The WXA-50 is a newAmplifierYamaha network that goes beyond the conventional approach. It allows access to a wide variety of audio content, like music stored on a smartphone or tablet, or from streaming services, as well as enjoying a sound with Yamaha’s exclusive multiroom MusicCast audio system. Add functionality and performance to enjoy the music just as you like it.
Simply add it to the speaker system to enjoy streaming music or a complete MusicCast system.
MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio. Use all your MusicCast products together or separately, as you prefer. Control everything from an intuitive, fast and easy-to-use application. Use sound bars, wireless speakers, AV receivers, the high fidelity system that suits you best, combine everything to your liking and expand your MusicCast system over time. Yamaha’s novelty, the MusicCast system takes everything everywhere for everyone.
MusicCast expands entertainment options
MusicCast employs a high-performance wireless network to provide music and an excellent hearing experience. You can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in the house. It also allows you to share music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray Disc player™Connected to WXA-50. It also enables you to transmit audio content from smartphones and Bluetooth tablets®To MusicCast devices from various rooms.
Play the same music or different music in each room
Play the same song in several rooms or a different song in each room. With MusicCast, you can freely enjoy the music you like anywhere in your home.
Enjoy all your music components and sources
The WXA-50 supports all kinds of music sources and services, such as streaming services. Thanks to the many terminals it is equipped with, you can connect your TV, CD player, computer or other AV equipment and enjoy the music of the whole world throughout your home with a component only.
Stream music via Bluetooth®O AirPlay®
You can listen to all the music sources on your smartphone via a wireless Bluetooth or AirPlay connection. You can play music from music applications, radio applications or YouTube-type video distribution services™.
Easy setup with your smartphone or tablet
You can use your smartphone or tablet with the MusicCAST CONTROLLER app to handle the speaker and change quick settings and easily. In addition, the app does Remote Control times for all MusicCast-compatible devices.
Single button playback
Just press any button on the front panel so that the unit is turned on and the playback of the previously selected source. Quick and easy access to your favorite music.
Six presets in the remote control
You can set up the six numeric remote control buttons with your favorite network/USB sources, such as Internet radio stations and albums or songs stored on NAS or USB drives, to then immediately access those stations or songs by pressing a button.
Top quality retro-modern design
The simple design brings an elegant touch to the musical space and perfectly integrates into any sound system. With attractive high quality two-color metal structure, yamaha’s meticulousness extends to the outside so that the hearing experience is most pleasant.
Anywhere, for any style
With only 214mm wide, the compact structure fits virtually anywhere without drawing attention. You can choose the location that suits you best, place it horizontally or vertically, single or with other audio components.
An extraordinary sound, at all times
Thanks to the excellent sound processing technologies of Yamaha, you will enjoy a magnificent sound with all your music sources, regardless of the quality they have, the listening environment or the type of speakers you use. When playing audio from smartphones or other compressed sources, compressed music improvement system significantly improves sound quality at all frequency levels. Volume-Adjusted equalization automatically adjusts the bass/acute balance depending on the volume level. Advanced Bass Extension processing provides deeper and richer graves, which is perfect for compact or wall-mounted speakers. And direct mode allows you to play high-resolution audio sources with its original quality, without any processing.
High level technologies for high quality sound
The WXA-50 takes advantage of the advanced audio technologies and Yamaha circuit designs. The pre-amplification circuit, for example, minimizes digital jitter and uses the same high performance D/A ESS converter as range AV receivers high. Yamaha’s exclusive power supply grounding configuration, called DAC on Pure Ground, prevents the power supply from negatively affecting sound quality. 48 bit digital volume control offers a much higher level of accuracy and quality than controls conventional digital or analog. In addition, A high-rigidity metal chassis provides the stability needed to ensure powerful and clear musical playback.
5,6 MHz and FLAC/WAV/AIFF 192 kHz/24 bit DSD support for a high resolution playback
The WXA-50 supports numerous high resolution formats, such as 5,6 MHz DSD, FLAC and WAV, 192 kHz/24-bit AIFF and ALAC (Apple Lossless) by 96 kHz/24 bits for iTunes. Whether you use music download sites or music streaming services, you will enjoy all the advantages of high resolution sound sources and feel like in a room of concerts.
The WXA-50 consumes less than 2 watts in standby mode. When it is on, its consumption does not exceed 15 watts and, while used for long periods of time, consumption remains environmentally friendly. In addition, the automatic power-off function allows you to save power by automatically turning off the unit after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
The WXA-50 offers various custom installation functions so that a large home sound system can be easily created using several units
Size suitable for 1 rack unit
With 214mm wide and 42mm high (without legs), this component easily fits into 1 rack unit (48,2 cm).
-Flexible trigger input/output adjustment
-Wired LAN connectivity
-Wireless Mode deactivation function
-Web configuration support
|Network section||DLNA||Version 1.5|
|File Format||MP3, WMA, MPEG4 AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD|
|Bluetooth||Yes (SBC / AAC)|
|Rated Output Power||70 W + 70 W (6 ohms, 20Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)|
|Maximum Output Power||90 W + 90 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz-20 kHz)||0.02% (SP out)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||110 dB (Opt / Net / USB / Bluetooth in) / 98 dB (AUX in)|
|Audio In / Out||1 / 1|
|Digital Input||1 (Optical) / –|
|Remote In / Out||1 / 0|
|Control (Trigger) In / Out||1 / 1|
|Standby Power Consumption||1.8 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||215×51.5×251.4mm (with antenna: 214×123.6×251.4mm); 8-3/8 ”x 2” x 9-5/8 ” (with antenna: 8-3/8” x 4-7/8 ”x 9-5/8”)|
|Weight||1.94 kg; 4.28 lbs.|