Sophisticated Circuitry & 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.
High Quality Parts: 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 Yamaha's
commitment to great sound quality.
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
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 System: This type of system uses
a microcomputer to monitor the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as
well as spindle motor speed, to compensate for any problems.
Burr Brown 24-bit/192kHz DAC: The Yamaha CD-S300 CD
player employs a Burr Brown 24-bit/192kHz DAC ensuring excellent conversion
precision, S/N ratio, and dynamic range.
CD Compatibility: The Yamaha CD-S300 CD player will
play CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs (12cm or 8cm).
CD Text: When a CD Text encoded CD is played, this unit will
display the CD Text information - disc title, artist name, and track name.
MP3/WMA Playback: The CD-S300 supports playback of compressed
MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (16-320 kbps) files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs using
the ISO 9660 format. The CD player can recognize up to 256 folders, 512 filers per
folder, and a maximum of 999 total files.
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 up to 28 characters. The front-panel display offers 4 brightness settings.
Pure Direct: The CD-S300 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.
Playback Modes: The CD-S300 offers the following playback
- Program: You can customize the playback order of up to
24 track store on an Audio CD. This operation is not available for MP3/WMA
- Random: You can play back tracks in random sequence
from and Audio CD, CD-R/RW, or USB device.
- Repeat: You can play back a single track or all tracks
repeatedly from a Audio CD, CD-R/RW, or USB device.
- Repeat A-B: You can repeat a specified section of a
track on an audio CD. This operation is not available for MP3/WMA playback.
- Ready Mode: Pauses playback after each track, allowing you to
start the next rack at any desired time.
Note: This unit retains the current Repeat & Random playback mode
after turning off the power.
Search Functions: The CD-S300 offers the following search
- Direct Search: You can enter the desired track number
for an Audio CD using the numeric keypad (0-9) on the remote control. This
operation is not available for MP3/WMA playback.
- Skip: You can skip to the beginning of the current,
next, or previous track of an audio CD, CD-R/RW, or USB device.
- Fast Forward/Reverse: You can rapidly advance or
reverse through a track on an Audio CD, CD-R/RW, or USB device. Each time
you press the search key, the search speed increases by 2 levels.
Remote Control: The Yamaha CD-S300 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.
Analog Audio Output: The Yamaha CD player is equipped with one set of
stereo RCA jacks.
Digital Audio Output: The Yamaha CD-S300 features a optical
(toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital output.
USB Port: The USB port on the front panel allows you to play
MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (16-320 kbps) music files from a USB memory device (flash
drive), card reader, or portable audio player that use FAT16/FAT32 format. The unit
will recognize up to 256 folders, 512 files per folder, and a maximum of 32,767 total
files. The unit's USB port supports basic playback controls, such as Play/Pause, Fast
Forward/Reverse, Skip (Next/Previous); as well as folder and track select.
iPod/iPhone Compatible: The Yamaha CD player's USB port also supports
playback of your iPod/iPhone's music files (via the USB/dock cable supplied with
your iPod). The CD-S300 offers audio playback, basic control (Play/Pause, Fast
Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next) and charging of your iPod. Advanced navigation
is still done through your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. Artist and song
information will need to be viewed on your connected iPod's LCD screen. The
Yamaha CD-S300 is "made for iPod/iPhone" compliant and supports the following iPod/iPhone
models and functions (as of 9/27/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is