YAMAHA CD-S303 CD player (Black)

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  • Single-Disc Tray
  • 192 kHz / 24-Bit DAC
  • USB Port
  • MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, FLAC Playback
  • Optical, Digital Coaxial, Stereo RCA Out
  • Single-Disc Tray
  • 192 kHz / 24-Bit DAC
  • USB Port
  • MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, FLAC Playback
  • Optical, Digital Coaxial, Stereo RCA Out

 

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Enjoy stereo sound from CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, data CDs, and compatible USB drives with the black Yamaha CD-S303 CD Player. It uses a 192 kHz / 24-bit digital-to-analog converter for detailed audio reproduction from the stereo RCA analog output, or you can use your own DAC via the optical or digital coaxial outputs. A remote control and stereo RCA cable are included as an added convenience.

Designed to Deliver Enjoyable Sound Quality

Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the high-end CD player components, the CD-S303 CD player delivers sound that will satisfy devoted music fans. In addition to CDs, it also provides high-quality playback of music files stored on USB memory devices via a USB port on the front panel.

Sophisticated Circuitry and 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.

Short Signal Paths

The 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 interference.

Pure Direct Mode

The CD-S303 offers Pure Direct Mode, 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.

Well-Matched, High-Quality Parts

Each of the individual elements in a CD player influences the sound quality, which is why Yamaha puts a great deal of effort into the selection and matching of parts and materials. A high-grade acoustic capacitor, a 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 the Yamaha commitment to great sound quality.

High-Performance D/A Converter

Utilizing a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, the high-performance D/A conversion system takes full advantage of the digital technology refined by Yamaha over a period of many years, ensuring excellent conversion precision, S/N ratio, and dynamic range.

Enjoy Your MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, and FLAC Music

The USB port on the front panel gives you an easy way to enjoy high-quality sound from MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, or FLAC digital music files stored on USB memory devices. You can also play files recorded on CD-R/RW discs.

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

Conventional tracking servo circuitry cannot completely overcome errors caused by a warped disc, dust, and other defects. This system uses a dependable DSP, exclusive for CDs, to monitor the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as well as spindle motor speed, to compensate for any problems.

3-Mode CD Text Display

Information about the currently playing CD is shown right on the CD player’s display. The 3-mode CD Text display shows the CD’s title, the artist’s name, and the title of the track.

Program Play (Audio CDs Only)

It’s easy to program the tracks you want to hear in any order. You can clear the program at any time with a single touch.

Additional Features

  • Compatible with FAT16 & FAT32 USB file systems
  • 10-key direct track and direct access
  • Random play
  • Repeat play (full/single)
  • 3-mode time display
  • Four illumination levels
  • Last track resume
  • Ready Mode
  • Play Mode memory
ompatibility
Supported Disc Types CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Supported Formats FLAC, MP3, WMA
General
Frequency Response 2 Hz to 20 kHz (CD)
2 Hz to 22 kHz 16-Bit (Data CD, USB)
2 Hz to 44 kHz -3 dB 24-Bit (Data CD, USB)
DAC 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Dynamic Range 96 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 105 dB (CD)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) ≤0.003% @ 1 kHz (CD)
Connections
Audio Outputs 1 x TOSLINK Optical
1 x Digital Coaxial
1 x RCA Stereo (L/R)
Audio Inputs None
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A
Physical
Disc Capacity 1
AC Input Power 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 11 W (Typical)
0.2 W (Standby)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 3.4 x 10.2″ / 435 x 87 x 260 mm
Weight 7.7 lb / 3.5 kg
Weight 4 kg

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Description
  • Single-Disc Tray
  • 192 kHz / 24-Bit DAC
  • USB Port
  • MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, FLAC Playback
  • Optical, Digital Coaxial, Stereo RCA Out
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Enjoy stereo sound from CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, data CDs, and compatible USB drives with the black Yamaha CD-S303 CD Player. It uses a 192 kHz / 24-bit digital-to-analog converter for detailed audio reproduction from the stereo RCA analog output, or you can use your own DAC via the optical or digital coaxial outputs. A remote control and stereo RCA cable are included as an added convenience.

