Sony NW-A800

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Sony Walkman NW-A800 Series
Walkman Blue Logo.png
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Type Portable media player
ATRAC Audio Device [1]
Operating system Sony Proprietary OS
Storage 2 GB (NW-A805)
4 GB (NW-A806)
8 GB (NW-A808)
Solid-state Drive
Display 240x320 2" 262k TFT
LED Backlight
Connectivity WM-PORT
USB 2.0 Compliant
Power Li-Ion Battery
non user replaceable
Dimensions 44.5 x 88.0 x 9.6 mm
Weight 1.9 oz.
Predecessor NW-S700 Series
Successor NW-A810 Series
Related articles SonicStage, ATRAC, Walkman

The Sony NW-A80x, is a series of network enabled video Walkman players, announced late 2006 and released on 19 May 2007. On 19 May 2007, only the NW-A806 (4 GB) and the NW-A808 (8 GB) model were released. On 13 June 2007, Sony announced that the NW-A800 (2 GB) would be included in the series and soon be available to the public.


The whole body is encased with metal, and has a glass covered 2.0" LCD display. The three control buttons below the display are arranged to make up the Walkman logo in the front. Additionally, there is a chrome colored strip made of polished metal surrounding the device. Overall, the design of NW A800/810 is in the same style with Sony's preceding Walkman model, NW-A1000/3000, which did not come to sale in United States. Both of them features a surrounding metal strip and arranged control buttons. The available color for NW-A810/800 model are black, white, purple and pink in Japan.


Navigation is handled via three circular controls on the front of the player: a power/option key, a back/home button, and a four-way control pad surrounding a central play/pause key.A dedicated volume rocker sits on the right edge of the player The walkman contains a 2" QVGA LCD screen, of which can be used horizontally or vertically.
The interface is composed of nine icons organized in a 3X3 square. Icons will be highlighted and magnified as you scroll through them. The operation system offers searching function, letting user be able to search for a song based on artist, album, release year and genre. This player is an ATRAC Audio Device,[1] which relies on Sonicstage program to manage music. For music management and song transfer, this unit have to use Sonicstage.


Dimension 43.8 x 88.0 x 9.1 mm
Weight 53.1 g / 1.87 oz
Colours Black, Blue, White, Silver, Pink
Output 5 mW + 5 mW (16)
Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz
Expansion Memory N/A
FM/AM Radio N/A
Size 2.0"
Resolution QVGA (240x320 Pixels)6-bit 3 subpixels
Type TFT LCD High Brightness Low Temperature Poly-sillicon
Num. of colors 262,144 (2^6^3)
Backlight LED
NW-A805 2 GB
Approximately 500 songs at 128 kbit/s
7.5 hours of video at 384 kbit/s
NW-A806 4 GB
Approximately 1000 songs at 128 kbit/s
15 hours of video at 384 kbit/s
NW-A808 8 GB
Approximately 2000 songs at 128 kbit/s
30 hours of video at 384 kbit/s
Headphone 3.5 mm stereo minijack
Multiple connecting terminal WM-PORT 22 pin, USB 2.0 compliant
Usage Approximately 33 hours of music (MP3 128 kbit/s)
8 hours of video (MPEG-4 384 kbit/s)
Charging USB based
Full charge : 3 hours
80% charge : 1.5 hours
Audio Format
MP3 Bitrate : 32-320 kbit/s, VBR
Freq : 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
AAC Bitrate : 16-320 kbit/s, VBR
Freq : 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA Bitrate : 32-192 kbit/s, VBR
Freq : 44.1 kHz
ATRAC Bitrate : 48-352 kbit/s
Freq : 44.1 kHz
ATRAC Advanced Lossless Bitrate : 64-352 kbit/s (132 kbit/s for ATRAC3 base)
Freq : 44.1 kHz
Video Format
MPEG-4 Extension : .mp4, .m4v
Profile : MPEG-4 Simple Profile
Max bitrate : 2,500 kbit/s
Memory Stick Video[2] Extension : .mp4
Profile : H.264/AVC Baseline Profile Level 1.2 & 1.3
Max bitrate : 768 kbit/s
Audio Profile : AAC-LC, 2 channels
Max bitrate : 288 kbit/s/channel
Freq : 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Audio Clear Stereo
Clear Bass
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine
Virtual Phone Technology (VPT) surround:[3] 4 types
5-band equalizer : 4 presets and 2 custom presets
Dynamic Normalizing
Time shuffle machine
Other Gapless playback support with ATRAC codec
Bluetooth compatible with separate plug-in accessories (availability may vary)
High Quality 30 frame/s max. video playback

Internal layout[edit]

Opened NW-A805

The following image shows an NW-A805 player opened. On the left hand side you can see the battery, on the right hand side the electronic board.

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