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Yamaha CD-S3000 Natural Sound CD Player Black

  • Yamaha CD-S3000 Natural Sound CD Player Black
  • Yamaha CD-S3000 Natural Sound CD Player Black
  • Yamaha CD-S3000 Natural Sound CD Player Black
  • Yamaha CD-S3000 Natural Sound CD Player Black
  • Yamaha CD-S3000 Natural Sound CD Player Black

Rigid Streamlined Construction — Provides Strict Anti-vibration Protection and Enables Shortest Cabling Routes

The A-S3000 has adopted a newly designed highly rigid double structure construction in order to achieve profoundly pure and accurate audio amplification. The bottom chassis and insulator ward off external vibration and provide each circuit board a floating structure supported by an independent inner frame, thoroughly eliminating the impact of vibration. And the power source unit, which consists of a power transformer and capacitors, which are major sources of internal vibration, is fixed firmly with a three-dimensional structured inner frame and is supported solidly by the front panel and the rear panel. The power amplifier circuit board and the weighty heat sink are attached to the left and right inner frames. The power supply unit and amplifier circuits are thus structurally isolated, achieving an ideal chassis structure which thoroughly blocks the transmission of vibration. Moreover, the inner frame that supports the power transformer is shaped with ample space below it, allowing passage of the wiring to each circuit over the shortest possible route. The newly developed chassis with this innovative structure helps to minimize the length of the signal paths and achieve low impedance, as well as providing high rigidity and anti-vibration benefits. The result is a dramatic reduction in signal loss, for remarkably pure audio amplification.

    Large Toroidal Transformer, Solidly Mounted with Independent Three-dimensional Inner Frame

    An independent three-dimensional inner frame has been employed in order to provide a more solid mount for the large toroidal transformer, which is installed in the center of the A-S3000, considering the ideal weight balance. The completely copper-plated inner frame has a structure which integrates the front-back and left-right frames with a convex-shaped highly rigid main frame as its base, reducing vibration coming from all directions. For the base, to which the power transformer is installed on the inner frame, brass was selected by strictest examining the particular sonic properties of various materials by exhaustive listening tests. This material effectively reduces vibration caused by the power transformer, helping to create sound of greater clarity and spaciousness.

      Comprehensive Low Impedance Design, Shortened Signal Paths and Copper-plated Chassis

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      In order to achieve the absolute purest signal transmission, capable of communicating even the most subtle nuances of the music and its powerful dynamism—for example, reproducing powerful, agile low frequencies and portraying all the emotional nuances of the human voice—we’ve methodically pursued low impedance throughout the A-S3000. Using a double construction design creates space for cables under the bottom of the chassis, enabling the shortest cable path for the supply of power from the transformer to the power stage and for the audio signal transmission path. This helps to eliminate signal transmission loss and to smoothly supply power, even during high-volume transients, and allows more direct audio reproduction without even the slightest adverse effect on the music. Also, the three-dimensional inner frame to which the power transformer is mounted is copper-plated. Extremely low impedance is assured by lowering the ground potential. This sharply lowers the impact of noise and delivers a profound and richly emotional sound—one that perfectly communicates all the original expression of the artist.

        1/4 Inch Thick Top Panel Made of Non-magnetic Aluminum Plate

        The top panel and the front panel are made of aluminum, a non-magnetic material, in order to eliminate any adverse effect on the audio signals. In the course of strictest examination of the sound quality, the front panel thickness was set at 0.28” and the top panel was set at 0.24” . This helps to realize an exceptionally natural, spacious sound by providing a highly rigid chassis structure and at the same time, skillfully controlling the impact of vibration. Moreover, heat dissipation openings on the top panel were formed by high precision cutting from both sides—front and back—of the panel and finished with thorough scrupulous attention to every detail. Stylish slits in the center, matching the companion CD-S3000 and its design, strongly emphasize the powerful power source unit inside by having the same width as the power transformer.

          Insulators Allow Use of Spikes or Pads

          The insulators are crucial parts that block outside vibrations. They adopt Yamaha’ s original metal legs in order to maximize vibration control performance. The user can select point installation by applying the supplied spikes or plane insulation with the supplied pads and use these combined with an interlocking rack if desired.

