- Yamaha's powerful preamp tech
- High-performance design with premium audio components
- 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
- Includes Pure Direct for reduced S/N ratio
- Dimensions: 8.38” W x 1.63” H x 9.63” D (antenna down)
- Weight: 3.17 lbs
- Warranty: 2 years
- World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
Own a Yamaha amp and want wireless connectivity? Have a garage band and need a preamp? Our Yamaha WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Preamplifier is the right choice. Made by the amp brand of choice, this small but elegant unit is perfect for your vinyl collection -- or your live performances. Plus, it’s an integral part of your modern wireless home.
What’s in a Name?
Ever notice that so many rockers’ instruments are made by Yamaha? This is no coincidence. Specializing in providing professional-grade audio for generations, Yamaha makes some of the best instruments and sound systems on the planet. Now, with this powerful Yamaha preamp, put some of that experience to work in your own stereo setup or home theater.
The Power of a Preamp
A typical amplifier is designed to amplify signals from the “line level” -- the input signal strength from things like CD and DVD players. However, other signals, like those of instruments, the human voice, and vinyl records are much weaker. Preamps are essentially miniature amplifiers designed to boost input signals to your main amp’s line level. It's worth noting that the WXC-50 is designed to connect to Yamaha amplifiers.
Amplify Your Wifi
Ever notice Yamaha’s A-S series amps don’t have wireless features? That’s because wireless signals need to be preamplified. Your WXC-50 features full wifi and Bluetooth functionality, supporting a variety of codecs like AAC and WAV. And with AirPlay, you don’t even need a router to enjoy wireless music. Enjoy streaming your music wirelessly from anywhere in your house, courtesy of Yamaha amplification magic.
The Next Audio Technology
Bring wireless music to every room with the MusicCast app, available on Google Play or the Apple Store. Access all your audio, from anywhere in the house, with one simple app for your smartphone or tablet, and have your sound follow you. Experience the next generation in music control.
Amazingly Hi-Def Audio
Show your HD audio files some love with a preamp that can play them natively. With your digital HD audio codecs, the WXC-50 does just that. Match your soundscape to your sound with 10 cinematic DSP modes -- including three presets for “movies”, another three for “music”, and four for “entertainment”. Show your MP3s some love with its Compressed Music Enhancer, an algorithm that restores sonic subtlety lost in the MP3 compression. Listen to all your files in a near-hi-def experience.
Understated MinimalismWith an easy-to-operate, richly-textured aluminum front panel, the WXC-50 exemplifies Yamaha’s classy, cleanly minimalist design. The silver hairline finish contrasts elegantly to the cool black body. Plus, at just 1⅝” tall, it’ll fit even your tightest spaces.
- 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 1.92 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)
- 3.17 lbs.
What's in the Box
What's In the Box:
- (1) WXC50DS MusicCast Steaming Preamplifier
- Remote Control
- Power Cord
- Owner's Manual
- Warranty Card
Customer Reviews for Yamaha WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Preamplifier
With the WXC-50, I can now listen to digital radio stations and use my smartphone to change stations and other functions. I can also now listen to music from my smartphone on my stereo system via Bluetooth. The wi-fi connection works fine for me (no connection problems). The WXC-50 also contains various additional inputs and outputs. I do not use most of them but its nice to know they are there if need them.
The only problem is that there is no way that I know of to share the same set of digital radio stations between two MusiCast devices. I have a Yamaha MusiCast stereo receiver in another room but could not tell the Musicast software (on my phone) to use the same stations for the WXC-50 as I had programmed in for the receiver. Hopefully, Yamaha will fix this issue in a future software upgrade.
The sound from the unit is very good. I am very pleased with this unit.