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.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included 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

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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

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.
More Information
Analogue RCA Inputs 1
Dimensions WxDxH 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 4 out of 5 by from Does what it's supposed to Very easy to set up and links my old stereo system to wireless speakers in the rest of the house. No complaints so far.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing kit has made me re-discover my Hi-Fi I recently visited Richer Sounds fully intent on buying an AV reciever and speaker package but after a conversation with the very helpful staff was advised to consider this Yamaha streamer so that I could continue to use my old Hi-Fi (Arcam amp / B&W speakers) equipment. I'm so glad that I listened! This kit is so easy to set up, and allows me to stream music from my NAS and other sources to my 2 channel amp. I've got my TV hooked up through the digital optical link, which also sounds great. Setup consisted basically of plugging it in to my home hub with a cat5 cable (it will also connect wirelessly) and using the Musicast app on my phone to get it to stream music to my speakers. As far as I'm concerned it allows you to have all of the streaming and internet functionality you ever need - for a very reasonable price, without having to throw out your old amp. Perfcect!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Great piece of kit that allows to use the existing speakers as well as the remote ones
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flexible solution I think this is the only streaming / doc / preamp on the market at anything near this price and as such represents great value for money. It has a flexible set of connections and handles streaming, internet radio, usb input for downloads and analogue. It can act as a preamp or a source. Linked to a Cyrus power amp and good quality standmount speakers it gives a good dynamic account of itself. Hi-Res sources do not show great improvement over CD quality despite the trendy ESS sabre DAC, but at this price you cannot argue. The added benefit is the musicast multi room system and I am going to buy a satellite speaker for the Kitchen. As a second system and an introduction to network and on-line audio it is top notch.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product This streamer, is so fast. I have all my music on memory stick, and when I click on play, on my phone, it plays it straight away. The sound quality, is very good, I had a Denon streamer, before this, the Yam has more bit more punch. The remote is a bit too small, for my liking, Only two things it needs are. 1) FM tuner. 2) Display at the front.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product - excellent value Great product, easy to use and quiet intuitive once it is set up. Mine is linked to an old Yamaha AV receiver with an optical interconnect. The pair work really well together. When I get the right cable I will run it through my Naim system. One point that is a bit frustrating - the installation guide in the box is only the simple version and omits to tell you how to connect via wi fi to a router. The instructions that you need are in the Advanced Manual that you need to download.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant This unit was not something I had considered until Damien at the Brighton store suggested it. He recommended it as a replacement for my old Logitech Squeezebox Touch and a Pioneer that I had for a short time. This pre-amp enabled me to keep my trusty NAD amp, stream music from my PC and link with my Yamaha AV. I think it grabbed my router before I got it out of the box. It took to my AV big-time and everything works in harmony over multi rooms. All it says in the ads is true. Sound quality is fab and the phone app works a treat. Gripes? No USB on the front panel but the unit is small; spinning it round to plug the stick in the back is not a hassle.I can even stream vinyl, multi-room, if I fancied!
Date published: 2017-01-22
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Yamaha Network Stereo Pre-Amplifier is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
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60

Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Guarantee included 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

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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

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