YAMAHA WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Preamplifier

YAMAHA WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Preamplifier

Item #: YAMWXC50DS
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$349.99
$299.99
14% off msrp

 
Item Condition:
Yamaha Factory Refurbished
Manufacturers Warranty:
1 Year
Included Accessories:
Remote, Manual, Wireless Antenna
Manufacturers Part #:
WXC-50
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Description

Description

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.

*Sold exclusively within the US only. No shipments allowed outside the US!

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  • High-performance design with premium audio components
  • Extremely versatile control and connectivity options
  • Access to your music library, Pandora®, Spotify, Napster® and more
  • Add audio in up to 9 additional rooms with MusicCast
  • MusicCast app for Apple® iOS and Android™ devices
  • Conveniently slim, can be placed horizontally or vertically

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.

MusicCast

Access all of your music with a simple app and wirelessly stream it throughout your home using your existing Wi-Fi® network.

  • Stream it all. Listen to Pandora®, Spotify, Napster®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, thousands of free internet radio stations and the music stored on your smart devices and computers.

  • Wireless connectivity. All MusicCast products are fully loaded with Wi-Fi and AirPlay®.

  • Expand to a whole home audio experience. When you’re ready, add MusicCast wireless speakers, sound bars or other devices in up to 9 other rooms and listen throughout your home.

  • No wires, easy installation. By using MusicCast, you don't need to fuss with placing wires through walls into other rooms.


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.

Slim, Compact Design

Only 2" tall and 8-3/8" wide, it can be placed horizontally or vertically, allowing it to fit neatly in almost any space.

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.

Pro-Grade Connectivity and Control

The WXC-50 supports professional-grade features including:

  • Wired Ethernet port

  • Wireless off switch

  • Optical and analog inputs

  • Digital optical and coax outputs

  • Subwoofer out

  • Trigger in/out

  • Remote in

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.

Disklavier ENSPIRE™

Turn your entire home into a concert hall. Combine the world’s most advanced piano, the Disklavier ENSPIRE, with MusicCast to enjoy the sound and music of a real acoustic piano in any room of your home.

The WXA-50 amp can be used to power speakers for backing tracks in the same room as the Disklavier, while the WXC-50 preamp can be used to transmit both the piano sound and backing tracks to other rooms.

Specifications

Specifications

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 (W x H x D) 8-3/8” x 2” x 9-5/8” (witd antenna: 8-3/8” x 4-7/8” x 9-5/8”), 8-3/8" x 1-5/8" x 9-5/8" (without antenna and feet)
Weight 3.17 lbs.

Item Condition

Item Condition

Yamaha Factory Refurbished

Buying a Yamaha Factory Refurbished product is a great way to get "as-new" products at a considerable savings. Every product has been thoroughly tested, repaired (if necessary), cleaned and otherwise renewed to original condition. Next it’s repackaged with original accessories included. When you consider that a factory-renewed Yamaha product undergoes such close scrutiny for defects and workmanship, you might actually be buying something that is in many ways better than new. And for your piece of mind and protection, your purchase is covered by a full 1 year parts and labor warranty valid at any authorized Yamaha repair center (you can look-up locations online here or call 714-522-9888)

Yamaha, like all electronics manufactures, receives products returned for various reasons. In 2011 consumers returned 17 billion dollars in electronics globally, of which less than 5% were found to be defective! Once a product has been opened it must be resold as refurbished and can’t be resold as new again. The history and reason why a product was returned is not provided to us, thus we can’t provide any additional details regarding its past. All products are processed by Yamaha certified technicians, where they are fully tested, repaired (only if necessary), and retested again to ensure the highest quality control. Each unit must pass a complete battery of test before it can be titled a "Yamaha Factory Refurbished" product.

Most units are Cosmetically in Mint Condition (graded a 9 or higher on a scale of 1-10). Very minor signs of wear (light surface scuffs or minor scratches) may be present, although most units show little or no signs of any usage. We DO NOT sell products that are cosmetically damaged (cracked displays, broken knobs, heavy scratches, or physically abused) unless noted in the description. Unfortunately, we can’t provide actual photos of each unit or pick the best one for anyone, as they are all randomly chosen from our factory sealed boxes.

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Reviews

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5.0 1 YAMAHA WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Preamplifier

Seriously great piece of gear!

5 YAMAHA WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Preamplifier
Reviewer: from Montverde, FL
So, I purchased this as a solution for streaming music from a Yamaha Aventage receiver to a Niles distribution amp for speakers all over the house. The Yamaha receiver’s external zone outs were all used by surround channel outs. Well, the setup is a bit wonky, but once it’s up, it sounds and operates amazingly well! The onboard DAC is way better than the DAC on my Apple AirPort Express. The app is great too...HIGHLY a recommended, as if course is dealing with Accessories4Less!!!
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