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Yamaha CRX-330BL Micro Component Receiver CD Player Unit (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

3.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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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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Technical Details

  • iPod Direct Docking on the Top Panel
  • USB Port on Top Panel
  • Amazingly Good Sound Quality
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Superb Reception FM Tuner

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

Far Beyond Your Expectations

The 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.


Advanced Features



MCR-230 with IPod Direct Docking
and USB Port on the top panel
iPod Direct Docking 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.

Subwoofer Out
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

Technical Specifications

    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.



Product Information

Product Dimensions 11 x 7.1 x 4.4 inches
Item Weight 8.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 8.1 pounds
Manufacturer Yamaha
ASIN B001P05NGA
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Item model number CRX-330BL
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #581 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#2,926 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Date first available at Amazon.com December 15, 2008

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By Sanjiv Gupta on April 26, 2009
This unit is compact, though deep, so make sure you have the shelf space for it. The ipod dock and USB ports on top make it technologically up to date. However, it has no additional RCA inputs on the back, so you can't hook up any other source (e.g. a non-ipod MP3 player or your computer) to it. As long as you want to play CDs, listen to the radio or your ipod, it's fine. Remote control allows limited ipod navigation. Sound quality good, will fill a small to medium-sized room with clean sound at moderately loud but not head-banging levels. You can adjust bass and treble, and it has a subwoofer output that I didn't try. UPDATE: The USB port may allow you to plug in some non-Ipod MP3 players. I don't have one so I haven't tried this, and the instruction manual is not explicit about this.
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Lovely piece of gear. Superior for a secondary system in the study, dorm, etc.. The milled aluminum front and rich feel of the volume control makes it feel more like a fine audio system component than an all-in-one cheapie.

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.
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Simply put this micro receiver is well engineered, easy to use and sounds amazing.

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.
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Great product that does exactly what it claims to do; interact well with IPods, deliver sound from a compact easy to use unit. Its bare minimum approach is just what I wanted, but I would understand why someone may want some improvement: an extra 10 watts per channel would be nice for larger spaces. A brighter display for viewing menus from a distance. Coming with its own black colored universal IPod mounts to match the color of the unit. But these are minor in comparison to the things about it that are great; it occupies a unique niche in the mini-receiver market -- namely, a unit that is designed to work with speakers of your choice located where you choose, one that fully interacts with the IPod, and that is low low cost.
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It's neat & tidy for the minimalist. The CD player works well, as does the iPod dock. But the low wattage doesn't drive Boston Acoustics speakers CS26 well. They can take 10-150 watts. So this is on the low end of power, with 25 watts. Also no AM radio.
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