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Yamaha MCR-042GN Desktop Audio System (Green)

by Yamaha
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  • Play music from various sources like CD, iPod/iPhone, iPad (via USB) USB, AM/FM radio and auxiliary input
  • Exceptional audio quality from a compact system
  • Unique IntelliAlarm and control app features
  • Distinctive design with 10 color choices, in shades both classic and bold
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Product Specifications

Color: Green
Brand NameYamaha
Color NameGreen

Product Details

Color: Green
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 17.4 x 5 inches ; 13.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 16.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00B2IRH7S
  • Item model number: MCR-042GN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,246 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 17, 2013

Product Description

Color: Green

Product Description

Fill the room with rich, natural sound from a variety of music sources with this compact system. Offering fashion-savvy looks in 10 designer color choices, it's the perfect way to enhance any home or office.

From the Manufacturer

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    Key Features

  • Play music from various sources – CD, iPod®/iPhone®, iPad® (via USB), USB, AM/FM radio and auxiliary input
  • Exceptional audio quality from a compact system
  • Distinctive design with 10 color choices, in shades both classic and bold
  • Unique IntelliAlarm™ and app features

Versatile, Powerful, Stylish

Fill the room with rich, natural sound from a wide variety of music sources with this compact system. Offering fashion-savvy looks in 10 designer color choices, it's the perfect way to enhance any home or office.



Distinctively Stylish, with a Choice of 10 Colors

Distinctively Stylish, with a Choice of 10 Colors

With its convenient size, solid steel panels and user-friendly controls, the MCR-042 enhances any home or office, fitting handsomely on furniture or shelves. The speakers can either be placed adjacent to the main unit or can be moved apart, enabling more flexible arrangements. The 10 color choices let you pick a style that perfectly complements your personality and décor.



Ready for Your Diverse Music Universe

Music comes from a lot of places – the MCR-042 puts it all at your fingertips. Dock your iPod or iPhone, or connect to the front-panel USB port from an iPad or USB device. It also has a slot-in type CD player and AM/FM radio, and offers an auxiliary mini input, allowing you to connect a wide range of other sources.

Ready for Your Diverse Music Universe


Supported iPod/iPhone/iPad

iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPod (1st through 5th generation) and iPod nano (2nd through 7th generation).

*Supports via USB cable for Lightning Connector models.



Stunning Sound From a Compact System

Stunning Sound From a Compact System

Employing powerful 4-1/2" drivers in large-volume speaker cabinets, the MCR-042 delivers exceptional acoustic performance from a compact system, with deep, robust bass and clear mids and highs. Digital docking ensures high-quality audio connectivity with iPod and iPhone devices, and Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer restores the performance of compressed audio files (e.g. MP3 files) to deliver sound that is more dynamic and has a greater feeling of expansiveness.



Convenient Alarm and App Features

Convenient Alarm and App Features

Yamaha's IntelliAlarm wakes you up gently by increasing music from your iPod or iPhone gradually over several minutes until the beep goes off. By installing the Yamaha DTA Controller App for your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, you can adjust the settings of the alarm simply and easily. The app will be periodically updated for additional functionality.

*System requirements; iOS4.3 or higher









Customer Reviews

Again, great sound quality!
Carey Holzman
I considered buying a Bose system, but bought this one instead, so glad I did the music sounds great!
Darlene
Needed something for a fairly large kitchen counter; this fit the bill.
Kenneth S. Imbriale

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By H.Y. on October 12, 2013
Color Name: Dark Gray Verified Purchase
I purchased this item a couple of months ago. The first one shipped to me had a defect CD player and could not play 2/3 of my CD collection (I mean those non-homemade CDs)...I then contacted Amazon and have the unit replaced with no additional charge...I feel I was fortunate that I used its CD player right away when received the first one, so I could find out in time the defect and was still able to exchange or return the item to Amazon.

After reading another customer's review here (DK from NYC), it looks like the problems with its CD player are not rare...So if you decide to purchase this item, perhaps it would be a good idea to thoroughly test all its functionalities (with several different CDs and several different MP3 players) immediately to make sure they are all right.

As in terms of its sound quality, I feel it is simply awesome(and it is from Yamaha!)...I might have a pair of mundane ears, but I feel that almost every frequency section for such a small unit is just clear and right with rich details when playing my CDs...

