Yamaha MCR-E100 Mini Systems

4.77/5 (30 Reviews) MSRP : $399.00


Product Description

  • Power: 40 Watts x 2-channels, 6 ohms, 1kHz, 0.9% THD
  • Speakers: Design = Two-Way Bass Reflex; Woofer = 5" Cone; Tweeter = 1" dome; Power Handling = 50 watts
  • SUBWOOFER OUTPUT TERMINALS
  • SINGLE-DISC CD PLAYER
  • OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by masterarjun a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: January 2, 2003

    Bottom Line:   
    I saved up money for years and finally bought this system when i was 13 years old. Paying this amount for a system was the most I had ever spent in my life, so you can imagine how much research and testing of other systems out there. At first I was reluctant to spend this amount of money on a system, but I realized it was worth every penny, and i will be keeping this for a long time.
    This is the best mini system I have ever heard and seen. The sound is excellent, with crisp highs and room-filling midrange. The only thing lacking is the base, which can easily be fixed due to the "Subwoofer mono output." I was content with this system for about a year and a half when I craved a Subwoofer. Finally this year on my 15th birthday I recieved a Sony 8 inch Sub. This dynamic duo has filled the room with excellent sounds from 20khz to 28hz.
    The best part of this Micro System is that it is both expandable and can also be used for a long time without loosing stlye and class.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2000

    Price Paid:    $480.00

    Purchased At:   Good Guys



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Master a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: January 2, 2003

    Bottom Line:   
    I saved up money for years and finally bought this system when i was 13 years old. Paying this amount for a system was the most I had ever spent in my life, so you can imagine how much research and testing of other systems out there. At first I was reluctant to spend this amount of money on a system, but I realized it was worth every penny, and i will be keeping this for a long time.
    This is the best mini system I have ever heard and seen. The sound is excellent, with crisp highs and room-filling midrange. The only thing lacking is the base, which can easily be fixed due to the "Subwoofer mono output." I was content with this system for about a year and a half when I craved a Subwoofer. Finally this year on my 15th birthday I recieved a Sony 8 inch Sub. This dynamic duo has filled the room with excellent sounds from 20khz to 28hz.
    The best part of this Micro System is that it is both expandable and can also be used for a long time without loosing stlye and class.

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    Used product for:   More than 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2000

    Price Paid:    $480.00

    Purchased At:   Good Guys



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by KIKIS KIKIS a AudioPhile

    Date Reviewed: October 12, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    Very Good!!!!
    Goog Sound!!!

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    Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

    Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

    Product model year:   2001



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by wolfspitzen a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    I had specifically wanted an MCR-E100SL even after the E150 and E250 models replaced it. Fortunately Yamaha still had some left in inventory as of Spring
    2002. I also ordered the matching tape-
    deck KX-E100 (the mini-disc player MD-E100 is not available in the U.S.).
    Let me say at the outset the system is everything I hoped for. Many reviews have
    cited the need for a subwoofer (sub-out
    provided), and although I ordered a YST-
    105 as well I'm not sure it's all that necessary. (I use a set of Yamaha RH-5MA
    headphones with this system, and they do
    make an amazing difference! I enjoy pipe-
    organ music and the bass response is
    incredible.) However, the system as supplied is very good indeed even for the
    demands of the pipe-organ. The Yamaha
    sub helps add some depth, but I suspect
    it's not quite good enough to improve the sound significantly---there's more rumble
    than fine articulation! Anyway, the
    MCR-E100 itself is outstanding. My CD
    player is actually very quiet despite some reviews to the contrary---no motor
    whine, just a few clicks when it loads.
    The single play CD player is the main reason I wanted the older version. The
    E250 changer is very noisy, much deeper
    (for my shelf) and more to go wrong! The E150 lacks the programming/editing controls of the stand alone CD units.
    The receiver unit is very basic, although it does provide bass, treble and balance controls. Programing the radio presets
    is a minor pain, and the manual is short on info. for features. Reception is very clear, but tuner demands a very good signal to provide this clarity. Otherwise
    the tuning section picks up and conveys every bit of static! This, ironically, is the problem with sensitive equipment!
    A brief word about the KX-E100, although
    it's not part of the MCR-E100 system. It
    matches perfectly in terms of looks and
    width. The height (3 1/4inches) makes up the difference between the receiver and CD player (4 1/4 inches each) and the
    speakers (11 3/4 inches) so it all lines up if placed together on a shelf. I was
    impressed how well it plays in general, and old tapes in particular. No hiss to
    speak of, and no perceptible motor noise.
    I especially like the horizontal loading system (looks like a CD drawer from the outside). Finally, the elegant design,
    sound and outstanding quality put this system in a class of its own. A++ Yamaha!

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    Used product for:   Less than 1 month

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2001

    Purchased At:   Yamaha



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by wolfspitzen a Audio Enthusiast

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    I had specifically wanted an MCR-E100SL even after the E150 and E250 models replaced it. Fortunately Yamaha still had some left in inventory as of Spring
    2002. I also ordered the matching tape-
    deck KX-E100 (the mini-disc player MD-E100 is not available in the U.S.).
    Let me say at the outset the system is everything I hoped for. Many reviews have
    cited the need for a subwoofer (sub-out
    provided), and although I ordered a YST-
    105 as well I'm not sure it's all that necessary. (I use a set of Yamaha RH-5MA
    headphones with this system, and they do
    make an amazing difference! I enjoy pipe-
    organ music and the bass response is
    incredible.) However, the system as supplied is very good indeed even for the
    demands of the pipe-organ. The Yamaha
    sub helps add some depth, but I suspect
    it's not quite good enough to improve the sound significantly---there's more rumble
    than fine articulation! Anyway, the
    MCR-E100 itself is outstanding. My CD
    player is actually very quiet despite some reviews to the contrary---no motor
    whine, just a few clicks when it loads.
    The single play CD player is the main reason I wanted the older version. The
    E250 changer is very noisy, much deeper
    (for my shelf) and more to go wrong! The E150 lacks the programming/editing controls of the stand alone CD units.
    The receiver unit is very basic, although it does provide bass, treble and balance controls. Programing the radio presets
    is a minor pain, and the manual is short on info. for features. Reception is very clear, but tuner demands a very good signal to provide this clarity. Otherwise
    the tuning section picks up and conveys every bit of static! This, ironically, is the problem with sensitive equipment!
    A brief word about the KX-E100, although
    it's not part of the MCR-E100 system. It
    matches perfectly in terms of looks and
    width. The height (3 1/4inches) makes up the difference between the receiver and CD player (4 1/4 inches each) and the
    speakers (11 3/4 inches) so it all lines up if placed together on a shelf. I was
    impressed how well it plays in general, and old tapes in particular. No hiss to
    speak of, and no perceptible motor noise.
    I especially like the horizontal loading system (looks like a CD drawer from the outside). Finally, the elegant design,
    sound and outstanding quality put this system in a class of its own. A++ Yamaha!

    Expand full review >>

    Used product for:   Less than 1 month

    Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

    Product model year:   2001

    Purchased At:   Yamaha




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