From the Manufacturer
The Yamaha CD-C697 5-Disc Carousel-Type CD Changer ? All Your Music, All the Time!5-Disc Carousel-type CD Changer offers uninterrupted enjoyment of high quality sound with superior digital performance and easy operation with CD-RW disc compatibility, custom control interface and CD Text display.
Convenient OperationEnjoy Uninterrupted Music
This changer is 5-disc carousal type, giving you the benefits of extended playing time and direct selection from any of five discs. And with PlayXchange, you can change up to four discs while the fifth continues to play. You don't have to interrupt the music to change a disc and you're not limited to change only one disc at a time. What's more, when you press the open/close button, the tray opens all the way, allowing you to change all 5 discs at once.
CD-R/RW Disc Compatibility
This CD changer can handle CD-R and CD-RW discs with ordinary songs. (Note that some discs may not play.)
40-track random Access Programmable Play and Clear
Change up to 4 discs while the fifth one plays
An RS-232C interface is provided so this player can be controlled via computer in a custom installation.
Gives you better sounding recording by searching the disc for the loudest part and playing it for a few seconds so you can set the proper recording level.
CD-Tape Synchro Rec Start
You'll have smooth recording starts each time, because Synchro Rec Start puts the deck into recording mode a few seconds before starting CD play.
Disc (Intro) Scan
Automatically plays the first 8 seconds of each disc so you can decide which to listen to first.
3-Mode CD Text Display
Get information about the CD currently playing right on the CD player's display. The 3-mode CD Text display shows the CD's title, the artist name and the title of the track.
Random Play (Single/All) with Disc-to-Disc Random Play
Use Random Play to mix selections from various discs or to hear old CDs in the new way.
Repeat Play (Disc Mode: Single/All; Repeat Mode: Single/Full)
To hear your favorite songs again or just for background music, this versatile changer gives you a variety of options.
Music and Skip Search lets you find songs quickly, while Index Search moves the pickup to the index marks encoded on some discs.
This unit fully complies with the EU's RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standards.
High Sound QualitySuper-Silent Mechanism and Disc Stabilizer
Yamaha's new Super-Silent Mechanism uses both a belt and gear drive to ensure smooth disc rotation and plastic rollers under the tray to allow it to move more smoothly. The disc being played is isolated from vibration on a separate tray, and held in place by a disc stabilizer. The entire disc changing system thus helps to maximize sound quality.
Laser Pickup Floating Mechanism
The laser pickup is isolated on a floating mechanism so its delicate operation cannot be affected by vibration.
Intelligent Digital Servo System
Conventional tracking servo circuitry cannot completely overcome errors caused by disc defects, warped discs, dust and so on. This system uses a microcomputer to monitor the signal, adjusting pickup tracking and focus, as well as a spindle motor speed to compensate for any problems.
High Performance Parts and Circuitry Used Throughout
Because every single part affects sound quality, Yamaha uses nothing but the best. The special Low-Impedance Power Supply, for example, uses extra thick wires to ensure that power is absolutely stable even under low-impedance conditions.
Other Notable Features
- 3-mode tape edit: Random, Automatic, and Manual
- 10-key direct track and 5-disk direct access
- 4-mode time display
- 3 illumination levels: full, half dim and auto off during play
- Last memory
- New-designed remote unit
- Remote In/Out
What's in the Box?
- The Yamaha CD-C697 5-Disc CD Changer
- Remote Control Transmitter
- Batteries (AA, R6, UM-3) x2
- Audio Pin Cable
- Power Cable
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 106 dB
- Dynamic Range: 96 dB
- Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 0.003%
- Frequency Response: 2 Hz-20 kHz +/-0.5 dB
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 17-1/8" x 4-9/16" x 15-7/8"
- Weight: 12.1 lbs