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Play music from various sources like CD, iPod/iPhone, iPad (via USB) USB, AM/FM radio and auxiliary input
Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth from your smartphone or tablet
Exceptional audio quality from a compact system
Unique IntelliAlarm and control app features
Distinctive design with 10 color choices, in shades both classic and bold
Fill the room with rich, natural sound from a variety of music sources with this compact system. Offering fashion-savvy looks in 10 designer color choices, it's the perfect way to enhance any home or office.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've only had this for a day, so I will try to update the review in a month or so -- but since there are no reviews of the Yamaha MCR-B142 on Amazon yet, I thought that I should at least give my initial impression.
I stepped up to the Yamaha from iSymphony Bluetooth Stereo System by way of the Pioneer X-EM21 Micro HiFi CD/FM Stereo System with iPod-Dock USB-in Remote. The iSymphony is a nice cheap little bluetooth stereo that is fine for talk, but falls short on music. The Pioneer disappointed me in its USB drive handling. All my other stereos saw 89 albums on my stick, but the Pioneer would only see 60. Anyhow, the Yamaha is certainly in a different price and quality class from the others, but, as I came to realize how much I lean on my kitchen stereo for music, I decided it was time to shell out for a good unit.
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. The $400 price wasn't cheap but when it went on sale at Amazon for $350 I scooped it up. I haven't heard a Bose recently but I think the Yamaha sounds as good if not even better. My family even loves it. We like to use the bluetooth the most. You can sit on the couch with your iPad or other bluetooth device and play the music in your hands or watch youtube concerts and videos while sound fills your whole room. One thing you need to do is hold down the source button to disconnect the previous bluetooth source...
I just received the Yamaha MCR-B142GN (Green) today here at work. And work is what I bought it for. I am postmaster in a small one person operation rural Post Office and I wanted to enjoy my music. For 15 years I was a DJ at small independent radio station and I love music. I played alternative-country music - what ever that is. I first bought a Soundfreaq Sound Kick to have music at work. I liked the sound (for size & price) but it had some limitations. It was great to play music from my I-phone but I have 1500+ CD's and I also enjoyed listening to the radio.
After much research I chose the Yamaha MCR-B142. Why? Most reviews this unit and earlier models thought the sound was good - and it is. Even at moderate volume (remember I work at a Post Office) the sound is good and when I did crank it up it also sounded good. It has a CD player and AM/FM radio with very good reception. It is also attractive and sturdy feeling. I can connect via blue tooth my I-phone and I can bring...
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