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Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black)

B&H # YACDS300BL Mfr # CD-S300BL
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You Pay: $299.95
Product Highlights
  • CD Player with USB & iPod Compatibility
  • High-Performance 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
  • Intelligent Digital Servo & Pure Direct
  • Supports MP3 & WMA Audio File Formats
  • CD/R-RW Disc Playback Compatibility
  • Laser Pickup Floating Mechanism
  • Short Signal Paths & High-Quality Parts
  • Sophisticated Circuitry & Layout
  • 10-Key Direct Track & Direct Access
  • Random, Repeat & Last Track Resume

The Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black) can play your collection of CD and CD-R/RW discs, as well as MP3 and WMA files from a disc or USB memory. Plus, you can connect your iPod to the device via USB and playback your favorite tracks without degradation. The CD player is equipped with a high-performance Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit D/A converter, sophisticated circuitry, Pure Direct, Intelligent Digital Servo and a laser pickup floating mechanism so vibrations won't affect your CD playback. The DAC allows for high conversion precision with low noise to ensure high quality reproduction for even the most discerning audiophiles.

Additional convenient features include numerous playback modes that include: 10-key direct track and direct access, random play, repeat play (full/single), three-mode time display, four illumination levels, last track resume function, auto ready mode and play mode memory. Besides the USB port up front, the device also features stereo RCA audio jacks and coaxial/optical digital jacks, which can be used to transmit your USB audio signal "as-is" to another amp or audio system. All of these features work together to promote high-quality audio reproduction, user-convenience and playback flexibility.

Main Features

Optimum Sound Quality
Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the S2000/S1000 Series components, the CD-S300 CD player delivers sound that will satisfy devoted music fans. In addition to CDs, it also provides high-quality playback of music files stored on digital audio players like iPod or USB memory devices via a USB port on the front panel
Pure Direct Technology
The CD-S300 offers Pure Direct, which is the same popular feature included in Yamaha amplifiers and receivers. By pressing the button on the front panel or on the remote control, it shuts down the digital audio output and turns off the display. This achieves the lowest possible noise interference, which yields quality analog sound quality via analog outputs
Sophisticated Circuitry & Layout
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 affects sound quality. As a result, the power supplies for the motor drive, display and USB sections, as well as the digital and analog sections are individually isolated, eliminating electromagnetic interference between them. To achieve ideal weight balance for stable performance, the drive mechanism is located in the center of the unit
Short Signal Paths
The highly logical and symmetrical internal layout of parts and circuit boards are designed to keep the signal paths on each board as short as possible. This purposeful design also keeps the paths between sections straight and short, minimizing the chance of signal loss or interference
Well Matched, High-Quality Parts
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. A high-grade acoustic capacitor, a low-noise high-gain bandwidth op amp and the use of damping material under the transformer and around the signal cables are just a few examples. In short, the CD-S300's internal sophistication is on a level generally found on much more expensive models
High Performance D/A Converter
Utilizing a Burr Brown 192kHz/24-bit DAC, the CD-S300's 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
Laser Pickup Floating Mechanism
The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so its delicate operation cannot be affected by vibration
Intelligent Digital Servo
Conventional tracking servo circuitry cannot completely overcome errors caused by a warped disc, dust and other defects. 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
Enjoy MP3 & WMA Music
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
Enjoy iPod Music at Maximum Quality
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. It is then converted to analog by the high-performance DAC and transmitted to the amplifier by the high-quality audio circuitry, allowing you to hear your music at the highest possible quality level. And, you can use the remote control to command the play, pause, skip and forward/backward functions, and the song, artist and album names will displayed
iPod/USB Output to Amp
Since iPod or USB audio data input from the USB port can also be output by digital-out terminals (optical/coaxial), digital signals can be transmitted "as is" to amps or audio systems with digital inputs
iPod Compatibility & Charging
Compatible iPods include: the iPod classic (including 120GB classic), iPod nano (2nd - 4th gen), iPod touch (1st - 2nd gen) and more. Plus, when the power is on and USB mode is selected, the iPod charges automatically as well
3-Mode CD Text Display
Information about the currently playing CD is shown right on the CD player's display. The 3-mode CD Text display shows the CD's title, the artist's name and the title of the track
Programmable Play
It's extremely easy to program the tracks you want to hear in any order. Plus, you can clear the program at any time with a single touch

