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Yamaha

$5,999.95

CD-S3000 (B)
(CD Players - Single)

Yamaha's high class CD-S3000 CD player features a high-rigidity aluminium CD tray, an independent configuration of digital and analog circuits, an exceptionally high performance 32-bit D/A converter and the Pure Direct mode which further enhances the quality of analog sound.

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High rigidity aluminium CD tray

The CD tray is made of high rigidity aluminium, reducing secondary vibrations due to resonance of the disc and the high-speed motor rotating the disc, resulting in improved audio signal-reading precision and quieter operation. In addition to the smart design and luxurious texture, we’ve fine-tuned the opening/closing action by adding a specially designed meshed wire drive, achieving smoother and gentler operation. We obsessively strove to give the unit a luxurious operating feel that perfectly matches the superior sound quality.

High rigidity main chassis improves anti-vibration properties and left-right symmetrical construction

The main chassis, which supports the loader mechanism, was also made as strong as possible, and reinforcing each part improved the rigidity of the chassis itself. Moreover, the front panel is made of 7mm thick aluminium, contributing to the high rigidity of the entire chassis. The unit is constructed by placing the loader mechanism, which is a rotating body, in the centre, then placing the digital power supply and circuit board on its left, and the analogue power supply and circuit board on its right, to achieve a total symmetrical structure with the digital and analogue parts separated, achieving the ideal weight balance. Finally, to minimise impedance as much as possible, the bottom chassis, which is the standard ground, has been copper plated.

Insulators allow use of spikes or pads

The insulators are crucial parts that block outside vibrations. They adopt Yamaha’s original metal legs in order to maximise vibration control performance. The user can select point installation by applying the supplied spikes or plane insulation with the supplied pads, and use these combined with an interlocking rack if desired.

Independent configuration of digital and analogue circuits

The CD-S3000 has adopted a twin power transformer method, which completely separates the digital and analogue circuits from the power supply and equips each with its own dedicated power transformer. Separating the digital/analogue circuits from the transformer eliminates sound quality deterioration caused by interference and noise between the digital and analogue circuit blocks, which occur when there is one digital/analogue power supply. This results in exceptionally clear and low-noise reproduction of analogue audio.

Digital/analogue boards with integrated power supply circuits

The internal design of this CD Player does not separate the power supply circuit boards, which include the power transformer; the block capacitors are mounted directly on the respective digital/analogue circuit boards. Thus, an original board configuration which integrates the power supply circuits was adopted. Eliminating cabling from the power supply circuits to each circuit board and mounting directly have the benefit of reducing connection loss, as well as achieving low impedance.

Single-stage configuration I/V conversion circuit enables direct analogue output

To thoroughly eliminate audio signal loss, this CD Player adopts an innovative circuit configuration for the analogue circuit. The signal from the D/A converter is conventionally output as an analogue signal through an I/V conversion circuit configured in multiple stages. However, in this CD Player, the signal is output by a single-stage configuration based on a discrete design of the I/V conversion circuit. This single-stage configuration with high slew-rate sharply lowers audio signal loss compared to a multi-stage configuration circuit, and lowers NFB (Negative Feedback), eliminating any sonic suppression, resulting in a natural, spacious sound.

Exceptionally high performance 32-bit D/A converter

The D/A converter for this product is the ES9018 from ESS Technology, Inc. We selected this after careful examination of all points—not only its high-precision processing of 32-bit audio, but also the ability to handle large amounts of audio data, strength in the low register, and high-quality definition in the high register. Since it is constructed with the master clock inside the D/A converter, it is also features an original Jitter Eliminator function, permitting D/A conversion with extremely low impact of clock jitter. Moreover, an 8-channel D/A converter is housed inside the chip, and applies double differential operation using 4-channel D/A converters on the right and left sides respectively. It delivers exceptional high performance and high-quality signal output with superior signal to- noise ratio, since it employs an analogue signal processing circuit with balanced configuration.

Built-in USB DAC functions

With high-resolution audio sources becoming more and more common today, we designed the CDS3000 for optimum enjoyment of those sources with superior D/A conversion and the unit’s balanced signal output, and equipped it with a built-in USB DAC function which allows direct input of digital audio (from a computer, etc.) through a USB terminal. The USB DAC employs an original IC, developed specifically for Yamaha. It has an internal master clock, and can perform low-jitter transmission, or receiving signals without being synchronised with the master clock in the PC. The unit is compatible with digital audio of up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution.

ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver

The CD-S3000 supports the ASIO 2.3 protocol to take full advantage of the sound quality of the USB DAC function. The ASIO 2.3 protocol is a standard protocol for professional use digital audio or DTM, with a significant sound quality benefit: the ability to achieve lower delay and higher throughput than with a standard OS sound driver. The driver software is the ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver, and allows high quality playback of digital audio data stored to computer.

Pure Direct Mode further enhances the quality of analogue sound

The CD-S3000 incorporates a special Pure Direct Mode: When playing back analogue audio, the display is turned off and the digital output circuitry is stopped, improving the quality of analogue output. This enables a warmer, more natural sound with greater musicality, further enhancing the value of a fully balanced connection with the A-S3000.

Meticulously designed and beautiful in appearance—just like a musical instrument

As befits a top-end audio component, the CD-S3000 gives off the presence of a fine musical instrument, with absolutely no screws or fasteners that can be seen from the outside. Every single aspect of its construction and design exudes master craftsmanship and reflects an obsession with quality—a truly musical quality possible only for Yamaha, a world class musical instrument manufacturer.

Remote control with simple design and superior texture

The supplied remote control is designed in the same way as the aluminium panel of the CD player itself, with a simple, easy-to-understand button layout and gorgeous metallic texture. In addition to the basic CD track selection and play controls, it can also be used to adjust the volume and switch input sources on the companion A-S3000.

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GENERAL
Number of CDs 1
Hard disk None
Formats SA-CD, CD, CD-R/RW (MP3, WMA) and USB devices
Harmonic distortion 0.002% (1 kHz)
Frequency Range CD: 2 Hz-20,000 Hz; Super Audio CD: 2 Hz-50,000 Hz (-3 dB)
Dynamic Range CD: 100 dB; Super Audio CD: 110 dB
Remote control Yes
RS-232C Interface No
Additional information High rigidity aluminium CD tray; High rigidity main chassis improves anti-vibration properties and left-right symmetrical construction; Insulators allow use of spikes or pads; Independent configuration of digital and analogue circuits; Digital/analogue boards with integrated power supply circuits; Single-stage configuration I/V conversion circuit enables direct analogue output; Exceptionally high performance 32-bit D/A converter; Built-in USB DAC functions; ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver; Pure Direct Mode further enhances the quality of analogue sound; Meticulously designed and beautiful in appearance—just like a musical instrument; Remote control with simple design and superior texture
Supplied accessories Remote control; Batteries (AAA x 2); Stereo Pin Cable; Safety brochure
I/O
Analog audio output 2
Optical output Yes
Coaxial digital output Yes
Headphone No
Audio inputs Optical; Coaxial
DIMENSIONS
Width 17.13 inch(es) / 43.5 cm
Height 5.59 inch(es) / 14.2 cm
Depth 17.32 inch(es) / 44.0 cm
Weight 42.33 lb(s) / 19.2 kg

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