Resumen: If you’ve got a wide selection of CDs or SACDs, you’ll notice a difference stepping up to a dedicated CD player like the CD-S2000. Of course, just like with other high-end components you need the appropriate system to take advantage of that jump in sound quality.
A favor: Extremely high precision and fidelity, leaps and bounds ahead of a generic CD player
Contras: Display is a little hard to read at distance
Extracto: The CD-S2000 uses all the latest SA-CD drive and support circuitry There is something undefinably elegant about Yamaha’s newest high-end SA-CD player. No doubt this is mostly due to the use of a new ‘silent loader’ disc mechanism which means that rather than the usual large and somewhat bulky rectangular ‘plate’ on the front panel, there is just a single sliver of aluminium, just 6mm high.
Extracto: Having got back into stereo hi-fi with enthusiasm, after a brief period when its dedication seemed to waver, Yamaha has produced quite a range of separates among which this CD player and its matching amp (A-S2000) are currently, it tells us, 'Pre-Eminent'.