Integrated Amplifier /
Compact Disc Player
s e r i e s
Yamaha invented the Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier—the only such power amplification method in the world.
And now we proudly introduce the new S3000 Series—the supreme stage on which to demonstrate the unlimited potential of
that unique technology. It delivers perfect symmetry in amplification with a circuit layout that can truly be called beautiful,
and all-stage fully balanced signal transmission for absolutely accurate reproduction. The passion of our engineers, who strove to give
audio enthusiasts something truly original and with everlasting value, bore fruit through an excruciatingly long period of development.
We realise that tradition can only be inherited and maintained through an endless series of revolutions. Now in 2013,
the time has finally come for us to pass the torch of Yamaha’s stellar HiFi tradition to the next generation.
A u t h e n t i c
a n d
S u p r e m e
Yamaha boldly offers a completely unique and exceptionally advanced technology, combined with an elegant design based on
traditional aesthetic sensibility. We do this because a true revolution is essentially invisible, being born in the minds of those who
aspire to something new. However, if you look closely, you’ll see that the precision and hidden details—works of art in their own right—
quietly but proudly radiate undeniable presence and create fresh surprise in the eyes of the beholder. One example is the window of
the meters at the centre of the front panel. By bevel cutting the edges of the window and panel at an angle of about 60°,
polishing the glass and applying pressure from behind to secure it without using screws or bonding agents, we have integrated
the glass and metal as if they were two parts of the same material. And that’s just one of the elegant exterior details of the S3000 Series.
Many more discoveries await you. Take a closer look, touch and experience it—and sense the pride we put into it.
Q u i e t
P r i d e
No matter how wonderful or famous the performance or recording, no one would think to praise the instruments and ignore
the artists who played them. An instrument is a tool for expression. However, it is a tool that is intimately embraced by the musician,
one that effectively becomes an extension of the musician.
In the same way, we believe that the ideal audio component is a tool of expression, intimately embraced by the recorded music,
and completely faithful to that music—an unadulterated “transducer” that transparently brings the performance to the listener’s ears.
The A-S3000 features an extraordinarily high signal-to-noise ratio, low distortion and unmatched drive power for all types of speakers.
Moreover, to satisfy listeners who want to actively control and customise the sound, it utilises unique and ingeniously designed
tone control circuitry, which maintains the shortest possible signal route. Finely polished rectangular knobs let you recognize
the setting status even from a distance, giving you elegant, expressive tools for intimately embracing the music yourself.
C o m m i t m e n t
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M u s i c
H i F i
b e g a n
w i t h
Y a m a h a .
This top-end monitor speaker was created by utilising electron beam
vapor-deposition method in a vacuum, and applying Yamaha’s own LSI
and special alloy technologies in mass producing beryllium—universally
recognized as an ideal material for speaker diaphragms. This unit
enjoyed a very long production run, having been manufactured and sold
for 25 years, and had wide acceptance: For example, it was adopted as
the official monitor speaker for state-run broadcasting in Sweden.
Yamaha’s first high-class turntable, this unit employed a linear
tracking method. It boasted a left-to-right symmetrical linear arm,
light in weight, and high in sensitivity. It also featured a 5.6 kg
ultra-heavy duralumin platter, and DC motor with a starting torque
of 2kg/cm. Despite the imposing and even stiff appearance, it had a
remarkably soft and musical sound.
CX-10000 / MX-10000 / HX-10000 / CDX-10000
The CX-10000 was the control amp of the 10000 Series, developed
as limited models commemorating Yamaha’s 100th anniversary. It
included DEQ and DSP functions, new and highly unusual at the time.
The unit was designed throughout to deliver the highest sound quality,
employing the straight wire with gain concept, while the parametric
DEQ was 1/6-octave with 61 steps, and the DSP provided 16 different
programmes to help create the ideal acoustic sound field space.
