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 rear panel reveals that the Yamaha has multiple output stages, with both unbalanced (RCA) and balanced analogue outputs, and coaxial and optical digital outputs. Unlike some CD players, where it’s merely the final output stage that’s balanced, the Yamaha CD-S2000’s design is balanced right from...