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Does not support iPod classic or iPhone 4
on January 17, 2014
First the Bad:
Really!? How can this not support iPod classic? I mean those are the high capacity iPods. They do list the supported iPods, and the classic is not listed, but I thought that it had to be an omission by error....Nope! So, my bad for expecting it to work. The iPhone 5 is supported, but you either need to use the USB connector or have one of the 30 pin adapters so you can dock it.
The USB port will play mp3 files from a thumb drive, but it plays in the order that the files were created on the drive (sorted by time stamp!) Also, It does not seem to support the mp3 tags. So, yes it works... But it is totally useless if you want to select an album or play a playlist. There is no point to the USB except to connect your supported iPod/iPhone/iPad using the cable.
There is an aux input, which I use to connect an iPod dock that I have, so I can use my iPod classic this way. This is annoying though, because now it looks cluttered on my kitchen counter and I thought I was getting an all-in-one system.
Bluetooth works as expected, I can use my smartphone to stream audio files stored on my phone, and all the audio from my apps... Sirius-xm, pandora, iheartradio, etc...
Cd player supports cd text (for those CDs that have artist, album, and song names embedded).
Audio is quite good, not like Bose sound wave or Cambridge sound works, but still quite good.
I'll keep it because for some reason the red one that I purchased was $100 cheaper than the other colors at the time, so this offsets my disappointment about the iPod classic non-support.
But I see this is currently at $399.00... Keep an eye the prices. I got my red one here on amazon for $261.00 (with prime shipping) just over 2 weeks ago.
The system is worth it for the price that I paid, definitely NOT worth $400. You may as well go with BOSE for that kind of money.
I knew I read the specs right!!!
Amazon has a misprint on the specs!
From Yamaha site
usa.yamaha [dot] com/products/audio-visual/hifi-systems/mcr-b142_u/?mode=model
(Go to the "Features" Tab)
iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch® (1st through 5th generation) and iPod nano® (2nd through 7th generation).
*Notice it specifies iPod touch® (1st through 5th generation)
From Amazon site
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).
*Notice that it does NOT specify iPod touch (1st through 5th generation)