Yamaha CD-N500 CD Player


The revolution in digital music continues with the growing availability of high resolution formats. Network audio, including Internet radio, provides a new avenue for Hi Fi enthusiasts to experience the ultimate in sound reproduction. With CD playback as well as network connectivity, the CD-N500 is ideal for those looking for Hi Fi quality not only from their CD collection, but their network audio as well. 

    • Enjoy the versatility of listening to a wide variety of music sources
    • Listen to Internet radio stations and stream music
    • USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone, iPad and USB devices
    • NP Controller app for iOS and Android devices
    • Music Play enables you to wireless stream music from portable devices
    • High-quality audio performance
    • Leading-edge design utilising carefully selected parts
    • Support for FLAC 192kHz/24-bit and Apple Lossless formats
  • Enjoy a wide variety of music sources, including CDs, network audio and smartphones:

    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 acces music from the Internet or over a home network (PC or NAS). The NP Controller app enables you to enjoy your favourite tunes on a smartphone or tablet device wirelessly via Music Play.

    Stream music from network sources in the home* and around the world:

    Support for the vTuner radio station database enables access to Internet radio stations throughout the world when connected to the Internet. Furthermore, music streaming from sources such as computers and NAS devices in the home is both seamless and intuitive.
    *Available via future firmware update.

    USB digital connection for iPod, iPhone, iPad and USB devices:

    The CD-N500 provides a USB port on the front panel for convenient connection of an iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB. A direct digital connection ensures the highest possible sound quality.

    Music Play enables wireless music streaming from handheld devices:

    The NP Controller app includes a Music Play function that lets you stream music wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet. There's no need to change to another app to enjoy music streaming. Now it's quick and easy to showcase your favourite music (stored on your samartphone) on your audio system.

    Advanced network features and reliability developed over years of experience:

    Compatible with 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.

  • Network Section

    DLNA Version1.5

    File Format MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless

    Audio Sample Rate (MP3/WMA/AAC) 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz (WAV/FLAC) 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz (Apple Lossless) 44.1, 48 kHz

    Bit Depths 16 bit, 24 bit (WAV/FLAC file only)

    CD Player

    Disc Compatibility CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW (MP3, WMA)

    Output Level 2.0 ± 0.3 V (1 kHz, 0 dB, Fs 44.1 kHz)

    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 110 dB

    Dynamic Range 100 dB

    Harmonic Distortion 0.003%

    Frequency Response (CD) 2 Hz-20 kHz, (Network; Fs 96 kHz) 2 Hz-96 kHz

    Output Optical; 1, Coaxial; 1

    Power Consumption 28 W

    Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 96 x 313.3 mm

    Weight 5.25 kg