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Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • "Made for iPod"
  • "Works with iPhone"
  • Designed for Use with Yamaha Receivers

The Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock connects your Apple player to Yamaha receivers. With the YDS-12 you can share audio, video, and photos with a single cable. The dock also charges your iPod or iPhone ensuring that when you're ready to leave the house your player is too. Added conveniences include control of your player via the receiver's remote and no need for an additional adapter: The dock's universal base connects all docking iPods and iPhones with a 30-pin connector.

Compatible with latest iPhone and iPod models
Operates your player via the receiver's remote control
Easy connection to your Yamaha product with a single cable
Works with dock enabled Yamaha products for connecting and charging
YDS-12 Universal Dock connects to docking iPhone and iPod models, with no need for additional adapters. Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod 4th and 5th gen and classic, and iPod mini
Connect to your Yamaha product for listening to audio, watching movies, viewing photos, and charging with one cable
2 Mode switches depending on Yamaha product: Default (A) switch for use with the RX-Vx67 series A/V receivers. B switch for compatibility with all other models (iPhone is not supported in B mode)
Certified by Apple as, "Made for iPod" and "Works with iPhone"
Compatibility Docking iPods and iPhones (universal compatibility)

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YamahaYDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (9)
  • Excellent interface (8)
  • Easy to transport (5)
  • Fast charge (5)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Gear head (9), Audiophile (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Yamaha YDS-12 Ipod/Iphone Dock for HTR

    The Yamaha YDS-12 works flawlessly, I just plugged it in to the back of my RX-V3900 Receiver and shazam!!No issues at all.You can even control your Ipod Touch 32 gb(4th...Read complete review

    The Yamaha YDS-12 works flawlessly, I just plugged it in to the back of my RX-V3900 Receiver and shazam!!No issues at all.You can even control your Ipod Touch 32 gb(4th Gen) through the receivers factory remote control (RX-V3900) like pause, FWD,Rev Stop etc. Very pleased with this item with its functionality. Also the gloss black finish adds a nice touch. Please check if you are having any issues whether or not your receiver or it's present firmware is compatible with this model. There is a little switch on the back of the YDS-12 to be backwards compatible with older generations of Ipod touches as the YDS-12 replaces the older YDS-11 model. Also would like to mention that I am very pleased with B&H Photo's price [...]

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointing

    I bought this for my multiple iphones in the house that we use for get togethers. Tired of having to huddle around the receiver to change songs, I was hoping this would be the...Read complete review

    I bought this for my multiple iphones in the house that we use for get togethers. Tired of having to huddle around the receiver to change songs, I was hoping this would be the ticket as it would allow me to dock the iphone & change songs via remote and display songs/artwork on my TV.

    Unfortunately, it did not work so well. (I plugged this into the Yamaha RX-V667, specifically made for this dock)

    -First problem, it did not recognize "Artists" as a category. When selected, it would display "Albums." I have to mention I get ALL of my music from iTunes, so having incorrect info is slim to none.

    -Secondly, when a song is playing, you cannot browse your library for the next song. You can "browse" only the other songs on the album you are listening to, but outside of that, meaning the rest of your library, you cannot. A deal breaker in itself.

    -Cnet dubbed the artwork display as an advantage over other systems which labeled Denon & Pioneer as "utilitarian." Don't get your hopes up, it only shows a dime sized picture of the album, & thats it.

    Overall, yes it does charge the ipod/iphone, but that's about it. For the price, it is not worth it at all.

    HOWEVER, (and no, I am in no way affiliated with Apple or a "Apple fanboy") for an extra couple bucks, GET THE APPLE TV (2nd Gen)

    You can stream your music, photos, youtube, netflix etc, etc, etc wirelessly to your system!!!!!!! You can literally "stream" your itunes library from any computer, iphone, ipad in the house via your wifi, and display your photo's.

    It displays FULL artwork, works flawlessly and for what it does is relatively cheap!

