Excerpt: The CD-S2000 uses all the latest SA-CD drive and support circuitry There is something undefinably elegant about Yamaha’s newest high-end SA-CD player. No doubt this is mostly due to the use of a new ‘silent loader’ disc mechanism which means that rather than the usual large and somewhat bulky rectangular ‘plate’ on the front panel, there is just a single sliver of aluminium, just 6mm high.
Excerpt: Having got back into stereo hi-fi with enthusiasm, after a brief period when its dedication seemed to waver, Yamaha has produced quite a range of separates among which this CD player and its matching amp (A-S2000) are currently, it tells us, 'Pre-Eminent'.
Excerpt: If we were to dwell on the tangibles of a CD player's quality of build and finish, as well as the not-quite-so-tangibles of pride of ownership and desirability, then the Yamaha CD-S2000 would beat the opposition hands down. Thanks to its beautifully milled aluminium fascia, its wooden side panels and its ineffably tactile control buttons, the Yamaha is a joy to behold and to use – it's even got one of the smartest remote controls we've seen.
Pros: Tremendous perceived value, full-on specification, undemonstrative but nevertheless involving to listen to
Cons: Lacks the discipline to bring rhythms fully under control
Ностальгия по будущему. CD/SACD-проигрыватель Yamaha CD-S2000
22 July 2009
Excerpt: Прекрасно помню, какой интерес вызвал этот проигрыватель на "IFA2007", где он был впервые представлен широкой публике в паре с усилителем A-S2000. Yamaha - далеко не новичок в Hi-Fi, но появление элитных стереокомпонентов в разгар театральной лихорадки можно считать еще одним свидетельством стереоренессанса.