YAMAHA CD-S303 Single-Disc CD Player
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YAMAHA CD-S303 Single-Disc CD Player

YAMAHA CD-S303 Single-Disc CD Player

UPC #: 027108960043
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21% off msrp
Item Condition:
Yamaha Factory Refurbished
Manufacturers Warranty:
1 Year Yamaha
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Enjoy stereo sound from CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, data CDs, and compatible USB drives with the black Yamaha CD-S303 CD Player. It uses a 192 kHz / 24-bit digital-to-analog converter for detailed audio reproduction from the stereo RCA analog output, or you can use your own DAC via the optical or digital coaxial outputs. A remote control and stereo RCA cable are included as an added convenience.



  • Compatible with FAT16 & FAT32 USB file systems
  • 10-key direct track and direct access
  • Random play
  • Repeat play (full/single)
  • 3-mode time display
  • Four illumination levels
  • Last track resume
  • Ready Mode
  • Play Mode memory

Designed to Deliver Enjoyable Sound Quality

Inheriting many of the sound quality features of the high-end CD player components, the CD-S303 CD player delivers sound that will satisfy devoted music fans. In addition to CDs, it also provides high-quality playback of music files stored on USB memory devices via a USB port on the front panel.

Sophisticated Circuitry and Layout

Yamaha technicians devoted a great deal of time and effort to designing the overall interior layout of parts and circuit boards, a factor that significantly affects sound quality. As a result, the power supplies for the motor drive, display, and USB sections, as well as the digital and analog sections, are individually isolated, eliminating electromagnetic interference among them. To achieve ideal weight balance for stable performance, the drive mechanism is located in the center of the unit.

Short Signal Paths

The logical and symmetrical internal layout of parts and circuit boards are designed to keep the signal paths on each board as short as possible. This purposeful design also keeps the paths between sections straight and short, minimizing the chance of signal loss or interference.

Pure Direct Mode

The CD-S303 offers Pure Direct Mode, which is the same popular feature included in Yamaha amplifiers and receivers. By pressing the button on the front panel or on the remote control, it shuts down the digital audio output and turns off the display. This achieves the lowest possible noise interference and, therefore, the highest sound quality of the analog audio output.

Well-Matched, High-Quality Parts

Each of the individual elements in a CD player influences the sound quality, which is why Yamaha puts a great deal of effort into the selection and matching of parts and materials. A high-grade acoustic capacitor, a low-noise, high-gain bandwidth op amp, and the use of damping material under the transformer and around the signal cables are just a few examples of the Yamaha commitment to great sound quality.

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 a period of many 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.

Laser Pickup Floating Mechanism

The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so its delicate operation cannot be affected by vibration.

Intelligent Digital Servo

Conventional tracking servo circuitry cannot completely overcome errors caused by a warped disc, dust, and other defects. This system uses a dependable DSP, exclusive for CDs, to monitor the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as well as spindle motor speed, to compensate for any problems.

3-Mode CD Text Display

Information about the currently playing CD is shown right on the CD player's display. The 3-mode CD Text display shows the CD's title, the artist's name, and the title of the track.

Program Play (Audio CDs Only)

It's easy to program the tracks you want to hear in any order. You can clear the program at any time with a single touch.




Supported Disc Types CD, CD-R*, CD-RW*
Supported Formats FLAC, MP3, WMA
Frequency Response 2 Hz to 20 kHz (CD)
  2 Hz to 22 kHz 16-Bit (Data CD, USB)
  2 Hz to 44 kHz -3 dB 24-Bit (Data CD, USB)
DAC 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Dynamic Range 96 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 105 dB (CD)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) ≤0.003% @ 1 kHz (CD)
Audio Outputs 1 x TOSLINK Optical
  1 x Digital Coaxial
  1 x RCA Stereo (L/R)
Audio Inputs None
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A
Disc Capacity 1
AC Input Power 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 11 W (Typical)
  0.2 W (Standby)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 3.4 x 10.2" / 435 x 87 x 260 mm
Weight 7.7 lb / 3.5 kg

*This unit might not play some CD-R/CD-RW discs or discs that were improperly recorded.

Item Condition

Item Condition

Yamaha Factory Refurbished

Buying a Yamaha Factory Refurbished product is a great way to get "as-new" products at a considerable savings. Every product has been thoroughly tested, repaired (if necessary), cleaned and otherwise renewed to original condition. Next it's repackaged with original accessories included. When you consider that a factory-renewed Yamaha product undergoes such close scrutiny for defects and workmanship, you might actually be buying something that is in many ways better than new. And for your piece of mind and protection, your purchase is covered by a full 1 year parts and labor warranty valid at any authorized Yamaha repair center (you can look-up locations online here or call 714-522-9888)

Yamaha, like all electronics manufactures, receives products returned for various reasons. In 2011 consumers returned 17 billion dollars in electronics globally, of which less than 5% were found to be defective! Once a product has been opened, it must be resold as refurbished or open box and can't be resold as new again. The history and reason why a product was returned is not provided to us, thus we can't provide any additional details regarding its past. All products are processed by Yamaha certified technicians, where they are fully tested, repaired (only if necessary), and retested again to ensure the highest quality control. Each unit must pass a complete battery of test before it can be titled a "Yamaha Factory Refurbished" product.

Most units are Cosmetically in Mint Condition (graded a 9 or higher on a scale of 1-10). Very minor signs of wear (light surface scuffs or minor scratches) may be present, although most units show little or no signs of any usage. We DO NOT sell products that are cosmetically damaged (cracked displays, broken knobs, heavy scratches, or physically abused) unless noted in the description. Unfortunately, we can't provide actual photos of each unit or pick the best one for anyone, as they are all randomly chosen from our factory sealed boxes.

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