The WXA-50 is a flexible 2.1 channel Yamaha amplifier capable of effortlessly powering any pair of speakers. Its convenient design makes it perfect to pair with in-ceiling or outdoor speakers where long speaker cable runs are not possible.
Use Your Favourite Audio Equipment with MusicCast
Simply by adding the WXA-50 to your speaker system, you can easily enjoy stylish, streaming music or a full MusicCast (multi-room audio) system.
MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, Hi-Fi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.
MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc™ player connected to the WXA-50. Audio content from Bluetooth®-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.
Stream the Same or Different Music to Each Room
Play the same song in multiple rooms, or play different songs in each room. With MusicCast, freely enjoy the music you love anywhere in your home.
Enjoy All Music Sources and Components
The WXA-50 is compatible with all types of music sources and services, such as streaming services. Provided with various types of terminals for connecting a TV, CD player, computer and other AV equipment, you’ll be able to enjoy music from around the world throughout your home from just one component.
Stream via Bluetooth® or AirPlay®
You can hear all the music sources from your smartphone via wireless Bluetooth or AirPlay connection. You can play music from music apps, radio apps, or YouTube™-type video hosting services.
Easy Setup with Your Smartphone or Tablet
Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast CONTROLLER app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.
One Push Play
Pressing any button on the front panel turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source. Quick and easy access to your favourite music.
Six Preset Buttons on the Remote Control
Set the six numbered buttons on the remote control for your favourite network / USB sources, such as internet radio stations, NAS or USB stick albums or songs, then just press a button to instantly hear that station or song.
Put it Anywhere, Any Style
Only 214 mm (8-3/8") wide, the compact body fits neatly in any space without drawing attention to itself. You can chose any convenient location, placing it horizontally or vertically, on its own or with other audio components.
Luxurious Sound, All the Time
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 audio from smartphones or other compressed sources, the Compressed Music Enhancer greatly improves the sound at all frequency levels. Volume-adaptive EQ automatically adjusts the bass / treble balance according to the volume level. Advanced Bass Extension provides a deeper, richer low-end sound — it’s great for compact or in-wall speakers. And a Direct Mode allows you to play back high-resolution audio sources just as they are without any processing.
Simply by adding to your speaker system, enjoy streaming music or a full MusicCast (multi-room audio) system
2.1-Channel powerful sound
--- 90 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1-ch driven)
--- 70 W per channel (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2-ch driven)
Compatible with all types of music sources and services, such as streaming services
MusicCast App for easy operation. The app lets you control other MusicCast-compatible components
One push play — Pressing any button turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source
Retro modern and superior quality
48-bit digital volume control is far greater than the input signal bit resolution, achieving high quality control
Supports DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit for high resolution reproduction
Compact body only 214 mm (8-3/8") wide fits in any convenient location, can be used horizontally or vertically.
Easy installation - Suitable size for 1U rack with a width of 214 mm (8-3/8") and height of 42 mm (1-5/8") (without feet).
Yamaha wxa-50 a smooth punchy little amp that achieves a decent volume
The MusicCast App is great & versatile, switching between sources, bass extension & mid controls are a bonus, maybe not quite as punchy as my smsl q5 pro but definitely cleaner sou... view morending. view less
I bought this unit after many hours of research and it has not disappointed. Being the owner of a Yamaha AV Receiver meant that I was already loyal to the brand and happy to embra... view morece the new technology. This works really well (providing your Internet is stable) and works seamlessly with the Yamaha MusicCast App and the Yamaha AV Controller App. Lots of positives! view less