has revolutionized the stereo world would be
understating things rather dramatically. Take Yamaha's MCR-410 for
instance, which is a new micro stereo system that not only features a
dock connecting port on the top, but also has the capability to connect
with an iPod without cords. For all the things that the iPod is, it's
not really a player to think of when you want a wireless solution.
's using its own proprietary yAired technology to change that,
and the solution looks pretty darn elegant.
The MCR-410 looks somewhat vintage in its styling, but it's actually
fairly well appointed. It boasts a CD player, iPod dock, FM/AM radio
tuner and mini jack inputs. There's a pair of 4" speakers to pump out
the jams, and the yAired tech actually supports wireless transfers from
the iPod and signal sends to a wireless subwoofer. Such a high-tech
device costs $399.95, but a wired-up version is available for just
$279.95 if you don't mind the extra cables.
FLEXIBLE MICRO-COMPONENT SYSTEMS OFFER WIRELESS iPOD PLAYBACK, WIDE SOURCE COMPATIBILITY AND SOPHISTICATED STYLING
Company's Proprietary yAired Technology for Uncompressed Audio
Distribution from iPods With No Delay; Two Models Available in Ten
BUENA PARK, Calif.––Yamaha
Electronics Corporation, the innovator in home theater and digital
audio and video reproduction, today introduces the "Made for iPod"
MCR-140 and MCR-040 micro-component music systems. The innovative
MCR-140 system features wireless iPod playback and optional wireless
subwoofer compatibility via the company's proprietary yAired
technology, as well as a CD player, front panel USB port, FM radio and
mini jack inputs for portable audio devices. The MCR-040 is identical,
minus the yAired features. Both models are currently available in ten
colors (listed below).
With perfectly matched amp and
speakers for high efficiency, the MCR-140 and MCR-040 deliver sound
that is bigger and richer than would typically be expected from systems
of this size (4 3/4" W x 4 5/8" H x 11 ¼" D). Advanced Yamaha Active
Servo Technology (YST) delivers powerful, accurate bass response that
seems to come from much larger speakers. Yamaha's exclusive Vibration
Control Cabinet Structure Technology (VCCS) practically eliminates
distortion-causing speaker cabinet vibration.
Both models have iPod docks built
into their top panels, allowing users to take out the ear buds and
share their favorite music with friends and automatically recharge the
portable devices. The MCR-140 features a wireless transmitter for iPods
that enables users to listen to audio remotely while maintaining direct
control of the music and video content they want to access.
Uncompressed audio is delivered for high fidelity playback through the
system's speakers which can be placed anywhere in the room. The MCR-140
and MCR-040 also automatically power on when a connected iPod starts
In addition to seamless wireless
convenience, yAired technology offers key advantages over Bluetooth,
including superior sound quality via uncompressed linear PCM audio
transmission and no audio delay issues when watching video. The
MCR-140's yAired capabilities enable the system to be paired with an
optional wireless subwoofer kit (Yamaha SWK-W10) for even more robust
The high sound quality of the MCR-140
and MCR-040 is delivered by a Yamaha digital amplifier with extremely
low noise distortion. Two highly responsive 4 –inch speakers provide
dynamic bass response for powerful, clean sound from any music library.
Both models also offer a card-type remote control for operating the system and connected devices.
The Yamaha MCR-140 and MCR-040 are
available in orange, dark blue, light blue, white, red, dark green,
brown, light gray, dark gray and pink for MSRP $399.95 and $279.95,
For more information, write Yamaha
Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone
(714) 522-9105; email email@example.com; or visit