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The Yamaha Philosophy expresses the philosophical framework of the Yamaha Group and consists of five elements: the Corporate Slogan, Corporate Philosophy, Customer Experience, Yamaha Way (mindset and manners), and Yamaha Quality (criteria for quality).Three of these, the Corporate slogan, Corporate Philosophy and Customer Experience, describe the Yamaha Group’s reasons for existence, and represent the fundamental principles that form the foundation of the Yamaha Group. In order for Yamaha to achieve this ideal, the Yamaha Way and Yamaha Quality must be adopted and practiced by all employees, and drawn from for daily inspiration and guidance.

Yamaha CD-S1000 CD / SACD Player
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The CD format has been with us for about 25 years, and even as new media emerge, it retains its popularity. Nowadays, multi-disc players are common and CDs can also be played on DVD players, but nevertheless, audiophiles still want dedicated single-disc players that offer the highest possible quality. Yamaha answers this desire with the CD-S1000 — capable of playing CDs and Super Audio CDs, it is designed and built with extreme attention to every detail, for exceptionally accurate music reproduction, with nothing added or lost.

The CD-S1000 inherits the high sound quality design of the CD-S2000, but without balanced output circuitry. The basic design features that earned the CD-S2000 its high reputation, such as the use of differential DACs for high conversion precision with low noise, as well as the Exclusive Yamaha Loading Mechanism with Superior Quietness and High Precision CD Drive, are the same in both models. What really sets the CD-S1000 apart from its competitors, however, is that above and beyond the excellent electronic and mechanical performance, Yamaha designers have “tuned” the sound with a musician’s sensibility. Unlike, for example, new format DVD players that are as close to being computers as they are to audio components, the CD-S1000 was built by people who thought of it as a musical instrument. The difference is apparent, especially when you pair it with the A-S1000 or other high-performance amplifier, which will give you the finest CD sound quality you’ve ever heard.

The CD-S1000 uses high-grade differential D/A converters for the left and right channels, with their output assigned separately for plus and minus. Developed by drawing on Yamaha’s long experience in digital technology, they ensure the highest conversion precision, as well as outstanding S/N ratio and dynamic range. All other components, including the analogue circuitry, were carefully selected based on extensive listening tests. Comprehensive sound tuning, encompassing even the mechanisms, means that you will enjoy incredibly dynamic and powerful CD reproduction.

The mechanism that picks up the signal is actually analogue, even during the digital reproduction of a CD. So its degree of precision has a surprisingly large effect on the reproduction of the digital signals and the final sound. The CD-S1000 features the Exclusive Yamaha Loading Mechanism with Superior Quietness, which uses Synchro Mesh rather than noise-producing gears, for totally silent tray movement as well as extremely high durability. The rest of the mechanism is also top quality, including a highly reliable brushless spindle motor and a diecast aluminium tray that is completely free of vibration. The thick steel and wood chassis is very heavy and stable, far superior to ordinary types made partly of plastic.

The power supply has four sections—for the audio circuitry, the digital circuitry, the drive mechanism, and the display—which are physically separated from each other and from the transformer, minimising both mutual interference that degrades sound quality and the effect on earth electric potential. The power supply for the audio circuitry is a constant current type with an independent left-right structure; it ensures a stable supply of clean power and contributes to superior channel separation.

The CD-S1000 provides the Pure Direct circuit that is a popular feature of Yamaha amplifiers and receivers. Since it has separate analogue and digital sections, the same as agood amplifier, the designers decided to make use of Yamaha’s amplifier technology to help achieve high sound quality. When Pure Direct is on, the display is turned off and digital output shuts down, providing the highest possible analogue sound quality.

Like the A-S2000 and A-S1000 integrated amps, this player has a left-right symmetrical design with rigid construction, including a reinforcing bar in the centre. Its specially designed feet stabilise the earth connection and provide superior protection from external vibration. The base is equipped with height adjustable, solid steel feet that maximise stability and thoroughly dampen any external vibration. The CD-S1000 is capable of playing Super Audio CDs, for an even more dynamic listening experience.

The CD-S1000 is available in Black or Silver.


We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!


Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

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