Y S T- S W 1 0 0 0
This excellent Sub-woofer system achieved ultra-low-range
reproduction of 16Hz thanks to Yamaha’s proprietary Active
Servo Technology, which is based on the sonic ideal of an air
woofer. The unit uses air itself as the diaphragm, delivering low
frequency reproduction equal to that of a large speaker, despite
the compact cabinet size.
G T- C D 1
This CD player embodied the GT (Gigantic & Tremendous) concept,
championed by the GT-2000 and other GT-Series turntables.
Boasting an independent structure, which featured complete
separation between the player section and the DAC part, as well as
being equipped with I-PDM method 1-bit DACs and all-stage Class
A amplifiers, it delivered the ultimate in sound quality.
MX-1 / CX-1
The MX-1 was a complete Class A stereo power amp, equipped
with high-efficiency Class A operation HCA circuitry. The control
amp CX-1 included a system remote controller for also operating
Yamaha RS-compatible source machines and conveniently turning
the MX-1 power on and off. Its thin design and reasonable price
made it a long seller as a separate amp.
Our aim is to create unique audio components that can only be made by Yamaha—products with exceptional value that no one else can imitate or equal,
and which are renowned worldwide. Since making the Yamaha HiFi Player, which in 1954 was the world’s first audio component beginning with the word “HiFi,”
we have consistently aimed to create a totally new, inspiring sound—born by combining the most advanced materials and technologies with our long tradition of crafting fine musical instruments.
Perhaps we haven’t manufactured as many products as others have, but not one of them have been commonplace. Nor could any have come into existence without first having been imagined
and created. We are confident that the new S3000 Series will gently open the door to the future of audio. Step inside and experience that future yourself.
Integrated Amplifier
Profoundly accurate sound with the full expressive power of the music.
Exceptional sonic purity, elimination of signal loss—in an exquisite, elegant design.
The supreme culmination of the Yamaha line—the A-S3000.
Rigid Streamlined Construction—provides strict anti-vibration
protection, and enables shortest cabling routes
Large toroidal transformer, solidly mounted
with independent three-dimensional inner frame
The A-S3000 has adopted a newly designed highly rigid double
structure construction in order to achieve profoundly pure and accurate
audio amplification. The bottom chassis and insulator ward off
external vibration, and provide each circuit board a floating structure
supported by an independent inner frame, thoroughly eliminating the
impact of vibration. And the power source unit, which consists of a
power transformer and capacitors, which are major sources of internal
vibration, is fixed firmly with a three-dimensional structured inner
frame, and is supported solidly by the front panel and the rear panel.
The power amp circuit board and the weighty heat sink are attached
to the left and right inner frames. The power supply unit and amplifier
circuits are thus structurally isolated, achieving an ideal chassis
structure which thoroughly blocks the transmission of vibration.
Moreover, the inner frame that supports the power transformer is
shaped with ample space below it, allowing passage of the wiring to
each circuit over the shortest possible route. The newly developed
chassis with this innovative structure helps to minimise the length of
the signal paths and achieve low impedance, as well as providing high
rigidity and anti-vibration benefits. The result is a dramatic reduction
in signal loss, for remarkably pure audio amplification.
An independent three-dimensional inner frame has been employed in order
to provide a more solid mount for the large toroidal transformer, which is
installed in the centre of the A-S3000, considering the ideal weight balance.
The completely copper-plated inner frame has a structure which integrates
the front-back and left-right frames with a convex-shaped highly rigid
main frame as its base, reducing vibration coming from all directions. For
the base, to which the power transformer is installed on the inner frame,
brass was selected by strictest examining the particular sonic properties of
various materials by exhaustive listening tests. This material effectively
reduces vibration caused by the power transformer, helping to create sound
of greater clarity and spaciousness.
