Yamaha MCR-N670, Hi-Fi system with network connection

Yamaha MCR-N670

The Japanese Yamaha has just launched a new hi-fi system that is included within its family of MusicCast multiroom equipment . The new MCR-N670 is presented as a Hi-Fi system with a compact size and elegant design, with a front finished in aluminum and topped by side panels in black. It consists of an amplifier plus a player, to which are also added two speakers with a five-inch woofer belonging to the Soavo line . The network connection and the wireless WiFi and Bluetooth ports are other interesting details of this new set of the brand of tuning forks.

Yamaha MCR-N670

One need only glance at the photos to acknowledge the good work Yamaha is doing when it comes to designing its hi-fi equipment. The new MCR-N670 sports an undeniably premium-looking design that is also reminiscent of the good old days of the great Hi-Fi equipment of the eighties thanks mainly to the distinguished silver finish and the design of the buttons. And it is that both the amplifier and the player have the same aluminum finish with black side panels, a design that had already been seen in other Yamaha equipment but that is undoubtedly successful and will attract those looking for a modern but high-quality equipment. elegant appearance.

But let's move on to the specifications of the equipment. As we have said above, the MCR-N670 is a team composed of two bodies, an amplifier plus a player, and two speakers of a compact size, although not small. Both the reader and the receiver also follow this premise, since a width of 314 mm for each module, the new Yamaha has a compact size but without the constrictions of the mini systems. In terms of performance, the amplifier offers a power of 65 watts per channel at 6 ohms, a fact quite proportionate to the size and configuration of the speakers. The amplification module is characterized by its few controls, showing only the obligatory volume control on the right side of the front panel, plus three controls for bass, treble and stereo balance. As most observers will note, the amp has no input selector. The explanation is that all the signal distribution work is done in the player. This component has a CD player , FM radio tuner , USB port and, most importantly, network connection via Ethernet port but also wireless via WiFi, Bluetooth and AirPlay . Thus, the MCR-N670It is capable of playing music stored on computers, network hard drives, tablets and smartphones with a maximum quality of 96 kHz and 24 bits , and of course also the music that we stream through any of these devices from Spotify , Google Play Music  or even YouTube .

Finally, we cannot overlook the compatibility of the new MCR-N670  with the multi-room audio system MusicCast from the Japanese giant. This allows the new Yamaha to connect with any other MusicCast compatible equipment we have at home to share music. For example, if we have the MCR-N670 in the living room and a WX-030 speaker in a room, we can listen to the same song on both devices. Thanks to MusicCast it is also possible to send the audio from any source that we have connected to the equipment. Although the great utility of MusicCastis to be able to send a different song to each of the computers that we have available on the network. All control of the system is done from an app available for iOS and Android , from which we will define which song sounds in each room, or we will send the same music to all players. The new Yamaha MCR-n670 is available now, and its suggested retail price is 740 euros .