Designed to Deliver Enjoyable Sound Quality

Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the high-end CD player components, the CD-S303 CD player delivers sound that will satisfy devoted music fans. In addition to CDs, it also provides high-quality playback of music files stored on USB memory devices via a USB port on the front panel.

Sophisticated Circuitry and 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.

Short Signal Paths

The 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 interference.

Pure Direct Mode

The CD-S303 offers Pure Direct Mode, 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.

Well-Matched, High-Quality Parts

Each of the individual elements in a CD player influences the sound quality, which is why Yamaha puts a great deal of effort into the selection and matching of parts and materials. A high-grade acoustic capacitor, a 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 the Yamaha commitment to great sound quality.

High-Performance D/A Converter

Utilizing a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, the high-performance D/A conversion system takes full advantage of the digital technology refined by Yamaha over a period of many years, ensuring excellent conversion precision, S/N ratio, and dynamic range.

Enjoy Your MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, and FLAC Music

The USB port on the front panel gives you an easy way to enjoy high-quality sound from MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, or FLAC digital music files stored on USB memory devices. You can also play files recorded on CD-R/RW discs.

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

Conventional tracking servo circuitry cannot completely overcome errors caused by a warped disc, dust, and other defects. This system uses a dependable DSP, exclusive for CDs, to monitor the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as well as spindle motor speed, to compensate for any problems.

3-Mode CD Text Display

Information about the currently playing CD is shown right on the CD player's display. The 3-mode CD Text display shows the CD's title, the artist's name, and the title of the track.

Program Play (Audio CDs Only)

It's easy to program the tracks you want to hear in any order. You can clear the program at any time with a single touch.

Additional Features

  • Compatible with FAT16 & FAT32 USB file systems
  • 10-key direct track and direct access
  • Random play
  • Repeat play (full/single)
  • 3-mode time display
  • Four illumination levels
  • Last track resume
  • Ready Mode
  • Play Mode memory
ompatibility
Supported Disc Types CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Supported Formats FLAC, MP3, WMA
General
Frequency Response 2 Hz to 20 kHz (CD) 2 Hz to 22 kHz 16-Bit (Data CD, USB) 2 Hz to 44 kHz -3 dB 24-Bit (Data CD, USB)
DAC 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Dynamic Range 96 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 105 dB (CD)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) ≤0.003% @ 1 kHz (CD)
Connections
Audio Outputs 1 x TOSLINK Optical 1 x Digital Coaxial 1 x RCA Stereo (L/R)
Audio Inputs None
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A
Physical
Disc Capacity 1
AC Input Power 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 11 W (Typical) 0.2 W (Standby)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 3.4 x 10.2" / 435 x 87 x 260 mm
Weight 7.7 lb / 3.5 kg

 The latest addition to the new Marantz MusicLink series is the HD-CD1, a high-quality CD player in the same compact form as the HD-AMP1 amplifier, for which it is the perfect match. Combining more than 30 years of Marantz expertise in compact disc playback with the latest developments in digital audio technology, it's ideal for use as a CD transport when used with the HD-AMP1, or as a CD player in any situation where a compact form-factor is required without any compromise on sound quality. Small it may be, but it makes use of state-of-the-art Marantz technology carried over from our Award-winning CD players, including a high-resolution 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter from Cirrus Logic, a high-accuracy system clock, and the famous Marantz HDAM-SA2 amplifier modules, as found in our flagship Reference Series CD players and amplifiers. Selected components are also used throughout the audio signal path, for the very best reproduction of your music. A centralized CD mechanism, able to play MP3, WMA and AAC files as well as standard CDs, is also used for ultra-accurate disc-reading and, along with its analog audio outputs, optical and coaxial digital connections are provided, allowing the HD-CD1 to be connected directly to the HD-AMP1's ultra-high-quality digital-to-analog conversion. The HD-CD1 also features the stylish MusicLink design, with a solid aluminum front panel, double-layer chassis for vibration isolation and retro-style side panels. It also includes a high-quality integral headphone amplifier with adjustable gain to drive high-end headphones for personal listening and comes complete with a remote control for all its functions, also able to 'drive' a complete system of HD-CD1 and HD-AMP1. It's a superb Marantz CD player—in miniature!

