Yamaha - CD Player - Black

Listen to your favorite tracks on this Yamaha CD-S300BL CD player that plays back CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA formats to support your media collection. The front-panel USB port lets you connect your Apple® iPod® or other compatible audio device.
$299.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Yamaha CD Player
  • Remote with 2 AA batteries
  • Power cord, RCA stereo audio cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

Features


Single-disc CD player

With sophisticated circuitry and layout delivers high-quality audio.

CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA playback formats

Let you enjoy your music collection.

192kHz/24-bit DAC

Ensures highly precise conversion with minimal noise.

Outputs

Include 1 optical digital audio, 1 coaxial digital audio and 1 stereo audio.

Front-panel USB port

Allows connection of your Apple iPod or other compatible device.

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Customer rating

4.3
84%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So impressed I bought two more

    Posted
    Bill
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The first one was placed in use some 3 years ago and is still running fine. It has been my experience for many years that Yamaha and Sony audio/visual components run neck and neck in terms of reliability, and this unit is no exception. It has a solid D/A converter that yields a natural sound with no jitters or other anomalies at all. The only drawbacks are that the drawer doesn't extend as far out as you're probably used to (which I got over), the microprocessor is terribly dumb and slow, whereas a track can't be chosen until play is pressed, and cuing is not as exacting as on previous players, sometimes taking 2 seconds and at other times taking 4 or 5. Cuing is something like a box of chocolates; You never know which cuing time you're gonna get. Lastly, track time indication can't be accessed on the front of the unit and must be done by remote. So why did I give it 5 stars instead of 4? In the face of dwindling CD component players as the format gives way to the latest devices, it's a good reliable brand to have around. There is an alternative unit you might like (Onkyo C-7030) that is about half the price with as good a D/A converter and the same great sound without the drawbacks of this Yamaha. Cuing time is prompt and reliable, track time indication can be accessed on the face of the unit, and the drawer opens further out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Design bug!

    Posted
    JimC

    I've had lots of Yamaha gear including speakers, receiver, CD players and generally like them -- and I have never commented on any audio gear but this deserves a warning to prospective buyers. This CD-S300BL was to replace a broken Yamaha CD changer [which I have since fixed by replacing the $5 drive belt that opens the tray]. I tried 2 new ones and returned each in quick succession [the 2nd one manufactured in May 2014] and both behaved the same way - so this is apparently a design bug. When you advance to a track, the first second of the track is omitted/muted/skipped. This happens using the remote or the front panel. Obviously, if you always play every track of your CDs, this irritation won't occur for you -- but, just as obviously, it shouldn't be there. For info, I only use the optical output. For reference, both shipping boxes appeared to have been opened prior to shipment -- perhaps for an inspection or maybe others had returned these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great compliment to my music system

    Posted
    pops
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had no problems connecting this CD player to my Yamaha receiver. At 77 years of age, that is not a simple task. The sound is so much better than my old system. I only wish I could insert as many CDs as I could previously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The sound exceeded by expectations

    Posted
    Will
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Some folks stated that the tray doesn't come out all the way, that made me think, turns out that it is no different than any DVD player I have, it does extend all the way and it's fine, glad I bought it from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really nice for the price

    Posted
    Bigdon
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    I just bought this mainly because of the dac converter. My previous unit had a burr brown dac converter and it was awesome but old....it died. Never owned a Yamaha electronic unit before but it is performing like a real keeper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Addition To my Stereo

    Posted
    Scott
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Excellent product, works as advertised. I highly recommend it. It arrived ahead of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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