Yamaha MusicCast WXA50 (Silver) Network Stereo Amplifier

Yamaha MusicCast WXA50 (Silver)

Network Stereo Amplifier

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£309.95 RRP £399.0000

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£294.95 RRP £399.0000

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Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

Fantastic bundle offers also available here

"If you're looking for a two-channel amplifier for music listening then the WXA-50 will certainly fit the bill." 'AVforums - Recommended'

MusicCast for music all around your home

The Yamaha WXA50 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app also lets you operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily.

Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay
Connect via Ethernet or wi-fi to your home network and gain access to a whole new world of entertainment. From here you'll be able to access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus music services such as the hugely popular Spotify and Naspter. Also standard is AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices.

Stream music from your mobile with Bluetooth
With a Bluetooth receiver built in, it's easy to enjoy your music from other devices. Pair with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC and wirelessly stream all your favourite music. With the possibility of streaming music services, such as Spotify Premium, Deezer and Tidal, as well as your own music library, you get access to near unlimited music!

Compatible with High Resolution music files
The Yamaha WXA50 makes a superb choice for listening to your High Resolution music files. It's compatible with WAV/FLAC 192kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz/24-bit, DSD 5.6MHz and even the new AIFF 192kHz/24-bit formats. Using a high quality ESS DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the sound is sensationally detailed.

Powerful sound
It might be small, but the WXA50 uses a 55 watt amplifier and powerful processing to great effect. If you're listening to compressed music files from an MP3 player or smartphone, Compressed Music Enhancer enhances the frequency response for a brighter, more open sound. The clever volume-adaptive feature automatically adjusts the bass and treble levels in line with the volume. Advanced bass extension gives a deeper bass that's ideal for when matching with smaller speakers. Finally, if you'd rather hear the music exactly as the producer intended, Direct Mode bypasses all processing for the purest sound possible.

Wire it in with USB, optical or RCA phono
As well as the wide range of wireless connectivity, the WXA50 also features a USB interface plus optical and RCA phono inputs. The USB socket is ideal for USB stick devices while the phono inputs let you hook up a traditional Hi-Fi source such as a CD player or turntable with built-in pre-amp. The optical input is ideal for connecting your TV or Blu-ray/DVD player.

Compact and stylish
More router than conventional amplifier-sized, the WXA-50 can easily be accommodated; it can even be turned on its side for really tight spaces. The rigid casework is made to Yamaha's usual high standards and, with 1U rack mounting capability, ideal for professional use.

For one of the finest and most flexible music streaming systems around, just add speakers.
Fantastic bundle offers also available here

"If you're looking for a two-channel amplifier for music listening then the WXA-50 will certainly fit the bill." 'AVforums - Recommended'

MusicCast for music all around your home

The Yamaha WXA50 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app also lets you operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily.

Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay
Connect via Ethernet or wi-fi to your home network and gain access to a whole new world of entertainment. From here you'll be able to access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus music services such as the hugely popular Spotify and Naspter. Also standard is AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices.

Stream music from your mobile with Bluetooth
With a Bluetooth receiver built in, it's easy to enjoy your music from other devices. Pair with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC and wirelessly stream all your favourite music. With the possibility of streaming music services, such as Spotify Premium, Deezer and Tidal, as well as your own music library, you get access to near unlimited music!

Compatible with High Resolution music files
The Yamaha WXA50 makes a superb choice for listening to your High Resolution music files. It's compatible with WAV/FLAC 192kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz/24-bit, DSD 5.6MHz and even the new AIFF 192kHz/24-bit formats. Using a high quality ESS DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the sound is sensationally detailed.

Powerful sound
It might be small, but the WXA50 uses a 55 watt amplifier and powerful processing to great effect. If you're listening to compressed music files from an MP3 player or smartphone, Compressed Music Enhancer enhances the frequency response for a brighter, more open sound. The clever volume-adaptive feature automatically adjusts the bass and treble levels in line with the volume. Advanced bass extension gives a deeper bass that's ideal for when matching with smaller speakers. Finally, if you'd rather hear the music exactly as the producer intended, Direct Mode bypasses all processing for the purest sound possible.

