The Yamaha TSX-140BR Desktop Audio System is a beautiful, sophisticated system with a comprehensive array of Integrated features such as an Alarm, AM/FM tuner, CD player and a built-in dock (iPhone / iPod), as well as a USB Input and an AUX in (stereo-mini input) for MP3 players. WMA formats and the USB connector allows non-iPod and MP3 players to be used. Because the iPod/iPhone dock is fully digital, audio remains in the digital domain from input, through TSX's DSP stage, all the way to the digital amplifier.
No signal degradation enters the audio chain so all you hear is the Concert Quality Sound. The FM radio Receiver supports five preset Channels and there's also an AUX input for external Analog devices. With it's twin 3 1/8" speakers, Bass-reflex port and Yamaha's own 15W + 15W digital amplifier, the TSX-140 delivers superlative sound and surprising volume. Yamaha calls it Concert Quality Sound, a concept closely associated with Yamaha's dominance in the world of musical instruments. Noise and Distortion are virtually absent and, despite its compact dimensions, the stereo audio field appears much larger thanks to Extended Stereo created by Yamaha DSP technology.
The TSX-140's functionality and ease of use are unparalleled. In addition to the illuminated buttons on the top panel, three from panel Rotary controls give intuitive access to the source, volume, radio preset, alarm and EQ functions. LED indicators show exactly which function has been selected for simple, fast adjustment. A Brightness sensor automatically adjusts the display LEDs to suit the ambient light level. Yamaha's IntelliAlarm makes waking a pleasure with the pre-selection of iPod/iPhone rack or other audio source, soft fade-in and early suppression of uncomfortable high frequencies before gradually building to the full audio spectrum.