Category Archives: Yamaha Micro Component System


• 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

REMOTE: ZC890000

RATING: 3.0/5.0

Welcome to a review of Yamaha’s MCR-042, Micro Component System. The Yamaha MCR-042 Bookshelf Micro Component System is an all-in-one unit that can serve as a bedside alarm clock or as a stereo system in your kitchen, conservatory or anywhere you’d like to hear music. It has pretty much everything you need to get you started, with its integrated CD player and DAB+/FM tuner built in. The handy iPod dock on the top lets you plug in and charge your iPod while listening to it. All of this can be controlled with the easy to use included remote control, part number ZC890000. This remote will make your life easier as you sit back and relax to the enjoyment of your music.

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 fun color choices let you pick a style that perfectly complements your personality and décor.

There’s a USB port which has a dual purpose – you can either use it to link an iPad to the MCR-042, or use a USB memory stick (MP3 and WMA file formats are supported) and play back music that way. There’s even an Aux in if you have anything else you’d like to throw at it! All are handled equally well and for a small size system you should enjoy the crisp sounds regardless of what you are listening to.

Consumers are noting that the unit has a full depth of sound…the fit and finish is of good quality. The drawback, some are not aware that the speakers aren’t attached to the main unit body.


Good bass
Good sound quality
Fun colors

Speakers are not attached to main unit
Speaker wires seem cheap



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