Yamaha MCR-042RE Desktop Audio System (Red)
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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
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
MCR-042 Micro Component System
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
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.
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
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
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
Top Customer Reviews
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...
UPDATE March/19, 2014
After a year's use (I use it almost every day), the unit is still working like day one.
The unit now works well enough but it lacks some useful features and is pretty bare bones. I can see why it was discontinued. You can do better.
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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