Firstly, if you are using the DAC functionality of this device with newer versions of Mac OS, make sure you download the latest drivers from Yamaha's website or you could have problems with dropouts & audio quality. My first option was the Marantz SA-11S3 but its DAC feature does not work with new versions of Mac OS and Marantz can't or won't update the drivers to fix it! Back it went... Now, for the good stuff...this Yamaha CD-S3000 is an exceptional unit. Excellent build quality and a beauty to look at. Sound is encompassing and a dream to listen to. It isn't cheap, but it is a bargain compared to some other snobby-branded units. Yamaha put everything they had into the design of this player and it shows. I would put it up against anything more expensive. Anything beyond this is overkill! I look forward to many years of enjoyment...you should too!
Pros: Excellent build quality Wonderful sound
Cons: Price Can be a little slow to initially read CDs on insertion, minor issue
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