Yamaha MusicCast CRXN470D Compact Audio System – App brilliant, Amp a bit disappointing.

Very enjoyable compact system. Got this to replace an aging but quite expensive cd player. It sounds brilliant and the radio and streaming are great too. Has prompted me to rediscover my music collection (now mostly cds stored lossless on a networked computer). And the airplay is very good too, as we often end up quickly putting something on from a streaming app on one of our phones). I have the cheaper of the two matched yamaha amps and it is paired with neat iota speakers.

Neat compact and versatile unit. . This is a very versatile and compact piece of kit which i have enjoyed using. I have used cd, dab, network music, bluetooth, airplay and internet radio. All of it works pretty easily. I’d only mark it down for a relative lack of connections, it would be great if it had an optical input so it could run output from a tv or dvd player etc. The remote is not particularly responsive but i prefer the music cast app on my phone or tablet. I’ve just got a new pair of q acoustics speakers and also use a yamaha subwoofer and i am pleased with the sound. Don’t expect massive impact from the sound, it’s only 22w per channel and isn’t exactly pure audiophile equipment but overall i am really enjoying the unit which has allowed me easy access to all my music and other sources.

Very pleased with this system. Here are the specifications for the Yamaha MusicCast CRXN470D Compact Audio System:

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  • Incredible Sound quality from the world Largest Musical Instrument Manufacturer
  • Stream you entire Music Library, Spotify Qobuz & more streaming services plus Internet Radio & DAB
  • Bluetooth & Airplay as standard plus support for Hi-Res Audio
  • Compatible with all Yamaha Music Cast items so expand your system and fill your house with crystal clear sound
  • Will stream CD player to other Music Cast devices

Neat compact and versatile unit. . This is a very versatile and compact piece of kit which i have enjoyed using. I have used cd, dab, network music, bluetooth, airplay and internet radio. All of it works pretty easily. I’d only mark it down for a relative lack of connections, it would be great if it had an optical input so it could run output from a tv or dvd player etc. The remote is not particularly responsive but i prefer the music cast app on my phone or tablet. I’ve just got a new pair of q acoustics speakers and also use a yamaha subwoofer and i am pleased with the sound. Don’t expect massive impact from the sound, it’s only 22w per channel and isn’t exactly pure audiophile equipment but overall i am really enjoying the unit which has allowed me easy access to all my music and other sources.

Versatile with a quality sound. This yamaha musiccast mcrn470d network hi-fi system offers lots of options in terms of musical input and output. For the more traditional you choose from playing cds, fm/dab radio plus internet radio, spotify, auxiliary input from an existing source like a tv, however, the crx-n470d can also play files from a pc or nas or mobile device including an usb stick (most file types are supported), plus, you can connect a phone or tablet using bluetooth. In addition, the n470d can transmit via bluetooth to powered speakers etc. The unit uses yamaha’s musiccast app (available for android and ios) to deliver multi room functionality and there’s a good range of add-on speaker options. The first decision you have to make is whether you buy the crx-n470d packaged with yamaha’s ns-bp150 speakers or choose your own speakers although they’ll need to be reasonably efficient as the rated output is around 22w per channel. Once you’ve opened the box you’ll find the n470d is a well finished device with a minimalist metal control panel and remote (batteries are supplied). Physically both the unit and speakers exude quality in their build. After you’ve installed the app on a mobile device you can connect the unit to the internet and i suggest the first thing is to check for a firmware upgrade. I found setting up the media server function etc.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Compact in size but big in capability.
  • Excellent sound with good speakers and very versatile and flexible.
  • Neat compact and versatile unit.

Excellent sound with good speakers and very versatile and flexible. . This is an excellent system; it works very well with my kef stand mount speakers in the dining room. The sound quality is first class with fm radio, cd and music files (wav and flac). It was easy to set up, even though the quick manual was virtually useless. I set up the music cast app first on my android ‘phone. From then on everything was easy. By the time i found the full manual on the web i was up and running. The only problem was windows media player (wmp) on my pc – i had to fiddle around with the parameters in the ‘custom navigation pane’ and tick the ‘folders’ box before everything started working. I haven’t figured out how this fix worked. The cd player works fine but i rarely use a cd these days since all of my music is now on a music file on my pc in wav or flac format and mp3.