Wire it in with USB, optical or RCA phono
As well as the wide range of wireless connectivity, the WXA50 also features a USB interface plus optical and RCA phono inputs. The USB socket is ideal for USB stick devices while the phono inputs let you hook up a traditional Hi-Fi source such as a CD player or turntable with built-in pre-amp. The optical input is ideal for connecting your TV or Blu-ray/DVD player.

Compact and stylish
More router than conventional amplifier-sized, the WXA-50 can easily be accommodated; it can even be turned on its side for really tight spaces. The rigid casework is made to Yamaha's usual high standards and, with 1U rack mounting capability, ideal for professional use.

For one of the finest and most flexible music streaming systems around, just add speakers.
Brand Yamaha
Colour Silver
Analogue RCA Inputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 1
USB Input 1
Pre Output 1
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output No
Speaker Sets 1
Power Output - Watts per CH 70W x 2
Frequency Response 10 - 80,000
Tone Controls via app
Loudness Control via app
Tuner Radio Internet radio
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 215 x 246 x 52
Weight (KG) 1.98
Power Consumption - Standby 1.8
DLNA Compliant Yes
Wireless Connection Wi-Fi
Internet Radio Services Yes
Apple AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Smartphone control Yes
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sounds great but missing Amazon Music HD Sounds beautiful using AirPlay on my son's Iphone, but unfortunately, there's no native support for Amazon Music HD - Yamaha introduced support for it on their Musiccast app last year, but apparently only for certain devices in their product range - with a heavy heart, I've had to return it - now looking at the Denon DNP-800NE only this time, i'll read the small print! :)
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features If space is a limitation this little amplifier will bring great features, enough power and good sound.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Launch into MusicCast After much online searching and discussion with the local Richer Sounds store, I have finally decided to launch into MusicCast for the first time. My old mini hi-fi was abandoned together with CDs, tapes, and mini-disks (remember those!) A Yamaha MusicCast WXA 50 now drives my cherished old speakers, links to a new MusicCast 20 speaker and picks up the TV sound output. Setting up couldn't have been easier and control via the MusicCast App is a delight Music, radio, podcasts and streaming services are now a few taps away. I would control it via Alexa but I don't want to share the pleasure!
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Piece of Kit I bought this after spending weeks deliberating between various amps and receivers and I'm so glad I did. It's linked up my turntables and telly to my Q Acoustic 3020i speakers perfectly and sits in vogue on my bookshelf without adding another clunky black box to the living room. While the app could definitely be cleaned up a little, the ability to play internet radio and stream music via wi-fi is such a hit. The quality is such an improvement from my previous Bluetooth set-up and allows me to take calls on my phone without affecting playback. I'm looking forward to investing further into Music Cast so I can make use of it's multi-room functionality.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb, Functional Amplifier Bought to replace a faulty Marantz PM6005 this is the tiny little AMP that could. Sound quality is "Yamaha" i.e. you get a great quality output and it feels natural and punchy. Power output is 70 Watts in to the 6 Ohm speaks I have and it drives them very well and easily pushes them past comfortable listening levels without losing control of the music. It's great basically, very musical. The Smart functionality is good, and very versatile with a great integration of the major music vendors (Tidal personalyou can control things with is "ok" and can be a little quirky and slow (plus everyting is on by default to you have to de-configure some integrations to make it navigable) but the remote works fine and the amp can be operated without the app anyhow. I already have other MusicCast devices and this integrates seamlessly with them. Highly recommended, great bang your buck.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic streaming amplifier Bought to improve multi room sound system. 3rd one so easy to set up & use. Quite expensive generally but cannot fault MusicCast system. Delivered on time but slight damage to packaging although no other problems. Customer services followed up to make sure all was ok.... great service & Inclusive extended warranty the best I could find anywhere
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best network music player 5 stars! I purchased this unit for my new kitchen build, paired with 2 b&w ceiling speakers (also from RS) Super easy to set up, looks fantastic and sound great! Best AV buy in a long time.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds really great with flac files Using this with a Synology DS215 nas and minimserver as the music server software. Works really well with the Musiccast app and sounds really tight and controlled through Misson speakers.
Date published: 2020-01-18
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(5 available across all stores)

£309.95 RRP £399.0000

SAVE

22%

 

Refurbished Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£294.95 RRP £399.0000

SAVE

26%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.