By >Akihabara News Team
New iPod Component Stereo Dock from Yamaha: CRX-550 Receiver and NS-BP200 Speakers
Yamaha, the musical instrument company that also builds motorcycles, is preparing to sell a component stereo with a an iPod dock in early October. The component receiver accepts audio CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, as well as an iPod dock with digital sound in; it also comes with a USB port and analog AUX in jack for compatible sound sources. Yamaha’s Music Enhancer technology cleans up compression artifacts in iPod-source audio for a dynamic and deep sound. Also onboard is an FM radio. The unit measures 215x125x309 mm (8.46×4.92×12.17 in) and weights 4.8 kg or 10.6 lbs. The speakers use 12 cm cone woofers and 3 cm soft dome tweeters; but what makes this set of speakers stand out most is the piano black finish on the sides of the units and covers with a guitar-like shape.