Yamaha CRX-330BL Micro Component Receiver CD Player Unit (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Convenient system control capability
- Superb reception FM tuner with handy functions
- iPod direct docking via top panel universal dock
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From the Manufacturer
Far Beyond Your ExpectationsThe Yamaha CRX-330 has been designed for anyone who wants to enjoy music...really enjoy music...from a personal-sized, easy to use system. The size is compact, the styling is simple and straightforward. All of the special design features are on the inside, where they contribute to pure, high quality sound. The CD player is a high performance type with CD Text display, and you also get the convenience of docking an iPod and inserting a USB player right into the top of the unit. In short, the CRX-330 goes far beyond your expectations for a Micro Component System.
MCR-230 with IPod Direct Docking
and USB Port on the top panel
You can listen to your iPod music through the CRX-330 to enjoy a more powerful, higher quality sound. Just dock your iPod right into the universal dock on the top panel. Operating your iPod from the CRX-330 remote is extremely easy, because the remote operates the same way as the iPod's own controls. In addition, the iPod charges while in use.
USB Port on Top Panel
A USB port is provided on the top panel for connecting USB memory devices and portable audio players. The CRX-330 is compatible with MP3 and WMA audio file formats, and displays the USB file name, artist name, album and song title.
Amazingly Good Sound Quality
Quite simply, the CRX-330 sounds like a much larger, more expensive system. The receiver/CD player uses the same digital amplifier as Yamaha's high performance models, and the same high precision DAC and large, stable power supply as their excellent CD players.
The Subwoofer Out terminal outputs bass frequencies for connecting a subwoofer.
Superb Reception FM Tuner with Handy Functions
In addition to utilizing a Direct PLL IF Count Synthesizer Tuning system, the CRX-330 also makes station selection easy. You can preset as many as 30 FM stations for instant one-touch tuning, and the tuning mode (auto or mono) is also memorized for each one.
Automatic Preset Tuning
Auto FM Station Memory automatically presets the 30 strongest FM stations on the dial so you don’t have to do it manually.
Aluminum Front Panel
The aluminum front panel provides an elegant look and helps to improve sonic performance.
Other Notable Features
- Also available with matching speakers. See Yamaha MCR-230BL Micro Component System
- CRX-330 Receiver/CD Player
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz
- Disc Compatibility: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/R DV,DVD+R/RW/R DL
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 7-1/16" x 4-5/9" x 11"
- Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Top Customer Reviews
Audio quality is excellent. You can go to full volume with very little distortion. Check the specs on the comparable Onkyo and you'll see why the extra money. FM is competent, but CDs are stronger. Ipod dock not tested. Couple this with Polk Atrium 45s as I did and you have a great patio system for $300. Or, a bookshelf system with Axiom M3s for $500 would give you better sound than any one-piece ipod dock--Axiom M2s or Polk TSi100s if your budget requires. Note that speakers must be 6 ohm or better. Some, like one of the small klipsh speakers is 4 ohm, so check first. Trust speaker-only companies to make better speakers. Leave the electronics people to make the electronics and you come out ahead. The front controls are minimal. You really run this by the supplied remote.
Drawbacks: yes it is deep. The small facia disguises its size. It has TIM in the slightly pronounced high treble that reminds you it is a transistor device, and Japanese at that, but no one outside of a live acoustic musician like me is ever going to notice. It doesn't have HD FM or the ability to read high def DVD-Audio, SACD or even just HDCD, unfortunately. But, all that would add to cost and complexity. The sub-woofer out is a nice touch if you want to upgrade. The design goal of this unit was good sound and basic features, and for that it succeeds.
In short, a micro component that won't make an audiophile cringe, when carefully combined with the right bookshelf speakers.
The build quality is "all Yamaha" and the ergonomics, from the front panel to the provided remote control, are well thought out and cleanly organized. It's modern enough that you can play MP3 constructed (burned) CD's & memory sticks or simply pop in your iPod and hit play. Responsiveness is way above average for this type of small system and I rate it at the top of the heap, having demo'd a vast array of other "all-in-one" systems and micro separates.
I recommend not buying the complete system with speakers (for a number of reasons) but rather purchasing this stand-alone unit and buyinng speakers separately based upon your needs and size (shelf space?) constraints. The yamaha speakers that come in the complete package are rather long and ackward to work with and they just don't sound all that good compared to other well ported bookshelf speakers. Boston Acoustics bookshelf speakers are very efficient and coupled with this receiver head, produce sound fidelity that surpasses even the best Bose setups. The CS 23's and 26's from Boston are well matched for this receiver and I highly recommend that you check those out first. You won't be disappointed.
Some might ding this receiver for not having an AM tuner, but quitely frankly, I relegate that duty to my alarm clock/radio. The FM reception is above average on this unit and I am able to lock into stations other units couldn't even find. There's plenty of memory presets for our needs as well.
Functions like a sleep timer, display dimmer, non-bubble button remote control, treble and bass controls make this a stand out product in it's price point.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my daughter and set it up to play over a pair of ceiling speakers in the living room at her place. It is compact so it resides on a shelf under a lamptable. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Mac Guy
so far i like it i need better speakers i set the system for out side rock speakers wires are set up for the unit to be inside and rock speakers are ouitside i like it but i might... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by craig
As this unit is being sold without speakers they should have told us it needs powered subwoofer,other then that it seems to be goodPublished on August 12, 2012 by peterburgian
I am so bummed I just discovered this version with the AUX input. I searched high and low for all the features I wanted in a compact size and finally settled on the 330. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Richard G
This is definitely a 5 star product when taking the price I paid ($187 for a B-Stock unit) into consideration. Yes there are some limitations.... Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I like this Yamaha CD unit, purchased through Amazon, a lot. My only problem is that I did not receive a description of all its features and was not aware that the remote was... Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by Anna Maya
I always like Yahama receiver for its natural sound reproduction. I bought this to use with the Bose AM3 for my small bedroom. The sound is fantastic. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by Young
No AM. what? I knew that when I bought it. I just miss AM stations..Also, the usb will not work with your Apple IPHONE. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by karl