            Left-right Symmetrical Design for Independent Preamplifier and Power Amplifier Blocks

            The amplifier circuit design features independent preamplifier and power amplifier blocks and perfect left-right symmetry. Separation of the preamplifier, which handles low energy signals, from the power amplifier, which handles high-energy amplified signals, greatly reduces sound deterioration caused by mutual interference. Moreover, the left-right symmetrical design, which keeps the left and right power stages completely separate, ensures greater channel separation and enhances clarity of the stereo image.

              Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier with MOSFETs

              The basic design of the power amplifier circuit adopts Yamaha’s proprietary Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier technology. Adopting output elements with the same polarity on the plus and minus sides of the output stage and also completely separating the NFB (Negative Feedback) circuit and power supply into a total of four plus and minus sides of the left and right channels, results in thoroughly symmetric push-pull operation of the output stage. Completely floating the entire power amplifier circuit from the ground removes any negative impact of minute voltage fluctuations or ground noise. Moreover, the output elements are comprised of MOSFETs, which provide a warm and natural sonic character. The use of MOSFETs, which have the same polarity on the plus and minus sides, further evolves the ideal of a complete symmetrical design, to eliminate sound quality variations due to difference in polarity—a major distinguishing characteristic of the Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier—resulting in sound with a superior signal-to-noise ratio and a superbly well-defined sound field.

                All-stage Balanced Transmission

                The A-S3000 features fully balanced signal transmission. Moreover, the control system circuits (volume, tone, etc.) of the preamplifier feature totally balanced operation, realizing ideal balance in all stages.

                  Direct Drawing Toroidal Transformer for Complete Elimination of Signal Transmission Loss

                  The cabling of the power transformer adopts an ingenious method in order to significantly reduce impedance. The winding of the transformer itself is directly connected to the terminal with a screw, unlike with conventional cabling. This enables a power supply which thoroughly limits connection loss and energy loss caused by soldering. The toroidal transformer was selected with top priority on sound quality, contributing superior strength, as well as a profoundly natural and spacious sound.

                    Exceptionally Low Impedance Through Secure Screw Connections

                    In order to completely eliminate signal energy loss, important parts of even the circuits employ screw connections. In addition to wiring of the block capacitor of the power unit—which is the real heart of the amplifier and as such requires high power—screw connections were adopted for all crucial spots of signal transmission, including the connection of the preamplifier circuit with the power amplifier circuit, and the cabling to the speaker terminals from the output stage of the power amplifier. In addition to making the signal path as short as possible, this significantly lowers the impedance and greatly reduces signal loss.

                      Superior Quality Electronic Volume Control for Optimum Sound

                      We’ve utilized a high quality digital volume control specially designed by New Japan Radio Co., Ltd., which consists only of ladder-type resistance, removing the impact of slew-rate decline or coloring of the sound, delivering higher purity in the sound and excellent, fast response to large volume changes and steep transients.

                        Discretely Configured Phono Amplifier

                        The phono amplifier is comprised of an MC head amplifier and an equalizer amplifier, each of which are discretely configured, resulting in a rich sound with pronounced musicality, when playing vinyl records with both MC and MM phone cartridges.

                          Exquisite, Large Level Meters Reflect the Dynamics in The Music

                          The A-S3000 features large level meters on the front panel, giving a direct visual sense of the dynamics and pulse of the music. These beautiful meters are softly illuminated by LED, lending a warm, lamplight look. The meter indicators can, in addition to the VU display, be switched to peak display, and can be selected according to the user’s preference. Moreover, the glass window of the meters is diagonally cut and precision-fit to the back surface of the front panel, leaving no gaps and using no screws for connection—lending an exceptionally elegant appearance to the unit.

                            Meticulously Designed and Beautiful in Appearance — Just Like a Musical Instrument

                            As befits a top-end audio component, the A-S3000 gives off the presence of a fine musical instrument, with absolutely no screws or fasteners that can be seen from the outside. Every single aspect of its construction and design exudes master craftsmanship and reflects an obsession with quality—a truly musical quality possible only for Yamaha, a world class musical instrument manufacturer. The amplifier with its refined design has been meticulously finished by the skillful use of advanced processing technologies: integrating the top panel and side wood connection, leaving no gaps while using different materials—metal and wood—for the connection.

