Variety of Network Sources
Variety of Network Sources
Network Audio Player: The Yamaha NP-S2000 network audio player decodes
digital audio signals received from your home network's Windows PC,
DLNA-certified NAS drive, Internet Radio, and iTunes; then sends these audio
signals to your connected home entertainment system via Analog (RCA/XLR) or
digital (coaxial/optical). You can also push music content from your Apple iOS
or Android device to the NP-S2000 using a free controller app from Yamaha.
Ethernet Jack: The Yamaha network audio player is fitted
with a RJ-45 Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) port to connect the unit to your
home network in order access your DLNA music server, iTunes account, and
Web Browser Interface: The NP-S2000 comes with a setup application
that guides you through installation step-by-step, making it easy to create your
own digital audio network. After setup, you can get quick, easy access to all
your media via a web browser interface, which you can access from your computer
DLNA Certified: The NP-S2000 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you
to access and enjoy digital music stored on your DLNA-compliant computer/laptop or NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. Playable audio formats vary depending on
the media server.
- Windows Media Player 12 supports WAV, MP3, AAC, and WMA.
- Windows Media Player 11 supports WAV, MP3, and WMA.
- Twonky Media Server (supplied) supports a WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC, ALAC
(Apple Lossless), AIFF, and WMA
iTunes Server Software: This versatile network player comes bundled
with TwonkyMedia server software for seamless operation with Apple iTunes. You
have complete, convenient access to your full iTunes library and playlists. The
TwonkyMedia server software is supported by Windows Vista, Windows, XP and Mac
OS X. This free server software must be downloaded on to your computer using the
following website -
http://download.yamaha.com/file/45350 (an included license key is required
for installation; this one key may be used on up to 3 computers).
Supported Bit and Sampling Rate: The Yamaha NP-S2000 network audio
player supports bit-rates of 16- or 24-bit. The following sampling rates are
supported - 8kHz, 11.025kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz,
64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz (WAV/FLAC only), 192kHz (WAV/FLAC only).
Gapless Playback: Usually, when playing a sound source with continuous
music, classical music, or a live album (gapless album), for example, the delay
in transmission of song data from an NAS or PC causes silent intervals between
tracks. The NP-S2000 reads the next song data in advance according to the
network environment, or NAS or PC transmission delay, before the current song is
finished. This eliminates the soundless interval so the music can be enjoyed
with no interruptions. Compatible with gapless play of WAV and FLAC file
vTuner Internet Radio: You can listen to Internet radio
stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly
customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around
the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New,
Popular, Bookmarks, or Podcast. The vTuner Internet Radio service will display
station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time. vTuner Internet Radio
Stations are in MP3 or WMA format.
NP Controller App (for Apple iOS & Android): The free
Network Player Controller App from
iTunes Apps or
Google Play turns your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3+) or Android
device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha NP-S2000. The NP
Controller App allows you to access the player's sources and control playback
functions, as well as view song/artist information and album art; all from your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
- Device Select: Networked Yamaha devices are
automatically displayed in the device menu.
- Content Browsing: Browse music stored on your network
connected DLNA server or select internet radio stations from vTuner.
- Music Player: Browse and play music stored on your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device using the NP Controller App, with
full access to cover art and track information.
- Song/Artist Information: Information such as artist name, song
title, and album name are displayed via a colorful cover art image.
Note: You must have a wireless network in your home and the
Yamaha network audio player & Apple or Android device connected to the same
Favorite Presets: The preset function enables you to make a quick
access to your favorite content (up to 20) with the included remote control.
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of
additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded
Yamaha website. While this unit is connected to the Internet, the network
audio player will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can
download the firmware via the network connection.
Mech-Less Design: The Yamaha NP-S2000 network audio player does not
have its own hard drive, DVD/CD mechanism, or motor. This means no noise caused
by hard drive motors and actuators, no mechanism noise, and no jitter from data
buffering. The sound you hear has much greater clarity, detail and presence.
Dual Dacs: Two high-precision Burr-Brown D/A converters are used,
dedicated to the left and right stereo channels. The outputs are then sent
through balanced transmission circuits. When connected to an integrated
amplifier with a balanced input (such as the
Yamaha A-S2000; sold separately), the result is dramatically higher sound
purity than from conventional systems.
Independent Power Supplies: The NP-S2000 uses two high performance
power supplies, a toroidal transformer for the analog section and an IE core
transformer for the digital section. This ensures higher, more stable power,
while allowing the two sections to be completely isolated to prevent any
Analog & Digital Outputs: The Yamaha network audio player is
fitted with both analog (RCA/XLR) and digital (optical/coaxial) audio outputs to
connect the unit to your home entertainment system.
- Balanced and Unbalanced Analog Audio Outputs: The
network audio player is equipped with one set of unbalanced stereo RCA jacks
to connect to your home stereo receiver and a pair of balanced XLR jacks to
connect to your high-end integrated amplifier.
- Digital Audio Outputs: The NP-S2000 features an optical
(toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital output. This unit can output digital
signals up to 192kHz/24-bits linear PCM.
FL Display: The Yamaha network audio player features a front-panel
full dot matrix display that shows the current status of the unit. The unit
displays song/artist information from your DLNA server, iTunes, or Internet
Radio. Supports English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese text.
Front-Panel Controls: The NP-S2000 features a Power on/off
switch, two push-buttons (Source/Return), and a 3-way rotary dial across its
front-panel for basic operation. The 3-way rotary dial is multipurpose; it
allows you to select menu items, as well as perform Play/Pause and Previous/Next
Track playback functions. The front-panel display offers four brightness
Remote Control: The Yamaha NP-S2000 comes with an IR remote control
for wireless operation of the unit. With the remote control, you can select a
playback source and operate this unit while viewing information on the
front-panel display of the unit. The remote will also operate basic functions
(Input/Volume/Mute) of a Yamaha receiver.