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Yamaha MCR-040DBU Micro Component System (Dark Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • System has CD player, an FM radio, USB and mini jack inputs
  • Built in iPod dock
  • Perfectly matched amp and speakers for high efficiency and performance
  • Has advanced YST technology to deliver big bass sound
  • VCCS technology to cut down on speaker cabinet vibration

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Product Description

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Yamaha MCR-040DBU Micro Component System In Dark Blue

From the Manufacturer

The Yamaha MCR-040/140: A Lifelong Music Partner

Cool looking, great sounding

The perfect system for every music lover
We want the MCR-040/140 to be your friendly music partner. Always close at hand. Easy to use, nice to touch, fun to look at, great to listen to. The more you live with it, the more you'll like it. You and your MCR-040/140 are going to be friends for a long time. The cool, colorful appearance is just the start of many things to like about the MCR-040/140. Compact and convenient, it lets you enjoy a variety of music sources, including iPod. And because it features Yamaha digital amp and YST technologies, the sound is much better than you would normally expect from a micro system.

Enjoy All Your Favorite Music
The MCR-040 puts your favorite music sources within easy reach. It's got a CD player, an FM radio, USB and mini jack inputs for portable audio devices, and a dock on top for an iPod, which you can control with the handy card-sized remote control. The iPod and USB device charge both while in use and in standby mode. What's more, it has both a clock timer and a sleep timer.

Perfectly Matched Amp and Speakers
Both the amp and speakers are designed for high efficiency and performance, so the sound is bigger and better than you expect from components of this size. They were also planned and carefully tested for best audio integration.

Advanced YST Technology Delivers Big Bass Sound
Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (YST) is a major reason for the high performance of Yamaha speakers, and is especially suited for small speakers. The CD receiver and speakers work together, using negative impedance drive to produce small low-frequency signals, which are enhanced to large outputs by precisely designed speaker cabinet and port. The result is powerful, accurate bass that seems to be coming from a much larger speaker.

VCCS Technology
Vibration Control Cabinet Structure(VCCS) solves the problem of speaker cabinet vibration with strategically placed pieces of wood whose shapes, positions and angles were arrived at after a long process of experimentation. It also uses special foam rubber that provides excellent vibration isolation performance.

Yamaha's MCR-140 with yAired Technology

Dynamic sound via a wireless connection

Control your music with Yamaha's simple remote
while your iPod charges

Control your MCR-140 wirelessly with your iPod
Wireless Operation of iPod and Subwoofer
The MCR-140 features the same compact design as the MCR-040, with the same 10 colors and same great sound. It also gives you the advantage of yAired (Yamaha original wireless) technology, for wireless enjoyment of your iPod.

Yamaha's Original Wireless Technology
  • Remote control from an iPod
  • Automatic power on and automatic volume control
  • Uncompressed wireless audio transmission (linear PCM)
  • Real-time communication
  • Audio and video synchronization

Technical Specifications

CD Receiver: CRX-040/CRX-140
  • Maximum Output Power: 15W + 15W
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% (1W/6 ohms)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 7-1/8" x 4-3/4" x 12-1/8"
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
Speakers: NS-BP80
  • Driver: 10cm (4") Full Range cone without Magnetic Shielding
  • Frequency Response:
    • 50Hz - 18kHz (-10dB)
    • 50Hz - 24kHz (-30dB)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 4-3/4" x 4-5/8" x 11-1/4"
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs/unit

Product Information

Product Dimensions 20.2 x 11.9 x 9.4 inches
Item Weight 11 pounds
Shipping Weight 18 pounds
Manufacturer Yamaha
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Item model number MCR-040DBU
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 237 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #250 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Compact Radios & Stereos > Stereo Shelf Systems
Date first available at November 8, 2009

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Color: Red Verified Purchase
I originally chose this product for someone else, who tasked me to find a great bookcase stereo to give as a gift. I ordered it and received it within two days via Amazon Prime. I installed and tested it on Christmas Day. It truly exceeded my expectations in every way. Very attractive layout and veneer, intuitive controls, solid feel, great sound quality. I tested the radio first, then the CD player, then the iPod dock. In all three cases, the performance was very impressive for such a small system. I would compare this very favorably to the Bose system that gets so much advertising. I've listened to that system in several peoples' homes and although it's a good system, I feel the sound quality and appearance of this Yamaha system is superior.

