Yamaha http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/news en-GB Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-wireless-speaker-blasts-your-senses-sound-and-light/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yamaha packs pulsing lights and crystal clear audio into its magical totem pole </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-relit.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yamaha has announced that its wireless Relit speaker is now available for gadgeteers looking for an audio solution that&rsquo;s a little&hellip; different.</p> <p>The 1.1m metal tower promises clear CD-quality music streaming thanks to aptX Bluetooth support, and there&rsquo;s also an AUX-in for a more traditional cable setup.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Available in a black or brown leather finish, the Relit also contains an internal light source which pumps out an &lsquo;aura of light&rsquo; that reacts to the music that&rsquo;s currently playing.</p> <p>An accompanying app also offers timer, sleep and playback controls if you don&#39;t fancy using the included remote, and six-step adjustable LEDs will let you crank up the brightness depending on your mood.</p> <p>If you feel like tripping out and unleashing your senses to the Relit&#39;s magic then you can snap one up now for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/yamaha-relit-lsx-700-bluetooth-speaker-lighting-system-black/p1115051?kpid=232566458&amp;s_kenid=48200682-29fb-70c8-5a95-00006000448a&amp;s_kwcid=ppc_pla&amp;tmad=c&amp;tmcampid=73#default" target="_blank">&pound;500</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="716" height="538" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/relit-close.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="716" height="538" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/relit-2.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yamaha Relit speaker brings sound and light </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-wireless-speaker-blasts-your-senses-sound-and-light/news#comments Bluetooth Speaker System Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Yamaha Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:53:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431340 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha YSP-3300 http://www.stuff.tv/surround/yamaha-ysp-3300/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quality surround sound from just two boxes: do our ears deceive us? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yamaha YSP-3300" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/YamahaYSP-3300-1.jpg?1372387768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yamaha has been making soundbars since before Sonos existed, and the pricey YSP-3300 is a typically premium bit of kit. It's the only one here to bounce sound off the walls for virtual surround sound, while its striking shape helps scuplt the soundwaves and means the bar neatly straddles your TV's pedestal. And talking of neat, you feed all of your sources into the bar via HDMI and it sends video (including 4K and 3D) to your TV via a single cable.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Compact </div> <div class="field-item even"> Great surround sound effect </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Wireless sub-woofer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Must be placed close to walls </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wireless woofer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 3300 comes with a transmitter for streaming tunes from your iThing, Mac or PC. It's not as elegant as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth but it sounds great. A bundled wireless slimline bass box can be placed almost anywhere in the room, as long as it can still reach a power socket.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yamaha YSP-3300" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/YamahaYSP-3300-2.jpg?1372387768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Real surround sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Other soundbars might create a wide sound or a big sound, but the Yamaha is the only one that creates surround sound. It properly fills the room, with individual effects flying in from the sides so convincingly that you'd swear you had a speaker there. That sonic performance will depend to an extent on the shape of your room and a full 5.1 package will always do it even better, but the 3300 serves up a phenomenal sound without needing all those extra speakers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/YamahaYSP-3300-3.jpg?1372387768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Surround sound skills from a simple box of tricks – Yamaha's done it again</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-ysp-3300 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/surround/yamaha-ysp-3300/review#comments Home Cinema Soundbars Surround Yamaha Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:01:28 +0000 Tony Horgan 1423736 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha YSP-2200 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha-ysp-2200/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The YSP-2200 is the best Digital Sound Projector yet. A great home cinema solution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Yamaha-YSP-2200-review-main-resized.jpg?1365692910" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="511" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-ysp-2200-main_2.jpg?1365692910" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Yamaha YSP-2200 is a small, living-room-friendly soundbar. Designed to be easier to install than the larger YSP-4100, the 2200 is divided into two boxes, with a 9cm-high main speaker array that houses 16 individual speaker drive units plus a separate bass-generating subwoofer.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £800.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can connect up to three 3D-enabled HDMI sources, switching them out to your TV via a single output, while for older audio and video sources there's a pair of optical and a single coaxial digital in, plus a pair of analogue sockets. Most importantly, the Yamaha sounds great, its cohesive, effective surround sound successfully filling even a large room.