Yamaha WXC-50 Wireless Streaming Pre-Amplifier

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The WXC-50 is a new-concept audio component that goes beyond conventional audio thinking. It let you access a wide variety of audio content such as music from streaming services or stored on a smartphone, and enjoy high quality sound and style thanks to the ability to network with Yamaha’s exclusive MusicCast multi-room audio system.

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Yamaha wxc-50

 

The WXC-50 is a new-concept audio component that goes beyond conventional audio thinking. It let you access a wide variety of audio content such as music from streaming services or stored on a smartphone, and enjoy high quality sound and style thanks to the ability to network with Yamaha’s exclusive MusicCast multi-room audio system. High functionality and performance bring you musical enjoyment just the way you want it.

 

  • Use with non-MusicCast amp or receiver to enjoy streaming music or a true MusicCast system
  • Compatible with all types of music sources and services, such as streaming services
  • MusicCast App for easy operation. The app lets you control other MusicCast-compatible components
  • One push play — Pressing any button turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source
  • Retro modern and superior quality
  • 48-bit digital volume control is far greater than the input signal bit resolution, achieving high quality control
  • Supports DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit for high resolution reproduction
  • Compact body only 214 mm (8-3/8") wide fits in any convenient location, can be used horizontally or vertically.
  • 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).
  • Low standby power consumption: 1.8 W
  • Seamless linkage to Yamaha amp with MAIN IN and Trigger In terminals for control of system power and volume.
  • Player mode — turn off Pre Amp mode and use the device as a simple network audio player.

 

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 WXC-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 WXC-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 WXC-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.

 


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.

 

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.



Features

Specifications

Features
 
 
 WXC-50
Wireless Streaming Amplifier
Network sectionDLNA Version 1.5
File Format MP3, WMA, MPEG4, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD
Wi-Fi Yes
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes (SBC / AAC)
Pure Direct Yes
Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz-20 kHz) 0.003 % (Pre out)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 112 dB (Opt / Net / USB / Bluetooth in) / 98 dB (AUX in)
Audio In / Out 1 / 1
Digital Input 1 (Optical) / 1 (Optical, Coaxial)
USB Input 1
Ethernet 1
Pre Out 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 245.9 mm (with antenna: 214 x 123.6 x 245.9 mm); 8-3/8” x 2” x 9-5/8” (with antenna: 8-3/8” x 4-7/8” x 9-5/8”)
Weight 1.44 kg; 3.17 lbs.

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