Yamaha has devised an all new media player. The CD-N500 is a CD player and network audio player in a single unit. In addition to your own CDs, it's simple to play audio sources downloaded from the Internet and stored on a PC or NAS system. And the special NP Controller application allows you to enjoy your favorite tunes on a smart-phone or tablet device via wireless connection.
Beautiful sound and top-grade design inherited from the Yamaha HiFi concept.
The Yamaha CD-N500 has been design to integrate exceptionally with all of the other Yamaha range. From it's stunning sound, to its beautiful design the CDN-500 will feel at home with your Yamaha components. 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. Perfectly matching other Yamaha HiFi components, the CD-N500 ensures a high level of owner satisfaction.
High-quality audio design that's meticulous about sound, using carefully selected parts.
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, highly regarded for audio use.
Advanced network audio features and high reliability cultivated over many years of experience.
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 gap-less 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.
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For more information checkout the brochure - CDN500, (.pdf Format; 1104Kb)