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Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Model: WXA-50DS | UPC: 027108954288

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Model: WXA-50DS | UPC: 027108954288

Supercharge Your Favorite Speakers with MusicCast Streaming Audio

Connect a pair of your favorite speakers to the Yamaha WXA-50 stereo amp, then use your existing 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. Great for use with in-ceiling and outdoor patio speakers.

Features

  • High-performance design with premium audio components
  • Extremely versatile control and connectivity options
  • Access to your music library, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, and more
  • MusicCast app for Apple iOS and Android devices
  • Conveniently slim, can be placed horizontally or vertically

Audiophile Sound, Exquisite Design

The WXA-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 amplification.

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, and music files on your mobile devices and computers, Bluetooth sources, and external sources such as a TV, Blu-ray Disc player or even 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, AV receivers, or Hi-Fi gear, providing more options and versatility than ever before.

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.

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 WXA-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 WXA-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 WXA-50 supports high-resolution audio – including FLAC/WAV/AIFF up to 192kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96kHz/24-bit and DSD up to 5.6MHz – 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 provides a deeper, richer low-end sound — great for use 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 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.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products provide the best user experience and carry the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, ensuring products meet industry-agreed requirements for interoperability, security, and reliability. Choosing Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products enables you to mix and match devices from different manufacturers without worry.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Wi-Fi Protected Setup is designed to ease set up of security-enabled Wi-Fi networks in home and small office environments. It supports methods (pushing a button or entering a PIN) that are familiar to most consumers to configure a network and enable network security. It gives consumers an easier approach to set up a security-protected Wi-Fi connection, either between devices or in a network configuration.

AirPlay

AirPlay provides the convenience of wireless music playback from iTunes, iPod / iPhone / iPad and Mac or PC.

DLNA Certified

The DLNA Certified logo ensures that all relevant mandatory formats and features are supported by the products, and confirms interoperability between devices in support of mandatory formats and features. 

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 10 meters (33 feet) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.

Made for iPod / iPhone / iPad

“Made for iPod, iPhone, and iPad” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, iPad, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

Spotify Connect

With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream these songs to your Yamaha networked AV receiver when using Connect by Spotify. Just hit play to start streaming music. Additionally, when you listen to music on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.

Spotify

Spotify is all the music you’ll ever need with millions of songs instantly available. Just search for the music you love, or let Spotify recommend something great. Spotify works on your phone, tablet, computer, and home speakers so you’ll always have the perfect soundtrack for whatever you’re doing.

Pandora

Pandora is the effortless and endless source of personalized music enjoyment and discovery. Personalized stations launch instantly with the simple input of a favorite artist, song, or genre, and Yamaha takes it from there to provide the soundtrack for that moment... anytime, anywhere.

Rhapsody

Meet your new music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums, and artist hits spanning across the decades. This is more than just Internet radio; this is the power to play exactly the songs you want, wherever you are. Give it a try, sign in, and start listening.

SiriusXM Internet Radio

SiriusXM Internet Radio delivers a variety of commercial-free music including Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classical, and much more, plus expert sports talk and analysis. You also get exclusive entertainment, talk, comedy, family programming, local traffic and weather, and news from your most trusted sources.

Compressed Music Enhancer

Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original recording as possible. 

Specifications

  • Rated output power
    • 70W + 70W (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
    • 55W + 55W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • Maximum Output Power
    • 90W + 90W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • Inputs
    • Pure Direct: Yes
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: (20Hz - 20kHz) 0.02% (SP out)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 110dB (Opt / Net / USB / Bluetooth® in) / 98 dB (aux in)
    • Audio In / Out: 1 / 1
    • Digital In / Out: 1 (optical) / 0
    • USB input: 1
    • Ethernet: 1
    • Subwoofer out: 1
    • Remote In / Out: 1 / 0
  • Control (Trigger) In / Out: 1 / 1
  • Standby power consumption: 1.92W           
  • DLNA Version 1.5
  • File Format: MP3, WMA, MPEG4, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • With antenna: 8 3/8” x 4 7/8” x 9 5/8”
    • Without antenna: 8 3/8” x 1 5/8” x 9 5/8”
  • Weight: 4.28 lbs.

What's In The Box

  • WXA50DS MusicCast Steaming Amplifier
  • Remote control
  • Power cord
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty card

 

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