Comprehensive low impedance design,
shortened signal paths and copper-plated chassis
In order to achieve the absolute purest signal transmission, capable of
communicating even the most subtle nuances of the music and its powerful
dynamism—for example, reproducing powerful, agile low frequencies,
and portraying all the emotional nuances of the human voice—we’ve
methodically pursued low impedance throughout the A-S3000. Using a
double construction design creates space for cables under the bottom of
the chassis, enabling the shortest cable path for the supply of power from
the transformer to the power stage and for the audio signal transmission
path. This helps to eliminate signal transmission loss and to smoothly
supply power, even during high-volume transients, and allows more direct
audio reproduction without
Bottom view
even the slightest adverse
effect on the music. Also,
the three-dimensional inner
frame to which the power
transformer is mounted is
copper plated. Extremely
low impedance is assured
by lowering the ground
potential. This sharply
lowers the impact of noise,
and delivers a profound and
richly emotional sound—one
that perfectly communicates
all the original expression of
the artist.
Audio signal route
Power supply route
Six mm thick top panel made of
non-magnetic aluminium plate
The top panel and the front panel are made
of aluminium, a non-magnetic material, in
order to eliminate any adverse effect on
the audio signals. In the course of strictest
examination of the sound quality, the front
panel thickness was set at 7mm and the top
panel was set at 6mm. This helps to realise
an exceptionally natural, spacious sound by
providing a highly rigid chassis structure,
and at the same time, skillfully controlling
the impact of vibration. Moreover, heat
dissipation openings on the top panel were
formed by high precision cutting from both
sides—front and back—of the panel, and
finished with thorough scrupulous attention
to every detail. Stylish slits in the centre,
matching the companion CD-S3000 and its
design, strongly emphasise the powerful
power source unit inside by having the
same width as the power transformer.
Left-right symmetrical design for independent pre amp
and power amp blocks
The amplifier circuit design features independent pre amp and power amp
blocks, and perfect left-right symmetry. Separation of the pre amp, which
handles low energy signals, from the power amp, which handles highenergy amplified signals, greatly reduces sound deterioration caused by
mutual interference. Moreover, the left-right symmetrical design, which
keeps the left and right power stages completely separate, ensures greater
channel separation and enhances clarity of the stereo image.
Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier with MOSFETs
The basic design of the power amp circuit adopts Yamaha’s proprietary
Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier technology. Adopting output
A-S3000 Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier
Floating power supply
Floating power supply
S Signal +
S Signal –
Ground wiring
elements with the same polarity on the plus and minus sides of the output
stage, and also completely separating the NFB (Negative Feedback)
circuit and power supply into a total of four plus and minus sides of
the left and right channels, results in thoroughly symmetric push-pull
operation of the output stage, Completely floating the entire power
amp circuit from the ground removes any negative impact of minute
voltage fluctuations or ground noise. Moreover, the output elements
are comprised of MOSFETs, which provide a warm and natural sonic
character. The use of MOSFETs, which have the same polarity on the
plus and minus sides, further evolves the ideal of a complete symmetrical
design, to eliminate sound quality variations due to difference in
polarity—a major distinguishing characteristic of the Floating and
Balanced Power Amplifier—resulting in sound with a superior signal-tonoise ratio and a superbly well-defined sound field.
All-stage balanced transmission
The A-S3000 features fully balanced signal transmission. Moreover, the
control system circuits (volume, tone, etc.) of the pre amp feature totally
balanced operation, realising ideal balance in all stages.
Direct drawing toroidal transformer
for complete elimination of signal
transmission loss
The cabling of the power transformer adopts an
ingenious method in order to significantly reduce
impedance. The winding of the transformer itself
is directly connected to the terminal with a screw,
unlike with conventional cabling. This enables a
power supply which thoroughly limits connection loss and energy loss
caused by soldering. The toroidal transformer was selected with top
priority on sound quality, contributing superior strength, as well as a
profoundly natural and spacious sound.
Exceptionally low impedance through
secure screw connections
In order to completely eliminate signal energy
loss, important parts of even the circuits employ
screw connections. In addition to wiring of the
block capacitor of the power unit—which is the
real heart of the amplifier and as such requires high
power—screw connections were adopted for all
crucial spots of signal transmission, including the
connection of the pre amp circuit with the power
amp circuit, and the cabling to the speaker terminals from the output stage
of the power amp. In addition to making the signal path as short as possible,
this significantly lowers the impedance, and greatly reduces signal loss.
