Yamaha WXA-50 MusicCast Amplifier
Audiophile Sound, Exquisite Design
The WXA-50 features a solid metal body with an aluminum cover and a slim, compact design that fits just about anywhere. Under the hood, you'll find high-performance components and advanced circuitry that deliver powerful, sonically-pure amplification.
Control at Your Fingertips
Connect the WXA-50 to any pair of traditional wired speakers (bookshelf, tower, in-ceiling or outdoor speakers), then download the free MusicCast app to connect it to your existing home Wi-Fi to create a powerful streaming audio system. Quickly select sources, browse your music library and control playback right from your smartphone or tablet. You can also control sound EQ settings from the app.
All Your Content
Access streaming music and Internet radio stations, music files on your mobile devices and computers, Bluetooth sources and external sources such as a TV, Blu-ray Disc player or even a turntable.
A single WXA-50 can be used with speakers to create a standalone streaming audio system or multiple units can be used throughout the home. Play different music in each room or get everyone listening to the same thing. It can also be used with other MusicCast speakers, sound bars, AV receivers or Hi-Fi gear, providing more options and versatility than ever before.
Bluetooth and AirPlay
Stream virtually any audio source via Bluetooth as an input to the WXA-50. Bluetooth sources can be redistributed through Wi-Fi to other MusicCast devices. Or stream using AirPlay from an Apple device to a single unit.
Slim, Compact Design
Only 2" tall and 8-3/8" wide, it can be placed horizontally or vertically, allowing it to fit neatly in almost any space.
Rack Shelf Friendly
With the feet removed, the WXA-50 is only 1-5/8" high, allowing it to be placed on a rack shelf within a 1U high rack space. Two units can be placed side-by-side on a 19" wide shelf.
Superior Audio Technology
Yamaha's relentless pursuit of sonic purity is clearly evident in the engineering of the WXA-50. The preamp circuitry uses the same high-performance ESS Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) found in high-end Yamaha AV receivers and a proprietary power supply ground configuration prevents sound degradation. A 48-bit digital volume control provides much greater precision and quality than conventional controls. A highly-rigid metal chassis supplies the stability necessary for clear, powerful music reproduction.
The WXA-50 supports high-resolution audio – including FLAC/WAV/AIFF up to 192 kHz/24-bit, Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96 kHz/24-bit and DSD up to 5.6 MHz – for more accurate reproduction of sonic details, presence and atmosphere.
Yamaha Proprietary Sound Processing
The Compressed Music Enhancer greatly improves sound reproduction from smartphones or other compressed sources, like MP3 files. Volume-adaptive EQ automatically adjusts the bass/treble balance according to the volume level. Advanced Bass Extension provides a deeper, richer low-end sound — great for use with compact or in-wall speakers. Direct Mode allows you to play back high-resolution audio sources just as they are, without any processing.
Pressing any button on the front panel turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source providing quick and easy access to your favorite music. The WXA-50 also comes with an ultra-slim remote offering six presets, so you can quickly access your favorite Internet radio stations even when your smartphone or tablet's not handy.
Low Power Consumption
The WXA-50 consumes less than two watts of power in standby mode. When the power is on, power consumption is still a low 15 watts. In addition, the Auto Power Standby feature lets you save energy by automatically turning the power off after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
- High-performance design with premium audio components
- Extremely versatile control and connectivity options
- Access to your music library, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and more
- MusicCast app for Apple iOS and Android devices
- Conveniently slim, can be placed horizontally or vertically
|Included from Manufacturer||Remote|
|Power||70 W + 70 W (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
55 W + 55 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
|File Formats||AAC, AIFF, ALAC (Apple Lossless), DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|Audio Formats||MP3, WMA, MPEG4, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD|
|Audio Inputs||1 x RCA
1 x Optical In
|Audio Outputs||1 x RCA
1 x Subwoofer
L + R Speaker Out
|USB Input/iPod Dock||USB Flash Drive|
|Network Connection||AirPlay, Bluetooth, Ethernet Port, MusicCast, Wi-Fi|
|Product Weight||4.28 lbs.|
Yamaha MusicCAST Limited Warranty
Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA, is proud of the experienced craftsmanship that goes into each and every Yamaha MusicCAST product. Yamaha sells its MusicCAST products only through a network of high quality, specially authorized dealers and is pleased to offer the following Limited Warranty, which applies only to products purchased by consumers directly from our authorized dealers. We suggest that you read the Limited Warranty thoroughly, and invite you to contact your authorized Yamaha dealer or the Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA, Service Department if you have any questions.
This warranty covers Yamaha MusicCAST products against defects in materials or workmanship for two (2) years.
This warranty does not cover:
- Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
- Accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow Owner's Manual instructions.
- Any shipment of the product. (Claims must be presented to the carrier.)
- Repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Yamaha or a specially authorized Yamaha Service Center.
- Any unit which has been altered, or on which the serial number or cabinet has been defaced, modified or removed.
- Consequential, economic or property damage.
- Normal wear, battery replacement, filter cleaning or replacement and any periodic maintenance.
- Initial setup or check-ups with no defects found.
- Labor & materials required to remove and/or reinstall any or all portions of the product.
- Any unit which has not been purchased by the consumer directly from an authorized Yamaha dealer in the USA. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Yamaha, please contact Yamaha directly.
- Any unit used for industrial or commercial purposes.
- Interference arising from the use of wireless communication devices (e.g., 2.4 gHz cordless telephones), or other radio frequency emitting products, such as microwave ovens, whether such interference impairs the operation of the MusicCast product, or vice- versa. Consult the Owner's Manual for guidance on set-up procedures for minimizing the risks of interference.
This warranty is enforceable only by the original purchaser of the product, who purchased from a Yamaha dealer authorized to make that sale.
Yamaha will repair or replace a unit covered by this warranty, without charge to the consumer for labor or materials. Some repair parts may be used or rebuilt replacements, that meet or exceed Yamaha specifications for new parts, in exchange for defective parts.
You are responsible for any installation or removal and for any initial shipping charges if the product must be shipped for warranty service. However, Yamaha will pay the return shipping charges to any destination within the USA if it determines that the repairs are covered by the warranty.
If your Yamaha products(s) require service, contact the authorized Yamaha dealer and the dealer will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If this is not practical, contact Yamaha at the address, telephone number or Internet URL shown below. We may request that you send the defective product(s) to a local authorized Yamaha Service Center, to an authorized Yamaha Regional Service Center, or authorize return of the defective product(s) to Yamaha for repair.
Product(s) shipped for service should be packed securely and must be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the problem(s) requiring service, as well as your sales receipt or other proof of date and place of purchase, as evidence of warranty coverage.
Warranty registration is not required for warranty coverage.
Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Yamaha's liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product, at our option. If Yamaha elects to replace the product, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit. Yamaha shall not be liable for damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use, damage to any other equipment or other items at the site of use, or any other damages whether incidental, consequential or otherwise. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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