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Yamaha CD-S2000 Super Audio CD Player

An Ultra High Quality Super Audio CD Player for true music enthusiasts with benefits like Pure Direct circuitry and a fully balanced control amp.

Retail Price: $2,499.95


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* Full-Stage Balanced Signal Transmission Achieves the Ultimate in CD Reproduction
* Full-Stage Balanced Signal Transmission Beginning with the DAC
* Silent Loader and High Precision CD Drive
* Fully Balanced Control Amp
* Independent power supplies with digital and analogue completely separated
* Pure Direct Circuitry
* Specially Designed Feet
* Super Sound from Super Audio CDs

Full-Stage Balanced Signal Transmission Achieves the Ultimate in CD Reproduction

In the quarter century since the CD medium appeared, it has become widely popular for its combination of excellent quality and
convenience. CDs can now be played on DVD players as well, but for the highest reproduction quality, a dedicated CD player should be used. Yamaha recognised the need for a CD player that would allow audiophiles to enjoy their music exactly as it was recorded, with absolutely nothing added or lost. In order to realize ideally balanced signal transmission when this player is connected to the A-S2000 integrated amp, the D/A converter uses a differential motion mode to achieve balanced transmission of all stages after it. Music fans can realise the audiophiles’ dream of fully balanced signal transmission from DAC output to just before the speaker jack by pairing this machine with the A-S2000.

Full-Stage Balanced Signal Transmission Beginning with the DAC
The CD-S2000 features a differential motion D/A converter that succeeds in doubling the conversion precision by using Yamaha’s high precision DAC converters on the plus side and the minus side. The outputs of the plus and minus sides are input into isolated low pass
filters, and transmitted in a fully balanced state from there to the output jack. Combining this player with the A-S2000 amplifier lets you enjoy high purity CD reproduction of a quality unmatched in this class, thanks to an absence of transmission noise and related sound

Silent Loader and High Precision CD Drive
The mechanism that picks up the signal is actually analogue, even during the digital reproduction of a CD. So the quality of the precision of the drive mechanism has a significant impact on the precision of the subsequent digital signal, and on the final sound. The CD-S2000 mechanism includes a new Silent Loader that solidly supports the CD drive and the loading mechanism, and a highly reliable brushless spindle motor. The aluminium disc tray provides a luxurious touch matched to the superb sound quality.

Independent power supplies with digital and analogue completely separated
The independent power supplies use separate transformers to isolate the audio circuitry from the digital circuitry to eliminate any effect of noise from both circuits. The audio section employs a toroidal transformer that holds down magnetic flux leakage to achieve a stable power supply. Specialised windings on the left and right channels isolate the rated current circuits to the left and right beyond them, achieving superior separation characteristics.

Pure Direct
This is the first Yamaha CD player to incorporate the Pure Direct circuit, which has long been provided on our AV amplifiers. Since this player has separate analogue and digital sections, the same as an AV amp, we decided that using AV amp expertise was a good way to achieve high sound quality. When Pure Direct is on, the display is turned off and digital output is stopped, realising the highest possible analogue sound quality.

Like the A-S2000 integrated amp, the CD-S2000 has a left-right symmetrical design with rigid, stable construction due to a reinforcing bar in its centre. Specially designed feet stabilize the grounding and are very effective in damping external vibrations.

Super Sound from Super Audio CDs
The CD-S2000 is capable of playing Super Audio CDs, for an even more dynamic listening experience.

Specially Designed Feet
The extra-heavy feet provide a choice of two bases. You can leave the round, flat neodymium magnets in place or remove them to rest the amplifier on four single points. The feet are also height adjustable. They ensure stability on any surface, with superior vibration damping.


Height (inches) No
Width (inches) No
Depth (inches) No
DLNA Certified No
Optical Digital Inputs -
Optical Digital Outputs -
Coaxial Digital Inputs -
Coaxial Digital Outputs -
Audyssey No
AirPlay No
HDMI Standby Passthrough No
USB Front/Rear No
Component Video Inputs No
Component Video Outputs No
Channels No
Watts Per Channel No
HDMI Inputs No
HDMI Outputs No


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Tracy Zoeller
Perfect Match to My A-S2000 Amplifier (Posted on 12/4/2012)
Build Quality Is Insane. This is almost as heavy as the A-S2000.

The sound attained using the XLR connections is more than I deserve.

Dynamics coming off CD's are scary good.

SACD's sound as good as an esoteric or greater.

Disc tray is very very silent.

Pictures don't really capture how beautiful the silver brushed aluminum is.

There are no downsides to this player that I can think of.

If you have the A-S2000 get the CD-S2000.

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