Superior quality electronic volume control for optimum sound
We’ve utilised a high-quality digital volume
control specially designed by New Japan Radio
Co., Ltd., which consists only of ladder-type
resistance, removing the impact of slew-rate
decline or colouring of the sound, delivering higher
purity in the sound, and excellent, fast response to
large volume changes and steep transients.
Discretely configured phono amp
The phono amp is comprised of an MC
head amp and an equaliser amp, each
of which are discretely configured,
resulting in a rich sound with
pronounced musicality, when playing
vinyl records with both MC and MM
phone cartridges.
manufacturer. The amplifier with its refined design has been meticulously
finished by the skillful use of advanced processing technologies:
integrating the top panel and side wood connection, leaving no gaps while
using different materials—metal and wood—for the connection.
EQ amp
MC head amp
Exquisite, large level meters reflect the dynamics in the music
The A-S3000 features large level meters on the front panel, giving
a direct visual sense of the dynamics and pulse of the music. These
beautiful meters are softly illuminated by LED, lending a warm,
lamplight look. The meter indicators can, in addition to the VU display,
be switched to peak display, and can be selected according to the user’s
preference. Moreover, the glass window of the meters is diagonally cut
and precision-fit to the back surface of the front panel, leaving no gaps
and using no screws for connection—lending an exceptionally elegant
appearance to the unit.
Meticulously designed and beautiful in appearance—
just like a musical instrument
As befits a top-end audio component, the A-S3000 gives off the presence of
a fine musical instrument, with absolutely no screws or fasteners that can
be seen from the outside. Every single aspect of its construction and design
exudes master craftsmanship and reflects an obsession with quality—a truly
musical quality possible only for Yamaha, a world class musical instrument
Original speaker terminals for high sound quality,
as well as beauty and ease of use
The speaker terminals are the final link in the audio chain of this
amplifier, and have also been designed with meticulous obsession. They
are screw-type terminals with large handles featuring an original design,
and have been crafted by cutting pure brass to
enable a secure connection with no reduction
in sound quality. Moreover, the shape
conforms nicely to the human fingers—not
only creating an elegant visual impression, but
also allowing users to turn them easily and to
firmly tighten them with minimal force.
Obsessive, meticulous switch design—
elaborate, richly textured, easy-to-use
Since the controls—the volume dial,
switches, and so on—are the parts of the
amplifier which users actually touch and
feel directly, their surface texture and
design were created with the strictest
attention to detail. Individual controls
such as the volume or input switching
dials, emanate a richly elegant feel
thanks to the use of cut aluminium
knobs. Switches, including the power
switch, were made with obsessive
attention to texture in every detail; they
were shaped with refined craftsmanship
so that when they are raised or lowered,
the gap between the switch and panel
surface is impossible to see.
Remote control with simple design
and superior texture
The supplied remote control features a design
complementary to the aluminium panel of the
amplifier itself, with a simple, easy-to-understand
button layout and gorgeous metallic texture. In
addition to the basic volume adjustment and input
switching controls of the A-S3000, it can also be
used for operation of the companion CD-S3000.
Compact Disc Player
High-rigidity drive mechanism and innovative circuit design for loss-less audio.
Breaks through to the ultimate in audio reproduction—and the very essence of music.
Introducing Yamaha’s highest class CD Player—the CD-S3000.
Optimised High-precision Rigid CD Mechanism
with heavy anchors improves vibration control
and achieves ultra-precise signal reading
The CD-S3000 was created with meticulous
care to ensure rigidity with superior vibration
control properties and ultra-precise reading—to
draw out all the music recorded to the disc.
We incorporated a newly designed drive
mechanism with added heavy anchors for
Yamaha’s own original loader mechanism.
Installing it on the chassis through the heavy
anchors in front of and behind the loader
mechanism achieves the highest rigidity and
blocks the effects of vibrations from outside.
