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 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 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.

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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
* Claim the following cashback via redemption, when bought with this unit:
£50 cashback with two MusicCast 50 speakers.
£40 cashback with two MusicCast 20 speakers.
£50 cashback with a MusicCast 20 & MusicCast 50 speaker.
£40 cashback with a MusicCast 50 speaker.
£30 cashback with a MusicCast 20 speaker.
Click here to view the terms & conditions, and to make a cashback claim.


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 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 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.
Analogue RCA Inputs 1
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
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Power Consumption - Standby 1.8
Pre Output 1
Sub Output Yes
USB Input 1
Weight (KG) 1.44
Brand Yamaha
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking device and features! Great sound and packed with so many features. Musiccast is spot on!
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution for simple streaming Just purchased this Streaming amp after reading a few reviews .. Simple to use .. surprisingly good sound quality. I’m not overly technically minded, so wanted to find a streamer that would Air play from my iPad, I’m now able to stream all of my various music collections // Amazon music, iTunes, and Spotify. I’m just looking at trialing Qobuz for extra quality sound .. I would like to try Tidal but it’s Hi res tracks are desktop only. Either way this is a great bit of kit .. connected to my Audiolab Dac the sound quality is awesome ! It’s been a long time since I spent so little on what is seemingly an Audiophile gem !!
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great price great sound Excellent pre amp, the sound is very good. Stream using Spotify I would recommend selecting music quality very high with in the app as it does make a huge difference. The set up could be made a little easier as the setup instructions are a little unclear. But over all it’s good very good. Connected to Arcam solo and kef r100 speakers
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yamaha hits the spot This little box of tricks is just so neat, it can do almost anything around the home except make toast. I’m amazed at its functionality, it’s superb sound, and the overwhelming facilities this streamer carries. It does the lot. You name it, it’ll stream anywhere around the home. I wasn’t convinced until a another hifi buff friend of mine gave me a demo. Needless to say, I was straight round to Richer sounds to make my purchase. But don’t take my word for it. Go have a listen for yourself. You’ll be amazed!
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good update for HiFi system. I bought this to replace the pre amp in my hifi system which also has an optical input to connect the optical output from TV producing a really good sound. Volume can also be controlled by remote. It also has a bluetooth input for streaming up to date sound sources. All in all a good buy & solves a lot of compatibility problems.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small, stylish and perfect for a desktop I bought this to bypass relying on a pc to access music on a NAS drive, access Spotify, internet radio and play tracks straight from a USB stick into a pair of Ruark MR1 active speakers. It does all this very well with great sound quality, is small and beautifully designed. Only issue is with the MusicCast software on my iPad that keeps losing the connection to the streamer despite everything being within 10 feet of the router.
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yamaha WXC50 Network Stereo Pre-Amplifier This is a very good value-for-money product for someone who already has a hi-fi system but add-on a network player. The best of it is that it has a pre-amp out so that I could plug into my current pre-amp input integrated amplifier (so my integrated amplifier just serves as power amp). Control is very user friendly and lot of fine-tune option. Sound quality though not top class but certainly very enjoyable. It does not decode MQS if just solely subscribe Tidal. But it plays Tidal hi-fi quality music track very clean and crispy.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, well built, minor software issues I was upgrading from Logitech Squeezebox Duo. WXC-50 sounds better, gives more connectivity and is more stable. BUT, the major issue is in MusicCast software. There is no search for the connect USB drive or on the DLNA server - though Yamaha site says they'll add this feature in 2018 - it's not ready yet. So you have to browse for the music you want to here. Plus there is no random play by song/artist/year/genre - this was very useful feature in Squeezebox. And the last one - you can't cast youtube sound without using Bluetooth from phone (and enabling wireless interfaces degrades sound quality a little, so I left them all off). Since MusicCast is based on WiFi/LAN - I expected I could share sound from phone, but there is no such option.
Date published: 2018-07-29
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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 the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

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