Using the same construction techniques and board layout as its more expensive brothers, the Yamaha CD-S300 offers amazing value for money.
At the heart of this Yamaha CD player is a top quality Burr Brown 192kHz/24bit DAC. These are renowned for their ultimate clarity and precision and help give the Yamaha CD-S300 one of the most incisive sound qualities in its class. Matched to this class-leading DAC is a similarly high quality CD transport with a floating mechanism that reduces vibrations for even greater accuracy. Being centrally mounted also provides better disc stability and, therefore, less chance of reading error.
Pure Direct function
For the highest sound quality possible, a Pure Direct function bypasses the display and digital output to both shorten the signal path and reduce electrical interference: this gives yet another boost to the sound quality. Symmetrical layouts and high quality components complete this impressive sounding CD player.
One of the most exciting features is the front-mounted USB socket. Plug in your iPod, iPhone or other MP3 device and via the DAC built into the Yamaha, you’ll get much improved sound. Both optical and coaxial digital outputs are provided with all phono sockets benefiting from gold plating. The CDS300 will happily playback CDR/CDRW discs and even MP3 and WMA formats. Finished in Yamaha’s distinctive brushed aluminium, the CD-S300 looks good, too.