I liked it so much that I immediately ordered a system for our home. I ordered the green color for my friend, but I went with red for our home. It's beautiful and looks very sharp. My wife and I both have iPhones, and we use this system to play our music libraries. It comes with a remote control, which is in itself a very nice little unit. Flawless performance and function. I really have nothing negative to say about this system. It is priced very fairly for its performance, build quality, and appearance. I see another reviewer commented that the speakers cannot be placed adjacent to the unit due to heat buildup. I don't get this at all. The unit never gets hot, and the speakers are placed exactly as shown in the product photographs, that is to say "attached" to the main unit. There are zero issues with heat. I love this little system and I'm sure anyone who takes the chance on one without physically seeing one in the store will be delighted. Anyone have any comments on their experiences or questions, feel free to leave a comment.
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Color: Red
I wish I could rate this unit separately based on sound quality and functionality. Sound quality would be a definite five star, but a tad of a design/functionality flaw I'd rate it 3.

The sound quality of the unit is absolutely amazing! Such a tiny thing producing such awsome sound! One of the nice things about it is that you can move the speakers away from the unit. This way the stereo sound is even more enjoyable, and more pronounced. It has a very nice, deep bass, and clear highs. However, you can customize it to your liking, because it has adjustable, bass, treble, and balance controls. You can also dim the display panel - if you wish.

It stores 30 FM preset radio stations. Comes with an FM wire antenna that you can conveniently plug in at the back of the unit. It does not have AM reception - in case you wonder.

As you prolly read from the details by now, it plays MP3 and WMA sounds/music from CD-R/CD-RW discs, USB flash drives, iPhone/iTouch/iPods, and from an external/portable source. Unfortunately it does not read songs/MP3s stored on DVDs only CD-R/CD-RWs. If you plug in an iTouch/iPod, you can navigate it via the remote control. Eg, you can scroll the songs up/down, you can navigate outside/inside to a different folder/category/play list etc. The LCD display can display the playing time, remaining time, artist name, song name, album name.

It does have an alarm that you can set to wake up to your iPod/iPhone/iTouch, CD, radio or USB drive. It also have a sleep function.

Now here is the bad part, or should I say, inconvenient part. When you turn the unit off, it does not display ANYTHING on its display panel. It means that if you have set an alarm you will not know it because you'll be staring at a blank display.
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Color: Dark Blue Verified Purchase
I am a very enthusiastic, experienced, audiophile, having listened to and owned numerous audio systems over the course of many years. I purchased the Yamaha MCR-040 on 12/02/10. It was delivered on 12/08/10, ahead of schedule. I bought it without listening to it, (could not find a dealer in my area that had a demo to hear). I made this decision based on expert and new owner reviews. I have never done this before! I always listen to audio products before I purchase them. However, when I opened the nicely packaged box, a beautiful, well made unit was revealed (I chose Dark blue). It was easy to set up. It's feature laden with a CD player, Fm radio (30 presets), Apple ipod dock, USB input, mini jack for portables and a credit card size fully functional remote, and more. But the main reason I buy any audio system is the sound quality. This unit has a surprising high level of sound quality! The sound is clear, with crisp highs, clean vocals and the absolute best bass response for the price I have ever heard (listening to a high quality CD)!!! As a comparison, several years ago I bought a Bose Wave radio/CD player for my daughter ($500.00). I'm not knocking Bose, they make high quality products. But for $258.00 (that I paid) about half the price of the Bose, the Yamaha MCR-040 equals the overall sound quality of the Bose and delivers much better bass. If you purchase the Yamaha MCR-040, You won't regret it, You will love it, even if you don't listen to it first.
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Color: Dark Green Verified Purchase
The sound is O.K., I did have a little higher expectations for something that cost this much. The case is solid and it feels well built. The problem I had was this unit is this: it would just completely shut itself off after about an hour of playing. I could restart it without a problem, but then after about an hour it would shut itself off again. I am pretty tech savvy and yes I checked the sleep timer/etc. I emailed Yamaha directly and explained the problem, their tech guy emailed back and said it sounded like a short somewhere.

I contacted Amazon and it was just over the 30 day return policy (I just didn't have time to mess with it), but I had emailed Yamaha prior to the 30 days being up for their advice on the issue. So, amazon was gracious enough to do an exchange for me. Amazon Customer Service has been great! Thanks Amazon... Hope I have better luck with the new unit. If the new unit works, I might move my review up a star or two...

**UPDATE** Well I got my new unit and was happily playing pandora on my ipod touch and after about an hour... bang, the unit shut itself off again all on it's own. I could easily turn it back on with the remote, but of course had to do hands on to restart pandora and again after a time, bang the unit shut itself off again. This is a little annoying... Well, I am going to return this unit and look for something else. I wish this unit worked because it is just a hassle to run around, find a box, pack and return an item, but I don't really have a choice...
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