Yamaha WXA-50 Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Music Streaming Amplifier

The Yamaha WXA-50 is a high performance digital amplifier that offers a wealth of music streaming options including Bluetooth, AirPlay and Yamaha’s own unique MusicCast multi-room audio system.

MusicCast

MusicCast is a new revolution in networked audio, Yamaha offer with a wide range of products with MusicCast built-in, including soundbars, AV receivers, Hi-Fi systems and one-box speakers. With multiple MusicCast products you can play the same music in all rooms or different music in each room, it’s completely up to you.

MusicCast Control App

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.

MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities

MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music throughout your home. 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 other MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

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.

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, albums or songs, then just press a button to instantly hear that station or song.

Premium 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.

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.

Yamaha WXA-50 Wireless Music Streaming Amplifier

  • 2 x 70w RMS Power Output
  • Free MusicCast Controller App
  • Bluetooth and AirPlay Built-In
  • Hi-Res Playback
  • Ultra Compact Design
  • One Push Play
  • Wi-Fi Built-in
  • Pure Direct Mode
  • Aux in / Optical Digital In
  • Subwoofer Output
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Yamaha WXA-50 Wireless Streaming Amplifier Specifications

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)

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)

Weight

1.94 kg

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