Feature Highlights

Pure Direct technology
Extremely sophisticated circuitry and layout
Short signal paths
High-quality parts
High-performance DAC for high-conversion precision with low noise
Laser pickup floating mechanism
Intelligent Digital Servo Advanced Features
MP3 and WMA compatibility
USB port on front panel for iPod and other devices
iPod compatibility
CD-R/RW disc playback compatibility
Numerous convenient playback functions

Other Notable Features

10-key direct track and direct access
Random play
Repeat play (full/single)
Three-mode time display
Four illumination levels
Last track resume
Auto ready mode
Play mode memory
D/A Converter Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC (high-performance D/A conversion system)
Frequency Response 2 Hz - 20 kHz
THD + Noise 0.003%
Signal to Noise Ratio 105 dB
Dynamic Range 96 dB
Output Level 2 ± 0.3 V (1 kHZ, 0 dB)
Connectors USB (front panel) x 1
RCA L/R stereo audio jacks x 1
iPod Compatibility Yes
Playback Formats CD: CD-R/RW
USB: MP3 & WMA
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.13 x 3.38 x 10.25" (43.5 x 8.6 x 26.0 cm)
Weight 7.72 lb (3.5 kg)
Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black)
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • RCA Stereo Audio Cable
  • Power Cable
  • 2-Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty
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    YamahaCD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Attractive (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home use (3)
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        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Don

      from Union New Jersey

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Assemble

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black):

          Great CD Player, the sound is very clear and clean. The DAC does make a difference. I am a Jazz lover and pay close attention to all details. Love this player.

          • I Am A:
          • Couple No Kids

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          5.0

          Excellent playback

          By Luke

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Assemble

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black):

              This fit my need for a relatively inexpensive single disc player with good digital/analogue converter. The DAC was my main reason for buying this, and I am very happy. It has given me a new perspective for future digital audio purchases. The look and perceived build quality of the player are also nice.

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              5.0

              Exceptional and Stellar

              By GoFlight

              from Downey, California

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Exceptional Performer

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Den
                • Gifts
                • Guest house
                • Living Room
                • Study

                Comments about Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black):

                The Best attribute of this extraordinary unit is that as its' sole function is to play CDs. It is a specialist. Being that it is a specialist, the performance coupled with my Yamaha RX-V475 Receiver and polk audio TSx110B and TSi100 speakers delivers exceptional and stellar sound quality. I would recommend this CD-S300BL to all that have discriminating taste in FINE music.

                • I Am A:
                • Family Older Kids

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                4.0

                No Nonsense Quality CD Player

                By Vince E

                from Philly Area

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room

                    Comments about Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black):

                    Always been a fan of Yamaha consumer electronics. Yamaha builds quality components. This CD player is no exception ...

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                    5.0

                    Works like a dream

                    By Kenster

                    from Kennett Square, PA

                    About Me Vintage Music Collector

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Sound

                    Cons

                    • Don't Like Remotes

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use

                    Comments about Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black):

                    Able to listen to CD collection and iTunes purchases via my iPod touch so all of my music can now be played through the stereo system. The sound quality is all that I expected and more but obviously the receiver (also Yamaha) and speakers play a part.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Simply High Quality

                    By composer35B

                    from Mississauga, Ontario

                    About Me Composer, Practical, Retired

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Appearance Style
                    • Durable
                    • Good Sound
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Home Use

                      Comments about Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black):

                      This single CD player exemplifies the best qualities of good design, although it does have a USB input and digital outputs. Sound quality is excellent and operation is simple.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Single disc CD player

                      By Robert Jackson

                      from Pensacola FL

                      About Me Audio Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Use

                          Comments about Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black):

                          Solid CD player used in my home Hi Fi.
                          Oddly, the remote does not include an on/off button.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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