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="119" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Yamaha-YSP-2200-review-1-back.jpg?1365692910" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The YSP-2200 is the best Digital Sound Projector yet. A great home cinema solution</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-ysp-2200 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha-ysp-2200/review#comments Yamaha YSP-2200 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:52:42 +0000 Tony Horgan 421083 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Yahama PDX-11 iPod speaker dock http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/icon-%E2%80%93-yahama-pdx-11-ipod-speaker-dock/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the take-anywhere tune blaster that&#039;s twice as manly as you are </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-pdx-11-icon_0.jpg?1364401088" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2142.jpg?1364401088" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Wow. Is that a mini nuke?</strong></p> <p>While the Yamaha PDX-11 may look like a destructive device worthy of Batman's utility belt, we can assure you that the only thing that will come blasting out of it are your tunes.</p> <p><strong>Looks pretty solid to me</strong></p> <p>The octagonal body is as rugged as Chuck Noriss' five o' clock shadow and the built-in handle is perfect for portable tune-pumping. An AUX input means that non-Apple devices can also join in on the fun.</p> <p><strong>Sold. How much?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-yahama-pdx-11-ipod-speaker-dock </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/icon-%E2%80%93-yahama-pdx-11-ipod-speaker-dock/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/icon-%E2%80%93-yahama-pdx-11-ipod-speaker-dock/news#comments Yamaha Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:47:32 +0000 Esat Dedezade 418651 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha YHT-S400 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-yht-s400/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yamaha’s novel soundbar concept fuses an AV receiver, Blu-ray spinner and a subwoofer. Will it go out with a whimper or rock our world? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1100" height="317" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/EV_yhts400.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="339" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/YamahaYHTs400bar.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not everyone has the space (or spousal clearance) for a massive, full-on home cinema rig. So, where does that leave us? The soundbar. But while using a single, surround sound-emulating speaker solves the wiring and speaker-clutter problems, it could still mean hooking up a Blu-ray player, receiver and <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/jargonbuster/archive/2008/02/10/subwoofer.aspx" target="_blank">subwoofer</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inventive thinking from Yamaha delivers a stunning soundbar with cinema-in-a-box convenience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-yht-s400 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-yht-s400/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-yht-s400/review#comments Yamaha YHT-S400 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14819 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha YSP-4100 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-4100/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No room for a massive home cinema rig? Not allowed to have one even if you did have the space? Yamaha to the rescue... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-ysp-4100main.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="472" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-ysp-4100c.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="318" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-ysp-4100b.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="263" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-ysp-4100a.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might not have the space (or the permission) for a full surround-sound speaker system. Hence this Yamaha.</p> <p>The company’s Digital Sound Projectors attempt to create a surround sound effect by firing beams of sound off walls, so they reach you from different angles.</p> <p>The YSP-4100 is the smaller of two new models from Yamaha, designed to fit under a 40-42in TV (the other being the YSP-5100, for 50in sets). It boasts an impressive wingspan of 103cm. Yamaha's optional wall-mounting kit, the SPM-K30, will set you back £30.</p> <p><strong>Hi-def sound and pictures</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The YSP-4100 is a sophisticated, modern and convincing attempt to produce surround sound from one box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-ysp-4100 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-4100/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-4100/review#comments Yamaha YSP-4100 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13972 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha TSX-130 http://www.stuff.tv/radio/yamaha-tsx-130/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It may be little more than a glorified clock radio, but has the TSX-130 got what it takes to be the perfect bedtime buddy? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3186" height="2125" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/72659_4af0241383474_copy72660.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want a bedside system to lull you into slumber or wake you up, separate speakers are a tad cumbersome. But something like the Yamaha TSX-130, with its long, flat top almost inviting you to leave your glasses, watch and false teeth on it overnight, is just the ticket.