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Yamaha MCR-230

Yamaha MCR-230
alaScore 81

27 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Yamaha MCR-230. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size also get good reviews.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Yamaha MCR-230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Yamaha MCR-230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, reliability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha MCR-230BL Micro Component System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Yamaha MCR-230BL Micro Component System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sep, 2018

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Amazing Performance for the Size and Cos


I ordered this mini-system after studying reviews and listening to alternatives until I was becoming bewildered. Among the many mini- and micro-systems available, this one, in my thinking, offers the best compromise of all. I say, "compromise," because...

Good Remote, Lifelike sound, Clear Sound, Easy To Setup

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The MCR-230 has been designed for anyone who wants to enjoy music... really enjoy music... from a personal-sized, easy to use system. The size is compact, the styling is simple and straightforward. All of the special design features are on the inside, where they contribute to pure, high quality sound. The CD player is a high performance type with CD text display, and you also get the convenience of docking an iPod and inserting a USB player right into the top of the unit. The speakers are extremely high quality - you won't believe how good they sound and how much bass they put out. In short, the MCR-230 goes far beyond your expectations for a micro component system.


Output Power / Total:40Watt

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Components:Main unit / Speaker system
Functions (KA):CD/MP3 player / Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

CD System

Type:CD / MP3 player


Energy Star certified: No


Headphone Jack: Yes


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Number of decks:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set / Mini set


Display Type:LCD

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):25
Power Source:AC


Bass adjustment: Yes
CD Text: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha MCR


Bass reflex: Yes
Frequency range:60 - 50000
Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:40
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):84
Speaker type:2-Way
Subwoofer driver size:4
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.03 / 10
Tweeter diameter:0.984
Tweeter Size:0.984
Woofer Diameter:3.94
Woofer Size:3.94

Other Features

CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Speaker depth:11.6
Speaker height:7.52 / 7.56
Speaker width:4.84 / 4.88
Surround speaker depth:11.6
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):4.84 x 11.6 x 7.56
Surround speaker height:7.56
Surround speaker weight:4.63
Surround speaker width:4.84

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Audio formats supported:CD-A, MP3 / MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
USB direct playback: Yes
Video recording: No

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPod
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Speakers connectivity type:Clamp terminals
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):25
Power Source:AC


Preset stations quantity:30
Supported bands:AM, FM / FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM / FM
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Weight & Dimensions

Package dimensions (WxDxH):4.88 x 7.52 x 11.7
Package weight:22
Weight:11.5 / 6.79 / 6.83
Width:7.09 / 7.13