At the same time, it also prevents vibration caused by rotation of the disc
from affecting the circuit board. The anchor on the front features two
layers and a screw-based adjustment mechanism. This allows for highly
precise adjustment of the horizontal level of the front-back and left-right
sides of the loader mechanism. Each CD-S3000 unit is assembled by first
attaching the drive mechanism to the chassis, then carefully performing
minute horizontal adjustments. While this process is time-consuming
and labor-intensive, it demonstrates Yamaha’s genuine desire to realise
the ultimate in precise signal reading. These efforts eliminate any minute
tilting of the mechanism, achieving stable rotation and ultra-precise signal
reading. Reducing the load of the servo which drives the pickup, in order
to minimise the impact of servo current changes to the signal, provides a
clean signal output that is virtually unaffected by noise. In addition, the
loader mechanism has a structure in which a highly rigid chassis designed
for integration with the loader mechanism supports the entire CD drive.
Moreover, we’ve applied only the strictest selection of parts for the pickup,
which aims a beam of light at the disc as it rotates at high speed to read the
signals, and a drive mechanism which stably rotates the disc. This is how
audio data on the disc is read with high precision to achieve the highest
purity in reproduction.
High rigidity aluminium CD tray
The CD tray is made of high rigidity aluminium, reducing secondary
vibrations due to resonance of the disc and the high-speed motor rotating
the disc, resulting in improved audio signal-reading precision and quieter
operation. In addition to the smart design and luxurious texture, we’ve finetuned the opening/closing action by adding a specially designed meshed
wire drive, achieving smoother and gentler operation. We obsessively
strove to give the unit a luxurious operating feel that perfectly matches the
superior sound quality.
High rigidity main chassis improves anti-vibration properties
and left-right symmetrical construction
Height adjustment screws
Fixing screws
The main chassis, which supports the loader mechanism, was also made
as strong as possible, and reinforcing each part improved the rigidity
of the chassis itself. Moreover, the front panel is made of 7mm thick
aluminium, contributing to the high rigidity of the entire chassis. The
unit is constructed by placing the loader mechanism, which is a rotating
body, in the centre, then placing the digital power supply and circuit
board on its left, and the analogue power supply and circuit board on
its right, to achieve a total symmetrical structure with the digital and
analogue parts separated, achieving the ideal weight balance. Finally, to
minimise impedance as much as possible, the bottom chassis, which is
the standard ground, has been copper plated.
Insulators allow use of spikes or pads
The insulators are crucial parts that block outside vibrations. They
adopt Yamaha’s original metal legs in order to maximise vibration
control performance, and are the same as used on the A-S3000. The
user can select point installation by applying the supplied spikes or
plane insulation with the supplied pads, and use these combined with an
interlocking rack if desired.
The CD-S3000 has adopted a twin power transformer method, which
completely separates the digital and analogue circuits from the power
supply and equips each with its own dedicated power transformer.
Separating the digital/analogue circuits from the transformer eliminates
sound quality deterioration caused by interference and noise between
the digital and analogue circuit blocks, which
occur when there is one digital/analogue power
supply. This results in exceptionally clear and
low-noise reproduction of analogue audio. The
power transformer is a toroidal transformer
with low magnetic leakage which, for both
the digital and the analogue units, lowers
adverse impact on the signal read from the
disc. Following detailed research based on trial
listening, we enclosed the power transformer
in a copper-plated case, in order to reduce the
impact of magnetic leakage and vibration. This realises a gentle, calm
and even spacious sound, due to enhanced reproduction of detailed
signals. This is one of the main aims of the S3000 series, to make sure
that even gentle, soft sounds, such as those of stringed instruments, are
reproduced accurately with rich expressive power.
