Yamaha WXC-50 | Dark Silver MusicCast Zone Preamplifier

  • High–performance design with premium audio components
  • Extremely versatile control and connectivity options
  • Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast
  • MusicCast app for Apple® iOS and Android™ devices
Yamaha WXA50 MusicCast Zone Amplifier
WXA-50
$499.95

$349.95

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Details & Highlights

Details from Yamaha

    Supercharge Your Home Theater or Hi–Fi System with MusicCast Streaming Audio

    Connect your existing home theater AV receiver or Hi–Fi system to this compact preamp, then use your Wi–Fi network to access all of your music from a simple app. Add other MusicCast speakers, sound bars or receivers for wireless multiroom audio playback. In addition to Wi–Fi, this preamp also supports Bluetooth® and AirPlay®, allowing for greater wireless connection flexibility.

    Audiophile Sound, Exquisite Design

    The WXC–50 features a solid metal body with an aluminum cover and a slim, compact design that fits just about anywhere. Under the hood, you’ll find high–performance components and advanced circuitry that deliver powerful, sonically–pure preamplification.

    Control at Your Fingertips

    Connect the WXC–50 to your existing AV receiver or Hi–Fi system, then download the free MusicCast app to connect it to your existing home Wi–Fi to create a powerful streaming audio system. Quickly select sources, browse your music library and control playback right from your smartphone or tablet. You can also control sound EQ settings from the app.

    Bluetooth® and AirPlay®

    Stream virtually any audio source via Bluetooth as an input to the WXC–50. Bluetooth sources can be redistributed through Wi–Fi to other MusicCast devices. Or stream using AirPlay from an Apple® device to a single unit.

    Rack Shelf Friendly

    With the feet removed, the WXC–50 is only 1–5/8" high, allowing it to be placed on a rack shelf within a 1U high rack space. Two units can be placed side–by–side on a 19" wide shelf.

    Superior Audio Technology

    Yamaha’s relentless pursuit of sonic purity is clearly evident in the engineering of the WXC–50. The preamp circuitry uses the same high–performance ESS digital–to–analog converter (DAC) found in high–end Yamaha AV receivers and a proprietary power supply ground configuration prevents sound degradation. A 48–bit digital volume control provides much greater precision and quality than conventional controls. A highly–rigid metal chassis supplies the stability necessary for clear, powerful music reproduction.

    High–Resolution Audio

    The WXC–50 supports high–resolution audio –including FLAC/WAV/AIFF up to 192 kHz/24–bit, Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96 kHz/24–bit and DSD up to 5.6 MHz – for more accurate reproduction of sonic details, presence and atmosphere.

    Yamaha Proprietary Sound Processing

    The Compressed Music Enhancer greatly improves sound reproduction from smartphones or other compressed sources, like MP3 files. Volume–adaptive EQ automatically adjusts the bass/treble balance according to the volume level. Advanced Bass Extension Processing provides a deeper, richer low–end sound — great for use with compact or in–wall speakers. Direct playback mode allows you to play back high–resolution audio sources just as they are, without any processing.

    Player Mode

    If you want to adjust volume from a connected Hi–Fi amp or AV receiver, the WXC–50 allows you to turn off "preamp" mode and use the device as a network audio player. Switching to "player" mode bypasses the volume control and any processing, allowing direct playback of high–resolution audio.

    One–Touch Controls

    Pressing any button on the front panel turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source providing quick and easy access to your favorite music. The WXC–50 also comes with an ultra–slim remote offering six presets, so you can quickly access your favorite Internet radio stations even when your smartphone or tablet’s not handy.

    Convenient Connectivity with Select Yamaha Hi–Fi Amplifiers

    The WXC–50 provides a convenient way to connect with select Yamaha Hi–Fi amplifiers that have main in and trigger inputs. When connected in the manner shown here, the Hi–Fi amplifier’s system power can be turned on and the volume can be controlled via the MusicCast app.

    Low Power Consumption

    The WXC–50 consumes less than two watts of power in standby mode. When the power is on, power consumption is still a low 5 W, and even when used for long periods, power consumption is environmentally friendly. In addition, the Auto Power Standby feature lets you save energy by automatically turning the power off after two, four, eight or 12 hours.

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Features & Specs

OID
    3004558
UPC
    027108954233
MPN
    WXC-50DS
Best Seller
    N/A
Manufacturer's Warranty
    2 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Specifications
  • Network section
    • DLNA: Version 1.5
    • File Format: MP3, WMA, MPEG–4 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 In / Out: 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 (Amplifier)
  • Width: 8.4"
  • Height: 2"
  • Depth: 9.6"
  • Weight: 3.17 lbs
  • Dimensions (Shipping)
  • Width: 16.5"
  • Height: 4.5"
  • Depth: 11.4"
  • Weight: 6 lbs
Product Bullets
  • High–performance design with premium audio components
  • Extremely versatile control and connectivity options
  • Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast
  • MusicCast app for Apple® iOS and Android™ devices

Warranty

Included Coverage from Yamaha: 2 Year Limited Warranty

Category ID: 163 | $349.95