The MCR-230 has been designed for anyone who wants to enjoy music - really enjoy music - from a personal-sized, easy to use system. The size is compact; the styling is simple and straightforward. All of the special design features are on the inside, where they contribute to pure, high quality sound. The CD player is a high performance type with CD Text display, and you also get the convenience of docking an iPod and inserting a USB player right into the top of the unit. The speakers are extremely high quality you won't believe how good they sound and how much bass they put out. In short, the MCR-230 goes far beyond your expectations for a Micro Component System. 20W + 20 W high power output Subwoofer out for adding a subwoofer Aluminum front panel and knobs 2-way bass-reflex speakers Outstanding powerful bass sound from compact body Detachable grill (NS-BP100) Dimensions and Weight for Main Unit - 7-1/16 x 4-5/9 x 11 inches; 9.5 pounds Dimensions and Weight for Speaker - 4-15/16 x 7-9/16 x 11-13/16 inches; 4.6 pounds
1 year parts, 1 year labor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been a big fan of Yamaha receivers for many years. If you buy towards the top of the range, you won't be disappointed. I still own a DSP-A3090, an R100, and an MCR-E300GLC mini-system. All have performed heroically over the years with virtually no problems. When I saw the MCR-230BL advertised, the USB and iPod inputs were the draw. I assumed that since it was a Yamaha product, it would have intuitive controls and at least one aux input (shame on me for not checking this out beforehand). First of all, the controls are a mess. To make very basic adjustments in tone, you have to dive into a menu system that should be an example to designers everywhere of how to frustrate your customers. I suspect 80% of people that buy this will never figure out how to adjust bass and treble. There should have been dedicated knobs for this but I understand the necessity of controlling cost. Regardless, there are many examples of good menu driven controls. In this case, the controls are awful...
I'm pretty demanding about the sound I place in my home and studio, yet I don't care for big splashy units, useless gizmos, or a big price. This unit gave me exactly what I wanted. It doesn't take up much room yet it produces rich, vibrant, full-range sound that puts other purveyors like Bose to shame. It takes just minutes to set up and the remote is easy to use and understand. I can listen to the radio, CDs or an iPod or MP3 player--What else do I need? It also charges my iPod as it plays. I'm delighted with it and recommend it highly.
Replaced an old boombox in the bedroom. This little guy delivers solid sound quality, and takes up less room. Only thing missing is an aux. in for MP3 player other than I-Pod. The USB port is adequate for my needs though. Just requires additional step to move music to a flash drive. Won't replace your full sized stereo, but perfect for small more intimate venue! Definitely would recomend.
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