Available color: Black
Metal Front Panel
Remote ControlRC003HD
Power Consumption in W14
Standby Consumption in W0.3W or less
Auto Power off
Detachable Power Cable
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in inches12 x 12.3 x 4.3
Weight in lbs12.6

 

The DNP-F109 Network Audio Player surely is a break-through development in the mini system category. People can now enjoy a wide variety of Internet Radio, online digital content or network music files in their listening room. The DNP also supports AirPlay to stream music directly from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, or from the iTunes music library. Thanks to the DLNA 1.5 compatibility, Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices can be accessed quickly to play the user's favourite tunes flawlessly in a quality never heard before. The analogue output even makes it possible to upgrade former F107 systems or any other setup.

New Features

  • Network audio player with Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
  • DLNA 1.5 certified for reliable audio streaming and wide
  • compatibility
  • AirPlay direct music streaming from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • and iTunes library
  • “Play to" from WMP12 or higher
  • Supports WMA / MP3 / WAV 192/24 / AAC / ALAC
  • FLAC HD 192/24
  • Internet radio by vTuner and support of
  • Direct play for iPod and iPhone via rear USB
  • Coaxial digital and analogue output
  • Denon Remote App for iOS and Android
  • Support Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)

High-quality sound

  • Serious Hi-Fi quality in a compact body
  • Minimum signal path for pure sound playback
  • Solid cabinet construction suppressing any vibration
  • Audio tuning by selected parts for high sound resolution
  • and realistic musical expression

Easy of use

  • OELD front display, to easily identify played songs
  • Small handset remote control unit to operate independent
  • to DRA-F109
  • Denon Remote App for iOS and Android
  • Auto Standby and low power consumption at stand-by
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • iPod/iPhone charging even in standby mode
  • Available in black and premium silver

Key to the audiophile performance offered by the CXC CD transport is our S3 servo solution. The vast majority of optical drives in use today are designed with computers in mind. While they can read all manner of disc media, they lack the precision and finesse of a dedicated audio drive. To address this, we have written our own software to precisely control the driveʼs laser and motor assembly.

  SIMPLIFYING THE SIGNAL PATH

The CXC is simplicity itself to setup and use, because we handle digital to analogue conversion in our amplifiers. Thereʼs a good reason behind this philosophy. Maintaining the audio signal in the digital domain for as long as possible minimises potential analogue signal degradation. Our CXC transport has one job to do and it does it very well indeed.

 

Our proprietary Cambridge S3 servo solution effectively turns a universal disc drive into a dedicated CD spinner; it can calibrate and monitor the speed of the disc, holding it steady and constant. By managing where the laser head is and what itʼs reading, as well as maximising error correction, we can get the maximum amount of clean data off the disc as possible, with the minimum jitter.

BUILT TO LAST

The CXC utilises a low-resonance acoustically damped metal chassis, with an ultra-clean low noise power supply. Beneath the hood, our PCB design employs double-sided surface mount technology, which eliminates wire links and ensures an ultra short signal path, thereby reducing signal deterioration.

C-BUS POWER SYNCING

Cambridge C-BUS connection means that one remote can be used to power on and off both CXC and CXA in sync.

 

  • Digital audio outputs:S/PDIF coaxial and TOSLINK optical
  • S/PDIF output impedance:

The CXN is our fastest, slickest network player yet, and this is helped by the processing power of our bespoke new Cambridge Connect app. The app, which offers a new menu system plus a more graphical and intuitive interface, locates uPnP servers on your network, makes sense of the folder structure and lists content metadata, all without skipping a beat.

