Beautiful Sleek Design With Top Priority On Audio Performance
Availability date: 01/01/2016
Yamaha CD-S2100 CD & SACD Player.
In the CD-S2100 Yamaha have introduced a new circuit design for elimination of audio loss, plus high-precision drive mechanism for reproduction accuracy. This high-grade CD player delivers the new sound of Yamaha, and is equipped with high-performance USB audio and DAC, and other advanced functions.
The CD-S2100 has completely symmetrical construction: the rotating loader mechanism is in the centre, the digital power supply and circuit board are on the left side, and the analogue power supply and circuit board are on the right.
Completely isolating the digital unit and the analogue unit eliminates detrimental impacts of interference between the circuits, while achieving ideal weight balance.
The centre frame that extends from the front to the back of the body and the front panel made of 5mm (1/4”) thick aluminium increases rigidity of the entire chassis and ensures stable disk play.
To thoroughly eliminate audio signal loss, the CD-S2100 adopts an innovative circuit configuration for the analogue circuit. The signal from the D/A converter is conventionally output as an analogue signal through an I/V conversion circuit configured in multiple stages. However, in the CD-S2100, the signal is output by a single-stage configuration based on a discrete design of the I/V conversion circuit.
This single-stage configuration with high slew-rate sharply lowers audio signal loss compared to a multi-stage configuration circuit, and lowers NFB (Negative Feedback), eliminating any sonic suppression, resulting in a natural, spacious sound. The circuits beyond this D/A converter perform balanced transmission with a circuit configuration marked by symmetrical plus and minus sides.
Using a balanced connection with the A-S2100 Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier lets you enjoy profoundly pure sound reproduction without any impact of transmission loss.
The CD-S2100 is equipped with the same drive mechanism as the Yamaha flagship model CD-S3000, in order to perform high-precision reading of the vast quantity of audio data recorded on a disk. And the loader mechanism is connected firmly to the chassis by installing heavy, specially specially bent 1.6mm (1/16”) thick iron reinforcing anchors in front of and behind the loader mechanism, eliminating the transmission of vibration caused by disk rotation to the circuit board.
In the process of assembling the CD-S2100, after the drive mechanism has been attached to the chassis, horizontal fine adjustment of each anchor is performed carefully. While this is troublesome, it shows Yamaha’s commitment to providing the ultimate in precise signal reading.
By eliminating even the slightest tilting of the mechanism, this achieves stabilised rotation and ultra-precise reading. Reducing the load of the servo that drives the pickup and lowering the impact of change of servo amperage on the signal, achieves clean signal read out with little impact of noise-drawing out every little nuance the artist has recorded.
Yamaha CD-S2100 Key Features:
Left-right symmetrical construction, independent digital/analogue circuit configuration, with top priority on sound quality
Digital/analogue circuitry with integrated power supplies and screw type connections eliminate signal transmission loss
Single-stage configuration I/V conversion circuit enables direct analogue output
Independent power supplies with complete separation of digital and analogue
High precision CD drive for greater vibration resistance and high-precision signal reading
High rigidity aluminium CD tray
Exceptionally high performance 32-bit D/A converter from ESS
Built-in USB DAC functions, and ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver
Beautiful, sleek design and half-mirror display