</p> <p><strong>Glorified clock radio</strong></p> <p>In spec-terms, the TSX-130 includes most of what you might reasonably demand from what is, fundamentally, a clock/radio with pretensions.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Yamaha mixes form and function well, but we can’t help but hanker after a bit more control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-tsx-130 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/radio/yamaha-tsx-130/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/radio/yamaha-tsx-130/review#comments Radio TSX-130 Yamaha Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13119 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha PDX-50 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-pdx-50/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This wireless dock lets you stream lossless tunes round your house. But does the sound impress? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2788" height="994" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pdx50lrg.jpg?1364299554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yamaha's PDX-50 looks like a normal <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/iPod-family-2008/" target="_blank">iPod</a>-docking speaker system, but where you'd expect to insert your portable there's a sticky-out nubbin. Instead, you attach a small transmitter to the base of your player (all current iPods are compatible) and tunes are sent wirelessly to the unit.</p> <p>Part of a new 'Desktop Audio' range from Yamaha, it uses AirWired technology to transmit the signal losslessly; this combines with a capable amp and driver arrangement to create an impressive musical performance.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wireless music so often falls short of expectations, but the PDX-50 really delivers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-pdx-50 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-pdx-50/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-pdx-50/review#comments PDX-50 Streaming Yamaha Fri, 26 Jun 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12646 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha M-430 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-m-430/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After a lengthy break, Yamaha is back with a micro hi-fi – and this one comes with a handy built-in iPod dock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>Yamaha took quite a long break from producing micros, before going balls-out with this feature-packed, wallet-friendly M-430. As well as playing CDs the Yamaha also has <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/jargonbuster/archive/2008/02/11/dab-digital-audio-broadcasting.aspx" target="_blank">DAB</a> and an <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/iPod-family-2008/" target="_blank">iPod</a> dock that’s actually built into the chassis.</p> <p><strong>iPod friendly </strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A fine micro for quite, intimate music, but a little too laid-back to be a party animal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-m-430 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-m-430/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-m-430/review#comments M-430 Yamaha Sat, 02 May 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12290 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha BD-S2900 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-bd-s2900/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yamaha is gunning for Pioneer with this Blu-ray spinner – let&#039;s see who comes out on top </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="781" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/YAMAHAbds2900_0.jpg?1364299742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In football parlance, Yamaha has hit a hot streak of form judging by its recent performances in multichannel receivers. &nbsp;</p> <p>And now it’s looking to repeat that success with its first Blu-ray player, the BD-S2900 Blu-ray player. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Solid unit</strong></p> <p>Initial impressions are extremely promising, if not overwhelming. The ’S2900 is undeniably a smart-looking and solidly built unit, but it doesn’t impress us to quite the same degree as its main rivals, Denon’s DVD-2500BT and Pioneer’s BDP-LX71. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £700.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An extremely solid player from Yamaha, but stronger rivals and a big price tag stop it getting five stars</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-bd-s2900 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-bd-s2900/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-bd-s2900/review#comments BD-S2900 Blu-ray and DVD Yamaha Thu, 18 Dec 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11475 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha Tenori-on http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-tenori/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yamaha’s new electronic instrument is itching to turn you into the next Jean Michel Jarre – but is it great or just a gimmick? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="338" height="336" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tenori_on_high_jpg_0_0.jpg?1364300006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Tenori-on is a truly fascinating object. While it could easily double as a prop for the Starship Enterprise, its <em>raison d’etre</em> is simple: it’s a new musical instrument for the digital age. Considering crazy ideas like this rarely leave the concept stage, Yamaha deserves full marks for making it a reality. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £600.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An innovative and different approach to electronic music making, but definitely a niche product </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-tenori </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-tenori/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-tenori/review#comments Music Tenori-on Yamaha Fri, 21 Dec 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8852 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha YSP-1100 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-1100/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Has Yamaha proved that less is more with the release of its latest digital sound projector? