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Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Stereo Streaming Amplifier

Yamaha

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27105

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Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Stereo Amplifier. Let Yamaha catapult you into the 21st century with their brand new design concept of tomorrow’s hifi electronics. Visually the WXA-50 looks sensational and this quality look goes all the way down to every single internal component.

Taking its size into account, the weight of the WXA50 gives you confidence that it’s built with highest quality components. It’s features are also extensive with Networking, Wifi Streaming, Bluetooth and the ability to drive a nice pair of speakers all wrapped up into one tiny package.

You can also stream music and take control from your phone and tablet. Musically, the maximum 90w of power available ensures that you can uses this compact unit with an array of speakers unlike many of the simple streaming devices. You can also connect your TV or other digital device via the Digital, Optical Output giving you more options that just streaming.

There are also a pair of RCA inputs allowing you to connect a turntable via a phono stage amp or compatible record player with one built-in phono stage. You can also connect your memory stick for instant playback, giving you even more freedom to enjoy music in different ways.

So, if you’re looking to enjoy a plethora of audio inputs including streaming then, look no further than the Yamaha WXA-50 as this stereo streaming amplifier really is about to revolutionise what we expect from electronics.

  • Tick Simply by adding to your speaker system, enjoy streaming music or a full MusicCast (multi-room audio) system
  • Tick 2.1-Channel powerful sound
  • Tick -90 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1-ch driven)
  • Tick -- 70 W per channel (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2-ch driven)
  • Tick Compatible with all types of music sources and services, such as streaming services
  • Tick MusicCast App for easy operation. The app lets you control other MusicCast-compatible components
  • Tick One push play - Pressing any button turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source
  • Tick Retro modern and superior quality
  • Tick 48-bit digital volume control is far greater than the input signal bit resolution, achieving high quality control
  • Tick Supports DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit for high resolution reproduction
  • Tick Compact body only 214 mm (8-3/8") wide fits in any convenient location, can be used horizontally or vertically.
  • Tick Easy installation - Suitable size for 1U rack with a width of 214 mm (8-3/8") and height of 42 mm (1-5/8") (without feet).
  • Tick Low standby power consumption: 1.8 W.

Use Your Favourite Audio Equipment with MusicCast

Even if your present Hi-Fi amp or AV receiver is not compatible with a network or MusicCast, simply by adding the WXA-50, you can easily enjoy network audio or MusicCast (multi-room audio).

MusicCast

MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV receiver, Hi-Fi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.

MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities

MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc™ player connected to the WXA-50. Audio content from Bluetooth®-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Stream the Same or Different Music to Each Room

Play the same song in multiple rooms, or play different songs in each room. With MusicCast, freely enjoy the music you love anywhere in your home.

Enjoy All Music Sources and Components

The WXA-50 is compatible with all types of music sources and services, such as streaming services. Provided with various types of terminals for connecting a TV, CD player, computer and other AV equipment, you’ll be able to enjoy music from around the world throughout your home from just one component.

Stream via Bluetooth® or AirPlay®

You can hear all the music sources from your smartphone via wireless Bluetooth or AirPlay connection. You can play music from music apps, radio apps, or YouTube™-type video hosting services.

One Push Play

Pressing any button on the front panel turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source. Quick and easy access to your favourite music.

Easy Setup with Your Smartphone or Tablet

Easy Setup with Your Smartphone or Tablet

Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER App to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.

Six Preset Buttons on the Remote Control

Six Preset Buttons on the Remote Control

Set the six numbered buttons on the remote control for your favourite network / USB sources, such as internet radio stations, NAS or USB stick albums or songs, then just press a button to instantly hear that station or song.

Low Power Consumption

Low Power Consumption

The WXA-50 consumes less than two watts of power in standby mode, When the power is on, power consumption is still a low 5W, and even when used for long periods, power consumption is environmentally friendly. In addition, the Auto Power Down lets you save energy by having the power automatically turned off after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

Retro Modern and Superior Quality

The simple design creates a stylish musical space and integrates beautifully with your audio system. With a high quality metal body and cool two-tone colouring, Yamaha’s fastidiousness extends to the exterior, for a completely enjoyable listening experience.

