Yamaha Micro Component System is compact and convenient. It lets you enjoy a variety of music sources. 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.
And because it features Yamaha digital amp and YST technologies, the sound is much better. 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.
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the sound is better than expected
I found the MCR-040 has a perfect balance between size and sound quality. This small unit produces better sound quality than my previous bigger sound system and also better than some bigger micro systems that I tested in the music store. This micro system produce much better sound quality when compared to (similar price) Yamaha Desktop system. Choose this micro system if you don't need the desktop portability. The wireless remote control work fine for me, so I don't think i need to spend extr...View full Review
I found the MCR-040 has a perfect balance between size and sound quality. This small unit produces better sound quality than my previous bigger sound system and also better than some bigger micro systems that I tested in the music store. This micro system produce much better sound quality when compared to (similar price) Yamaha Desktop system. Choose this micro system if you don't need the desktop portability. The wireless remote control work fine for me, so I don't think i need to spend extra $ 110 for the MCR-140
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Was looking for an Ipod dock, ordered one from another site, hated it. Found this one, love it. I don't know why I didn't think of this one first especially since all my other home audio products are Yamaha.
got it on time early really sounds great easy set up
Good replacement for Bose CD player
This stereo has quite a few great features. Compatible with iPod/iPhone, CD, USB and mini-jack inputs. Construction and finish is first rate. Sound is very good- clear and deep. I just ordered my third unit, that's how much I like them. My first I have in a corner kitchen cabinet, the area also includes an open dining room. My second unit I put in my vacation condo which has an open living room/dining room/ kitchen, and the third is going in my finished basement. So, it can handle small as well as somewhat larger rooms. The only con I would say is that if you misplace the remote, you won't be able to operate all the controls. You will still be able to turn the unit on and listen to FM/CD/iPod but you'll only be able to control the volume.
I bought this because of past Yamaha performance and reputation. I also liked the look and design. The sound is average to good, but not of Bose like quality. I had wanted something that was cheaper than a Bose, but came close to the sound quality of a Bose. My other disappointment id with the iPod interface. The iPod dock is compatible with a number of iPod devices, but only the 5th gen. iPod nano is compatible. That is annoying because they are on the 7th generation at this time. I also bought a couple of 5th generation nano's, one was refurbished and one was used and neither worked with it. My son's and my 5th gen. did work on it however so it is tempermental. Overall I am satisfied, but not overwhelmed.
plays louder than you will need-clear and precise vocals and instruments-i highly recommend it.
Has very convienent features. Built to a high standard for the price.
My wife and I enjoy soft instumental music in the background of our home everyday, all day. This unit plays from morning when we get up till night when we go to bed. The sound is high quality, full and rich and balanced sound...crisp highs, smooth full lows and a beautifull balance across the full spectrum. Happy we made the choice! The other reviews we read didn't steer us wrong. Also we like the compact size. It replaced a much larger unit and we are more satisfied with the sound on this unit than the larger unit.
Purchased this system after reading the reviews online and on Yamaha's website. I was looking for a small stereo for my home office that had an iPod dock but could also play the radio and CD. This system fit the bill perfectly. I had checked other systems locally and had considered going with a Bose iPod dock even though it wouldn't let me have a radio or CD functionality. I'm glad I found this instead! The sound from the speakers is rich and full, the ability to control treble and bass are nice. The option to have a USB port on the front is great as well as the option to move the speakers away from the main component for a truer stereo sound. The only weird part is the time is sent on a 24hr clock without a 12 hr feature, but I rarely use it. I'm very happy with this system!