Summary: I purchased this system for my daughter who listens to her music via cds and iPod. Bought it as a Christmas gift in 2012 and now the docking station does not work. You have to tilt the iPod (nano) forward with your hand to get the system to recognize that it is connected. It didn't always work this way. Too bad, it was a really nice looking system and the sound was great.
Summary: Unit looks great, sounds great too, if it will stay on. Every 10 seconds or so, it turned itself off. The manual advises that this might be due to static electricity, and to turn it off, unplug and wait 30 seconds and then try again. Did that like 5 times. No improvement. Returned for refund. Bad Yamaha, no biscuit!
Bluetooth iPod Dock UNFUNCTIONAL. CUSTOMER SERVICE NO HELP
Jeremy B, Amazon
17 June 2013
Summary: I really wanted to love this product. It appeals to me visually, size-wise and performance wise. Unfortunately the iPod dock never worked at all. I had called the Yamaha service center and was sent in a black hole of Customer Support emails, reference numbers, serial numbers and various codes all to send me to a NYC based local service center that was out of business.
Summary: Unfortunately the remote stopped working on the second day. You can not change stations or tweak settings without it. Bad design decision. I am returning the unit for a full refund. It is a bad design decision to put major functionality solely on the remote. Once the remote is lost or damaged the unit is basically functionless. Unless you listen to only a single radio station.
Summary: Purchased this for my son for Christmas. Excellent sound and he loved it. The first time he played it for an hour it stopped working. Turned it off and back on. No sound. Tried everything. No sound. It says it is playing. No sound. Sending it back and the replacement will take 3 weeks to arrive. Very disappointing for my son.
Summary: Yamaha must have added the USB port for show. I've tried quite a few different USB > micro with my Galaxy Nexus, and it errors out with "USB Unknown" or "USB Disconnected". It's not a complicated connection technology, so it's extremely frustrating that Yamaha botched this. Also, It's time to stop ignoring Android OS, it has 39% of the mobile OS market (yes, more than iOS (28%)). Again, it's a shame, because this system has excellent sound for a micro Component system.
Summary: I had great expectations - in spite of some of the reviews that warned me of the problems I experienced. It played none of my downloaded music and about 10% of the previously recorded music I tried to play. It would start and stop, continuously. The remote control also stopped working after I first used it. The operating instructions were useless. Funny that I encountered none of these problems on my bose using the same cds.