Excerpt: CD player has played any CD I have put in it, without error. CD-Rs, gold CDs, new CDs, old CDs, all play perfectly. The sound is natural and clean, just what I have come to expect from Yamaha. The unit is very small, too, so it fits on any shelf easily.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Assemble, Great Natural Sound, Size
Excerpt: part of primary home sound system. replaces an onkyo dingle disc player. pros: excellent sound reproduction, clean and crisp sound across entire range. pure direct mode a definite plus. cons: minimal control on front panel. requires use of remote to do what l consider basic functions.
Summary: The CD S300 is a great addition to my system. I was previously using an older model Sony DVD player and thought that it worked well. I was amazed at what a difference having a dedicated CD player is. The sound quality is phenomenal compared to the Sony DVD.
Summary: After my Yamaha CD player from the 1980s died years ago I made the mistake of running to a big box store and simply buying a portable CD player to hook into my Yamaha receiver. (hey, we all make mistakes). That cheapo player finally died and I came to my senses.
Pros: clear, bright, full sound. iPod connection is easy to use.
Looks like I'll be contacting Yamaha as it is too late ...
8 October 2015
Summary: It was a Christmas gift from my wife. I finally got around to opening the box and setting it up only to discover it did not work. It won't read a disc when inserted. Looks like I'll be contacting Yamaha as it is too late to get a replacement. Buyer beware.
Summary: The Yamaha CD-S300 CD player operates flawlessly with clean, uncolored sound quality. It neither adds nor subtracts anything from the CD source and seems impervious to physical shock. Its physical construction is exceptionally solid, well beyond its price point, and its appearance is beautiful.
Summary: I have been thinking of buying a CD player for a while and finally decided to do my homework and make a purchase. I did not want to break the bank, and you can, and I did not want a multiple CD player. I also wanted one with a built in DAC. After all my homework I decided on the Yamahs S300.
Pros: great value for the money, built in DAC, nice looks, and it looks good with my yamaha receiver.