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Yamaha CD-S300 (Black)


Single-Disc CD Player With USB Port

Yamaha CD-S300 Compact Disc Player - Front view.

Yamaha CD-S300 Compact Disc Player - Front view.

Extremely Sophisticated Circuitry And Layout.

Short Signal Paths, High Quality Parts. iPhone/iPod Compatibility.

High Performance DAC For High Conversion Precision With Low Noise.

Pure Direct. MP3 And WMA Compatibility. USB Port On Front Panel.

Colour Selected: Black
Availability: In Stock
Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery

Your price $425

Save $124 (Normally $549)

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Product Description

Yamaha’s CD-S300 Single disc CD player combines reasonable sound quality and easy operation at an affordable price with exclusive technology such as Pure Direct and Intelligent Digital Servo as part of the package.


Yamaha's versatile CD-S300 not only plays your CDs, including computer-burned MP3s and WMA mix discs, but it also gives you a front-panel USB port for plugging in your media storage device including iPod, iPhone, or iPad via a compatible lead. This lets you take advantage of the CD player's built-in digital-to-analogue converter which naturally is a big improvement over Apple's built-in DAC! So, you'll get great sound quality from your portable music library. 

Of course you've probably got a zillion CDs and of course you can play them as you wish. There is also a repeat and random feature so you can mix things up a little. Or get your hands on the slim remote control and have a play around with all of the features from the comfort of your favourite chair.

Sophisticated Technology: Although CDs are wavering in popularity, Yamaha haven't simply dished up an "also-ran" CD player with the 300. 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 all help deliver excellent  sound quality. The internal design includes isolated power supplies for the digital and analogue sections, a high-quality digital-to-analogue converter and short signal paths. 

These short signal paths minimise the chances of interference or signal loss.  This is achieved by a highly logical and symmetrical internal layout of parts and circuit boards that keep the signal paths on each board as short as possible. This purposeful design also keeps the paths between sections straight and short, minimising the chance of signal loss or interference.

Pure Direct: The CD-S300 provides the same Pure Direct feature that is popular on many Yamaha amplifiers and receivers. Pressing the button on the front panel or on the remote control shuts down the digital audio output and turns off the display. This achieves the lowest possible noise interference and thus highest sound quality of the analogue audio output.

Digital iPod Connectivity: The USB port on the CD-S300 provides a digital connection for music played through a connected iPod. This means that the internal digital to analogue converters on the CD player are being used, rather than the internal DAC’s in the iPod. This means superior audio performance for iPod music.

Our Take

With brushed aluminium front panels the CD-S300 is a perfect match for any of Yamaha’s new stereo amplifiers and stereo receivers. The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so its delicate operation cannot be affected by minor vibrations. The CD-S300's sophisticated internal design has resulted in a richly detailed sound with engaging warmth and musicality. You can improve sound quality even further by selecting the Pure Direct mode, which turns off the front panel display and the digital audio output to eliminate sources of potential noise. Although reasonably priced, don't short-change the performance by using the 'freebie' type cables. Good analogue and digital cables are also very affordable and will help deliver the maximum out of this player.

  • Plays: CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
  • DAC: Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit
  • Frequency Response: 2Hz - 20kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 96 dB
  • Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% 
  • Front-Panel USB (type A) Port: Connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad, USB flash drive, or other portable MP3 player
  • Pure Direct Mode: This shuts down the digital audio output and turns off the display to minimise noise and interference for enhanced sound quality
  • Sound Design: Sophisticated circuitry and careful layout of parts with short signal paths to reduce any possible signal loss
  • Intelligent Digital Servo:  This circuit compensates for any disc errors for trouble-free playback
  • Audio Output: Optical and coaxial digital; analogue RCA
  • Remote Control: Included
  • Program, Repeat, Random Play: Yes
  • CD Text Display: Yes
  • Power Input: 220V - 240V 50Hz
  • Power Lead: Basic Figure 8 which can be upgraded - see Accessories
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 435 x 86 x 260mm
  • Nett Weight: 3.5kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Single-Disc CD Player With USB Port
Brand Yamaha
Colour Black
Disc Playback CD Playback, CD-R Playback, CD-RW Playback, MP-3 Playback
Connectivity RCA Stereo Outputs, Digital Coaxial Input, Digital Optical Input, Digital USB Input
Disc Capability Single Disc
Other Features Front Loading
Shipping Weight (kg) 5.0000
Price Range $549


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