Yamaha CD-N500 Network CD Player

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Yamaha Audio

Tech Specs

  • - DLNA: Version1.5 (DMP/DMR supported)
  • - 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)
  • - 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
  • - Audio Digital Output: Optical; 1, Coaxial; 1
  • - Power Consumption: 28 W
  • - Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 96 x 313.3 mm; 17-1/8” x 3-3/4” x 12-3/8”
  • - Weight: 5.25 kg; 11.6 lbs.

Product Description

The Yamaha CD-N500 is a revolutionary new CD player, featuring a true hi-fi CD player, but all with network capability. This makes the CD-N500 a real multi-tasking all-in-one unit, with the capability to play iPod/iPad/iPhone and USB devices via its USB input, the ability to access internet radio via the networking facility as well as being able to access and control the unit wirelessly using the Yamaha Controller App.

Available in Black or Silver finishes.


- Multi-audio player that allows you to enjoy a wide variety of music sources
- Listen to Internet radio stations and access music streaming
- USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone, iPad and USB devices
- NP Controller App for smartphone and tablet
- The App's Music Play function allows wireless music enjoyment
- Beautiful sound and top-grade design
- High-quality audio design, using carefully selected parts
- Support for the FLAC 192kHz/24-bit and Apple Lossless formats

Convenient selection and control of all your favorite music sources

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 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 smartphone or tablet device via wireless connection.

Listen to Internet radio stations from around the world and access music streaming

Support for the vTuner radio station database enables sampling of Internet radio broadcasts throughout the world by connecting to the Internet over a LAN. Furthermore, support for music streaming allows you to enjoy a wide variety of music content. 

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

The CD-N500 provides a USB port on the front panel for quick connection of an iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB stick. You have instant access to all your stored music, and the digital connection ensures that you hear it with the highest possible sound quality.

NP Controller App for handy operation from your smartphone or tablet

Download Yamaha's NP Controller app and use it to browse your device display to select the source or tune you want to play, as well as to see song information and album art. You can also make network and other settings. The app is compatible with either iOS (iPod, iPhone, iPad) or Android OS.

The App's Music Play function allows wireless music enjoyment

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 select and hear the music stored on your samartphone via your audio system.

Beautiful sound and top-grade design inherited from the Yamaha HiFi concept

The CD-N500 beautifully reproduces all sources as they were meant to be heard, and has a design sense based on the Yamaha HiFi concept. 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 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Paul

    2 Dec 2013

    Bought this player for replacing my Yamaha cd-s700. Connect it to my Yamaha AS-700 amp and the sound is stunning. With pure audio mode selected, this player sounds very neutral and detailed. Sounds much better than the cd-s700. This player match very good with the 700 amp. The only negative thing is that only the source button on the remote works for the 700 amp, volume and mute doesn't work! I've read that it all work for the AS-500, so not for the 700...strange isn't it? For a wireless connection (for streaming and internetradio) i bought a Netgear WNCD2001 wifi adapter. Works perfect without any flaws and costs much less than the Yamaha wifi adapter. I use the mains lead (included) for powering the WNCD2001 so that you don't have to use the usb port on the front of the player.
    Plus points:
    -cd, network, streaming media player in one
    -sounds stunning especially with pure audio mode activated
    -great build quality
    -analog and digital out
    -a bargain for what you get
    Minor points:
    -only an usb port on front and not on the back panel
    -firmware update took about 15 minutes
    -no artist or song info when listening to internet radio
    -only source button on cd-n500 remote works at the as-700 amp
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