Analog & Digital Connectivity
High-Rigidity Aluminum CD Tray: The CD tray is made of high rigidity
aluminum, reducing secondary vibrations due to resonance of the disc and the
high-speed motor rotating the disc, resulting in improved audio signal-reading
precision and quieter operation. In addition to the smart design and luxurious
texture, Yamaha fine-tuned the opening/closing action by adding a specially
designed meshed wire drive, achieving smoother and gentler operation.
- Disc Compatibility: The Yamaha CD-S3000 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.
- MP3/WMA Playback: This single disc CD player supports MP3
(32-320kbps; up to 44.1kHz) and WMA (48-192kbps; up to 44.1kHz) 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.
Anti-Vibration & Symmetrical Chassis Construction: The main chassis,
which supports the loader mechanism, was also made as strong as possible, and
reinforcing each part improved the rigidity of the chassis itself. Moreover, the
front-panel is made of 0.28" thick aluminum, contributing to the high rigidity
of the entire chassis. The unit is constructed by placing the loader mechanism,
which is a rotating body, in the center, then placing the digital power supply
and circuit board on its left, and the analog power supply and circuit board on
its right, to achieve a total symmetrical structure with the digital and analog
parts separated, achieving the ideal weight balance. Finally, to minimize
impedance as much as possible, the bottom chassis, which is the standard ground,
has been copper plated.
Independent Digital & Analog Circuits: The CD-S3000 has adopted a twin
power transformer method, which completely separates the digital and analog
circuits from the power supply and equips each with its own dedicated power
transformer. Separating the digital/analog circuits from the transformer
eliminates sound quality deterioration caused by interference and noise between
the digital and analog circuit blocks, which occur when there is one
digital/analog power supply. This results in exceptionally clear and low-noise
reproduction of analog audio. The power transformer is a toroidal transformer
with low magnetic leakage which, for both the digital and the analog units,
lowers adverse impact on the signal read from the disc. Following detailed
research based on trial listening, Yamaha enclosed the power transformer in a
copper-plated case, in order to reduce the impact of magnetic leakage and
vibration. This produces a gentle, calm and even spacious sound, due to enhanced
reproduction of detailed signals.
Digital/Analog Boards w/ Integrated Power Supply Circuits: The
internal design of the CD-S3000 does not separate the power supply circuit
boards, which include the power transformer; the block capacitors are mounted
directly on the respective digital/analog circuit boards. Thus, an original
board configuration which integrates the power supply circuits was adopted.
Eliminating cabling from the power supply circuits to each circuit board and
mounting directly have the benefit of reducing connection loss, as well as
achieving low impedance. Connecting directly without soldering achieves thorough
contact point loss and low impedances
Single-Stage Configuration I/V Conversion Circuit: To thoroughly
eliminate audio signal loss, the CD-S3000 adopts an innovative circuit
configuration for the analog circuit. The signal from the D/A converter is
conventionally output as an analog signal through an I/V conversion circuit
configured in multiple stages. However, in the CD-S3000, the signal is output by
a single-stage configuration based on a discrete design of the I/V conversion
circuit. This single-stage configuration with high slew-rate sharply lowers
audio signal loss compared to a multi-stage configuration circuit and lowers NFB
(Negative Feedback), eliminating any sonic suppression, resulting in a natural,
spacious sound. The circuits beyond these D/A converters perform balanced
transmission with a circuit configuration marked by symmetrical plus and minus
sides. Using a balanced connection with the A-S3000 Floating and Balanced Power
Amplifier lets you enjoy profoundly pure sound reproduction without any impact
of transmission loss.
High-Performance 32-Bit DAC: The D/A converter for the CD-S3000 is the
ESS Technology ES9018 SABRE Reference Stereo DAC. Yamaha selected this after
careful examination of all points; not only its high precision processing of
32-bit audio, but also the ability to handle large amounts of audio data,
strength in the low register and high quality definition in the high register.
