Yamaha PianoCraft Micro Component Systems Boast Full-Size Component Features, Versatile Apple Device Connectivity

10/20/2011 [Audio & Visual]

MCR-332 and MCR-232 models bring back the simplicity and purity of 2-channel stereo, with high style that fits any space or decor

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Electronics Corporation today unveiled its MCR-332 and MCR-232 PianoCraft micro component systems that deliver full-size component quality stereo sound from just about any source, including Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad portable music players, USB devices, as well as from their built-in CD players and AM/FM tuners.

The centerpiece of both systems is the CRX-332 CD/receiver featuring an alluring aluminum hairline design and a Yamaha-developed digital amp providing smooth, unforced output to 2-way bass reflex speakers. A built-in, top-panel iPod/iPhone dock offers more precise sound reproduction from Apple mobile devices via a fully digital connection that takes advantage of the CRX-332's superior DAC during playback. In addition, a USB port provides compatibility with MP3 players and flash drives, while a subwoofer port and AUX-in terminals enable easy system expansion with additional components. The result is stunning sound from a compact, versatile and stylish package.

"Our customers' interest in high-quality, 2-channel stereo sound has returned in a big way, and these new models are designed for anyone who wants to really enjoy the highest quality audio from a personal-sized, easy-to-use system," said Tom Sumner, president, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. "In keeping with the high standards of our PianoCraft micro component system series, we have once again exceeded consumers' expectations for sound quality and beautiful design in this category."

Speaker Design Reflects Company's Musical Instrument Heritage

The MCR-332 and MCR-232 systems both provide remarkably proficient 2-way bass reflex speakers with deep cabinets supported by three legs. This design prevents external vibrations from affecting sound reproduction and delivers resonant bass and rich midrange with exceptionally good imaging.

Conceived from its musical instrument manufacturing expertise, Yamaha integrates its proprietary Vibration Control Cabinet Structure (VCCS) technology that incorporates strategically placed pieces of composite material within each speaker to further reduce vibration-related distortion. A luxurious, piano-like finish provides a sophisticated look that is perfect in any setting—from the office or living room, to the bedroom or yacht.

Both systems offer large-size, screw type speaker terminals that ensure a reliable high quality connection. The MCR-332 speakers also offer banana clip connections, an unusual high-end feature for micro component systems, for additional connection reliability over time. The MCR-332 and MCR-232 systems' speakers have elegantly designed removable speaker grills.

The MCR-332 (MSRP $399.95), MCR-232 (MSRP $349.95) and CRX-332 (MSRP $299.95), are each sold with an updated remote control featuring enhanced design and functionality, and are currently available at retail. The CRX-332 CD/receiver also will be sold separately at select retailers as part of alternate systems with other components.

For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105 or visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHAPIANOCRAFT.

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