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Yamaha CD-S1000
5.5 out of 10

Yamaha CD-S1000

Yamaha CD-S1000 Yamaha CD-S1000 is a Super Audio CD player. Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Just OK, some better choices out there...

Audiophile from CA, Amazon
2 January 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

superb

Evzenie Reitmayerova, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sounds better given time.

Eric H, Crutchfield
23 December 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha CD-S1000

TNelson, Crutchfield
23 December 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: Single Disc play. This is also a Pro.
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Overall 10
10

delivers.

scooter c, Amazon
21 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

simply the best

rschen, Crutchfield
29 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ok sound but the cd tray was the reason for returning it

Richard S. Nelson "Rich", Amazon
18 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this player recently, although without the rack mount. I'm not sure what BL stands for but it was the CD-S300 player. The sound didn't take my breath away but it met my expectations.
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Overall 10
10

Superior CD sound

N. Williams, Amazon
21 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

The CD-S1000's sound competes with the best DACs available

MiesDavis, Amazon
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...
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Overall 10
10

Another outstanding Yamaha component

Andrew Logar "falcon 61", Amazon
14 April 2011
  • 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.
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