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’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 7 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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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. 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, easy set up. Excellent sound, grea I bought this a couple weeks ago at Richer Sounds Cambridge, the unit was well reviewed and has proven to be excellent. The set up was very straight forward and I linked my NAS drive and hifi via the unit and the sound is excellent. The app works well and I found it intuitive. A special mention goes to staff at Richer Sounds because the original unit was defective: the staff arranged for a new unit to be sent and the defective collected within 48 hours. Excellent service and helpful throughout the purchase process. I would definitely return to Richer Sounds Cambridge to purchase a network attached speaker for another room.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic little network music streamer I wanted a network music streamer so that I can use my NAS to store and play FLAC files. The Yamaha unit was very easy to connect and set up. "Musicast" was downloaded and installed on my Android phone and connected to the WXC50 at the first attempt. I also ran a digital optical Toslink cable direct from my Blue Ray/DVD player to the WXC50 and after a fiddle in the DVD menus got the sound working pefectly. This is a fantastic piece of kit - adding music streaming from my NAS, internet radio, internet music streaming, USB playback & cinema sound into my existing Cambridge Audio / B&W hi fi system. And at a fraction of the cost of other units. The music sounds top-notch. Highly recommended
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good service I bought a Yamaha audio streamer - fantastic product!
Date published: 2019-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yamama WXC50 Pre-Amplifier Very impressed with this small and delightful pre-amplifier. Most pleased that when using Musiccast app' it facilitates easy selection of the various inputs. Especially pleased that it copes with my FLAC audio files on my 1 TB USB Hard Drive - all folders and audio files easily accessed and played.
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Good price to purchased via richer sound, easy to ordered,
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enhanced Soundscape. The Yamaha WXC50 has breathed new life, into my old school set-up. It has a plethora of connectivity options, allowing older systems to be used and simply controlled, by using the smart phone app and the inclusive remote control. It’s immensely simple to set-up and I was connected to my WiFi in a few easy steps. Using Airplay, I can listen to an array of radio stations, streamed internet services and music stored on my iPhone and MacBook Pro. Plugged into the optical input, I have a 90’s Harman/Kardon DVD player, which when switched to the PCM option, gives a clean and vibrant soundscape. The AUX-RCA input/output is a nice touch, I have plugged in a Cambridge Audio Duo pre-amp/phono stage, enhancing the sound further, from a Rega turntable. The USB has been used to host a 128GB usb stick, loaded with Hi-Res audio files. The pre-amp output is connected to an early 1980’s, Teac Integrated Amplifier, enhancing the overall soundscape, to an entirely new level. My only minor gripe, is the iPhone app is primitive and can be slightly unstable.
Date published: 2019-09-22
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Yamaha WXC50 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 40.
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Installation We can install and also provide FREE advice at your home or place of work.

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 7 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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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. 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.