High-quality CD player with easy operation and special functions such as Pure Direct, intelligent servo control, USB, MP3/WMA/LPCM/FLAC compatibility.
Designed to deliver high sound quality
The CD-S303 CD player features many components of high-end CD players and offers a sound quality that will satisfy most dedicated music lovers. In addition to CDs, music files stored on USB devices can also be played in high quality via a USB connection on the front panel.
Pure Direct Mode
The CD-S303 supports Pure Direct – the same popular feature that Yamaha amps and receivers have. When you press the button on the front panel or remote control, the digital audio output and display are turned off. This results in the lowest possible noise interference and therefore the highest possible sound quality from the analog audio output.
Very high quality manufacture and layout
Yamaha engineers have put a lot of time and effort into the overall layout of the parts and circuit boards, which has a significant impact on sound quality. The power connections for the motor drive, display and USB sections, as well as the digital and analog sections, are individually isolated to prevent electromagnetic interference. The drive mechanism sits in the center of the unit for ideal weight balance with stable performance.
Short signal paths
The highly logical and symmetrical internal layout of the components and circuit boards is intended to keep the signal paths on each circuit board as short as possible. Thanks to this purposeful design, the paths between the different sections are also straight and short and the risk of signal loss or interference is minimized – which is not easy to achieve.
Optimally matched, high-quality components
All the individual elements of a CD player affect the sound quality. That is why all parts and materials are very carefully selected and matched by Yamaha. A high-quality acoustic capacitor, a new ultra-low noise, high-gain bandwidth op-amp, and the use of damping material under the transformer and around the signal cables are just a few examples of the attention Yamaha pays to high sound quality. The internal configuration of the CD-S303 is of a level that you normally only see in much more expensive models.
High-quality D/A converter
The high-quality D/A conversion system with 192 kHz/24-bit DAC takes full advantage of digital technology that Yamaha has refined over the years. This results in excellent accuracy, signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range properties.
Floating Laser Pickup Mechanism
The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so that its delicate operation cannot be affected by vibration.
Intelligent servo control
Conventional servo tracking circuits cannot completely avoid errors due to warped discs, dust, and other deficiencies. Therefore, this system specifically for CDs uses a reliable DSP (Digital Signal Processor) to monitor the signal. In addition, the pick-up tracking and focus and the shaft motor speed are adjusted to compensate for any problems.
Enjoy your MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC and FLAC music
With the USB port on the front panel, you can easily listen to high-quality sound from digital MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC or FLAC music files stored on USB devices. You can also play files stored on CD-R/RW discs.
CD text display with 3 modes
Information about the CD being played is shown on the right side of the CD player display. The 3-mode CD text display shows the CD title, artist name and song title.
Programmed Playback (Audio CDs only)
It's very easy to program the songs you want to hear in any order you want. You can delete the program at any time with the push of a button.
Other Useful Features
- Direct dialing and direct access with 10 keys
- Shuffle Playback
- Repeat (all/track)
- Time display with 3 modes
- 4 brightness levels
- Resume last song
- Ready mode
- Memory Play Mode