Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • HAP-Z1ES
  • HAP-S1

About this download

Benefits of Update:

  • Improve playback quality for USB digital output function.
  • Improve network connection with HDD Audio Remote or HAP Music Transfer.
  • Improve secure communication.

Benefits provided from previous updates includes:

  • Support the Media server function.
  • Support USB digital output function.
    • (USB hub for connecting each of 1 HDD drive, 1 CD drive and 1 USB DAC.)
  • Support Seek operation.
  • Support Fade In/Out function.
  • Add "Go to genre/artist/album/folder" function in the Options menu.
  • Adds the following operations.
    • Add a track next to the current playing track or to the end of the play queue.
    • Deleting a track from the play queue.
    • Creating a playlist from the play queue.
    • Deleting the playlist.
    • Deleting a track from the playlist.
    • Deleting the information of the disconnected external hard disk drive
  • Supports Spotify Connect features.
  • Supports USB hub for connecting both 1 HDD drive and 1 CD drive.
  • Supports Wake-on-LAN function
  • Improves secure communication.
  • Improves playback quality (HAP-S1 only).
  • Supports CD ripping function from the external USB disk drive.
  • Supports the DSEE HX function (HAP-S1 only).
  • Supports Chinese (Simplified) language.
  • Adds “Go to album” function in the Options menu.
  • Adds “Recently played” in playlists.
  • Supports accessing the Gracenote server for DSD files.
  • Adds Auto Gracenote Access menu in System Settings.
  • Adds Text encoding menu in System Settings.
  • Adds Device Name edit menu in Network Settings.
  • Adds Device Name display in System Information.

Important notice: If you use the HDD Audio Remote app on your smartphone or tablet, you must also update the app software from the following websites:

The latest HDD Audio Remote will not support the mobile devices of “Android 3.x or before” and “iOS 5 or before.”

If you want to use those mobile devices and update this product to the latest firmware, you cannot operate this product from those mobile devices. If you have updated this product, please revert the firmware to the previous version by using Restore Previous Version in Special Mode* or update the OS of your mobile device to the later version.

*To enter to Special Mode … While standby, please hold HOME button on the main unit and press POWER button.

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.
Table of Contents:

Check the Current Firmware Version | Go to Table of Contents

  1. Turn on the HAP-S1/HAP-Z1ES
  2. Press HOME on the HAP-S1/HAP-Z1ES and wait until the home menu is displayed on the LCD before proceeding
  3. At the Home menu, highlight Settings then select ENTER using the Jog dial
  4. At the Settings menu, highlight System Settings then select ENTER using the Jog dial
  5. Highlight System Information and select ENTER
  6. On the LCD, the firmware version number looks like this:
    "Software Version 18120R" - if the version number is 18120R or higher, you already have the most recent firmware version

How To Get the Firmware Upgrade | Go to Table of Contents
This update is only available by performing a Network Upgrade. The update file is not available to download and install from this page.

  • To perform the upgrade you will need to connect the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable or a WiFi connection.
  • Please see the Network Upgrade Instructions section below, for more information.
    If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Sony.

Network Upgrade Instructions | Go to Table of Contents 
This firmware can only be upgraded by performing a Network Upgrade.
Important Notes

  • If you have not done so already, please check the current firmware version to determine if this firmware upgrade is needed for your HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System.
  • WARNING!! Please follow the upgrade instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the upgrade process and may cause the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  • WARNING!! Do not power off the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System or disconnect it from the AC power outlet. Loss of power during the installation of the firmware upgrade may cause the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  • In order to perform the network upgrade it is necessary to have the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System correctly connected to an active Internet connection.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Firmware Upgrade Instructions | Go to Table of Contents
WARNING!! Please follow the upgrade instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the upgrade process and may cause the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System to be unresponsive or to require repair.
Note: The firmware upgrade process usually takes about 5 to 50 minutes, depending on system configuration and network connection.

  • Connect the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable or a WiFi connection.
  • Power on the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System.
  • On the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System, press the HOME button, and then wait until the Home menu is displayed on the LCD screen before proceeding.
  • At the Home menu, use the jog dial to select Settings, and then press the ENTER button.
  • At the Settings menu, use the jog dial to select Network Update and then press the ENTER button.
  • The message Perform version update? is displayed on the LCD screen.
  • Select OK and then press the ENTER button.
  • The Network Update process starts and the Network Update screen is displayed on the LCD.
  • After the Network Update process is completed, the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System will automatically restart.
  • After the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System restarts, if the Database Update screen is displayed, please wait, this screen will disappear automatically and the Home menu is displayed.
  • After the Home menu is displayed, the re-registering of music files process may start and the re-registering icon appears in the upper-right corner of the Home menu.
  • After the re-registering of music files process is completed, the re-registering icon will disappear.
  • Check the current firmware version to confirm that the upgrade has successfully installed.

Note: If the version number is 18120R, the firmware upgrade was successful.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Sony.

File Info

Release Date

  • 2017-02-28

System Requirements

  • System OS

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  • Network Firmware Upgrade FAQ
    Q1: When running the network upgrade, the LCD screen displays the message, "Cannot connect to server" and you cannot perform the firmware upgrade.
    A1: There may be a problem with the network connection. Verify that the network connection and settings are correct.

    • For a wired LAN connection, check the Ethernet cable to make sure it is securely connected to the LAN port on the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System and to the Internet source.
    • Check the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System network settings and confirm that it has its own IP address.
    • Follow the Network Upgrade Instructions again.

    Q2: The power was shut down during the upgrade process.
    A2: Power on the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System, and then follow the Network Upgrade Instructions again.

    Q3: The network upgrade process is still not finished after running more than 60 minutes.
    A3: Cancel the network upgrade, and check the network settings. If issue continues to occur, please contact Sony.

    Q4: The Database Update process has stopped with failure message.
    A4: Power off the HDD Audio Player / HDD Audio Player System and then back on. Then, the "Database Update" screen is displayed on the LCD and the Database Update process will resume automatically.