iPod Docking Station Yamaha TSX-130

The all-rounder Yamaha TSX-130 (350 euros) of the Japanese full sortimenters is a multimedia system that leaves nothing to be desired.

  1. iPod docking station Yamaha TSX-130
  2. Data sheet

IPod users not only, but also all other music collector of this world should immediately think about the purchase of a compact plant: Finally, there are the Yamaha TSX-130. The all-rounder of the Japanese full sortimenters is a multimedia system that leaves nothing to be desired. Whether CD or USB flash drive or external hard drive – the TSX-130 takes all on the line. Only one limitation: the data must be in MP3 or WMA format. Also the integrated tuner made a neat figure – the sound via FM convinced anyway, without trade-offs.

The two game joyous eight centimeter wide strips are almost standard on docks and provide ordinary hullabaloo in the TSX-130. The case, however, can not keep up of VitaAudio or the Edifier with. The obligatory tapping test revealed a hollow sound. Acoustically, all clear can be given but, tonally does not adversely affect but the low use of materials. Rather for the sitting a little too deep in the case chassis, which easily diffuse sound in the frequency range in slightly laterally offset listening position.

But when a listener about two metres upstream of the system comes the big surprise: the Yamaha TSX-130 unleashed a true firework of dynamic and amazing adult plays. The two small drivers Potter here thanks to excellent DSP vote so deeply and precisely, you may hardly believe to have only a compact unit on. With trouble (though understandable) made it the model S of Geneva only through more pressure in the bass and a somewhat more dynamic style of play, to keep the Yamaha TSX-130 at a reasonable distance.

Yamaha TSX-130

Manufacturer Yamaha
Price 350.00?
Rating 70.0 points
Test procedure 1.0




Technical data and test results

Dimensions (BreiteHöheTiefe) 23.5 x 15.6 x 17.6 cm
Softened 4.0 kg
Facilities /.
Battery / battery /
Number of stations / radio / 0
Alarm clock
Remote control / display /
Klangregeler DSP programs
Output video / quality video output / –
Special features CD player
Input RCA / Jack /
Input of digital optical / coax /
Output RCA
Output of digital coax / optical digital /
Output subwoofer
Input / output video /
S-video input / output S-video /
Network / USB / Yes
Operating modes
Recharging of the iPod
Controller of the iPod menu. partial
Operation on the device
Syncing your iPod in the dock possible
Game time battery
Test results
Plastic, natural sound. Plays music from external USB storage devices.
Processing only average
Sound 70
Operation Very good
Processing well
Sound judgment Upper class 70
tested in issue: 5 / 10