Summary: Good sound from a small unit, accepts multiple input sources and pretty good value. Be aware that if you purchase a unit intended for the domestic Japanese market that the FM tuner will have a range of 76–90 MHz rather than 90-108MHz as is pretty standard elsewhere in the world. This can be worked around by putting a band expander/converter in line with the FM antenna, but better to get a unit intended for export market.
Summary: I am very impressed with the sound reproduced by the Yamaha MCR-B142 series of audio systems. When compared to the professional audio systems that I operate on a weekly basis; the "142" gives an awesome sound for its size. The "142" is a strong audio system; lacking very little in the quality of its sound when compared to larger, more robust audio systems.
Summary: Set up was fairly easy although FM reception required hanging antenna on the wall. AM antenna needed to receive a station. CD player worked well at first and after several days it didn't recognize the CD I had been playing for several days. The sound was terrific for the first few days. The piano solo CD sounded like it was coming from a piano in my kitchen. I may have to go back to BOSE! Returned to Amazon and impressed with ease of returning defective product.
Summary: Great sound for its size. Excellent range with ability to adjust bass, middle, and treble on a +/- 10 scale which is helpful for maximizing the effectiveness of the 4.25 inch speakers. I feel the sound quality and flexibility is better than the Bose Wave. Price point is also lower considering the standard iPod mount and Bluetooth capability. Actually has a lot of great standard features for its price and size.
Sounded great --- until it didn't --- and then it did!
22 September 2013
Summary: This little unit was great until today when it quit playing a CD and shut off. I thought there may have been a power outage and restarted it, but it did it again. Thought it might have been the CD and tried a different one and same thing. I am 15 days beyond Amazons return policy timeframe and now have the dreaded task of trying to get warranty support. I will repost with an update..... I contacted Yamaha direct and found their customer service to be excellent.
Excellent sound, cumbersome setup operation, other quirks
Linux Administrator, Amazon
3 August 2013
Summary: This unit delivers excellent sound, as expected. We bought it to wake up to quality sound in the morning. However, simple things like tuning a station are impossible to do from the front panel. There is no tuning knob! To tune stations, you must use the remote. It's best to program presets, because that's the only way to access stations from the front panel without the remote. In most regards, you are lost without the remote. You can't set up the unit at all.
Summary: My wife has been bugging me for years to get the Bose Wave music system. Our Panasonic SA AK33 has excellent sound but is too cumbersome to use and takes up too much space. Well you know the Bose is $500. Bluetooth is $100 more and an iPod dock is another $100 more. Cough! Is it worth $700? So I needed to find a small book shelf stereo that sounded as good as the Bose, had these features and cost less. After researching all the possibilities the Yamaha came out on top.
Summary: I have trouble understanding much of what is said on television. I bought this Yamaha unit to replace larger the larger stereo gear I had been using. This cut down on space and wiring requirements in the TV viewing area. This is a great unit and the sound quality is excellent. The bluetooth capability does not diminish sound quality perceptibility and allows use of the system to listen to portable devices without wires.