October 03, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Well, someone certainly loves the iPod—Yamaha. They just announced four new products that all incorporate a dock to add that precious portable into the audio mix.
The MCS-1330 features two channels worth of amplification at 60 watts each, a CD player and two speakers. For those that aren’t iPod-dependent, this unit also has a USB port and analog inputs for adding other devices.
The CRX-430 has a little less power, with two channnels at 25 watts each. Finally, the MCR-330 and MCR-230 drop down even further, with two channels at 20 watts each. These three other models also include a CD player, as well as USB and other ports. However, the MCS-1330 seems to be the top of this heap; Akihabara News has specs on each model.
Engadget says all four units should ship this December, with prices ranging from $300 to $1,233.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.