Yamaha WXC-50 Music Streamer

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Special Price $499.00 (Normally Regular Price $549.00 )

Add Flexible Wireless Music Playback To Your Favourite Amplifier.

Stream High-Resolution Music, Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify Etc Over Wi-Fi With Free Yamaha MusicCast App For Your Smart Device.

Built-In Bluetooth Lets You Stream Directly From Compatible Devices


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About Yamaha WXC-50 Music Streamer

The WXC-50 is a new-concept audio component that goes beyond conventional audio thinking that allows you to use your existing audio equipment such as Amplifiers and AV Receivers to expand your MusicCast multi Room system. 

It's been a long while in coming, but the Yamaha WXC-50 stereo pre-amplifier is a very welcome addition to the MusicCast inventory. It lets you access a wide variety of audio content such as music from your favourite streaming services or material stored on your smartphone or other device and enjoy high quality sound and style in any room in your house where you have AC power.

Simply connect the WXC-50 to your favourite amplifier or receiver and use your existing Wi-Fi network to access your music with the free MusicCast mobile app which is really an essential when it comes to easy operation. Off course you will need additional speakers in each room you want to hear your music and the Yamaha MusicCast range is an obvious choice, especially where you want something compact and stylish. Of course you can also purchase a Yamaha WXA-50 stereo amplifier for locations where you want to hook-up a pair of conventional bookshelf or floor standing speakers. The amplifier output is 55 Watts per channel and although that won't deliver ear numbing sound - it isn't designed to - it will satisfy most who want music in a second zone with something better than in-ceiling speakers or the compact MusicCast speakers.

Both the WXC-50 stereo pre-amplifier and WXA-50 stereo amplifier are installed into a compact-but-sturdy metal chassis that fits nicely in tight spaces. You can place them horizontally on a shelf, or even stand it upright to save space on your desktop. 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.

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.

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.

MusicCast - The Game Has Changed!

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. In addition to the WXC-50 featured here, you can use a compatible Yamaha soundbar, A/V Receiver or HiFi component, whichever suits you best, mix and match them and then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.

For more details, please visit the MusicCast special page on the Yamaha website.

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 WXC-50. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Easy Setup With Your Smartphone Or Tablet

As mentioned above, you can use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the WXC-50 and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too. View our Image Gallery to see various screenshots.

MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded for Apple (iOS 7.1+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android (OS4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from either your Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse music content from your music library and online music services or Internet Radio, plus control music playback functions.

  • Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together so the same source is played back throughout the house.
  • Source Selection: From the app you can select which source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected devices, select online music services, Internet Radio or Bluetooth for the WXC-50. If you have incorporated a Yamaha AV receiver or soundbar with MusicCast into your system, you can also select from USB, Aux, Phono, analogue and digital inputs.
  • Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app. If your MusicCast device features a USB port, you can also browse music files on your USB-connected thumbdrive.
  • Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusicCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and album art.
  • Favourites: Internet radio stations, content from select online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected device's music library can be saved as "Favourites" for quick recall within the MusicCast app.
  • Sound Settings: You can adjust the speaker's 3-band EQ (High/Mid/Low) from the app on your Apple iOS or Android device for a more personalised sound.
  • Personalisation & Customisation: With the app's unique personalisation features, you can choose from pre-loaded room images or change the colour of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take pictures of your own home and assign the images to each button. The content source buttons can also be customised to rename, remove or reorder selections for easier operation.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Stereo pre-amplifier connects to your amplifier or receiver
  • Wi-Fi: Built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
    • Includes support for Pandora, Rhapsody, Internet Radio (subscription required for some services
    • Spotify Connect: Lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
  • Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and transmission
  • Apple AirPlay: Stream music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
  • MusicCast: Wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components for whole-home audio
  • MusicCast app: This free app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple or Android device
  • DLNA Certified: A must for streaming music with compatible devices and personal computers
  • Hi Res Music: Plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer
  • Music Enhancer: Built-in music enhancer for smoothing out the sound of over-compressed MP3 files
  • Multi-Zone Synchronous Playback: Same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each plays individually selected music)
  • Position: Can be placed horizontally or vertically to fit in nearly any space
  • Ethernet Port: For wired network connection
  • USB Input: Rear USB input for connecting a USB device or portable music player
  • DAC: ESS Sabre DAC for detailed, accurate sound
  • Speaker Wire Terminals: High-quality binding post speaker connectors will accept bare wire or banana plugs
  • Impedance: Minimum impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Subwoofer Output: Yes
  • Inputs: Optical digital and analogue/line-level RCA inputs
  • External Control: Remote input and 12 volt-trigger in/out for use with external controllers
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 215 x 51.5 x 245.9mm (with antenna: 214 x 123.6 x 245.9 )
  • Nett Weight: 1.44kg
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

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