                              Original Speaker Terminals for High Sound Quality, as Well as Beauty and Ease of Use

                              The speaker terminals are the final link in the audio chain of this amplifier and have also been designed with meticulous obsession. The screw-type terminals have large handles and feature an original design that has been crafted by cutting pure brass to enable a secure connection with no reduction in sound quality. Moreover, the shape conforms nicely to the human fingers—not only creating an elegant visual impression, but also allowing users to turn them easily and to firmly tighten them with minimal force.

                                Obsessive, Meticulous Switch Design — Elaborate, Richly Textured, Easy-to-use

                                Since the controls—the volume dial, switches and so on—are the parts of the amplifier which users actually touch and feel directly, their surface texture and design were created with the strictest attention to detail. Individual controls such as the volume or input switching dials, emanate a richly elegant feel thanks to the use of cut aluminum knobs. Switches, including the power switch, were made with obsessive attention to texture in every detail; they were shaped with refined craftsmanship so that when they are raised or lowered, the gap between the switch and panel surface is impossible to see.

                                  Remote Control with Simple Design and Superior Texture

                                  The supplied remote control features a design complementary to the aluminum panel of the amplifier itself, with a simple, easy-to-understand button layout and gorgeous metallic texture. In addition to the basic volume adjustment and input switching controls of the A-S3000, it can also be used for operation of the companion CD-S3000.

                                  A piano comes into this world through the perfect synergy of advanced technical skill and artistry. Such a piano can create sound that truly reflects the player's feelings.

                                  The final stage in piano production is called “voicing.” This breathes life into the instrument and truly makes it musical. To accomplish this, highly skilled experts focus their concentration and sensitivity completely on each note and delicately adjust the hardness and resilience of the hammers that strike the strings, establishing the perfect, consistent sound for the entire instrument and determining its tonal personality.

                                  Yamaha brings this exact same approach and process to its audio products. Our experienced technicians perform exhaustive listening tests and strictly consider every single element and component, to draw closer—step by meticulous step—to the ideal sound.

                                  Introducing the S3000 Series, the absolute culmination of hi-fidelity audio. Yamaha knows all about sound and even more about music, and has brought all its rich artistic sensitivity into the creation of this line.

                                  All the energy and finely nuanced technique of the artist, all the power and subtlety of the original music is fully reproduced, with absolutely nothing left out. The result is a remarkably pure sound—powerfully expressive and exquisitely profound.

                                  Beautiful and elegant in appearance, sturdy and reliable in construction, created with the latest, innovative technology and genuine craftsmanship—all nurtured by our long experience in the manufacture of musical instruments.

                                  Yamaha proudly offers this new high-end lineup, delivering supreme quality in every way. This is the manifestation of our passion to give music lovers the ultimate in listening enjoyment—a tradition we've been carrying on and advancing for more than 125 years.

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                                  Yamaha CD-S3000 Natural Sound CD Player Black


                                  An exquisite musical experience

                                  The flagship of Yamaha CD players, the CD-S3000 delivers a musical experience so involving that even the subtlest nuances of the original performance come to life in your living room. Whether playing standard CDs and SACDs, or decoding the latest high-res music files streaming from your computer or other digital audio sources, the 'S3000 offers the perfect union of digital clarity and analog smoothness, musicality and warmth.

                                  The CD-S3000 receives the same meticulous care and finish as Yamaha's world-class musical Instruments.

                                  Crystal-clear sound with your digital sources

                                  Along with its impressive disc-spinning skills, the CD-S3000 features optical, coaxial digital, and USB inputs for use as a stand-alone, high-resolution DAC. Its world-class ESS SABRE32 digital-to-analog converter runs in a dual-differential configuration  so that even the most delicate musical details emerge from a stunningly silent background.

