Summary: I purchased this to listen to mp3s and it does play them, but the controls work when they want to. For the money, you'd think you'd get a better quality radio. And for low to medium volume, the sound quality is decent at best, but for louder volumes the quality drops tremendously.
Nice Industrial Design, Leaves a Few Things to be Desired
2 June 2013
Summary: This unit looks good on our bookshelf w/ our books, pictures, etc. and it can play loudly clearly for its size. It's also nice that a variety of colors were offered. I think it's a good case-study of industrial design b/c it has incredible functionality, a simple beauty, but a curious, glaring oversight.
Summary: Like everyone else, I wanted a combination CD, radio, iPod dock, and clock for the bedroom. I also wanted it to fit in a small footprint and to be somewhat stylish. I got the latter two, but sacrificed everything else. The alarm clock isn't really an alarm clock as much as it is a timer, it's a pain to set, an the time isn't displayed unless the tuner is on. I also just don't think the sound quality is very good.
Summary: The good, has nice rich sound. Nice form factor, but am confused as to whether to place the speakers apart separately or keep together as shown. The bad, the speakers keep buzzing when my iPhone is in it and streaming from iTunes. I suspect this is due to improper speaker shielding and I plan to return it. I purchased the Yamaha TSX 70 for a room I rent while at work and it does not do this, however, everything is integrated into one.
Not good for large music collections on an external hard drive
VT Steelers, Amazon
23 March 2012
Summary: I keep all my music on a small portable USB drive, probably about 300 GB. This little drive works great in my honda with its USB input- the factory stereo has a jog dial that allows you to spin through the albums (folders) 1 by 1. While somewhat tedious, you could still spin through the 400 shows or so I had relatively quickly. It also resumes playing exactly where it was when you turn it off.
Summary: I spent a lot of time reviewing both speaker systems and stereos, including Bose,Klipch,and others before settling on this Yamaha unit,and I must say, it didn't quite meet my expectations.The 1st time I let my wife hear it, she said it needed more bass,and she is right.And that is my biggest gripe,otherwise, it IS a very nice unit with decent sound,well built, and attractive,but too little bass.I have a Sharp XL-DH259 micro component system that I purchased from Amazon,...
Summary: We purchased the Yamaha MCR-040 in orange for our daughter about two months ago. The color and general look is very nice, but we weren't particularly impressed with the sound quality. It is OK for the size, but it just seems to be lacking something. I have a great set of computer speakers with better sound for less than half the price of this unit. The 20 year-old Panasonic "boom box" I have seems to compete pretty well with it, too, which is interesting.
Summary: Die Anlage selbst überrascht mit einem guten Klang (für diese Preisklasse). Yamaha ist wohl der einziger Hersteller, der Minianlagen in mehreren Farbkombinationen anbietet, so dass auch für kleinen Platz immer die optisch beste Lösung ausgewählt werden kann! Es fehlt leider die Möglichkeit, einen Sender oder Titel direkt anzuwählen, die Mini (!)-Fernbedienung erfordert sehr gute Augen und ist eigentlich ein Witz.
Summary: Sachen gibt's... als ich die Bemerkungen über eine "schlecht riechende" Kompaktanlage las, war meine erste Reaktion: Kopfschütteln, Lachen und Meckern über solche Rezensionen. Ich habe allen meinen Vor-Schreibern Unrecht getan: die Anlage riecht übelst nach Weichmachern, das hat sich in den letzten 4 Wochen Betrieb zwar verringert, ist aber immer noch bemerkbar.
Excerpt: Buenas tardes, os comento sobre este equipo Yamaha, que si tuviese otra pinta no me echaría tan atrás (y no lo digo sólo por el color porque eso se cambia y es lo de menos, esta foto no hace honor...). Esta microcadena está pensada para que coloques tu iPod y te pongas a bailar y saltar... también lee CD´s, mp3, wma, trae su sintonizador de radio y todo eso... pero en mi opinión, el partido se le saca con tu iPod.