 

 

The CXN also supports C-BUS control, allowing power and volume to be controlled via the Cambridge Connect app. The CXN can be employed as a digital pre-amplifier, with volume control performed by the Sharc DSP; for maximum quality, this resamples at every volume step. Thereʼs also asychronous USB (24-bit/192kHz resolution) with DSD64 playback support. Using the app to find the track you want to play, not the player, results in a faster, more satisfying user experience. We believe this switcheroo is ingenious. Before, our streaming module would have to go find the uPnP servers and serve up the file structure back to the app - a relatively slow process. In the CXN ecosystem, your smartphone or tablet app handles all the browsing, searching and finding.

 

Naturally file playback support is wide, with all popular codecs and wrappers supported, including WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, MP3, HE AAC and AAC+ OGG Vorbis. UPnP media playback is joined by AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Internet radio.

Built to sound better

Just as with other components in the CX series, the CXN features a low-resonance, acoustically dampened chassis, allied to a high quality power supply - and for the first time on a Cambridge network player, thereʼs also a high resolution, full colour TFT display, which compliments the browsing experience on the Cambridge Connect app.

 

Unleashing Zander

With the CXN, weʼve been able to unlock more of our extremely powerful Zander audio streaming module. Incredibly, itʼs currently utilising only about 20 per cent of its potential. Expect firmware updates to unlock more features and functionality over time.

Dual Differential DACs

The two Wolfson WM8740 DACs within the CXN are used in a dual differential mode. Put simply, this means we use one stereo DAC per channel. Not only does this give us terrific stereo separation, but also enables us to multiply up and convert at 24-bit 384kHz (2 x192Khz) per channel. Why do we use Wolfson WM8740 DACs? Because they sound great, of course!

Adaptive Time Filtering upsampling

The CXN employs Cambridge Audioʼs proprietary 2nd Generation Adaptive Time Filtering (ATF2) upsampling technology, which is implemented in the CXNʼs Analog Devices Sharc DSP. Traditionally, upsampling algortithms consider two bits of data then draw a line between; our ATF technology considers both the data and its overall shape, then interpolates where itʼll best fit the waveform. We believe this is a more accurate, realistic way of handling audio upsampling, and results in a more convincing soundstage.

Bespoke Bluetooth

If you want to use the CXN with a Bluetooth source, we offer an optional BT100 audio receiver.

 

From the ground up, this is an audiophile Bluetooth device. All the coding for the BT100, from the XMOS interface to the aptX implementation, is done in-house. We even include an extension cable which enables you get the best Bluetooth range.

 

  • DACDual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
  • Digital filter2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz
  • Analogue filter2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel
  • USB Audio InputUSB Type B conforms to USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 (user selectable) and DSD via USB
  • Digital audio inputsS/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
  • Analogue audio outputsBalanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue
  • Digital audio outputsS/PDIF Coaxial and TOSLINK Optical
  • CompatibilityUPnP, Local USB media, USB audio 1.0 and 2.0, S/PDIF Toslink and Coaxial, Airplay, BT100 Bluetooth receiver (not supplied), Internet radio, Spotify Connect
  • Audio formatsALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
  • Max power consumption30W
  • Standby power consumption0.5W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)maximum including sockets and controls: 85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2“)
  • Weight3.5Kg (7.7lbs)

 

A Professional CD Recorder/Player with Proprietary TEAC Tray-Loading Transport, it

Doubles as a Professional CD Player with Advanced Playback Functions 


The CD-RW900MKII and CD-RW901MKII are professional CD recorders that replace the best-selling CD-RW900SL and CD-RW901SL. A new TEAC tray-loading transport ensures years of reliable operation in the most demanding installations. The new transport also allows gapless recording when writing track markers, something not possible using off-the-shelf PC drives. Various recording features like automatic track creation help the operator create polished recordings without constant supervision. An AKM AK4528VM is used for AD/DA conversion for clean, clear sound quality with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.8dB.

With the CD-RW901MKII, balanced analog input/output jacks and external control terminals are included. Additionally, long-run continuous recording (and overlap recording) is possible by connecting multiple CD-RW901MKIIs with an accessory cable. An ISRC/RID code can be displayed to check the recording in a mastering studio.Whether used for PA/Sound Reinforcement playback, studio, mastering, or broadcast, the CD-RW900MKII and 901MKII are TASCAM's latest generation of reliable CD recording and playback.

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