Summary: This is really a 3.5 star rating... I had a chance to compare the Yamaha with a similarly priced NAD C 516BEE and a few other lower priced units. I thought that Yamaha sounded fine, but a little to "bright", with upper mid-range a little too prominent for my taste, and a certain un-welcome...
Summary: tested this one versus older Maratz 5001 CD player. i couldnt believe my ears. this one sounds super clear, DYNAMIC and colorful. why have I used Marantz before? everything sounds better with Yamaha, you experience different music. tested with Yamaha A-S700 amplifier.
Summary: CD: 4 out of 5 stars because the unit did not meet the high expectations placed on it by other reviewers and by the product description. So, right out of the box this is a supremely gratifying purchase. Solid, heavy, superb build quality. Wow!
Pros: Great CD player with solid quality feel and nice simple remote. Lightening fast track selection. Fit and finish are superb. Excellent dynamics in CD and SACD. Not quite as satisfying to listen to or live with as the NAD C565BEE player (my only other reference), but a really beauty to look at!
Cons: Noisy disc drive and slow disc initialization. Finicky drive can play only perfect discs - drive is very noisy if disc is not perfectly flat or hole is not exactly centered. Hence, drive can at times sound like a cloths washer on spin cycle with imperfect discs. Care is required to place the CD i...
Summary: This is without a doubt one of the better purchases I made for my system. I was considering a high end DAC and a lower end CD player. When I saw the Audiophile reviews on the DAC of this CD player I decided to give it a try. I have not been disappointed. Clearly a high end built -in DAC.
Pros: Easy to use and install. Quality construction with clean lines. Integrates seamlessly with Yamaha Amps and receivers.
Summary: I spent more money than I initally planed but for me it was worth it. Yamaha has done a great job with this SACD player CD-S1000BL and when you hear it play you will know instantly that there is something very different about this player.
Summary: This player is pretty spendy. But if you love good sound from favorite cds, there is nothing finer. Buy it and you'll become a believer. My old cd player was hardly a cheap one--but this one blows it out of the water.
Pros: Works beautifully in every way. Old world craftsmanship to boot. Simply beautifully made.
Cons: Does not match yamaha components design wise.
Summary: I purchased my CD-S300 several weeks ago to replace a 12 year old Denon changer that had given up the ghost. I didn't necessarily expect there to be a noticeable difference in the sound, but boy was I wrong.
The CD-S1000's sound competes with the best DACs available
21 September 2012
Summary: I have owned this product for 2 years and I cannot say enough good things about the Yamaha CD-S1000. In my system it is paired with an A-S2000 and ATC SCM40 speakers. In the time I have owned this player after upgrading from the CD-S700, It has never failed to amaze me with its revealing and natural...
Summary: The Yamaha Super Audio CD player CD-S1000 is an elegantly styled, solid, well built player which weighs in at an impressive 31 pounds. Interestingly that's the very weight of the CD player it replaces in my system, the excellent Yamaha CDX 1100 of 1987 vintage.