Yamaha CD-S303 CD Player

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High sound quality, easy operation and featuring Pure Direct, Intelligent Digital Servo, USB compatibility and both digital and analogue outputs. The CD-S303 makes a fine source device for any system also featuring Yamaha's stereo or surround amps.

Yamaha CD-S303 Compact Disc System

The CD-S303 combines high-quality sound and easy operation with exclusive technology such as Pure Direct and Intelligent Digital Servo. It also features a USB port for playback of music from media storage devices. This affordable and high-performance CD player looks and sounds great when paired with Yamaha's other stereo or surround components, however, its high-end performance and features make it an excellent addition to any system. Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the high-end CD player components, the CD-S303 CD player delivers sound that will satisfy devoted music fans.

Key Features:
- An update to the popular CD-S300 CD Player
- Extremely sophisticated circuitry and layout
- Short signal paths for clear sound
- Plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs
- Play MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC and FLAC files stored on a USB device
- Laser pickup floating mechanism
- High-performance 192kHz/24-bit DAC for precision conversion with low noise
- Both analogue and digital outputs for connecting to any system
- Intelligent Digital Servo
- Pure Direct Mode for lowest possible noise interference
- 10-key direct track and direct access

Playback Features:
- 10-Key direct track and direct access
- Random play
- Repeat play (full/single)
- 3-Mode time display
- 4 Illumination levels
- Last track resume
- Ready Mode
- Play mode memory

Designed to Deliver Satisfying Sound Quality

Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the high end CD player components, the CD-S303 CD player delivers sound that will satisfy devoted music fans. In addition to CDs, it also provides high-quality play of music files stored on USB memory devices via a USB port on the front panel.

Pure Direct

The CD-S303 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 and, therefore, the highest sound quality of the analog audio output.

Extremely Sophisticated Circuitry and 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 among 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, something not easy to achieve.

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 new 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 of the Yamaha commitment to great sound quality. In short, the CD-S303's internal sophistication is on a level generally found on much more expensive models.

High-Performance D/A Converter

Utilizing a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, the 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 Your MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC and FLAC Music

The USB port on the front panel gives you an easy way to enjoy high-quality sound from both compressed and lossless digital audio files such as MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC or FLAC stored on USB memory devices. You can also play files recorded on CD-R/RW discs.

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.

Program Play

It’s extremely easy to program the tracks you want to hear in any order. You can clear the program at any time with a single touch. Please note that this feature is only available on audio CDs.

More Information
Model Number CD-S303
RRP 679.00

Type: Single
Disc Compatibility: CD, CD-R/RW
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB (CD)
Dynamic Range: 96 dB
Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% (CD)
Frequency Response: 2 Hz-20 kHz (CD)
Output: Optical, Coaxial and Analog RCA
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 86 x 260 mm
Weight: 3.5 kg

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