AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
Yamaha Announces Its Latest Network CD Player CD-N500
Yamaha announces its upcoming new Network CD Player, the CD-N500.
In addition to playing CDs, it has the ability to play audio sources downloaded from the Internet and stored on a PC or NAS system. The Yamaha Network Player Controller app allows you to enjoy your favorite tunes on a Smartphone or tablet device via wireless connection over Wi-Fi. The aluminum front panel with its simple yet high-quality hairline finish features a top-grade design with a rotary encoder that's convenient for network audio control.
The carefully considered interior layout includes left-right symmetrical audio circuitry and provides the shortest circuit path for audio signal travel, allowing sound to be faithfully reproduced without loss of audio signal purity. Furthermore, all parts were rigorously selected, including the 192KHz/32-bit Burr-Brown high precision DAC.
Support for the vTuner radio station database enables sampling of Internet radio broadcasts throughout the world by connecting to the Internet over a LAN, while support for music streaming allows you to enjoy a wide variety of music content.
With a built-in USB port on the front panel for quick connection of an iPod, iPhone, iPad or a USB, the CD-N500 allows you to have instant access to all your stored music, and the digital connection, ensuring you with the highest possible sound quality.
Compatible with the FLAC 192kHz/24-bit and Apple Lossless formats, the CD-N500 uses Yamaha's advanced network audio technology to ensure optimum performance with high-resolution audio sources. It also features gapless play, which eliminates the pauses usually heard when continuous music (classical, live album) is transmitted from a network source. A Pure Direct mode can be selected for even higher quality audio output.
The Yamaha Network CD Player, CD-N500 will be launch in May 2013 at S$899.