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Yamaha YID-W10

Wireless iPod®/iPhone® dock

2 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Item # 022YIDW10

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Our take on the Yamaha YID-W10

The YID-W10 wireless dock works with select Yamaha receivers to let you enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone through your home theater system — while holding your player in the palm of your hand. A small transmitter plugs into your player's docking port, sending a signal to the dock's built-in receiver. From there the signal is carried to your system. Select songs and video as you normally would with your player.

The YID-W10 wireless dock works with select Yamaha receivers to let you enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone through your home theater system — while holding your player in the palm of your hand. A small transmitter plugs into your player's docking port, sending a signal to the dock's built-in receiver. From there the signal is carried to your system. Select songs and video as you normally would with your player.

Outstanding audio and video quality
The system uses Yamaha's yAired wireless technology for superior sound. The transmitter streams uncompressed audio from your player, so your music will sound crisp and clean. And real-time communication between the dock and transmitter ensures that sound and picture remain in sync when you're playing video from your iPod or iPhone.

Simple set up
There's no "pairing" of components involved with the YID-W10 — just plug in the dock and transmitter, and you're ready to go. The dock automatically charges your iPod or iPhone — even with the transmitter connected to your player.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with docking iPods, including 160GB iPod classic, 5th generation iPod nano, 3rd generation iPod touch
  • compatible with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS
  • wireless dock and transmitter
  • sends audio and video to compatible new Yamaha receivers
  • automatically charges docked player

What's in the Box:

  • iPod dock transmitter (YIT-11TX)
  • Receiver dock (YIR-W10) with attached 42" cable terminated by a proprietary connector
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre)
  • Limited Warranty
  • Online Product Registration

Yamaha YID-W10 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Yamaha YID-W10

RCBinTN from LaVergne, TN on 12/10/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works when the iPod is docked in the base, but the wireless does not work well at all. Range is maybe 10 feet not close to the 66 feet claimed by the manufacturer. So, I use it with the iPod docked in the base. This system is also over priced. I checked with Crutchfield and Yamaha, and the Blue Tooth connection is no longer available. It probably didn't work, either.

Pros: Works well with iPod docked.

Cons: Does not work wirelessly and that's the whole point of this device.

Yamaha YID-W10

Dave H from Marathon, Florida on 11/5/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This device works well as long as the Iphone or Ipod with the transmitter is within 15 feet of the receiver and there are no walls between the two. Also, the signal is lost if a person walks through the area between the transmitter and receiver. The manufacturer claims a range of 65'. This must be under ideal conditions with no obstructions. The idea of using the product to remotely control music selections from say a porch outside of a home is impractical. I do NOT recommend this product..


Cons: Range is limited to less than 15 feet


Hands-on research

Product Research



Overview: The Yamaha YID-W10 is a wireless dock system designed for Apple iPod & iPhone. The YID-W10 employs the Yamaha "yAired" technology to establish a wireless connection with another Yamaha dock-compatible component. This wireless connection lets you enjoy iPod/iPhone audio through your compatible Yamaha A/V receiver while viewing cover-art, watching videos, or playing games on your iPod/iPhone screen. The YID-W10 consists of a wireless iPod/iPhone dock transmitter and a receiver base.

iPod/iPhone Dock Transmitter: The YID-W10's iPod/iPhone dock transmitter (YIT-11TX) features an Apple dock-connector to connect your compatible iPod or iPhone. The iPod/iPhone dock transmitter wirelessly transmits your iPod/iPhone's audio to your compatible A/V receiver which is connected to the YID-W10's receiver base. The iPod/iPhone dock transmitter also lets you control volume of your A/V receiver.

Receiver Base: The YID-W10's receiver base (YIR-W10) features an attached 42" cable terminated by a proprietary connector which plugs into your compatible Yamaha A/V receiver's Dock-port. The receiver base wirelessly receives audio from your docked iPod/iPhone for playback through your connected Yamaha A/V receiver. The receiver base also charges your docked iPod/iPhone when the iPod/iPhone dock transmitter is inserted into the base. 

yAired: yAired is a proprietary Yamaha wireless technology which uses a 2.4 GHz frequency with a range up to approximately 66-feet. yAired offers many wireless audio benefits, such as:

  • Simple, convenient operation (unlike Bluetooth products, no pairing is needed)
  • Wireless operation; remote control with auto power on and volume control (from iPod/iPhone)
  • Enjoy superior sound quality; uncompressed wireless audio transmission (linear PCM)
  • Real-time communication with audio/video synchronization

High Quality Sound: The Yamaha YID-W10 uses lossless (compressed) signal transmission to achieve high-quality wireless sound with strong, rich, and dynamic bass.

Audio/Video Synchronization: The YID-W10 provides perfect synchronization between sound and video when watching movies on your iPod or iPod.

Yamaha Receiver Compatibility: The YID-W10's receiver base plugs into the dock port on the rear-panel of your compatible Yamaha A/V receiver. The Yamaha YID-W10 is compatible with the following Yamaha A/V receivers (as of 9/27/2012):

  • RX-V667
  • RX-A700
  • RX-A710
  • RX-A800
  • RX-A810
  • RX-A1000
  • RX-A1010
  • RX-A2000
  • RX-A2010
  • RX-A3000
  • RX-A3010

Made For iPod/iPhone Compatible: The Yamaha YID-W10 wireless dock system supports wireless audio playback of the iPod classic, iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPhone through your compatible Yamaha A/V receiver. iPod/iPhone compatibility chart (as of 9/27/2012):

iPod/iPhone ModelGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
AudioVideoRecieveriPod/iPhoneArtist/Song TextTrack Info
dock connector3rdN/ANNNNNNN
mini 1stN/ANNNNNNN
video 5th1.3YNNYNNY
classic 80GB1.1.2YNNYNNY
nano 1st1.3.1YNNYNNY
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Auto Connection: The YID-W10 automatically turns on your compatible Yamaha A/V receiver and changes to the Dock input when you insert your iPod or iPhone into the transmitter dock. 

Note: The transmitter stops wireless communication automatically after iPod/iPhone playback has been stopped for a short period of time.

Receiver Volume Control: The Yamaha YID-W10 lets you control your compatible Yamaha A/V receiver's volume through the docked iPod/iPhone while listening to your iPod/iPhone's content.

iPod/iPhone Charging: The Yamaha YID-10 charges your Apple iPod/iPhone when you dock your iPod/iPhone and the connected wireless transmitter into the system's base station.

Multi-Zone Listening: The YID-W10 is designed to provide audio listening in your compatible A/V receiver's main zone. If your Yamaha A/V receiver supports multiple zone, the main zone must be turned on and listening to the YID-W10 in order for it to work in an additional zone.

LED Indicators: The green LED on the transmitter dock and the blue LED on the receiver base light up if a wireless connection between the transmitter and receiver is established.


Frequency: 2.4 GHz

Transmission Range: approximately 66' (20m)

Latency: 12 ms

Power Consumption:

  • Charging: 4 W
  • No Charge: less than 1 W


iPod/iPhone Dock Transmitter (YIT-W11TX):

  • Width = 1.75"
  • Height = 3.6875"
  • Depth = 1.0625"

Receiver Base (YIR-W10):

  • Width = 3.625"
  • Height = 2.1875"
  • Depth = 3.1875"

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