Hi Fi-lovers, does anyone have any experience with the Yamaha CD-S300 CD player?
Is it any good or gives it average sonic performance?
New model - not sure anyone's heard it just yet, though I might be wrong.
DavidF @FrankHarveyHiFi, Coventry.
"Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light"
I wonder if the CD-S300 would fit well with the new class leader A-S500?
I am sure the new CD-S300 will be an excellent match with the new A-S500.
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby) - Specialist Hi-Fi, AV & Multimedia dealer
We have ours here but as the amp hasnt arrived I havent even turned it on yet. Looks well built though. I will try to hook it up today to see how it goes.
The CD-S300 will be designed to go with the new £230
Yamaha A-S300 amp (Already available for
Probably best to wait for the matching CD-S500
I'm sure it'll be along soon.
[Update] Seems there is now a
Yamaha T-S500 tuner even though it is not even on the Yamaha Europe/UK site. Probably because it lacks DAB. Maybe there will be a DAB version of the T-S500 for the UK.
Nice to see Yamaha getting back into budget hifi seperates again.
"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."
There is even a R-S500/700 receiver with built-in tuners ....seems a fusion of the A-S500 and T-S-500.
If there were an R-S1000 with FM, DAB+ and internet tuner and built in DAC (plus polished wooden ends and LED backlit VU meters) I would seriously have to get it!
I love the
retro looks of the A-S1000/2000 stuff and feel they ought to go the extra mile with backlit meters. (Useless but cool
I think they should do a nice pre/power amp based on the 1000/2000 series - as you say Chebby, with the same retro looks and some nice big VU meters - I'd buy that
@ TheHome Cinema Centre,
and......could you manage to hook it up and give it a try? I'm curious....
Our January issue (on sale December 9th) features the CD-S300 in partnership with the Award-winning A-S500 amplifier as part of our (traditional and much-anticipated) One-Make Systems enormo-Test
Any chance the Yamaha setup will include the NS-B500 speakers?
I'll be giving them a spin on Friday with a few pairs of speakers...
A question for MUSICRAFT, FrankHarveyHiFi and TheHomeCinemaCentre:
Have you received any confirmation from Yamaha as to when the NS-B500 speakers will be released in the UK?
The HiFix PDF of Yamaha's A-S500 / A-S300 press release does mention them briefly, and they feature on the Yamaha UK website, so just wondering if you guys have been given any dates yet?
Thank you all Simon Lucas, MUSICRAFT, FrankHarveyHiFi and TheHomeCinemaCentre!!!
i will read it in the next issue and keep us posted.....