January 16, 2014 by Rachel Cericola
There are a lot of ways to put music in and around your house. Yamaha wants to squeeze its micro component lineup into some of those smaller spaces by adding a new model with new features.
The MCR-N560 is a PianoCraft series micro component system designed with the music lover in mind. It can play your old CD collection and favorite FM radio stations. However, it also adds in plenty of digital options—and makes them sound good.
Yamaha says that the newly announced MCR-N560 has high-resolution audio FLAC/WAV 192 kHz/24-bit signal compatibility. It can also be added to your home network, where it will snag songs from connected hard drives and mobile devices.
Other features include Yamaha’s Vibration Control Cabinet Structure technology, access to thousands of web-based radio stations, DLNA and AirPlay support for wireless streaming, and the option to use Yamaha’s Network Player Controller app for iOS and Android devices. If wireless isn’t an option, the MCR-N560 also has a front-panel USB port, as well as digital optical and coaxial inputs.
Yamaha is selling the MCR-N560 now, with an MSRP of $649.95. The main unit (CRX-N560) is also available for $499.95, if you want to pair it with other speakers. The system even has a few optional accessories, including the YWA-10 Wi-Fi adapter ($99.95) and the YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless technology audio receiver ($69.95).
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.