Anyone who’s had a surround sound home theater system knows the challenges of adding rear speakers into the mix. First there’s the issue of where to place them. Then you need to know how to run the speaker wire so it’s out of sight and not a risk for being tripped on — something that’s usually dealt with either by using rugs, drilling into the floor (impossible if they’re marble!) or running wiring up the walls.

Now MusicCast Surround provides a wireless alternative that takes all the stress out of setting up surround sound.

Designed with flexibility in mind, two Yamaha MusicCast 20 wireless speakers (or one or two MusicCast 50 wireless speakers) can be connected to any MusicCast-capable receiver and used as rear speakers (surround left and surround right) along with the wired speakers for the front channels (front left, center, front right) to create a full 5.1-channel surround sound system right in your home:

These speakers provide plenty of placement options since they can be placed on speaker stands, in bookshelves, or on tables — they’re even wall-mountable. Even more importantly, they offer a rich, powerful sound that adds a well-rounded audio experience to your home theater. (Just remember that the speakers only work with a 5-channel setup, not 7-channel or more.) The MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 can also be used with other MusicCast functions, including stereo and multi-room capabilities for streaming music or other audio content — all you need is a nearby AC outlet for each speaker.

A great addition to this setup is the MusicCast SUB 100, which provides the impactful low end you’ll need to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, music and video games. This unobtrusive subwoofer is designed to be placed anywhere in the room to give you added flexibility.

And with the MusicCast app and Amazon Alexa devices, you can simplify things even more by using voice commands to control your system. Just download the MusicCast Smart Home skill and MusicCast skill in the Amazon Alexa app and follow the steps to set it up. (For more information, see our blog posting “How to Use Alexa Voice Control with MusicCast”.)

So take the stress out of setting up your home theatre and start enjoying all the benefits of surround sound!


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