Yamaha CDC-565 CD-changer

The operation and design of the CDC-565 is in the right ideological vein, considering the demands that are primarily placed on changers. The tray slides out so far that all five discs are visible. A separate button is provided for changing discs during playback. The player has a sub-index search. You can program up to 40 tracks! It goes without saying that the program can be edited, the total time of the program can be controlled during programming and every step of the program can be either a track or an entire disc. The display of Yamaha CDC-565 is pleasing to eyes and its brightness can be changed. However, in a sunny room its brightness might not be enough. Instead of the traditional musical calendar for many other companies the Yamaha display has a "musical ruler". The "overview" function applies only to one selected disc. There is also a disc overview (a fragment of the first song from each disc is played). The buttons on the remote control are pleasant to the touch, and their shape and location allow you to get the hang of "blind" control in a few minutes. The CDC-565 has the highest power consumption (20 W) with its power supply, which is also used in more complex and expensive models - the CDC-665 and CDC-765.

The CDC-565 is good for academic vocals, symphony orchestra and almost all classical instruments except piano, which in pianissimo sounds almost rustling. At low levels there is an effect that resembles the sound of a threshold squelch. The device has a tendency to exaggerate the dynamics and the average frequency response of the phonogram, and sometimes it is subjectively perceived as a virtue. Rock music sounds a bit muddy on the Yamaha CDC-565. In general, the impression of the sound is questionable, especially taking into account the decent technical data.

Yamaha CDC-565 CD-changer photo