- Play music from various sources – CD, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® (via USB), USB, AM/FM radio and auxiliary input
- Exceptional audio quality from a compact system
- Distinctive design with 10 color choices, in shades both classic and bold
- Unique IntelliAlarm™ and app features
- Compatible with iPhone 5
Distinctively Stylish, with a Choice of 10 Colors
With its convenient size, solid steel panels and user-friendly controls, the MCR-042 enhances any home or office, fitting handsomely on furniture or shelves. The speakers can either be placed adjacent to the main unit or can be moved apart, enabling more...
Distinctively Stylish, with a Choice of 10 Colors
With its convenient size, solid steel panels and user-friendly controls, the MCR-042 enhances any home or office, fitting handsomely on furniture or shelves. The speakers can either be placed adjacent to the main unit or can be moved apart, enabling more flexible arrangements. The 10 color choices let you pick a style that perfectly complements your personality and décor.
Ready for Your Diverse Music Universe
Music comes from a lot of places – the MCR-042 puts it all at your fingertips. Dock your iPod® / iPhone®, or connect to the front-panel USB port from an iPad® or USB device. It also has a slot-in type CD player and AM/FM radio, and offers an auxiliary mini input, allowing you to connect a wide range of other sources.
Supported iPod / iPhone / iPad
Supports iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch® (1st through 5th generation) and iPod nano® (2nd through 7th generation).
*Supports via USB cable for Lightning Connector models.
Stunning Sound From a Compact System
Employing powerful 4-1/2” drivers in large-volume speaker cabinets, the MCR-042 delivers exceptional acoustic performance from a compact system, with deep, robust bass and clear mids and highs. Digital docking ensures high-quality audio connectivity with iPod and iPhone devices, and Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer restores the performance of compressed audio files (e.g. MP3 files) to deliver sound that is more dynamic and has a greater feeling of expansiveness.
Convenient Alarm and App Features
Yamaha’s IntelliAlarm™ wakes you up gently by increasing music from your iPod or iPhone gradually over several minutes until the beep goes off. By installing the Yamaha DTA Controller App for your iPhone / iPod touch / iPad, you can adjust the settings of the alarm simply and easily. The app will be periodically updated for additional functionality.
*System requirements; iOS4.3 or higher
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CD Text Display
Get information about the CD currently playing right on the CD player’s display. The 3-mode text display shows the CD’s title, the artists name and the title of the track.
This unit is equipped with a USB port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3 and WMA audio files from a USB memory device (USB flash drive).
Ease into your day with a new approach to waking up. Yamaha's IntelliAlarm wakes you gently with the audio source of your choosing, first filtering out uncomfortable high frequencies, then gradually restoring the full audio spectrum before beeping to ensure you are awake.
iPod Digital Connection
iPod digital connection means that the digital signal from the iPod is transmitted directly to the system, minimising noise interference and allowing use of the DAC not in the iPod, but in the system. This results in more precise sound reproduction.
Download on the App Store
Made for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®
“Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, iPad and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple® performance standards.
Audio & Video
MCR-042 Product Overview Video
|Center Unit||Disc Type||CD (Audio CD, MP3, WMA)|
|Preset Memory||FM x 30, AM x 30|
|Supported iPod/iPhone/iPad||iPhone® 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad® (3rd and 4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPod® touch (1st through 5th generation), and iPod nano (2nd through 7th generation) *Supports via USB cable for Lightning connector models.|
|Headphone Jack||Stereo L/R: 3.5 mm mini|
|Total Harmonic Distortion(CD to Sp Out, 20 Hz-20 kHz)||0.07% (7.5 W / 6 ohms)|
|Output Power/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)||15 W + 15 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||7-1/8” x 5” x 10-3/4”|
|Speaker System||Woofer||4-1/2" full-range cone|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz-20 kHz (-10 dB)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5-1/8” x 5” x 9-7/8”|
|Weight||3.7 lbs. / unit|
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- Attractive Design
- Easy Controls
- Easy To Set Up
- Fit's Any Room
- Great Sound
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- Medium sized Rooms
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Comments about Yamaha mcr-042_u:
I have somehow always been a Onkyo and Denon buff and very recently was looking for a micro for my room. It is Approx 400 Sqft in size.
I combed the internet for options and compared the likes of Harman, Onkyo, Denon and plenty more. Read reviews, rankings etc., went around listening to my shortlisted options.
Compared micro systems in terms of sound, aesthetics and features.
The idea was to have a no nonsense sexy looking system, that delivers appeal and sound both.
When I heard the Yamaha, I didn't have to compare it with anything. It was phenomenal.. Every time I upped the volume I only smiled..
The High's.. The Low's.. The Mid's.. WoW
I was given the option of a MCR-040, but I preferred the MCR-042 because of its compactness over the MCR-040.
But I got so stuck with the colours and didn't know what to pick, Red, Orange, Black, White.. ( These were my preferred ). I had to finally toss a coin between 2 colours and picked a white to fit my room.
I do not think there is anything as beautiful as this one.
Anybody who sees it, can't stop drooling.
One hell of system.. You won't regret the buy..
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