Put it Anywhere, Any Style

Only 214 mm (8-3/8") wide, the compact body fits neatly in any space without drawing attention to itself. You can chose any convenient location, placing it horizontally or vertically, on its own or with other audio components.

Seamless Linkage to Yamaha Hi-Fi

Connect the WXA-50 to a Yamaha amplifier equipped with MAIN IN and Trigger In terminals and you can use it to control system power and volume. Using the WXA-50’s remote control or app makes system operation more convenient.

Suitable Size for 1U Rack

Suitable Size for 1U Rack

With a width of 214 mm (8-3/8") and height of 42 mm (1-5/8") (without feet), this component will fit easily into a 1U (19-inch) rack.

Professional Functionality

Professional Functionality

- Flexible Trigger In / Out setup
- Wired LAN connectivity
- Wireless Off function
- Web setup compatibility

Luxurious Sound, All the Time

Thanks to Yamaha’s superior sound processing technologies, you’ll enjoy great sound from all your music sources — no matter what their quality, or your listening environment, or the kind of speakers you’re using. When listening to audio from smartphones or other compressed sources, the Compressed Music Enhancer greatly improves the sound at all frequency levels. Volume-adaptive EQ automatically adjusts the bass / treble balance according to the volume level. Advanced Bass Extension provides a deeper, richer low-end sound — it’s great for compact or in-wall speakers. And a Direct Mode allows you to play back high-resolution audio sources just as they are without any processing.

High Level Technologies for High Quality Sound

The WXA-50 reaps the benefits of Yamaha’s advanced audio technologies and circuit designs. The preamp circuitry, for example, minimises digital jitter and uses the same high performance ESS DAC that is found in high-end AV receivers. Yamaha’s proprietary power supply ground configuration, called DAC on Pure Ground, ensures that the power supply will never negatively affect sound quality. The 48-bit digital volume control provides much greater precision and quality that conventional digital or analogue controls. In addition, a highly rigid, metal chassis supplies the stability necessary for powerful, clear music reproduction.

Supports DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC / WAV /AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit for High Resolution Reproduction

The WXA-50 supports a wide range of high resolution formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz, FLAC and WAV, AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, and ALAC (Apple Lossless) 96 kHz / 24-bit for iTunes. Whether from a music download site or from music streaming services, you can enjoy the full benefits of high resolution sound sources, for a feeling like you’re right inside a concert hall.

Player mode

If you want to adjust the volume from the Hi-Fi amp or AV receiver, the WXA-50 allows you to turn off PRE AMP mode and use the device as a simple network audio player. Switching to Player mode bypasses the volume and any processing for direct playback of high-resolution audio.

Easy Installation

The WXA-50 offers various custom installation functions, so by using several units it’s easy to create an extensive home audio system.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Network section

DLNA Version 1.5
File Format MP3, WMA, MPEG4 AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD
Wi-Fi Yes
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)

General

Rated Output Power 70 W + 70 W (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2-ch driven)
Maximum Output Power 90 W + 90 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1-ch driven)
Pure Direct Yes
Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz-20 kHz) 0.02 % (SP out)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 110 dB (Opt / Net / USB / Bluetooth in) / 98 dB (AUX in)
Audio In / Out 1 / 1
Digital In / Out 1 (Optical) / -
USB Input 1
Ethernet 1
Subwoofer Out 1
Remote In / Out 1 / 0
Control (Trigger) In / Out 1 / 1
Standby Power Consumption 1.8 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 215 x 51.5 x 251.4 mm (with antenna: 214 x 123.6 x 251.4 mm); 8-3/8” x 2” x 9-5/8” (with antenna: 8-3/8” x 4-7/8” x 9-5/8”)
Weight 1.94 kg; 4.28 lbs.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Yamaha WXC-50 MusicCast Stereo Streaming Processor

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