Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black)

Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black)

Yamaha CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black)

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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
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Yamaha CD-S300 overview

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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
UPC: 027108941134
In the Box
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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    Yamaha CD-S300 specs

    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.2 x 14.3 x 6.9"

    Yamaha CD-S300 reviews

    CD-S300BL Compact Disc Player (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Dying Breed CD player has played any CD I have put in it, without error. CD-Rs, gold CDs, new CDs, old CDs, all play perfectly. The sound is natural and clean, just what I have come to expect from Yamaha. The unit is very small, too, so it fits on any shelf easily. The display is clear and can be easily read from the listening position. And the design is simple and classy. However, the drawer does not come out all the way, so you have to be careful when loading CDs to tip the front side down. I can't imagine why they would do this. Also, the buttons and internal mechanism is a lot slower than I am used to from Yamaha. This means it takes time for every function to work, even when only skipping ahead one track. My old Yamaha (that this player replaced) used to do all of this much faster, giving me quicker access to my music. Other than these two flaws, this is a great player.
    Date published: 2016-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Operator specs and performance this Bad Boy has them internally isolated drive, the DAC, the construction solid and just in case let me repeat ...solid externally all control switches/buttons perfect at command and fitting no loose or wiggly buttons or that classic of all of us audiophiles when we love to see our machines as they play and we just....smile ..all reviews and really study all specs ....this bad boy is a winner if in the hunt or addition in your sound sanctuary...:) :) :) ...THIS YAMAHA CD-S300BL....IS IT !!!!
    Date published: 2016-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sounding player part of primary home sound system. replaces an onkyo dingle disc player. pros: excellent sound reproduction, clean and crisp sound across entire range. pure direct mode a definite plus. cons: minimal control on front panel. requires use of remote to do what l consider basic functions.
    Date published: 2015-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CD player I have a 90's Denon very expensive player. At the time it was a top of the line player. This Yamaha CD player is clearer and reproduces sound much better at a good price at less than 1/3 the price....
    Date published: 2016-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional and Stellar 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply High Quality 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.
    Date published: 2012-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Single disc CD player Solid CD player used in my home Hi Fi. Oddly, the remote does not include an on/off button.
    Date published: 2012-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome sound This player, sounds great. I really like the USB / connection, I can use my Ipod and play it through the player. The sound quality is Great. I wish this player had a headphone jack like my Philips CD player I replaced , but overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
    Date published: 2015-02-09
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