Versatile with a quality sound. This yamaha musiccast mcrn470d network hi-fi system offers lots of options in terms of musical input and output. For the more traditional you choose from playing cds, fm/dab radio plus internet radio,spotify, auxiliary input from an existing source like a tv, however, the crx-n470d can also play files from a pc or nas or mobile device including an usb stick (most common files are supported), plus, you can connect a phone or tablet using bluetooth. In addition, the n470d can transmit via bluetooth to powered speakers etc. The unit uses yamaha’s musiccast app (available for android and ios) to deliver multi room functionality and there’s a good range of add-on speaker options. The first decision you have to make is whether you buy the crx-n470d packaged with yamaha’s ns-bp150 speakers or choose your own speakers although they’ll need to be reasonably efficient as the rated output is around 22w per channel. Once you’ve opened the box you’ll find the n470d is a well finished device with a minimalist metal control panel and remote (batteries are supplied). Physically both the unit and speakers exude quality in their build. After you’ve installed the app on a mobile device you can connect the unit to the internet and i suggest the first thing is to check for a firmware upgrade. I found setting up the media server function etc.

With all the connectivity options that can be. With all the connectivity options that can be asked for today and impeccable sound quality. I have bought yamaha and denon microcomponents. The quality of yamaha has made me fall in love with it over the rest. Very agree with the product.

Compact in size but big in capability. . Excellent, now with the additional bluetooth speakers we’ve music from all of our audio equipment through out the house.

I am very impressed with this yamaha music system, its the business, does it all, just what i have been looking for in a quality audio system. It will stream from my nas, streams on line, musiccast, cd player, usb and aux input, wifi and ethernet. Got the yst-fsw050 subwoofer to go with it, the whole system sounds great and it’s easy to use, i am very happy with it.

With ma bronze 2 speakers it is a very good system, lovely sound with the right amount of. Matched with ma bronze 2 speakers it is a very good system,lovely sound with the right amount of bass, the music cast app is good, had it 2 months and no probs at all.

Very enjoyable compact system. Got this to replace an aging but quite expensive cd player. It sounds brilliant and the radio and streaming are great too. Has prompted me to rediscover my music collection (now mostly cds stored lossless on a networked computer). And the airplay is very good too, as we often end up quickly putting something on from a streaming app on one of our phones). I have the cheaper of the two matched yamaha amps and it is paired with neat iota speakers.

Compact in size but big in capability. . Excellent, now with the additional bluetooth speakers we’ve music from all of our audio equipment through out the house.

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  1. App brilliant, amp a bit disappointing. . Very very impressed with the app, very easy to use. Disappointed a bit with the amp. Paired it with apart speakers and sound is very thin even after changing the eq. Unable to stream to second speaker in airplay mode through the youtube add on app?. Sound is better on the yamaha wx010 small speaker i also got.
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    App brilliant, amp a bit disappointing. . Very very impressed with the app, very easy to use. Disappointed a bit with the amp. Paired it with apart speakers and sound is very thin even after changing the eq. Unable to stream to second speaker in airplay mode through the youtube add on app?. Sound is better on the yamaha wx010 small speaker i also got.
    1. Works well, easy to set up. . All functions worked as expected. I connected mine to my existing speakers so not using it multi room at present. The speakers are somewhat expensive. I use the internet radio most and it is easy to set up and operate.
      1. Works well, easy to set up. . All functions worked as expected. I connected mine to my existing speakers so not using it multi room at present. The speakers are somewhat expensive. I use the internet radio most and it is easy to set up and operate.
  3. Excellent sound with good speakers and very versatile and flexible. . This is an excellent system; it works very well with my kef stand mount speakers in the dining room. The sound quality is first class with fm radio, cd and music files (wav and flac). It was easy to set up, even though the quick manual was virtually useless. I set up the music cast app first on my android ‘phone. From then on everything was easy. By the time i found the full manual on the web i was up and running. The only problem was windows media player (wmp) on my pc – i had to fiddle around with the parameters in the “custom navigation pane” and tick the “folders” box before everything started working. I haven’t figured out how this fix worked. The cd player works fine but i rarely use a cd these days since all of my music is now on a music file on my pc in wav or flac format and mp3.
    1. Excellent sound with good speakers and very versatile and flexible. . This is an excellent system; it works very well with my kef stand mount speakers in the dining room. The sound quality is first class with fm radio, cd and music files (wav and flac). It was easy to set up, even though the quick manual was virtually useless. I set up the music cast app first on my android ‘phone. From then on everything was easy. By the time i found the full manual on the web i was up and running. The only problem was windows media player (wmp) on my pc – i had to fiddle around with the parameters in the “custom navigation pane” and tick the “folders” box before everything started working. I haven’t figured out how this fix worked. The cd player works fine but i rarely use a cd these days since all of my music is now on a music file on my pc in wav or flac format and mp3.