Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the S2000/S1000 Series components, this CD player delivers sound that will satisfy devoted music fans. In addition to CDs, it also provides high quality play of music files stored on digital audio players like iPod or USB memory devices via a USB port on the front panel.
The CD-S300 provides the same Pure Direct feature that is a popular feature of Yamaha amplifiers and receivers. Pressing the button on the front panel or on the remote control shuts down the digital audio output and turns off the display. This achieves the lowest possible noise interference and thus highest sound quality of the analogue audio output.
Yamaha technicians devoted a great deal of time and effort to designing the overall interior layout of parts and circuit boards, a factor that significantly affect sound quality. As a result, the power supplies for the motor drive, display and USB sections, as well as the digital, and analogue sections are individually isolated, eliminating electromagnetic interference among them. To achieve ideal weight balance for stable performance, the drive mechanism is located in the centre of the unit.
The internal layout of parts and circuit boards is highly logical and symmetrical, with signal paths on each board as short as possible, and signal paths between sections straight and short (not easy to achieve) to minimise the chance of signal loss or interference.
Each of the individual elements in a CD player influences the sound quality, which is why Yamaha puts a great deal of effort into the selection and matching of parts and materials. Three examples in the CD-S300 are a highgrade acoustic capacitor, a new low-noise, high-gain bandwidth op amp, and the use of damping material under the transformer and around the signal cables. In short, this CD player's internal sophistication is on a level generally found on much more expensive
Utilising a Burr Brown 192kHz/24-bit DAC, the high performance D/A conversion system takes full advantage of the digital technology refined by Yamaha over a period of many years, ensuring excellent conversion precision, S/N ratio and dynamic range. The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so its delicate operation cannot be affected by vibration.
Conventional tracking servo circuitry cannot completely overcome errors caused by disc defects, warpage, dust and so on. This system uses a dependable DSP (Digital Signal Processor) exclusive for CDs to monitor the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as well as spindle motor speed, to compensate for any problems.
The USB port on the front panel gives you an easy way to enjoy high quality sound from MP3 or WMA digital music files stored on USB players and memory devices, as well as on memory cards mounted on USB card readers. You can also play files recorded on CD-R/RW discs
Using a USB cable, you can plug your iPod into the USB port to enjoy your music library via your audio system. The digital signal is sent to the CD player with no degradation and then converted to analogue by the high performance DAC, and transmitted to the amplifier by the high quality audio circuitry, so you hear your music at the highest possible quality.
As iPod or USB audio data input from the USB port can be also output by digital out terminals (optical or coaxial), digital signals can be transmitted as is to amps or audiosystems with digital inputs.* You can use the remote control to command the play, pause, skip and forward/backward functions, and song, artist and album names will be displayed. Compatible iPods are the iPod classic (including 120GB classic), iPod nano (2nd Gen., 3rd Gen., 4th Gen.) and iPod touch (1st Gen. and 2nd Gen.). When the power is on and USB mode is selected, the iPod charges automatically.
Available in Black or Silver.