- High-performance design with premium audio components
- Extremely versatile control and connectivity options
- Access to your music library, Pandora®, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio and more
- Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast
- Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo or Echo Dot
- MusicCast app for Apple® iOS and Android™ devices
- Conveniently slim, can be placed horizontally or vertically
What is it?
The WXA-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.
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.
With the feet removed, the WXA-50 is only 1.6″ high, allowing it to be placed on a rack shelf within a 1 RU rack space. Two units can be placed side-by-side on a 19″ wide shelf.
The WXA-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.
How does it work?
Connect the WXA-50 to any pair of traditional wired speakers (bookshelf, tower, in-ceiling, or outdoor speakers), 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.
A single WXA-50 can be used with speakers to create a standalone streaming audio system, or multiple units can be used throughout the home. Play different music in each room or get everyone listening to the same thing. It can also be used with other MusicCast speakers, sound bars, A/V receivers, or Hi-Fi gear, providing more connectivity options.
The Compressed Music Enhancer is designed to improve 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 provides a deeper, richer low-end sound – designed to work well with compact or in-wall speakers. Direct Mode allows you to play back high-resolution audio sources just as they are, without any processing.
The WXA-50 consumes less than two watts of power in standby mode. When the power is on, power consumption is still a low 15 watts. In addition, the Auto Power Standby feature lets you save energy by automatically turning the power off after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
What’s in the box?
- Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Amplifier (Dark Silver)
- Limited 2-Year Warranty