Excerpt: This player, sounds great. I really like the USB / connection, I can use my Ipod and play it through the player. The sound quality is Great. I wish this player had a headphone jack like my Philips CD player I replaced , but overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
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...
Excerpt: This fit my need for a relatively inexpensive single disc player with good digital/analogue converter. The DAC was my main reason for buying this, and I am very happy. It has given me a new perspective for future digital audio purchases.
Pros: Attractive Design, Durable, Easy To Assemble
A frustrating mix of great sound and poor attention to design detail.
GWH "Power Reader", Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: I ordered this CD player along with player costing half as much from a different manufacturer. I had every intention of using this as my primary deck, and the less expensive one as a backup. It didn't work out that way. Operation of the deck is pretty straightforward.