Stereo SACD/CD player
Our take on the Yamaha CD-S1000 by Crutchfield's Loren Barstow
Yamaha knows high-quality sound — they're the world's leading producer of musical instruments. Now they've applied their years of experience and know-how to develop the CD-S1000 — a Super Audio CD player designed from the ground up for top-notch audio reproduction.
Heavy-duty build quality for crystal-clear sound
You'll immediately appreciate the CD-S1000's solid feel and refined looks, created by its vibration-fighting metal and wood chassis. The die-cast aluminum disc tray also combats resonance, and employs Yamaha's Silent Loader mechanism for super-smooth and quiet operation.
The CD-S1000's power supply has four separate sections — one apiece for the digital circuitry, analog circuitry, motor drive, and display. This arrangement minimizes cross-interference that can degrade sound quality. The left and right channels each have their own power circuits and digital-to-analog converters, enabling this player to produce detailed, neutral sound with superior stereo separation.
Plays your Super Audio CDs and more
Pop a Super Audio CD into the CD-S1000 to experience the robust, densely layered sound this high-resolution format delivers. This player can also help you rediscover classics from your CD collection by revealing subtle nuances you may not have heard before. It even plays home-burned discs, plus your MP3 and WMA compilations. No matter what you're listening to, you'll enjoy ear-pleasing sound that's warm, lifelike, and above all, musical. And with a push of a button on the front panel, you can engage Pure Direct mode, which turns off the display and digital outputs. Eliminating these two potential noise sources lets you experience the clearest possible audio reproduction.
- stereo playback for SACDs, CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
- high-precision Silent Loader disc mechanism
- four-part power supply with separate windings for digital and analog circuits
- separate power circuits and digital-to-analog converters for each channel
- Pure Direct mode for the lowest distortion
- heavyweight feet suppress noise and vibrations
- detachable power cord
- optical and coaxial digital outputs for CD playback
- stereo analog outputs
- SACD specs:
- frequency response: 2Hz - 50kHz
- signal-to-noise ratio: 113 dB
- dynamic range: 105 dB
- CD specs:
- frequency response: 2Hz - 20kHz
- signal-to-noise ratio: 113 dB
- dynamic range: 100 dB
- 17-1/8"W x 5-3/8"H x 18-15/16"D
- weight: 33 lbs. 1 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Single disc SACD player
- 6.5' AC power cord
- CDX5-WM43800 wireless remote control
- 2 "AA" batteries
- 59" Stereo RCA audio cable
- Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre)
- Safety Brochure (Eng/Fre)
- US Warranty card
Excellent. Probably the best a CD (or especially an SACD) can sound. Put the music on, turn the player and receiver to pure direct, turn everything else in the room off, and enjoy the sound.
Anonymous, Terre Haute, IN
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Features and Specs
|CD Transport Only||No|
Single Disc |
|Direct Track Access||Remote|
|Direct Disc Access||N/A|
|Multiple CD Player Control||---|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|CD Frequency Response||2-20,000 Hz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||113 dB|
|SACD Frequency Response||2-50,000 Hz|
|SACD Dynamic Range||105 dB|
|SACD THD||0.002 %|
|Digital Optical Output||1|
|Digital Coaxial Output||1|
Overview: The Yamaha CD-S1000 is a single disc SACD player with both analog and digital outputs.
Separate Digital And Analog Power Transformers: The Yamaha SACD player features a four-part power supply with separate windings for digital and analog circuits.
Aluminum Front-Panel And Specially Designed Feet: The SACD player features a aluminum front-panel for added stability and heavyweight feet to suppress noise and vibrations.
High Precision CD Drive: The CD-S1000 features a newly developed high rigidity silent loader and high precision CD drive to offer exceptional performance and reliability.
Symmetrical Circuitry: The Yamaha single disc SACD player utilizes twin differential D/A converters and separate power circuits for each channel for high conversion precision with low noise.
Disc Compatibility: The Yamaha CD-S1000 supports playback of SACD, CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
Note: SACD playback is stereo only; multi-channel playback is not supported.
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 than CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just cannot hear on a normal CD.
SACD/CD Switch: This feature allows you to switch the playback layer of a hybrid SACD between SACD or CD.
MP3/WMA Playback: This single disc CD player supports MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) 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.
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.
Pure Direct: The CD-S1000 CD player features a Pure Direct mode which improves audio quality by bypassing any unnecessary circuitry for the analog outputs.
Remote Control: The Yamaha CD-S1000 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.
Playback Modes: The CD-S1000 offers the following playback modes.
- 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.
Search Functions: The CD-S1000 offers the following search functions.
- Direct Search: You can enter the desired track number for an SACD or Audio CD using the numeric keypad (0-9) on the remote control.
- 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.
Analog Outputs: The CD-S1000 features a pair of gold-plated analog Stereo RCA outputs on the rear-panel for SACD, CD, and CD-R/RW discs.
Digital Outputs: The Yamaha CD-S1000 features an optical and coaxial digital output on the rear-panel for CD and CD-R/RW discs.
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Why did you buy this?
I have always liked Yamaha products and I needed a new CD player and this player had good reviews. [ RONNIE S Nov 01, 2017 ]
great reviews. [ henry Feb 10, 2017 ]
good reviews [ YU-SUAN Nov 28, 2016 ]
The best bang for the buck [ Thomas Aug 25, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
When the sacd layer of a disc is playing its output is only through the analog out jacks. Also, I believe this is a stereo only player; according to the owners manual audio signals recorded in dsd multi-channel format cannot be played on this unit. [ Tomas Nov 09, 2015 ]
The CD-S1000 has L&R RCA analog out. It does have a digital coax and optical out which may support multi-channel material. I have never explored this. [ eric Nov 08, 2015 ]