Yamaha MCR-E300 Mini Systems

4.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $319.00

Product Description

  • Top-ART Amplifier
  • 25 Watts x 2, 6ohms, 1kHz
  • 40 Station AM/FM Random Access Preset Tuning
  • Auto and Memory Preset
  • Linear Damping
  • High Dynamic Power and Low-Impedance Drive Capability
  • Discrete Configuration Amplifier
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Tone Controls
  • System Control Functions: Direct Input Source Selection, Timer Rec and Synchro Rec

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave_2002 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Similarly to the above reviewer I bought this micro system to take back to University with me instead of my separates system. I was led to believe that the product was an end of line but at the time of writing many retailers still carry it - with the cheapest one being considerably more than I paid.

The system has proved itself to be an extremely good purchase. The only other option I seriously considered was the superb Denon-DM31 which worked out considerably more expensive although the sound quality (with the Denon/Mission speakers) was slightly better than the Yamaha. The quality of the build is superb - the speakers are beautifully finished in Yamaha's "Piano Craft" black lacquer and the system has a solid metal fascia (although the plastic buttons let it down).

The system handles all music with finesse and ease. Yamaha traditionally tunes its products for a "natural" full and lush sound which, can sometimes sacrifice some detail and dynamics. The CD player on this system is the stand-out component and actually outclasses my Yamaha separate system in terms of musicality, detail and dynamics. The whole system perhaps lacks the incredible detail that the Denon delivers but it is priced far more competitively and the forgiving sound is far more suited to pop and FM-radio. It's a winner at every level!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Dixons, UK

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Shuttleworth a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Recently had to sell my seperates system due to it never being used (couldn't keep karting it to and from university like that) and had to find a Micro System to replace it :(

Luckily, when browsing a Dixons store in the town centre I came across a discounted Yamaha E300 Pinaocraft at £150. I bought it right away, as for the money it was blatantly a far superior bit of kit than the Goodmans, Bush, Sanyo and even Sony models for the price.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Purchased At:   Dixons (Dare I say i

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