Yamaha WXC-50 - Wireless Multi-Room Hi-Res Music Streamer Stereo Preamplifier
Yamaha's WXC-50 MusicCast preamp makes it easy to enjoy your favorite Internet music streaming services, audio files, and more in any room of your house. Just connect it to your A/V receiver, stereo system, or a pair of powered speakers, and use your existing Wi-Fi network to access your music with the free MusicCast app. This well-built Yamaha preamp sports a compact-but-sturdy metal chassis that you can place horizontally on a bookshelf or vertically on a desktop without taking up a lot of space. Best of all, Yamaha's advanced audio circuitry ensures detailed, accurate sound.
MusicCast gives you lots of sources to choose from. Access your personal digital music library, Internet radio, and popular streaming services. There's support for Pandora® and SiriusXM. If you're a Spotify® Premium subscriber, Spotify Connect lets you access all your favorite albums and playlists. MusicCast even supports high-resolution audio formats. Built-in Bluetooth lets you listen to content streamed directly from your mobile device, and you can even send those Bluetooth streams to other MusicCast players on your Wi-Fi network.
You can expand your wireless music system throughout your entire home by adding compatible Yamaha wireless speakers, sound bars, and receivers.
Control all your MusicCast speakers and components with the free app for Apple® and Android™ smartphones or tablets. It lets you select rooms, browse music sources, and start and stop playback with an intuitive interface.
- built-in Wi-Fi® for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
- includes support for Pandora, Rhapsody, and SiriusXM 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)
- built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and transmission
- Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
- MusicCast wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components for whole-home audio
- free MusicCast app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple or Android device
- DLNA certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
- plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer
- 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)
- can be placed horizontally or vertically to fit in nearly any space
- front-panel volume and playback controls
- Ethernet port for wired network connection
- back-panel switch for turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- rear USB input for connecting a thumb drive or portable music player
- ESS Sabre DAC for detailed, accurate sound
- optical digital, coaxial digital, and analog RCA outputs for connection to your amplifier or audio system
- subwoofer output
- optical digital and analog RCA inputs
- remote input and 12 volt-trigger in/out for use with external controllers
- 8-3/8"W x 2"H x 9-5/8"D (4-7/8"H with Wi-Fi antenna raised; 1-5/8"H without antenna or feet)
- 4.28 lbs.