Yamaha CD-S700

Yamaha CD-S700 CD player

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"A step up from their budget player, this capable CD player is aimed at those more serious about their sound. Support for MP3 and WMA

via USB or CD-R/CD-RW is included, but this player is primarily about CD playback and will deliver quality time after time."

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Yamaha have a good reputation on stereo audio sound but come under stiff competition from the more dedicated stereo companies. The CD-S700 CD player is a mid end player that is in direct competition with the bottom end of such manufacturers. Players from the likes of Rotel and Marantz snap hard on its heels...but this player still holds out well.

That's largely down to price - under the £400 mark this player makes sense. Rotel's cheapest player is well over £100 more and although it's better, it is a big stretch up in budget. The biggest competition here is from Marantz. 

Play them side by side and it's a close call. We probably prefer the Marantz, but this is only on careful weigh up. The Yamaha had a slightly harsher edge to it but equally reveals a touch more detail. Prudent use of a good quality interconnect helps the Yamaha though and with the right amplifier it can deliver a surprisingly sonic sound.

We think this Yamaha will suit some - but not all. Don't discount it completely, even with Marantz picking up awards on the CD6005, but we would certainly look at that player too before making your decision.

Also known as: CD S700. CDS700, CDS-700, CDS 700

Tech Spec

General

Model CD-S700

Playback

Disc playback CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio formats MP3, WMA

Audio

Frequency response 2Hz - 20kHz

Inputs and Outputs

Optical connections 1 out
Digital Co-axial connections 1 out

Measurements

Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 96 x 300 mm
Net weight 6.2 kg