Yamaha WXC50 Network Stereo Pre-Amplifier

Yamaha WXC50

Network Stereo Pre-Amplifier

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Bring the brilliance of Yamaha's MusicCast to your main system, with the WXC50, MusicCast pre-amp.

MusicCast for music all around your home

The Yamaha WXC50 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 Premium 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 Premium 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, 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 WXC50 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.

Wire it in with USB, optical or RCA phono
As well as the wide range of wireless connectivity, the WXC50 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 WXC-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 your Hi-Fi.

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We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
Bring the brilliance of Yamaha's MusicCast to your main system, with the WXC50, MusicCast pre-amp.

MusicCast for music all around your home

The Yamaha WXC50 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 Premium 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 Premium 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, 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 WXC50 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.

Wire it in with USB, optical or RCA phono
As well as the wide range of wireless connectivity, the WXC50 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 WXC-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 your Hi-Fi.
Brand Yamaha
Analogue RCA Inputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 1
USB Input 1
Pre Output 1
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output No
Frequency Response 10 - 80,000
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 21 x 25 x 5
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 215 x 246 x 52
Weight (KG) 1.44
Power Consumption - Standby 1.8
DLNA Compliant Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I bought this to add streaming and the ability to play computer music files through my Hi-Fi. I've also connect my TV to it. It was easy to set up, the MusicCast App works well, and it sounds great. Just what I wanted!
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice pre amp with server built in! Bought as having problems with my intergreted amp line level inputs, but phono works. This product filled a niche by providing a preamp combined with a streamer to take care of my line level inputs. It only has one line level, but it also has digital input for my CDR/HDD. Pleased with luxury of using a tablet as remote! Slight metalic sound to upper range but possibly just uncustomed to it? One suggestion , you should add the Cambridge DAC plus , or the audio lab dac, into the amplifers section . As I might have bought these instead to do a similar role as this did . It took alot of searching to find this solution but I had another option hiding in the cd /dac section. I didnt want a streamer but like it as an add on to my preamp. Excellent service as usual.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fails to operate as advertised Afraid after a couple of months use Yamaha have managed to break the Musiccast App, both Android and Iphone, when using Qobuz. I have rang Yamaha support every week for the last 8 weeks to ask when it will be fixed. They confirm there is an issue in that it is impossible to select any new music. All are greyed out. It has apparently been reported to Yamaha support in Japan but to date nothing. One chap also even suggested using Deezer instead until they have fixed it. Ideally I would like to return it to Richer Sounds and exchange for Node 2i, happy to pay the extra.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat, unobtrusive, and enjoyable Easy to set up, enables me to play Spotify premium via my phone and through my onkyo amplifier, sounds great, internet radio, massive bonus, excellent service as always
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value product. Sound is clear, base is deep, controls and remote are useful and easy to use. Product is well-made. Navigating the MusicCast interface requires patience as it is not completely intuitive, especially the Airplay function. This does not work at all from a Mac computer.
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing piece of equipment I have a very good audio system but ageing and wanted to stream through my primare equipment and B&W speakers after listening to dragonfly red i opted for the yamaha WXC50 and can verify streaming at 320kbps is as good as my £2500 cd player. This product is a steal.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sounds - ok app... I bought this about 6 months ago and am running through a CXA60 amp and some older MA Gold GX100 Standmounts that I picked up second hand. The app is a bit clunky but I mainly use through the Spotify app so I don't use it. One tip - if you can live without volume control etc from your phone, switch to "player" mode. It may be my ears but the sound quality goes from good to great with much more detail and clarity.
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great preamp, musiccast app not so great The preamp does exactly what I want: connect my old nad c 350 amplifier to internet radio and my music on my pc. It also has an optical in so I can also attach my TV. The sound quality of the streamer is more than enough for my setup. The app to control the WCX-50 definitely needs some work. Finding and sorting music from my PC is not straight forward. Hopefully this gets updated soon.
Date published: 2020-01-21
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6 Year Guarantee included
for VIPs

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges.

Sign up instantly in-store or here.
You can also read all about the benefits of our 6 Year Guarantees here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.