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Yamaha CDX-1100
3 Reviews
rating  4.67 of 5


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by exeter88 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2011

Bottom Line:   
This is the best sounding CD player I have heard. The back rounds are black and the dynamics are beyond compare.The power supply is massive and I believe this accounts for its superb dynamics.Highs are liquid and the sound stage is wide and deep. For a digital source there is a nice analog quality about this player.Sounds great through Magnepan 1.6QRs

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This is easily my favorite CD player i've ever owned. The unit is solid metal and quite heavy, with solid milled aluminum feet, dual power supplies and pathways, and variable line outs. I have mine going directly into an amplifier and using a pair of Magnepan planar speakers. I believe at the time, this was one of Yamaha's top 2 flagship models, aimed at the high end marketplace.

The unit itself sounds well balanced and warm, with a certain depth and soundstage that is brought about by a good set of speakers.

I wish Yamaha and other manufacturers would put the same quality into building CD players (or other consumer electronics) like the CDX-1100U.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy White a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 13, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Model year is 1987. Not 1995 as your selector does not go back that far.
Outrageously solid build (14KG) which would be hard to find on any mass market CD players today. Twin "Massive" overkill powers supplies. The internal construction of the whole unit is something to admire; Separate partitioned circuit boards for control, DAC, and power supply circuits. Coaxial digital output.
If someone is reading this can you tell me if this is 4 or 8 times oversampling Hi Bit digital filter? Twin DAC(Burr Brown PCM56Ps are a bit dated.). I know the next model- CDX1110- has 8 times oversampling.
Sounds good on its own. Quite smoothed off in the treble. Resolving power may be limited but at least it doesnt sound too bright as I am using Yamaha NS1000Ms which can sound forward. However it also makes a great transport for MSB link DAC.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

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