This information is for the following models:

  • SRS-X88
  • CAS-1
  • PHA-1A
  • RSX-GS9
  • SRS-ZR7
  • SRS-X99
  • CMT-SX7B
  • TA-ZH1ES
  • CMT-SX7
  • PHA-2A
  • PHA-3
  • MAP-S1
  • PHA-2
  • SRS-HG1
  • SRS-HG10
  • SRS-X9
  • UDA-1

Note: The RSX-GS9 model supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 only.
Note: A USB DAC device driver must be installed on the computer.
IMPORTANT: This file is only intended for use with the models specified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

About this download

Benefits and Improvements

Hi-Res Audio Player is software that allows you to easily enjoy high-quality sound files. The software includes the following features:

  • Easily Play high-res audio: When connected to a USB DAC device you can easily play hi-res audio, such as DSD files purchased from a music distribution site.
  • Playlist function: You can create, save, and edit a playlist so you can play your favorite tunes the way you want.
  • Play high-quality sound and more: Through the software settings you can play tunes with higher audio quality.

File Info

File Name

  • Hi-ResAudioPlayer_1.2.7.exe

File Version

  • Version 1.2.7

File Size

  • 9.40MB(9,861,952 bytes)

Release Date

  • 02-07-2020

System Requirements

Hi-Res Audio Player can be used with the following system environments:

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Windows 10 Home/Pro
    Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro
  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Processor 1.6 GHz or higher
  • RAM
    1 GB or higher
  • Screen resolution
    1024 x 768 pixels or higher


  • The RSX-GS9 model supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 only.
  • One of the above operating systems should be installed by default. Upgraded operating systems and multi-boot environments are not supported.
  • Meeting the above system requirements does not guarantee operation for all computers.
    Furthermore, the following systems are not supported:
    • Personally constructed computers or operating systems
    • Upgraded operating systems
    • Multi-boot environments
    • Multi-monitor environments

Download & Install

Step 1: Install the update

  1. Click the [Download] button.
  2. The download notification screen will be displayed. Click [Save].
  3. The [Save as] screen will be displayed and you can specify the destination. If you select [Desktop] as the destination, you will be able to find the saved file easily.
  4. When download completion screen is shown, click [Close].
  5. Double-click the installer file "Hi-ResAudioPlayer_1.2.7.exe" saved on your computer. The installer file will be extracted.
  6. When [User Account Control] screen is displayed, click [Yes] or [Continue].
  7. The [Select the language for installation] screen is shown. If you are happy with English, simply click [Next].
  8. Click [Next] to start the installation wizard.
  9. The [Licence Agreement] screen is shown.
    After you have read over the agreement, click [I accept the terms in the licence agreement] to confirm you accept the agreement.
    Then, click [Next] to begin the installation.
  10. Installation will begin. Wait for a while until the installation has finished.
  11. Installation is complete. Click [Finish] to exit the installer.

Step 2: Check the update was successful

Click [Start] and select [All Programs] > [SONY] > [Hi-Res Audio Player] > [Hi-Res Audio Player]

Questions & Answers

  • Cannot install Hi-Res Audio Player.
    • Make sure that Hi-Res Audio Player is compatible with your operating system. Check the system requirements and install Hi-Res Audio Player on a computer with a compatible operating system installed.
    • Make sure that there is enough free space on the hard disk drive of your computer. If not, delete any unnecessary files from your computer.
  • Hi-Res Audio Player does not start. Or, Hi-Res Audio Player window is not displayed correctly.
    • Your computer may not be functioning normally. Start other software to check if your computer is functioning normally.
    • Your computer may not be functioning normally. Restart your computer.
    • Hi-Res Audio Player may not be installed correctly. Uninstall Hi-Res Audio Player, and then install it again.

Uninstalling Hi-Res Audio Player

  1. To uninstall the application, go to "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel (for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10).
  2. Select "Hi-Res Audio Player" from the list and click "Uninstall".
    Follow the instructions shown on screen to uninstall.