    Anyways, this dock was disappointing to say the least. Big thumbs DOWN.

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    5.0

    Simply plug

    By loudog

    from shandaken, N.Y.

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

      Bought to connect my Ipod to a Yamaha receiver.
      What is great about this product is that you just connect to the back of receiver and start playing...
      No extra wires, does the charging also.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      dickerydock

      By mikey

      from nc

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

        I have not had the chance to use it yet but B&H beat everyones price on this.Excellent packaging !

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Exactly what I wanted and needed.

        By ifontaine

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Technically Challenged

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

          I'm not an audiophile or applehead or iguru of anything, but I have an ipod that has music that I really like on it.
          This thing plugged right in and worked immediately from the get-go. Very simple and easy to use with very intuitive design. I only have music and pictures on my ipod, and they all played with no issues. I've had it for a little over a year now, and it works like a charm.
          Oh, and once again, B&H blows away the local competition on price, service, shipping and availablity!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works Great

          By BRShooter

          from South Carolina

          About Me Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

            I connected my dock to my new Yamaha RX-V867 receiver and plugged in my iPod and set the receiver on dock and it worked great. I have full control of my iPod and it shows all the iPod information on the TV screen. So far I have had no problem with my new dock, but customers need to be aware that this dock is made specifically for a Yamaha received. It has a plug on the dock that, I think, will only fit a Yamaha receiver.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By bspidy

            from Philly, Pa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • No COns

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

            Very easy to use. set up is a breeze. Control your ipod from your remote.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great addition.

            By JEFEDEJEFES

            from Pattesron, CA.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Charge
            • Great Interface

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

              Great addition to my home surround sound system. Easy access to all the music on my Ipod now streaming onto my surround sound with remote control access. How great is that. Easy install one cable and thats it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Works Great

              By Tom

              from Colorado

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                Used this dock to connect our Ipod to the Yamaha receiver. Works great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Jamming to Yamaha iPod Dock!

                By Bose iPod Player

                from Texas

                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Transport
                • Fast Charge
                • Great Interface
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • DJ/Mixing
                  • Home

                  Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                  I bought the dock as an accessory to my new Yamaha theater system. It was a snap to install and it works beautifully to transmit music from my iPod. It responds immediately to the commands of the remote control.

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                  4.0

                  Pretty good

                  By FOBManny

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Transport
                  • Fast Charge
                  • Great Interface
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Portable Electronics

                    Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                    I use it for my iPhone 3GS, haven't tried iPhone 4 or iPod or iPod Touch.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    good buy

                    By TR the customizer

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Interface

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                      works great my ipod classic with yamaha sound system. great price, [...]

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Disappointing

                      By Maskido

                      from Graham, WA

                      About Me Avid music listener, Gear Head

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Concept

                      Cons

                      • Artwork display poor
                      • No artist recognition
                      • No browsing playback

                      Best Uses

                      • Phone charging

                      Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                      I bought this for my multiple iphones in the house that we use for get togethers. Tired of having to huddle around the receiver to change songs, I was hoping this would be the ticket as it would allow me to dock the iphone & change songs via remote and display songs/artwork on my TV.

                      Unfortunately, it did not work so well. (I plugged this into the Yamaha RX-V667, specifically made for this dock)

                      -First problem, it did not recognize "Artists" as a category. When selected, it would display "Albums." I have to mention I get ALL of my music from iTunes, so having incorrect info is slim to none.

                      -Secondly, when a song is playing, you cannot browse your library for the next song. You can "browse" only the other songs on the album you are listening to, but outside of that, meaning the rest of your library, you cannot. A deal breaker in itself.

                      -Cnet dubbed the artwork display as an advantage over other systems which labeled Denon & Pioneer as "utilitarian." Don't get your hopes up, it only shows a dime sized picture of the album, & thats it.

                      Overall, yes it does charge the ipod/iphone, but that's about it. For the price, it is not worth it at all.