                                  The player's analog and digital circuitry are completely independent, with each boasting its own dedicated toroidal power transformer. Separating the circuitry eliminates any loss of sound quality caused by interference and noise between the two — a common problem with single power supply designs. It's a costly effort, but priceless to your music.

                                  To maintain optimal sonic performance the CD-S3000 offers fully balanced circuitry throughout, ending with XLR audio outputs to provide a low-noise, pro-quality connection to the compatible high-end amplifier of your choice, such as Yamaha's matching A-S3000.

                                  Yamaha sweated the details, so you'll hear every detail

                                  Sophisticated circuitry is just one aspect of this player's high-quality construction. Yamaha has paid particular attention to how those circuits interact. Crucial internal connections are made with screws rather than solder, and short cable runs are employed wherever possible — all to eliminate signal loss. Every circuit has been deliberately placed, including the digital and analog power supplies and their circuit boards, which are positioned on opposite sides of the player to prevent internal interference and achieve the ideal weight balance. It all represents Yamaha's dedication to preserving even the faintest musical details while offering sound marked by superior warmth and spaciousness.

                                  A look inside the CD-S3000's interior highlights the exceptional build quality and shows off its high-quality components such as twin copper-shielded toroidal power transformers.

                                  Beautiful inside and out...

                                  Just like Yamaha's world-renowned concert grand pianos, the CD-S3000 is beautiful in appearance, sturdy in construction, and created with genuine craftsmanship to give music lovers listening enjoyment and pride of ownership. It was built from the ground up with meticulous care to draw out all the details in your music.

                                  Starting with its thick aluminum faceplate and high-rigidity main chassis, this player provides a massive platform to help eliminate vibrations that can rob your music of its sparkle and presence. The 'S3000's newly designed custom drive mechanism is attached by heavy anchors to the chassis to achieve maximum mechanical rigidity and resistance to outside vibration. Then the transport is carefully fine-tuned to ensure perfect horizontal alignment.

                                  These time-consuming, labor-intensive adjustments eliminate any minute tilting of the mechanism to achieve stable rotation and ultra-precise signal reading by the laser pickups. At the same time, this precise alignment helps prevent any vibration caused by rotation of the disc from affecting the circuit boards. Even the tray itself is made from high-rigidity aluminum to further reduce secondary vibrations due to resonance of the spinning disc and motor. Load a disc into this player's disc tray and you'll immediately appreciate the incredibly smooth, quiet operation.

                                  ...right down to its feet

                                  Yamaha left no stone unturned in its quest to squelch vibration. Even the 'S3000's feet are engineered to improve sound quality. The four heavy-duty metal footers include your choice of spikes or pads to support the player's beefy 42-pound chassis. And each one is individually adjustable to ensure perfectly level and stable operation. It all adds up to a player of uncompromising performance and sound quality that will raise your system to a whole new level.

                                  Product highlights:

                                  • stereo playback for SACDs, audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs (including MP-3 and WMA discs)
                                  • rear-panel asynchronous USB input (type B) for audio playback of stored computer or streaming music files, including high-res files up to 24-bit/192 kHz (ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver is available as a free download from the Yamaha web site)
                                  • ESS Technology ES9018 SABRE™ Reference Stereo digital-to-analog converter operated in dual-differential mode for superior signal-to-noise ratio
                                  • rigid main chassis with left-right symmetrical construction improves anti-vibration properties
                                  • high-precision disc mechanism with aluminum disc tray minimizes vibration
                                  • fully balanced audio output stage with discrete circuitry greater accuracy and musicality
                                  • height-adjustable feet with built-in anti-vibration spikes
                                  • independently configured digital and analog circuits each with dedicated toroidal transformer-based power supplies
                                  • solid 5mm thick aluminum top cover
                                  • stereo RCA and balanced XLR outputs
                                  • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs for use in DAC mode
                                  • optical and coaxial digital audio outputs for CD
                                  • SACD specs:
                                    • frequency response: 2-50,000 Hz (-3 dB)
                                    • signal-to-noise ratio: 116 dB
                                    • dynamic range: 110 dB
                                  • CD specs:
                                    • frequency response: 2-20,000 Hz
                                    • signal-to-noise ratio: 116 dB
                                    • dynamic range: 100 dB
                                  • remote control
                                  • detachable power cord
                                  • weight: 42.3 lbs
                                  • 17-1/8"W x 5-5/8"H x 18-15/16"D
                                  • warranty: 2 years