Digital/analogue boards with
integrated power supply circuits
The internal design of the CD-S3000 does not separate the power
supply circuit boards, which include the power transformer; the block
capacitors are mounted directly on the respective digital/analogue
circuit boards. Thus, an original board configuration which integrates
the power supply circuits was adopted. Eliminating cabling from the
power supply circuits to each circuit board and mounting directly
have the benefit of reducing connection loss, as well as achieving low
impedance. Moreover, cabling from the power transformer utilises the
same screw-type connections we’ve given the companion A-S3000
Integrated Amplifier. Connecting directly without soldering achieves
thorough contact point loss and low impedances.
balanced transmission with a circuit configuration marked by symmetrical
plus and minus sides. Using a balanced connection with the A-S3000
Floating and Balanced Power Amplifier lets you enjoy profoundly pure
sound reproduction without any impact of transmission loss.
All discrete I / V conversion circuit
Output (XLR)
Bal. Unbal.
I/ V
Single-stage configuration I/V conversion circuit enables
direct analogue output
To thoroughly eliminate audio signal loss, the CD-S3000 adopts an
innovative circuit configuration for the analogue circuit. The signal
from the D/A converter is conventionally output as an analogue signal
through an I/V conversion circuit configured in multiple stages. However,
in the CD-S3000, the signal is output by a single-stage configuration
based on a discrete design of the I/V conversion circuit. This singlestage configuration with high slew-rate sharply lowers audio signal
loss compared to a multi-stage configuration circuit, and lowers NFB
(Negative Feedback), eliminating any sonic suppression, resulting in a
natural, spacious sound. The circuits beyond these D/A converters perform
Analogue power supply
block for DAC and amplifier
Complete Balanced Circuit: Input to Output
I / V Converter
Slew Rate
OP Amp
Time (μs)
Exceptionally high performance 32-bit D/A converter
ASIO 2.0 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver
The D/A converter for the CD-S3000 is the
ES9018 from ESS Technology, Inc. We selected
this after careful examination of all points—not
only its high-precision processing of 32-bit
audio, but also the ability to handle large amounts
of audio data, strength in the low register, and
high-quality definition in the high register. Since
it is constructed with the master clock inside the D/A converter, it is also
features an original Jitter Eliminator function, permitting D/A conversion
with extremely low impact of clock jitter. Moreover, an 8-channel D/A
converter is housed inside the chip, and applies double differential
operation using 4-channel D/A converters on the right and left sides
respectively. It delivers exceptional high performance and high-quality
signal output with superior signal-to-noise ratio, since it employs an
analogue signal processing circuit with balanced configuration.
The CD-S3000 supports the ASIO 2.0
protocol to take full advantage of the sound
quality of the USB DAC function. The
ASIO 2.0 protocol is a standard protocol for
professional use digital audio or DTM, with
a significant sound quality benefit: the ability
to achieve lower delay and higher throughput
than with a standard OS sound driver. The driver software is the ASIO
2.0 Yamaha Steinberg USB Driver*, and allows high quality playback
of digital audio data stored to computer.
ESS (ES9018)
Output Voltage (V)
Independent configuration of digital and analogue circuits
Built-in USB DAC functions
With high-resolution audio sources becoming more and more common
today, we designed the CD-S3000 for optimum enjoyment of those sources
with superior D/A conversion and the unit’s balanced signal output, and
equipped it with a built-in USB DAC function which allows direct input
of digital audio (from a computer, etc.) through a USB terminal. The USB
DAC employs an original IC, developed specifically for Yamaha. It has
an internal master clock, and can perform low-jitter transmission based on
asynchronous transmission, or receiving
signals without being synchronised with
the master clock in the PC. The unit is
compatible with digital audio of up to
192kHz/24-bit resolution.
instrument manufacturer. The player with its refined design has been
meticulously finished by skillful use of advanced processing technologies:
integrating the top panel and side wood connection, leaving no gaps while
using different materials—metal and wood—for the connection. On the
CD tray, the gap between the front panel and the tray is uniformly precise.
Moreover, the beautifully finished half-mirrored glass window of the
display is precision-fit to the front panel smoothly without gaps—lending
an exceptionally elegant appearance to the unit.
*The software is available as a free download from the Yamaha web site.
