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Yamaha WXA-50 Integrated Amplifier + MusicCast

 

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WXA-50 powers traditional wired bookshelf, tower, in-ceiling or outdoor speakers and can also be used with other MusicCast products for wireless multiroom setups.

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Yamaha Audio
Product Award HiFi Choice Recommended

Tech Specs

NETWORK
- DLNA: Version 1.5
- MP3, WMA, MPEG4 AAC, WAV,
- FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD
- Other: Wi-Fi and AirPlay
- Bluetooth: SBC / AAC

 

POWER
- Rated: 70+70W (6Ω, 20Hz-kHz, 2ch)
- Max Out: 90 + 90W (6Ω, 1kHz, 1ch)
- Standby Power Consumption: 1.8W

 

PERFORMANCE
- Pure Direct: Yes
- THD: (20 Hz-kHz): 0.02% (SP)
- SNR: 110dB (Opt/ Net /USB /BT)
- SNR: 98dB (AUX in)

 

CONNECTIVITY
- Audio In / Out: 1 / 1
- Digital In / Out: 1 (Optical) / -
- Other Input: USB, Ethernet
- Subwoofer Out: 1
- Remote In / Out: 1 / 0
- Control (Trigger) In / Out: 1 / 1

 

GENERAL
- Dimensions (WHD): 215 x 51.5 x 251.4mm
- Weight: 1.94 kg; 4.28 lbs

Product Description

Yamaha WXA-50 integrated amplifier further expands the MusicCast range of wireless products, enabling streaming from multiple devices for an easy multi-room system.

Versatility

This integrated amplifier has streaming capability through its support for Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay,  DLNA, Spotify Connect and compatible with other MusicCast products. The slim-line design allows for flexible positioning in both the vertical or horizontal dimension in even tight spaces, without disturbing your room. This integrated amplifier is suitable for rack mounting in custom installations. With 'one-push play', you can power up and play your last selected source easily by pressing any button on the front panel. With a power output of 65W per channel, the WXA-50 uses a rigid metal chassis and an ESS Sabre9006AS DAC for optimum performance.

Functions

Direct Mode is incorporated allowing you to play high-res audio sources (24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz) without any additional processing along with a volume adaptive equalization that adjusts the bass and treble according to the level the volume is set at. Enhancing the bass signal when using small in-wall or in-ceiling speakers this amplifier has an Advanced Bass Extension.

The Compressed Music Enhancer greatly improves the sound quality when listening to compressed audio files from smartphones and tablets. Connection is available via Ethernet, USB, optical digital and analogue along with the separate sub and analogue outputs. The Yamaha WXA-50 works seamlessly with the MusicCast app controller for smartphones and tablets.

MusicCast

MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. This amplifier is happy to stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS device to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from connected external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc player. Also, the amplifier is capable of streaming from Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones or tablets, which can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Streaming

With MusicCast, you can enjoy the music you love anywhere in your home, you have the option to play the same song in different rooms, or different in different rooms.  With Bluetooth or AirPlay connection you can stream your music to the amplifier. You can play music from music apps, radio apps, or YouTube type video hosting services. This WXA-50 amplifier is highly compatible with music sources and services, such as streaming services. This amplifier is highly versatile, from providing the user with multiple types of terminals for connecting a Television, a CD player, a computer and other AV equipment, you will be able to enjoy music from around the world throughout your home from just one unit.

Easy Setup

Setting up this amplifier could not be easier, you can use a tablet, a smartphone, or with the MusicCast controller App, which will allow you to edit the loudspeaker settings quickly and easily. The MusicCast Controller app is also a remote control for MusicCast compatible devices. When you press any button on the front-panel of this amplifier it will start from where you left it, and play the previous source.

You can also pre-set the six buttons on the remote control for your favourite network or USB sources, such as internet radio stations, NAS or files on a USB memory-stick, when the user presses the designated button they will instantaneously hear that station or song.

Retro Modern

The simple stylish design will integrate beautifully with your audio system, and home environment. With a high quality metallic body and two-tone colour styling, Yamaha’s attention to detail extends to the exterior, for a completely pleasurable listening experience.

This amplifier measures 214 mm (8-3/8") wide, the compact slim body fits neatly in your home without drawing attention to itself. The amplifier allows itself to be positioned either horizontally or vertically, on its own or with other audio components.

Luxurious Sound

Thanks to Yamaha’s superior sound processing technologies, you’ll enjoy great sound from all your music sources, no matter what their quality, or your listening environment, or the kind of speakers you’re using. When listening to compressed audio from smartphones etc, the Compressed Music Enhancer significantly improves the sound across the audible spectrum.

Volume-adaptive equalisation automatically adjusts the balance between the bass / treble balance, based on the volume level. The Advanced Bass Extension processes the sound with a deeper, and richer bass. The Direct Mode gives you the opportunity you to playback high-resolution audio signals without any processing.

High Level Technologies

The WXA-50 reaps the benefits of Yamaha’s circuit designs, advanced audio technologies, and Yamaha's ethos of choosing components for their sound quality. The pre-amp circuit, minimises digital jitter and uses the ESS high performance DAC that is found in high-end Audio-Visual receivers.

Yamaha utilises a DAC on Pure Ground, a proprietary power supply ground configuration, ensuring that the supply of power will not adversely affect sound quality. The 48-bit digital volume control provides much greater precision and quality than conventional digital or analogue controls. In addition, this amplifier has a highly rigid, metal chassis which results in stability necessary for powerful, clear music reproduction.

High Resolution

WXA-50 supports a wide range of high res formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz, FLAC and WAV, AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, and ALAC (Apple Lossless) 96 kHz / 24-bit for iTunes. Whether from a music download site or streaming services, you can enjoy the full benefits of high resolution sound sources, for a feeling like you’re right inside a concert hall.

Low Power

Amazingly the WXA-50 power consumption is less than two watts of power in standby mode. When the power is on, power consumption is still a low 15W and even when used for long periods, power consumption is environmentally friendly. In addition, the Auto Power Down lets you save energy by having the power automatically turned off after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

The WXA-50 also offers many customised installation choices, you could use several units to create a comprehensive home audio system. The width of this amplifier is 21.4cm and height of 4.2cm, approximately, without the feet, this amplifier will fit easily into a 1U (19-inch) rack.

Professional Functionality

- Flexible Trigger In / Out Setup
- Wired LAN connectivity
- Wireless Off functionality
- Web setup compatible

Press Reviews

  • 'As a compact integrated amplifier that lends itself to being placed upright or horizontally depending on your preference, the WXA-50 packs a considerable amount of functionality into its neat form.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine March 2017)

  • 'Vocals are well presented and have a richness and realism that consistently impresses. It has a positive sense of drive and energy… it really delivers on the sense of fun and punch to the performance. The bass is impressively deep, but also starts and stops with sufficient speed to draw you into the performance.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine March 2017)

  • 'Listen for an extended period and it soon becomes clear that the sonic attributes are admirably consistent across the many inputs that the Yamaha supports. Bluetooth pairing is straightforward and stable, while performance with Tidal streams is nearly as convincing as it is via the network.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine March 2017)

  • 'One of the most surprising aspects of the performance is that the analogue input manages to retain the character of the connected device, even though it’s going through analogue-to-digital conversion… Although the Yamaha is a network audio product, it’s able to deliver most of its positive attributes with external sources too.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine March 2017)

  • 'This is a genuinely accomplished little amplifier that packs considerable functionality into a small chassis, but shows very few signs of compromise across its features. Connected to a capable pair of loudspeakers, it is a convincing one-stop solution that also offers impressive multi-room functionality should you desire it.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine March 2017)

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