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3402" height="2087" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ysp1100lrg_0.jpg?1364300486" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite the PS3-dwarfing price tag of £900, we reckon this single-speaker audio system is a rather sharp piece of kit, and it’s the perfect companion for that 42in HDTV you’ve always wanted….</p> <p>And whether wall-mounted or perched upon one of Yamaha’s TV stands, it looks cracking. The YSP-1100 oozes what can only be described (by Thierry Henry) as ‘Va va voom’ with its sumptuous minimalist styling guaranteed to make a big impression in your living room.</p> <p>Master blaster</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £900.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A stunning concept, executed with breathtaking precision. One of the coolest systems we’ve ever seen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-ysp-1100 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-1100/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-1100/review#comments Yamaha YSP-1100 Tue, 24 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6833 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha YSP-900 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-900/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ever since Yamaha first announced the Digital Sound Projector we’ve been salivating over its one-speaker home-cinema setup. So can the YSP-1’s grandson live up to our galactic expectations? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1548" height="560" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/YSP-900_0.jpg?1364300486" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s hard to believe that one sexy speaker can spray virtual sound at you from every angle, but such is the mind-bending technology involved, Yamaha’s home cinema sizzler is able to output great wraparound sound. </p> <p>Pump it up</p> <p>The speaker excels when whacked up to a decent level – pouring out silky smooth and significantly less brittle sound that its predecessors. And at high volumes the surround dynamics and subtle intonations penetrate through to the listener far easier.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £600.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It won’t be for everyone and it won’t beat a genuine home cinema system, but it’s neat, looks ice-cool and outputs sumptuous surround sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-ysp-900 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-900/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-ysp-900/review#comments Yamaha YSP-900 Tue, 24 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6832 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha MusicCast MCX-2000 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-musiccast-mcx-2000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The grand-daddy of networked audio is four years old this year. So how does the latest version of its multi-room music server match up to the younger breed? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="246" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Yamaha_MusicCAST_MCX2000_big_0.jpg?1364300486" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here at Stuff, we often wonder how people got by before certain watersheds on technology’s timescale. Did people really used to lug around hundreds of CDs on the train so they could listen to their favourite tunes? Surely mobile phones have always had cameras, and as far as we were aware, Christopher Columbus would never have managed to navigate across the globe had it not been for his trusty TomTom Go 710.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The plucky veteran returns with an improved hard disk and a choice of client systems. It can’t match the Sonos, but provides a great solution for those who want PC-free audio networking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-musiccast-mcx-2000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-musiccast-mcx-2000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-musiccast-mcx-2000/review#comments MusicCast MCX-2000 Streaming Yamaha Tue, 24 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6829 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha CRX-M170 http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-crx-m170/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The fight for micro-system supremacy has been a hard-fought tussle between Denon, Onkyo and Teac. But has Yamaha sneaked in and stolen victory? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="650" height="650" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/crx-m170_xl_0.jpg?1364300486" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Any proponent of free-market liberalism will tell you that competition is healthy. We thought the Onkyo had the budget hi-fi system sewn up in an audio monopoly – but then the Yamaha CRX-M170 came along to rock the establishment.</p> <p>Pretty boy</p> <p>The first thing that’s guaranteed to strike you when you gaze longingly towards the stylings of the M170 is the piano-black lacquer finish. We’ve seen this sumptuous number before on Samsung’s latest range of LCD TV’s, and it looks just as good on this Yamaha.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £225.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Delivers in style everything we could want from a micro system – great looks, impressive sound and intuitive controls. And that’s one tempting price tag </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/yamaha-crx-m170 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-crx-m170/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/yamaha/yamaha-crx-m170/review#comments CRX-M170 Yamaha Thu, 19 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6887 at http://www.stuff.tv