Yamaha just announced four iPod speaker docks, two of which include Bluetooth for wireless music streaming. The new models are the TSX-132, TSX-B232, MCR-042 and MCR-B142. Both TSX models are the same, except for Bluetooth functionality in the “B” model. Same goes for the MCR line. All models integrate Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer that improves the audio quality of compressed music files and IntelliAlarm, which gently wakes up users gradually with their favorite music.
The TSX-B232 and MCR-B142 models feature Bluetooth, enabling users to wirelessly stream music to these systems from smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. A free app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices gives users the power to remotely operate these desktop systems and set their IntelliAlarm functions, including alarm times (which can vary for each day of the week) and volume levels.
Available in black and white finishes, the TSX models are all-in-one systems with attractive rounded chassis and flat, real wood top panels that blend seamlessly within most living environments.
The MCR models (pictured above) feature detachable speakers that employ large magnets for audio reproduction with rich bass tones and clear mid- and high-end ranges. The large volume speaker cabinets deliver deep, robust bass response. They are available in ten colors, including black, white, red, pink, light brown, dark gray, yellow, purple, orange and green.
All four TSX and MCR models have large clock displays for easy visibility and offer great sound from compact units with slot-in style CD players, AM/FM tuners and iPod/iPhone docks that provide direct digital connections. Additional devices can be connected via USB and an AUX-in port. Apple devices connected by dock or USB are automatically charged while the system is on.
Price and Availability
All models will begin shipping this month at the following prices:
- $399.95 for the Yamaha MCR-042
- $449.95 for the Yamaha MCR-B142
- $449.95 for the Yamaha TSX-132
- $549.95 for the Yamaha TSX-B232
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