All in all, I would recommend to buy it, test it (don't procrastinate!), and enjoy it...

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UPDATE March/19, 2014
After a year's use (I use it almost every day), the unit is still working like day one.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 26, 2013
Color Name: Dark Gray Verified Purchase
Heads up - this system is NOT compatible with any iPod models that are not iPod touch. The product description says it is compatible with iPod (1st through 5th generation), but the manual inside the box says very clearly that it is only compatible with iPod touch models.

This is true for BOTH the dock on the top of the unit and the USB port on the front. If you plug in an iPod classic (4th gen, in my case) in either port, it says "iPod Unknown" or "USB Unknown" and does not play any sound - even if you try to control the iPod device directly through its own scroll wheel.

I'm sure it's a very good product for CDs, iPod touches, iPhones, etc., but if you are looking to use an iPod classic, look elsewhere.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Carey Holzman on January 14, 2014
Color Name: Light Brown Verified Purchase
I was replacing an old GPX stereo I purchased at OfficeMax 10 years ago. I saw the price for this was $199.95 and decided to wait until after Christmas to purchase it only to find the price went up $100+ and most of the colors were not available. Then I saw the price dropped to $249 and I purchased it and I am glad to have it. I use it to play my bedroom TV sound through (flat screen TVs have terrible speakers because of how thin they are). I also copied a bunch of my favorite mp3's to a flash drive and listen to it throughout the day when I am working. I also didn't realize it functions as a clock radio and you can wake up to your music and it forces you to get out of bed to hit the 'snooze' button (or at least get the remote). So its harder to sleep in. :)

The sound is fantastic and 'full', which is surprising given how small it is. I thought the speakers were attached with the option to remove them, but no, they are not attached in any way. The picture just has the speakers pressed up against the main unit to give it that appearance. There are also functions on the remote that are not available on the unit (like repeat and shuffle). And instead of showing you an FM signal strength, you'll see the word "MONO" appear on the display. Even though the FM station I was listening to sounded fine, the instruction manual says it will say MONO if the FM signal is too weak for that station. That's just weird, since my other stereos pick up that station just fine, but I may need to play with the antennas (there are two, one for AM, one for FM) to adjust the reception for that station.

Of course it plays ipods, iphones, etc... but I use a USB flash drive, put on 1,000 songs and hit the shuffle button.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By paul cervone on February 15, 2014
Color Name: Orange Verified Purchase
I still have a big CD collection, and that is the reason I bought this unit for the 2nd floor of my house.
I did not want anything large. I had a Bose wave iii upstairs, which has decent sound, but not much to brag about stereo separation wise.
Well, the Bose wave is packed back in its box, because the Yamaha has better sound for less than half the price!! I have been using it for CD's only. The sound has great detail, excellent separation, and unlike the Bose, adjustable high's, midrange, and lows. I just hope it keeps working!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By waveformblue on July 16, 2014
Color Name: Pink Verified Purchase
I got a pink one for my sister-in-law a in early June 2014. The color is a bit duller than the photo suggests; perhaps this is because the finish isn't shiny plastic. The head unit and speakers are instead wrapped in painted steel - niiice. The textured surface hides fingerprints very well.

This unit is heavy - about 13 pounds total. Even so, there is nothing clunky about it. There are no rattles or loose parts anywhere. The solid build contributes to really good sound.

The speaker enclosures are physically deep and constructed from coated particle board. That in combination with a tuned rear port make some decent bass. The front grills are actually thin cloth, so treble also projects nicely. Cloth doesn't protect the speaker cones as well as metal or plastic. However, it won't rattle with lows or muffle the highs like a rigid perforated grill can.

Pre-stripped two-conductor wire connects the speakers to the head unit. Each component uses proper spring-loaded clips for the wire - no cheesy 1/8 or RCA jacks here. The leads are color-coded for polarity. Be sure to wire them correctly; bass response will suffer if one side is reversed.

Bass, midrange, treble, and balance controls are behind a menu accessible only via the infrared remote control. More about that later.

The pale blue dot-matrix display is clear and easy on the eyes. Characters look great against the deep black background. You can adjust brightness through the remote. It dims automatically when powered down to display the time and date (assuming you've enabled the clock).

The front panel layout is clean and minimalist. While this may be aesthetically pleasing, a consequence is that some very important functions are delegated to the remote.
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