Yamaha MUSIC CAST WXA50 Network Stereo Amplifier

Yamaha MUSIC CAST WXA50

Network Stereo Amplifier

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"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, 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.

6 Year Guarantee included

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What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it . No quibbles and no fuss . (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it . Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

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

Free UK delivery

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

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

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
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, 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.
Analogue RCA Inputs 1
Apple AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 215 x 246 x 52
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 21 x 25 x 5
DLNA Compliant Yes
Frequency Response 10 - 80,000
Headphone Output No
Internet Radio Services Yes
Loudness Control via app
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Power Consumption - Standby 1.8
Power Output - Watts per CH 70W x 2
Pre Output 1
Smartphone control Yes
Speaker Sets 1
Sub Output Yes
Tone Controls via app
Tuner Radio Internet radio
USB Input 1
Weight (KG) 1.98
Wireless Connection Wi-Fi
Brand Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Piece Of Kit! Have had this unit for about a month now and what can I say? I wish I had bought it earlier. It does everything you want seamlessly. Sound quality is great and streaming quality is first class. Set up is easy. Build quality is first class. I cannot fault it in any way. If you are looking for a streaming amplifier just buy this. You will not regret it.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little amp I bought this to drive two very good old speakers but without the usual black boxes and cables. The blue tooth feature means I can enjoy my music again in excellent quality and not have to put up with my top end but thin sound system. Best of all I can find all the music I want from the internet.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product from yamaha I bought this with the understanding it was a home networking wireless speaker system, and what a purchase it has been. The exspert advice I received in richer sounds has gave me everything I wanted and more, because I can now upgrade speakers for even better sound and add to my network with more wireless speakers. This bit of kit is well worth the money and at a fraction of the price of it’s rivels!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Only had for a few weeks, so can't comment on reliability yet. Looks great, sounds great. Really easy to set up. Music cast app is also pretty good.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact, flexible unit Used as a kitchen system with Monitor Audio Bronze 1 speakers. Nice compact and robust construction. Streams just about any source and the sound quality is pretty good . Errs slightly on the safe side, which is a good thing given the broad range of potential sources, so the top end remains controlled whilst there's decent bass too. Spotify Connect is great and means you're not continually draining the battery on your phone/tablet, it's just a controller the WXA receives the stream directly. Wi-Fi has been stable. Music Cast App is straightforward and allows multiple devices to control the WXA with seamless handover. Drops a star for: - the Net Radio for internet radio, which is clunky to use and limited for some mainstream uk stations. -The 55W rating seems optimistic -The plastic volume control. It's totally at odds with the rest of the design and is a sharp edged bit of ugliness you'd not find on a £5 radio. Fortunately you don't use it much, but it should be an aluminium item to compliment the design. At the new lower price there's not much to touch this little Yamaha unit currently.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endless Possibilities!! I bought this over Christmas from RIcher Sounds in Leeds and have been that impressed, I did something I never do - which is write a review!! Firstly I did ALL my homework: Sonos, Heos, Naim, Sony etc. etc. These guys all offer multi room audio solutions, however I constantly kept coming up against nigle’s with functionality- eg. Sonos can’t handle hi-res audio and has very little connectivity even with its ‘connect’ amp if you’re trying to pull together existing sources. Other systems were either too expensive or just didn’t sound right. Granted my needs were quite specific; I’ve just finished a property renovation and wanted a system that could drive both wired and wireless speakers - this was made slightly more difficult by the fact id only put single wires in the walls for multiple speakers channels, which without going in to too much detail, requires a powerful amp to run 2 x 8 ohm speakers in series (essentially 4 ohms). Anyhew! The results are verging on the sublime. I’ve got a beautiful little amp the size of a small hardback book that can be stood flat or tall. It’s powering 4 x Cambridge Audio Minx 22’s and a Sub in a large kitchen and diner - and the sound quality is excellent (I’ve also tried it with more expensive bookshelf speakers for even greater effect...) but that’s only the start; next I bought one of the Multicast speakers (wx030) and also a YAS 306 soundbar which are in different rooms. The sound quality is great - as good as anything I heard from Sonos! and I have them all linked via the Multicast app. Everything worked out of the box - no problems connecting to my router and then to both my iTunes on my phone and also Spotify through Multicast. Ive even got an optical out of the kitchen tv into the amp and again can ‘cast’ this around the house. Oh, and don’t forget the Bluetooth transmission: any of the MusicCast devices can broadcast out to other Bluetooth speakers (not Yamaha or MusicCast!) if you’re wanting to take the party into the back garden for instance. All in all a fantastic amp that packs a lot more acoustic punch than much larger uglier boxes with future proofing that will see it well into the 22nd Century. :-)
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly full-featured I bought this amp to drive a pair of Q Acoustics 3020i, and quickly learned why it won several awards. I attached a smart television running Kodi to it (via toslink) so that it will assume the function of a media hub, but the amp also has wifi AND bluetooth to create ad-hoc connections (as well as several other types of input, including USB) so whatever your needs may be, it has you covered. Sound quality is excellent, and it handles equally well classical music, opera and heavy metal; it's also the only amp i've heard so far through which mp3s are actually listenable. Its network functionality is absolutely first class as well as rock solid, so now I can send music to the amp with my pc, tablet and desktop over wifi, which means it plays CD quality sound losslessly. it also means that if there is an incoming call the speakers continue playing the music, rather than the device's ringtone. in addition, *ALL* of the amp's settings can be controlled by any device capable of running a web browser, and the amp has MAC filtering functionality to restric access only to your devices. in short, it's a little treasure jam packed with functionality that's just as capable of creating a fun atmosphere as the best out there. the amp has a single shortcoming: No NFC. this would have been the cherry on top of an already vast spec sheet. In any case, I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact amplifier Was looking for a small form factor integrated amplifier with as small footprint as possible, initially gravitated towards Cyrus One, Rega Brio and Quad Veena. After some weeks researching and visiting outlets i came across this little gem, glad i went with Yamaha this time. Excellent balance between power, features, I/O, build quality at a more competitive price tag. Not sure how Yamaha squeezed all these features in such inconspicuous package but they certainly nailed it. Build quality is exceptional- even down to the premium speaker terminals - while audio performance is on par with pricier alternatives. Installation and set up was swift and painless, bluetooth and multicast work like a charm with all my devices/sources. In fact, i have been so impressed with this machine, i am seriously considering purchasing a second unit for home use.
Date published: 2017-12-07
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6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

What you get

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it . No quibbles and no fuss . (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it . Naturally, models do change, so while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications

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

Free UK delivery

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

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

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge