Yamaha CD-S303 CD Player with MP3/WMA/LPCM/FLAC/USB Compatibility

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Model: CDS303 UPC: 027108960043 Item: 176900

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Product Information

This high-quality CD player is easy to operate and includes special features like Pure Direct, Intelligent Digital Servo, and USB with MP3/WMA/LPCM/FLAC compatibility.

Features:

  • Mechanical playback
  • Laser pickup floating mechanism
  • Intelligent Digital Servo keeps out unwanted vibrations
  • CD-R/RW disc playback
  • Play Mode Memory to keep the same play mode for each disc
  • 10-key direct track and direct access
  • Random play
  • Repeat play (full/single)
  • Dimmer with 4 illumination levels
  • Last track resume

Pure Direct

The CD-S303 offers Pure Direct, which shuts down the digital audio output and turns off the display. This reduces digital noise interference for the highest possible sound quality from the analog output.

High-Performance D/A Converter

Utilizing a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, the high-performance D/A conversion system takes full advantage of the digital technology refined by Yamaha over the years, ensuring excellent conversion precision, S/N ratio, and dynamic range.

Enjoy Your MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, and FLAC Music

The USB port on the front panel gives you an easy way to enjoy high-quality sound from MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, or FLAC digital music files stored on USB memory devices. You can also play files recorded on CD-R/RW discs.

Sophisticated Design

The CD-S303 inherits many of the sound quality features of high-end CD player components. Yamaha technicians have devoted themselves to creating sophisticated circuitry, short signal paths, and well-matched high-quality parts to create the best possible sound quality.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Type: Single
  • Disc Compatibility: CD, CD-R/RW
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 DB (CD)
  • Dynamic Range: 96 dB
  • Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% (CD)
  • Frequency Response: 2 Hz-20kHz (CD)
  • Output: Optical, Coaxial, and Analog RCA
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 3-3/8" x 10-1/4"
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • CD-S303 CD Player
  • Remote Control

Reviews

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Customer Reviews for Yamaha CD-S303 CD Player with MP3/WMA/LPCM/FLAC/USB Compatibility

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Rated 5 out of 5
Good product
I like the player, and so far it's worked fine.
October 17, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 2 out of 5
Worked great for 7 months
I ordered this through crutchfield with their 6 month return policy. After about 7 months this player started making all kinds of weird noises. Contacted Yamaha and just got back my repaired unit. Seems to be fine now. We'll see. Didn't expect this after spending close to $400 on a cd player.
September 22, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound, low price!
Placed in my system to replace an older Technics 100 CD changer. It is exactly what I had hoped for. Easy to use and great sound. And it does not take long to load and unload, a plus!
August 22, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Unit
Very nice unit, quality build, matches my R-S700 Yamaha receiver and remote.
Great sound quality, except...
The unit has an intermittent digital glitch in audio, sometimes will go for hours no problem.
Tried two different units, and same problem.
Issue happens on new CDs and some USB flash drives.
Replaying glitched track plays fine, issue does not repeat, so not media.
Found a 128gb usb3 flash drive that plays without issue.
Flash drives must be formatted fat32 to work. No xfat.

Yamaha engineering has confirmed the issue and a fix is in the works, hopefully via a firmware update. Gave it 4 stars as a nice unit and a fix is on the way.
Its man made, stuff happens.
August 19, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5
Great player
The buttons should light up.
August 9, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5
Good quality CD player. Fast delivery time.
August 1, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good, but
Great sound. Quiet disc tray. Unfortunately, the USB input jack doesn't work. I tried with 2 different apple ipods.
July 29, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 1 out of 5
Very Disappointed
I have been buying Yamaha audio equipment for 45 years. I have found that Yamaha's audio equipment is impeccable in both sound and quality of build. After 33-years, my Yamaha cd player has finally started to go bad. Because I have had a great experience with Yamaha, I ordered a new S303 cd player, with the business I purchased this from having already installed the 1.37 firmware update for me. When I received the unit, I played 3-4 cd's continuously and it started to crack and pop. I paused the cd and ran it back to the start of the same song and it did not crack or pop anymore. After the next few songs, it began to crack and pop again. I contacted the business that I purchased this from and spoke with the technician and asked them if they had heard of any issues with the S303. The technician told me that they had heard of no problems but to return the unit back to the store. I ordered my second 303 from another company, when I received the unit after about 3-4 cd's, it started to crack and pop. I installed the 1.37 firmware update as I read from Yamaha's website. This did not help the situation and did not fix this issue. I contacted Yamaha corporation in California and asked them if they had any complaints from customers that they have heard regarding other S303 owners. I was told that they have not heard any complaints regarding this issue, and I was told to return the unit back to the company. I ordered my third S303 from another company (not the same as the 2nd one). After 3-4 cd's, the exact same issue started to happen. I installed the 1.37 firmware update to no avail. I called the technician at the company I purchased this product from and was told that this technician had heard of no complaints but there is definitely a problem with the unit. I was told by this technician to send the unit back, which I did. While looking over recent reviews regarding the S303, I found that I am not the only person dealing with these issues. I really am Upset
July 24, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 4 out of 5
Great sound quality! Too bad it won't use my old tech iPod.
In home listening to CD's paired with a Yamaha receiver this CD-S303 makes CD's sound almost as good as vinyl.
June 29, 2022
Originally posted at
Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5
New Toy for an Old Guy
Bought this CD player after talking with sales rep via phone. Haven't used all the goodies yet but for just playing a CD, it works just fine. Don't normally buy over the phone, but I know WWS and they stand by everything they sell!
April 20, 2022
Purchased
10 months ago

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david r on Jan 27, 2023
Been waiting patiently for this product to be released. Spoke with your rep, he was very helpful. Fair price. Thanks from Austin Texas!
David T on Nov 29, 2021
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david r on Jan 27, 2023
I have been using yamaha for 40 years. Never regretted it.
Jeffrey J on Feb 17, 2022
Been waiting patiently for this product to be released. Spoke with your rep, he was very helpful. Fair price. Thanks from Austin Texas!
David T on Nov 29, 2021
Only player under 4 million dollars... Yamaha also a good name.
PETER C. on Nov 25, 2021
Coming up on another South Dakota winter, needed a new cd player to jam out on and warm our souls. We have tons of cd's and Yamaha is one of the last affordable and quality cd players still available. Rock and Roll America!! Dinosaurs still roam the earth!
Jeff G on Sep 22, 2021
I have been using yamaha for 40 years. Never regretted it.
Jeffrey J on Feb 17, 2022
Only player under 4 million dollars... Yamaha also a good name.
PETER C. on Nov 25, 2021
I want to know how long will it take to get the Yamaha s303 when it says pre order?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2021
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