Controls & Connections
High Quality Construction: This unit has a double top and bottom
structure with steel vibration dampers on both the top cover and the bottom of
the chassis. Various vibrations that lower sound quality are prevented by
joining the CD mechanism and chassis using Yamaha's proprietary loader support,
and by increasing the stiffness of the mechanism itself by anchoring it to the
surface. The optical pickup is specialized for CD use with priority on sound
quality, and an intelligent digital servo that performs servo control optimized
for the disc being played achieves stable disc tracking and improves reading
precision. The result is natural and high purity sound playback.
Aluminum Front-Panel: The aluminum front panel, with its simple yet
high-quality hairline finish, features a top-grade design with a rotary encoder
that's convenient for music navigation.
Audiophile Sound: The carefully considered interior layout includes
left-right symmetrical audio circuitry and provides the shortest circuit path
for audio signal travel, allowing sound to be faithfully reproduced without loss
of audio signal purity. Furthermore, all parts were rigorously selected,
including the 192KHz/32-bit Burr-Brown high precision DAC, highly regarded for
Disc Compatibility: The Yamaha CD-N500 CD/Network player will play
CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs (12cm or 8cm).
MP3/WMA Playback: The CD-N500 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.
Front-Panel 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 Direct Connection: The Yamaha CD/Network
player's USB port also supports playback of your iPod/iPhone's music files (via
the USB cable supplied with your iPod/iPhone). The CD-N500 offers audio
playback, basic control (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next),
information display, and
charging of your iPod/iPhone. Artist/song information can be viewed on the
CD/Network player's front-panel display. Advanced navigation is still done
through your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Yamaha CD-N500 is "made
for iPod/iPhone" compliant and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and
functions (as of 3/8/2013):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || 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
Network Connection: The Yamaha CD/Network 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 and Internet Radio.
DLNA Certified: The CD-N500 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 Windows PC. The
CD/Network player supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and Apple
Lossless music files stored on your Windows PC (Windows 7 recommended) or other
DLNA certified storage device.
|Audio File ||Sampling Rate |
|MP3 ||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
|WAV/FLAC ||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32,
44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz |
|Apple Lossless ||44.1, 48 kHz |
Note: This unit can play back music files stored on the
following music servers; (1)PC with Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media
Player 12 installed (2) NAS that is compatible with DLNA version 1.5.
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.
Gapless Playback: The CD-N500 features gapless playback, which
eliminates the pauses usually heard when continuous music (classical, live
album) is transmitted from a network source.
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 CD-N500. 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.
- Input Select: Simply by touching an icon, you can select the
source (CD/USB/DLNA server) or service (vTuner/Music Player) you want to
- CD Player Control: You can control the basic functions of the
unit's built-in CD Player such as Play, Pause, Skip and CD tray operations.
- 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.
Note: You must have a wireless network in your home and the Yamaha
CD/Network player & Apple or Android device connected to the same network.
Controls & Connections
LCD Display: The Yamaha CD/Network player features a
front-panel LCD display that shows the current status of the unit. The unit
displays song/artist information from CD-R/RW discs, iPod/iPhone, USB device,
DLNA server, or Internet Radio. You can
also view elapsed time of the current track, remaining time of the current
track, or the remaining time of the disc. The front-panel display offers 4 brightness settings.
Pure Direct: The CD-N500 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-N500 offers the following playback
- Program: You can customize the playback order of up to
50 tracks recorded 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-N500 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, USB device, or Media
- 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-N500 comes with a
full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit. The remote
will also operate basic functions (Input/Volume/Power/Mute) of a Yamaha
receiver. 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.
Auto Power Down: This unit will automatically power off if it is left
turned on for the selected time (4/8/12 hours) without playback or any other
operation being performed.
Analog & Digital Outputs: The Yamaha CD-N500 CD/Network player is
fitted with both analog (RCA) and digital (optical/coaxial) audio outputs.
- Analog Audio Output: The CD/Network player is
equipped with one set of stereo RCA jacks.
- Digital Audio Output: The CD-N500 features an optical
(toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital output. This unit can output digital
signals up to 192kHz/24-bits linear PCM.