Featuring a new circuit design for minimal signal loss, plus a high-precision drive mechanism for reproduction accuracy. Above all the CD-S2100 is equipped with high-performance USB audio, DAC and other advanced functions
- 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
- Highly rigid 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
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.
High rigidity aluminium CD tray
The CD tray is made of high rigidity aluminium, reducing secondary vibrations due to resonance of the disc and the high-speed motor rotating the disc, resulting in improved audio signal-reading precision and quieter operation. In addition to the smart design and luxurious texture, we’ve fine-tuned the opening/closing action by adding a specially designed meshed wire drive, achieving smoother and gentler operation. We obsessively strove to give the unit a luxurious operating feel that perfectly matches the superior sound quality.
Exceptionally high performance 32-bit D/A converter
The D/A converter for the CD-S2100 is the ES9016 from ESS Technology, Inc. We selected this after careful examination of all points—not only its high-precision processing of 32-bit audio, but also the ability to handle large amounts of audio data, strength in the low register, and high-quality definition in the high register. Since the built-in D/A converter generates its own master clock, an original Jitter Elimination function is also included, permitting D/A conversion with extremely low impact of clock jitter. Moreover, an 8-channel D/A converter is housed inside the chip, and applies double differential operation using 4-channel D/A converters on the right and left sides respectively. It delivers exceptional high performance and high-quality signal output with superior signal-to-noise ratio, since it employs an analogue signal processing circuit with balanced configuration.
Built-in USB DAC functions, and ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver
For optimum enjoyment of today’s high-resolution audio sources, we designed the CD-S2100 with superior D/A conversion and balanced signal output, and equipped it with a built-in USB DAC function which allows direct input of digital audio (from a computer, etc.). The USB DAC employs an original IC, developed specifically for Yamaha. It has an internal master clock, and can perform low-jitter transmission. The CD-S2100 supports the ASIO 2.3 protocol to take full advantage of the sound quality of the USB DAC function. The ASIO 2.3 protocol is a standard protocol for professional use digital audio or DTM, with a significant sound quality benefit: the ability to achieve lower delay and higher throughput than with a standard OS sound driver. The driver software is the ASIO 2.3 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver, and allows high quality playback of digital audio data stored to computer. The unit is compatible with digital audio of up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution and supports DSD native playback.
Beautiful, sleek design and half-mirror display
Inside and out, the CD-S2100 fully demonstrates Yamaha’s commitment to fine craftsmanship, and its long history as a premier maker of musical instruments. In the connections between the front panel and the side wood, masterful use of advanced processing technology beautifully integrates different materials, metal and wood. On the CD tray, the gap between the front panel and the tray is uniformly precise. The display unit is of half-mirror design, with track information beautifully displayed during CD playback, and at the same time, when the power supply is off, it harmonises beautifully with the aluminium hair-line finish of the front panel.
Remote control with simple design and superior texture
The supplied remote control is designed in the same way as the aluminium panel of the CD player itself, with a simple, easy-to-understand button layout and gorgeous metallic texture. In addition to the basic CD track selection and play controls, it can also be used to adjust the volume and switch input sources on the companion A-S2100.
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