Since it is constructed with the master clock inside the D/A converter, it is
also features an original jitter eliminator function, permitting D/A conversion
with extremely low impact of clock jitter. Moreover, an 8-channel D/A converter
is housed inside the chip, and applies double differential operation using
4-channel D/A converters on the right and left sides respectively. It delivers
exceptional high performance and high quality signal output with superior signal
to-noise ratio, since it employs an analog signal processing circuit with
Meticulous Design & Beautiful Appearance: Every single aspect of its
construction and design exudes master craftsmanship and reflects an obsession
with quality. The player with its refined design has been meticulously finished
by skillful use of advanced processing technologies; integrating the top-panel
and side wood connection, leaving no gaps while using different materials (metal
& wood) for the connection. On the CD tray, the gap between the front-panel and
the tray is uniformly precise. Moreover, the beautifully finished half-mirrored
glass window of the display is precision-fit to the front-panel smoothly without
gaps; lending an exceptionally elegant appearance to the unit.
Insulator Feet: The insulators are crucial parts that block outside
vibrations. They adopt Yamaha's original metal legs in order to maximize
vibration control performance. You can select point installation by applying the
supplied spikes or plane insulation with the supplied pads and use these
combined with an interlocking rack if desired.
Analog & Digital Connectivity
Built-in USB DAC: With high resolution audio sources becoming more and
more common today, Yamaha designed the CD-S3000 for optimum enjoyment of those
sources with superior D/A conversion and the unit's balanced signal output, and
equipped it with a built-in USB DAC function which allows direct input of
digital audio (from a computer, etc.) through a USB (type-B) terminal. The USB
DAC employs an original IC, developed specifically for Yamaha. It has an
internal master clock, and can perform low-jitter transmission based on
asynchronous transmission, or receiving signals without being synchronized with
the master clock in the PC. The unit is compatible with digital audio of up to
- Windows & Mac Compatible: The player's USB connection will
support Windows Vista (SP2; 32-/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64-bit), and Windows
8 (32-/64-bit). It also supports Mac OS X 10.5.8 through 10.8x.
- ASIO 2.3 Yamah Steinberg USB Driver: The CD-S3000 supports the
ASIO 2.3 protocol to take full advantage of the sound quality of the USB DAC
function. The ASIO 2.3 protocol is a standard protocol for professional use
digital audio or DTM, with a significant sound quality benefit: the ability
to achieve lower delay and higher throughput than with a standard OS sound
driver. The driver software is the ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver, and
allows high quality playback of digital audio data stored to computer. The
software is available as a free download from the
Yamaha web site.
Balanced (XLR) & Unbalanced (RCA) Analog Outputs: The
CD-S3000 features a pair of gold-plated analog stereo XLR balanced outputs and
unbalanced RCA outputs on the rear-panel.
Digital Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha CD-S3000
features optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital inputs and outputs on the rear-panel. The digital
inputs and outputs will support up to a 24-bit/192kHz, 2Ch PCM audio signal.
Pure Direct Mode: The CD-S3000 incorporates a special Pure Direct
mode: When playing back analog audio, the display is turned off and the digital
output circuitry is stopped, improving the quality of analog output. This
enables a warmer, more natural sound with greater musicality, further enhancing
the value of a fully balanced connection with the A-S3000.
DPLL (Digital Phased Lock Loop): The audio DAC (ES9018)
of this unit employs DPLL to generate accurate clock signals synchronized
with the clock of the input digital audio signal. The 7-step DPLL bandwidth
setting gives the unit tolerance for fluctuation of the clock of the input
digital signal and adjustment of the accuracy of the operating clock in the
Remote Control: The supplied remote control is designed in the same
way as the aluminum panel of the CD player itself, with a simple,
easy-to-understand button layout and gorgeous metallic texture. In addition to
the basic CD track selection and play controls, it can also be used to adjust
the volume and switch input sources on the companion A-S3000.
Note: If you connect an infrared receiver and transmitter (sold
separately) to the Remote In/Out jacks on the rear-panel of this unit, you can
operate the player and/or external component using the supplied remote control
located in another room.
Playback & Search: The CD-S3000 offers the following playback
modes & search functions.
- 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.
- Direct Search: You can enter the desired track number
for an SACD or Audio CD using the numeric keypad (0-9) on the remote
- 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.
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.
Auto Standby: The Auto Power Standby function can bet set to turn the
unit off automatically after no operation and no audio signal of approximately