What really sets the CD-S1000 apart from its competitors, however, is that above and beyond the excellent electronic and mechanical performance, Yamaha designers have "tuned" the sound with a musician's sensibility. Unlike, for example, new format DVD players that are as close to being computers as they are to audio components, the CD-S1000 was built by people who thought of it as a musical instrument. The difference is apparent, especially when you pair it with the A-S1000 or other high-performance amplifier, which will give you the finest CD sound quality you've ever heard. The CD-S1000 uses high-grade differential D/A converters for the left and right channels, with their output assigned separately for plus and minus. Developed by drawing on Yamaha's long experience in digital technology, they endure the highest conversion precision as well as outstanding signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range.
Frequency Response: CD: 2Hz--20kHz
Super Audio CD: 2Hz--50kHz (-3dB)
Harmonic Distortion: 0.002%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 113dB
Dynamic Range: CD: 100dB
Super Audio CD: 105dB
Output Level: 2 +/- 0.3V
Dimensions (WxHxD): 17-1/8" x 5-3/8" x 17-5/16"