Hi-Res Audio amplifier for the speakers further enhances music by reducing distortion and noise. Pulse Height volume will not sacrifice any data to control volume resulting in a crystal clear, crisp sound at any volume level. The headphone amplifier which is featured in other award-winning Hi-Res Audio models, including Sony’s high performance DAC from PHA-2 contributes to realize hi-res audio quality with headphones. These components allow the CAS-1 to produce a balanced, powerful and precise sound.
Tailor your sound experience
Enjoy your music the way you want to with the choice of audio output. You will be amazed if you choose to enjoy your favourite tunes with the two supplied speakers. Featuring a Hi-Res Audio compatible 14mm soft dome tweeter as well as a highly-rigid 62mm woofer that is supported by a bass reflex port, each speaker beautifully recreates a wide range of frequencies while suppressing noise and distortion – even when listening at close range. The brass spikes and speaker bases included allow you to add final touches to your ideal near-field Hi-Res Audio listening adventure. The model was also designed to allow the highest quality of listening experience with headphones.
Connection options are aplenty. Wirelessly connect your smartphone via Sony’s SongPal™ app to the CAS-1 and stream your music with detail and clarity using LDAC™, which is supported by Bluetooth®. Two USB (USB-A and USB-B) ports are also available for playback of Hi-Res Audio formats.
The CAS-1 compact audio system will be available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from November 2015 onwards, at a recommended retail price of S$1,399.
 DSD 2.8MHz (converted into PCM)
 Available for iOS and Android through Apple’s App Store or Google’s Marketplace, respectively.
 Technology that supports information transmission that is three times higher than conventional Bluetooth®, achieving wireless high quality audio transmissions.
Compact audio system
Main unit: Black
Speaker: Brown Wood Grain
Main Unit: 55x178x120 mm
Speaker: 95x178x172 mm
Main Unit: 1.3kg
Supports Bluetooth® (SBC, AAC, LDAC) and NFC™
USB A – DSD, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, MP3, AAC, WMA
USB B – DSD, PCM
USB A (front)
USB B (rear)
Remote control, batteries, AC power adapter, AC power cord, two speaker cables, USB cable, stand, speaker base and spike