                                  What's in the box:

                                  • Single disc SACD player
                                  • 6.5' AC power cord
                                  • Remote control
                                  • 2 "AA" batteries
                                  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr)
                                  • Safety Brochure (En/Fr)
                                  • US Warranty card
                                  • Yamaha CD-S3000 owner's manual
                                  • Rigid Streamlined Construction— provides strict anti-vibration protection, and enables shortest cabling routes
                                  • Large toroidal transformer, solidly mounted with independent three-dimensional inner frame
                                  • Comprehensive low impedance design, shortened signal paths and copper-plated chassis
                                  • Six mm thick top panel made of non-magnetic aluminium plate
                                  • Left-right symmetrical design for independent pre amp and power amp blocks
                                  • Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier with MOSFETs
                                  • All-stage balanced transmission
                                  • Direct drawing toroidal transformer for complete elimination of signal transmission loss
                                  • Exceptionally low impedance through secure screw connections
                                  • Superior quality electronic volume control for optimum sound
                                  • Discretely configured phono amp
                                  • Exquisite, large level meters reflect the dynamics in the music
                                  • Meticulously designed and beautiful in appearance—just like a musical instrument
                                  • Original speaker terminals for high sound quality, as well as beauty and ease of use
                                  • Obsessive, meticulous switch design— elaborate, richly textured, easy-to-use
                                  Maximum Power(8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD) 130 W + 130 W / (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD) 210 W + 210 W
                                  Minimum RMS Output Power(8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.07% THD) 100 W + 100 W / (4 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.07% THD) 150 W + 150 W
                                  Dynamic Power/Channel(8 / 6 / 4 / 2 ohms) 120 / 150 / 200 / 300 W
                                  Damping Factor (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz)250
                                  Input Sensitivity/ ImpedanceCD 200 mV / 47 kilohm, Phono MM 2.5 mV / 47 kilohm, Phono MC 100 μV / 50 ohms, Main in 1 V / 47 kilohm
                                  Frequency ResponseCD, etc. to speaker out, Flat position 5 Hz-100 kHz +0 dB / -3 dB, CD, etc. to speaker out, Flat position 20 Hz-20 kHz +0 dB / -0.3 dB
                                  RIAA Equalization DeviationPhono MM (20 Hz-20 kHz) ±0.5 dB / Phono MC (20 Hz-20 kHz) ±0.5 dB
                                  Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz–20 kHz)CD balanced to speaker out 0.025% (50 W / 8 ohms), CD, etc. to speaker out 0.025% (50 W / 8 ohms), Phono MM to Rec Out 0.005% (1.2 V), Phono MC to rec out 0.02% (1.22 V)
                                  Signal-to-Noise Ratio[IHF-A Network]CD, etc., (200 mV, Input Shorted) 103 dB, Phono MM (5 mV, Input Shorted) 93 dB, Phono MC (500 μV, Input Shorted) 85 dB
                                  Residual NoiseCD, etc., IHF-A-Network
                                  Channel Separation(1 kHz/10 kHz)CD, etc., Input 5.1 kilohm Terminaled 74 dB / 54 dB, Phono MM, Input Shorted, Vol: -30 dB 90 dB / 77 dB, Phono MC, Input Shorted, Vol: -30 dB 66 dB / 77 dB
                                  Tone Control CharacteristicsBass Boost / Cut (at 50 Hz) ±9 dB, Bass Turnover Frequency 350 Hz, Treble Boost / Cut (at 20 Hz) ±9 dB, Treble Turnover Frequency 3.5 kHz
                                  Audio Muting-20 dB (approx.)
                                  Load ImpedanceIf you use two sets (A and B), the impedance of each speaker must be 8 ohms or higher.
                                  Dimensions (W x H x D)17-1/8” x 7-1/8” x 18-1/4”
                                  Weight54.2 lbs.