Yamaha CD-S 700

It looks like in the lead image if the Yamaha CD-S 700 makes his charge – or draws. And pretty much exactly as it sounds: one hears about the rapid slide of the CD tray as well as anything, because the Yamaha engineers have invested hundreds of hours of development and considerable production costs in a 110-percent loading mechanism.

  1. Yamaha CD-S 700
  2. Data sheet

You could say also “wasted”, because the effort at this point not the slightest bit sound brings. But, as well, as you can’t just POPs good food in a metal Bowl, also of listening pleasure requires some accompanying aesthetic. The charger is also relatively cheap to produce, because Yamaha obstructed him also for the great player CD-S 1000 and 2000 (AUDIO 7/08 and 2/08) – but with even F4.6 metal tray. Considerably smaller than on the expensive brothers, the power supply of the CD-S 700 fails. The switchable pure direct mode focuses these resources but on the essentials, by turning off digital output and display.

Indeed seems then more rest in the sound to stop. Compared to what the two direct modes in the amplifier A-S 700 cause the Sonic gain by the player black-out is entirely academic. Despite his pleasant nature, player differences showed surprisingly the 700. Who wants to hear it in its full glory, should treat therefore the best possible players the 700. Is the buyer too about the chic retro design, there is nothing against the clear and clean playing official partner CD-S 700 sound purists recommends AUDIO but the slightly more favourable NAD C 525BEE, which was still richer, more powerful and more natural on the 700. Yes, we know how it looks. But it sounds fantastic.

Yamaha CD-S 700

Manufacturer Yamaha
Price €480.00
Rating 85.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) HöheTiefe 43.5 x 10,0 x 30,0 cm
Weight 6.2 kg
Playback MP3
HDCD playback
Lernfähigmit display / remote control / / FB without display
Volume control
CD text display
Tube output stages
Title overview
ID3 tag display
Repetition Title, CD, A-B
Car space
Speaker size adjustable SACD
Level Setup SACD
Time correction SACD
Built-in multichannel decoder, SACD
Digital outputs i-link 0
RCA audio (stereo) 1
5.1 output (RCA) No
5.1 output (XLR) available No
Digital output ST No
Digital inputs No
Headphone output / adjustable /
Measured values
CD output voltage (0 dB FS) 2.2 V
Output resistance 624 ohm
Noise ratio (A-weighted) CD 109 dB
Noise ratio (A-weighted) SACD 3 GB
Error correction information layer CD 3.00 mm
Error correction surface CD 3.00 mm
Jitter CD 167 picoseconds
Power consumption standby / operating 0 / 6.5 W
Finely resolved, fast-paced sound; plays MP3 over USB
something slim
Sound CD 85
Sound SACD insufficient
Facilities Very good
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment very good 85
tested in 3 / 09


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