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Yamaha CD-S2000

Stereo SACD/CD player

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Our take on the Yamaha CD-S2000

by Loren Barstow
Yamaha

The CD-S2000 Super Audio CD player delivers the type of performance audiophiles crave. Yamaha designed this player specifically for unparalleled musical detail and clarity. And Yamaha is definitely no stranger to high-quality sound — they have over a century's worth of experience making musical instruments and is currently the world's leading instrument manufacturer.

Rock-solid construction for exceptionally pure, clean sound
The CD-S2000's rigid metal and wood chassis has a left-right symmetrical design with a sturdy reinforcement bar running down the middle. This ultra-solid construction helps the player combat vibrations that can degrade the sound. The analog and digital circuits are completely isolated in separate sections to prevent crosstalk. Each section has its own dedicated power supply, ensuring a constant stream of power for lively performance. And the left and right channels each have their own power circuits and digital-to-analog converters, enabling this player to produce detailed, neutral sound with superior stereo separation.

When you load a disc into the CD-S2000's aluminum tray, you'll appreciate the incredibly smooth and quiet operation. It features Yamaha's advanced Silent Loader mechanism for movement that's completely noise and rattle free. On the output side, this player gives you a variety of connections, including balanced XLR outputs, so you can pair it with just about any receiver or preamp.

Plays your Super Audio CDs and more
Pop a Super Audio CD into the CD-S2000 to experience the robust, densely layered sound this high-resolution format delivers. Or, insert a classic from your CD library to hear subtle details and nuances that you may not have known existed. This player also plays home-burned discs, plus your MP3 and WMA compilations. No matter what you're listening to, you'll enjoy ear-pleasing sound that's warm, lifelike, and above all, musical. And with a push of a button on the front panel, you can engage Pure Direct mode, which turns off the display and digital outputs. Eliminating these two potential noise sources lets you experience the clearest possible audio reproduction.

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Highlights:

  • stereo playback for SACDs, CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
  • high-precision Silent Loader disc mechanism
  • fully isolated digital and analog circuits with independent power supplies
  • separate power circuits and digital-to-analog converters for each channel
  • fully balanced signal transmission for all stages after the digital-to-analog converters
  • symmetrical chassis design with rigid, stable construction
  • Pure Direct mode for the lowest distortion
  • heavyweight feet suppress noise and vibrations
  • remote
  • detachable power cord
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for CD playback
  • unbalanced stereo RCA and balanced 3-pin XLR outputs
  • SACD specs:
    • frequency response: 2Hz - 50kHz
    • signal-to-noise ratio: 116 dB
    • dynamic range: 110 dB
  • CD specs:
    • frequency response: 2Hz - 20kHz
    • signal-to-noise ratio: 116 dB
    • dynamic range: 100 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-3/8"H x 18-15/16"D
  • weight: 33 lbs. 1 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Disc Capacity
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1
Disc Exchange
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N/A
Track Programming
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24
Random Play
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Single Disc
Disc Naming
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No
Direct Track Access
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Remote
Direct Disc Access
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N/A
Remote
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Included
Display Color
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Blue
Multiple CD Player Control
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Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Compatibility
CD-R Playback
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Yes
CD-RW Playback
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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2-Channel
Specifications
CD Frequency Response
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2-20,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio
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116 dB
SACD Frequency Response
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2-50,000 Hz
SACD Dynamic Range
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110 dB
SACD THD
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0.0017 %
Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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1
Digital Coaxial Output
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1
Headphone
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None
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Single disc SACD player
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • CDX5-WM43800 wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 59" Stereo RCA audio cable
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre)
  • Safety Brochure (Eng/Fre)
  • US Warranty card
  • Note on transport tape

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Features

Overview: The Yamaha CD-S2000 is a single disc SACD player with both analog and digital outputs.

Isolated and Independent Power Supplies: The Yamaha SACD player features fully isolated digital and analog circuits with independent power supplies.

Aluminum Front-Panel And Specially Designed Feet: The SACD player features an aluminum front-panel for added stability and heavyweight magnetic feet to suppress noise and vibrations. The feet of this unit also include built-in spikes for added stabilization.

High Precision CD Drive: The CD-S2000 features a newly developed high rigidity silent loader and high precision CD drive to offer exceptional performance and reliability.

Symmetrical Isolated Circuitry: The Yamaha single disc SACD player utilizes twin differential D/A converters and separate power circuits for each channel that are completely separated for high conversion precision with low noise.

Full-Staged Balanced Signal Transmission: The Yamaha CD-S2000 offers fully balanced signal transmission for all stages after the digital-to-analog converters to achieve the ultimate CD reproduction.

Disc Compatibility: The Yamaha CD-S2000 supports playback of SACD, CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.

Super Audio CD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just cannot hear on a normal CD.

SACD/CD Switch: This feature allows you to switch the playback layer of a hybrid SACD between SACD or CD.

MP3/WMA Playback: This single disc CD player supports MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) playback on CD-R and CD-RW discs compatible with ISO9660. The unit can recognize up to 648 folder and files (combined) and up to 299 folders.

LCD Display: The Yamaha CD player features a front-panel LCD display that shows the current status of the unit. You can select from elapsed time of the current track, remaining time of the current track, or the remaining time of the disc. You can also temporarily display the filename of your MP3/WMA files and CD Text discs. The front-panel display offers 3 brightness settings.

Pure Direct: The CD-S2000 CD player features a Pure Direct mode which improves audio quality by bypassing any unnecessary circuitry for the analog outputs.

Remote Control: The Yamaha CD-S2000 single disc CD player comes with a full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit. The remote has a range up to 20 feet with an angle of 30-degrees to the left and right of the unit's front-panel IR eye.

Playback Modes: The CD-S2000 offers the following playback modes.

  • Program: You can customize the playback order of up to 24 track store on an SACD or audio CD.
  • Random: You can play back tracks in random sequence from an SACD or audio CD.
  • Repeat: You can play back a single track or all tracks repeatedly from an SACD or audio CD.

Search Functions: The CD-S2000 offers the following search functions.

  • Direct Search: You can enter the desired track number for an SACD or Audio CD using the numeric keypad (0-9) on the remote control.
  • Skip: You can skip to the beginning of the current, next, or previous track of an SACD, audio CD, or CD-R/RW.
  • Advance/Reverse: You can rapidly advance or reverse through a track on an SACD, audio CD, CD-R/RW.

Balanced Outputs: The CD-S2000 CD player features a pair of balanced analog XLR jacks on the rear panel for SACD, CD, and CD-RW discs.

Analog Outputs: The CD-S2000 features a pair of gold-plated analog Stereo RCA outputs on the rear-panel for SACD, CD, and CD-R/RW discs.

Digital Outputs: The Yamaha CD-S2000 features an optical and coaxial digital output on the rear-panel for CD and CD-R/RW discs.

 
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