Pure Direct Mode further enhances
the quality of analogue sound
The CD-S3000 incorporates a special Pure Direct Mode: When playing
back analogue audio, the display is turned off and the digital output
circuitry is stopped, improving the quality of analogue output. This enables
a warmer, more natural sound with greater musicality, further enhancing the
value of a fully balanced connection with the A-S3000.
Meticulously designed and beautiful in appearance—
just like a musical instrument
As befits a top-end audio component, the CD-S3000 gives off the presence
of a fine musical instrument, with absolutely no screws or fasteners that can
be seen from the outside. Every single aspect of its construction and design
exudes master craftsmanship and reflects an obsession with quality—a
truly musical quality possible only for Yamaha, a world class musical
Remote control with simple design and
superior texture
The supplied remote control is designed in the same way as
the aluminium panel of the CD player itself, with a simple,
easy-to-understand button layout and gorgeous metallic
texture. In addition to the basic CD track selection and play
controls, it can also be used to adjust the volume and switch
input sources on the companion A-S3000.
A-S3000 Main Specifications
CD-S3000 Main Specifications
Maximum Power (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7 % THD, for Europe)
IEC Power (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.02 % THD, for Europe)
Rated Output Power (8 ohms, 20 Hz—20 kHz, 0.07% THD)
(4 ohms, 20 Hz—20 kHz, 0.07% THD)
Maximum Power (JEITA) (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
(4 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)
Damping Factor (8 ohms, 1 kHz)
Input Sensitivity/Impedance CD
Phono MM
Phono MC
Main In
Frequency Response CD,etc. to Speaker Out, Flat Position
CD,etc. to Speaker Out, Flat Position
RIAA Equalization Deviation Phono MM (20 Hz–20 kHz,)
Phono MC (20 Hz–20 kHz,)
Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz–20 kHz) CD Balanced to Speaker Out
CD, etc. to Speaker Out
Phono MM to Rec Out
Phono MC to Rec Out
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A Network) CD, etc. (200 mV, Input Shorted)
Phono MM (5 mV, Input Shorted)
Phono MC (500 µV, Input Shorted)
Residual Noise (CD, etc., IHF-A-Network)
Channel Separation (1 kHz/10 kHz) CD, etc., Input 5.1 k-ohms Terminaled
Phono MM, Input Shorted, Vol: -30dB
Phono MC, Input Shorted, Vol: -30dB
Tone Control Characteristics Bass Boost/Cut (at 50 Hz)
Bass Turnover Frequency
Treble Boost/Cut (at 20 Hz)
Treble Turnover Frequency
Audio Muting
170 W + 170 W
105 W + 105 W
100 W + 100 W
160 W + 160 W
130 W + 130 W
210 W + 210 W
120 W/150 W/200 W/300 W
200 mV/47 k-ohms
2.5 mV/47 k-ohms
100 µV/50 ohms
1 V/47 k-ohms
5 Hz–100 kHz +0 dB/-3 dB
20 Hz–20 kHz,+0 dB/-0.3 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.5 dB
0.025% (50 W/8 ohms)
0.025% (50 W/8 ohms)
0.005% (1.2 V)
0.02% (1.22 V)
103 dB
93 dB
85 dB
33 µV
74 dB/54 dB
90 dB/77 dB
66 dB/77 dB
±9 dB
350 Hz
±9 dB
3.5 kHz
-20 dB (approx.)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 180 x 464 mm
17-1/8” x 7-1/8” x 18-1/4”
24.6 kg
54.2 lbs.
Silver finish (piano finish sides)
Black finish (piano finish sides)
Media Compatibility
Frequency Response CD
Harmonic Distortion CD (1 kHz)
SA-CD (1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A Network) CD/SA-CD
Dynamic Range CD
Output Level CD/SA-CD (1 kHz, O dB)
2 Hz–20 kHz
2 Hz–50 kHz -3dB
116 dB
100 dB
110 dB
2 ± 0.3 V
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 142 x 440 mm
17-1/8” x 5-5/8” x 17-5/16”
19.2 kg
42.3 lbs.
Silver finish (piano finish sides)
Black finish (piano finish sides)
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