The new Yamaha MCR-B142 is a fashionable compact desktop HiFi system offers playback from CD, iPhone/iPod, iPad via USB, USB, Radio, and other portable audio devices via the Aux-In. With its distinctive looks and convenient size, the Yamaha MCR-B142 will fit in small spaces like a useful gadget. With less depth than the previous model, both main unit and speakers have iron front and top panels that give a feeling of strength. Colours ranging from pop to subdued in a choice of 10 varieties.
By docking the unit with an iPod or iPhone, you can enjoy your favourite tunes with high audio quality, thanks to the digital connection. And by using the USB port, you can play music files from an iPad or USB device. In addition to the CD player and radio (DAB/DAB+ and FM), it has an AUX-In terminal for connecting a PC or DAP, giving you music enjoyment from a variety of sources in one unit.
IntelliAlarm is a special type of alarm that gives you a wake up call with music. Three minutes before the beep goes off, the music from your iPod or iPhone will first flow lightly and then gradually increase, to wake you gently. You can make more detailed settings with the DTA Controller app.
Bluetooth® compatibility means you can enjoy music wirelessly from your smartphone. Put your system wherever you want it, and use your smartphone as you usually do to operate the playback functions.
In addition, the iPhone/iPod/iPad specialised app "DTA Controller" lets you set the alarm time differently for each day of the week, as well as make detailed IntelliAlarm settings and transmit them wirelessly. The app will be periodically updated for additional functionality.
The MCR-B142 includes Yamaha's Music Enhancer that restores what is lost when audio data is compressed (as in an MP3 player) to deliver sound that is more dynamic and has a greater feeling of expansiveness. The speakers feature a new 110mm drive unit that employs a large-diameter magnet for enjoying music with rich bass tones and clear mid and high ranges. Bass sound is deep and robust, thanks to a large-volume cabinet that acts like a bass drum.