                      HOWEVER, (and no, I am in no way affiliated with Apple or a "Apple fanboy") for an extra couple bucks, GET THE APPLE TV (2nd Gen)

                      You can stream your music, photos, youtube, netflix etc, etc, etc wirelessly to your system!!!!!!! You can literally "stream" your itunes library from any computer, iphone, ipad in the house via your wifi, and display your photo's.

                      It displays FULL artwork, works flawlessly and for what it does is relatively cheap!

                      Anyways, this dock was disappointing to say the least. Big thumbs DOWN.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works like a charm but.....

                      By Blunosr

                      from NS, Canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                        Easy to install, full functionality, excellent sound quality. I just can't seem to get my videos to play. Huh

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Yamaha YDS-12 Ipod/Iphone Dock for HTR

                        By Thxdude

                        from Canada

                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Transport
                        • Fast Charge
                        • Great Interface
                        • Great Sound
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Portable Electronics

                          Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                          The Yamaha YDS-12 works flawlessly, I just plugged it in to the back of my RX-V3900 Receiver and shazam!!No issues at all.You can even control your Ipod Touch 32 gb(4th Gen) through the receivers factory remote control (RX-V3900) like pause, FWD,Rev Stop etc. Very pleased with this item with its functionality. Also the gloss black finish adds a nice touch. Please check if you are having any issues whether or not your receiver or it's present firmware is compatible with this model. There is a little switch on the back of the YDS-12 to be backwards compatible with older generations of Ipod touches as the YDS-12 replaces the older YDS-11 model. Also would like to mention that I am very pleased with B&H Photo's price [...]

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Bye bye huge cd player....hello i-pod

                          By Utah snow skier

                          from Salt Lake City

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Interface
                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                            I replaced my huge (300 capacity) cd player with my smaller i-pod with this adapter that fit right into my receiver. It was much better than the other cables i was using. Best of all, I have less electronic clutter!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Reasonable Price for Decent Product

                            By Woonnie

                            from Toronto, ON

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Transport
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                              Great quality for what you pay. Music is amazing with surround sound with this dock. The only thing I can think of changing is the cable head, it's very awkward to push the "button" to plug off.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By Newville

                              from St. Joseph, MO

                              About Me Gear Head

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Interface
                              • Simple to set up and use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                                Works great! Once you get past the idiosynracies of the Yamaha remote it is a great way to listen to mp3's over your main audio system ... and it is pretty easy to navigate on a 55" TV screen :-)

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By javier

                                from Santiago , Chile

                                About Me Gear Head

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Transport
                                • Fast Charge
                                • Great Interface
                                • Great Sound
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                                  I´ve just bought this product and I try today with my Rx-v 563 and Iphone 4. Works perfect. Great product.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  LOVE IT!

                                  By Coopa

                                  from Louisville, KY

                                  About Me Gear Head

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home

                                    Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                                    Plugged this right into my Yahama stereo system. So nice to have a docking station that plays thru my audio system. Perfect addition!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Love big sound from iPod - Easy contol

                                    By Jazz fan

                                    from Lubbock, TX

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy Setup

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                                      What I enjoy the most about the dock is being able to listen to music on a room-size system that I had only heard from earbuds and computer speakers. Setup was simple. IPod can be controlled by Yamaha system remote. On screen display is not very intuitive.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic Product, Plug & Play instantly

                                      By Patto

                                      from Gold Coast, Australia

                                      About Me Gear Head

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Ease of Use
                                      • Easy Setup

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Yamaha YDS-12 iPhone/iPod Dock (Black):

                                        Fantastic product, plugged straight into my Amp and off i went. Works great with the iphone 3Gs.
                                        So easy to use!

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                                        Cables & Cable Management

                                        Yamaha -  YDS-CBL15 Replacement Cable (15')
                                        • You Pay: $49.95
                                        Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                                         
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