Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Amplifier (Dark Silver)

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Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Amplifier (Dark Silver)
Key Features
  • 55W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay & Bluetooth Music Streaming
  • DLNA Certified
Stream wirelessly to your favorite speakers with the dark silver Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Amplifier. It outputs up to 55W per channel at 8 Ohms and has Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth, and DLNA connectivity built-in for a wireless connection to your compatible smart device. Its optical and stereo RCA inputs allow for a wired connection while its USB input will play digitally stored files from a compatible USB drive.
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Yamaha WXA-50 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact Design
  • 3Control at Your Fingertips
  • 4All Your Content
  • 5MusicCast
  • 6Bluetooth and AirPlay
  • 7Rack Shelf Friendly
  • 8Design Detail
  • 9High-Resolution Audio
  • 10Yamaha Proprietary Sound Processing
  • 11One-Touch Controls
  • 12Low Power Consumption
  • 13Connectivity and Control

Stream wirelessly to your favorite speakers with the dark silver Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Amplifier. It outputs up to 55W per channel at 8 Ohms and has Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth, and DLNA connectivity built-in for a wireless connection to your compatible smart device. Its optical and stereo RCA inputs allow for a wired connection while its USB input will play digitally stored files from a compatible USB drive.

Compact Design
The WXA-50 features a metal body with an aluminum cover and a slim design that fits just about anywhere. Only 2" tall and 8.4" wide, it can be placed horizontally or vertically, allowing it to fit neatly in almost any space.
Control at Your Fingertips
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.
All Your Content
Access streaming music and Internet radio stations, music files on your mobile devices and computers, Bluetooth sources, and external sources such as a TV, Blu-ray Disc player, or a turntable.
MusicCast
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.
Bluetooth and AirPlay
Stream virtually any audio source via Bluetooth as an input to the WXA-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 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.
Design Detail
The 48-bit digital volume control provides precision while the metal chassis is designed to supply the stability necessary for clear, powerful music reproduction.
High-Resolution Audio
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.
Yamaha Proprietary Sound Processing
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.
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 WXA-50 also comes with a slim remote offering six presets, so you can quickly access your favorite Internet radio stations even when your smartphone or tablet isn't handy.
Low Power Consumption
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.
Connectivity and Control
  • Binding post speaker connectors
  • Wired Ethernet port
  • Wireless off switch
  • Optical and analog inputs
  • Subwoofer out
  • Trigger in/out
  • Remote in
UPC: 027108954288

Yamaha WXA-50 Specs

Amplifier
Amplifier TypeIntegrated Amplifier (Preamp/Power Amp Combo)
Channels2.1
Power Output per Channel1-Channel Driven:
90 W at 6 Ohms / 1 Hz / 0.9% THD
2-Channel Driven:
55 W at 8 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.06% THD
70 W at 6 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.06% THD
THD0.02% (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Connectivity
Rear A/V Inputs1 x Optical TOSLINK
1 x Stereo RCA
1 x USB Type-A
Rear A/V Outputs1 x Stereo RCA
1 x RCA Subwoofer Pre-Out
Other Rear I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (IR) Input
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet) Input
Speaker I/O2 x Binding Post Pair
Signal to Noise RatioOptical, Network, USB, Bluetooth: 110 dB
Line: 98 dB
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes
Supported Audio CodecsSBC, AAC
Wireless Audio ProtocolsAirPlay
DLNA SupportYes
Power
Power ConsumptionActive: 15 W
Standby: 1.8 W
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D)8.4 x 2.0 x 9.6" / 21.3 x 5.1 x 24.4 cm (with Feet, Antenna Removed)
8.4 x 4.9 x 9.6" / 21.3 x 12.4 x 24.4 cm (with Feet, Antenna Up)
8.4 x 1.6 x 9.6" / 21.3 x 4.1 x 24.4 cm (without Feet, Antenna Removed)
Weight4.28 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.025 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.6 x 11.2 x 4.5"

Yamaha WXA-50 Reviews

MusicCast is great for home audio

By Jared
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

I've got a bunch of WXA-50's and WXC-50's. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more WXA-50's it I decided that I needed more audio zones anywhere. The audio quality is great and the app works well.

Buggy app otherwise good

By Bryan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

Hardware is quite good but the app is problematic. For this premium price they should have the bugs worked out. All they need to do is invest in more software engineers. At the moment I can not log into my streaming service due to some bug that occurred when I changed my account. Nothing wrong with Tidal in my desktop only with MusicCast. Still waiting for tech support from Yamaha. 3rd day waiting. App has other bugs too.

Perfect for small room

By marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

I have this in a bedroom with two Klipsch in-wall speakers. I found it pretty easy to setup. I already had musiccast installed as I have a larger yamaha in the TV room. Everything went very smoothly. It's small and fit easily in the closet. It also support Airplay, so you can play from any Apple app without going through musiccast. Some apps, like Spotify, support musiccast so it plays directly with the unit.

Swiss knife audio

By Marc
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-04

This device, with Musicast, has quite impressive array of source to chosse from. The musicast app is a bit odd to install and some interface connection may require a fair understanding of backend knowledge, but the end result is worth it. Macbook pro, Ipad, Iphone are connected. Optical cable is recommended to reduce sound lag to TV.

Nice sound in a small package

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-31

Overall I love the ease of set up and sound of this amp. I have three used with a multicast receiver streaming audio to five rooms. My only complaint is it lacks airplay 2 which makes it unable to play Apple Music in multiple rooms

Compact, sounds great, perfect amp for my needs

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-02

I've used this amp almost every day since I purchased it 5 months ago and couldn't be happier. I've had my share of mid-to-high-level audiophile gear, and this little streaming amp packs a lot of features in a small package. It's not meant to compete with high-end separate components, but I think the audio quality is stellar. I use it in my large home office (24' x 13'). I input a TV via its optical-in, run CD/DVD into an aux-in, and run the speaker- and sub-outs to 2 bookshelf speakers and a sub. It's a sturdy little amp with solid connectors and speaker-posts. Connection to my home network was a snap, and I've wirelessly connected via AirPlay, Bluetooth, and used Yamaha's proprietary MusicCast system, which I quite like. I've found myself listening to a lot of internet radio, which I haven't done previously. I was influenced to buy the WXA-50 by positive reviews at Sound+Vision and at the uber-geeky Audio Science Review site, which likes the components and specs, and gave it a 'Recommended' rating. My music has a defined soundstage, with depth and crispness without being fatiguing. I'm surprised there aren't more amps in this niche -- I love its combo of tiny size, decent power, streaming capabilities, and good sound.

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