Yamaha WXA-50 Streaming Amplifier Specifications:
Rated Output Power
- 70 W + 70 W (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
- 55 W + 55 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
Maximum Output Power
- 90 W + 90 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
- Pure Direct Yes
- Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz-20 kHz) 0.02% (SP out)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio 110 dB (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 1.92 W
- 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)
- 8-3/8” x 2” x 9-5/8” (with 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)
- 4.28 lbs.
What's in the Box
What's In the Box
- (1) WXA50DS MusicCast Steaming Amplifier
- Remote Control
- Power Cord
- Owner's Manual
- Warranty Card
Customer Reviews for Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Amplifier
I knocked it down 1 star due to the price, the fact that it runs a bit warm and the remote that just feels very cheap. Hopefully the heat will not be a long-term issue.
Cons: No Amazon Music. The Spotify interface is cumbersome...why can't it control Spotify from the MusicCast app? Product cannot be updated to use Amazon, per Yamaha.
MusicCast setup was straightforward...taking maybe 5 minutes for each streaming device. The MusicCast app is solid....would be appreciated if they'd add Apple Music as a native streaming option (not just Airplay / Bluetooth). I subscribe to multiple services (Pandora, SiriusXM & Apple Music) and desire the same functionality for all.
All in all - if you already own a Yamaha receiver with musicCast built in...there's no reason not to add devices to create an affordable, flexible and solid performing whole home audio solution.