Connect your existing home theater AV receiver or Hi-Fi system to this compact preamp, then use your Wi-Fi® network to access all of your music from a simple app. Add other MusicCast speakers, sound bars or receivers for wireless multiroom audio playback. In addition to Wi-Fi, this preamp also supports Bluetooth® and AirPlay®, allowing for greater wireless connection flexibility.
The WXC-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 preamplification.
Control at Your Fingertips
Connect the WXC-50 to your existing AV receiver or Hi-Fi system, 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.
Access all of your music with a simple app and wirelessly stream it throughout your home using your existing Wi-Fi® network.
Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, including Echo, Dot, Tap and Show - can now control key functions of any MusicCast product using voice commands. Discover a new, exciting way to control music and entertainment experiences in your home.
Bluetooth® and AirPlay®
Stream virtually any audio source via Bluetooth as an input to the WXC-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 WXC-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 WXC-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 WXC-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 Processing provides a deeper, richer low-end sound, great for use with compact or in-wall speakers. Direct playback mode allows you to play back high-resolution audio sources just as they are, without any processing.
If you want to adjust volume from a connected Hi-Fi amp or AV receiver, the WXC-50 allows you to turn off "preamp" mode and use the device as a network audio player. Switching to "player" mode bypasses the volume control and any processing, allowing direct playback of high-resolution audio.
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 favourite music. The WXC-50 also comes with an ultra-slim remote offering six presets, so you can quickly access your favourite Internet radio stations even when your smartphone or tablet's not handy.
Pro-Grade Connectivity and Control
The WXC-50 supports professional-grade features including:
The WXC-50 consumes less than two watts of power in standby mode. When the power is on, power consumption is still a low 5 W, and even when used for long periods, power consumption is environmentally friendly. In addition, the Auto Power Standby feature lets you save energy by automatically turning the power off after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
Wireless Streaming AmplifierNetworks
|File Format||MP3, WMA, MPEG4, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD|
|Bluetooth||Yes (SBC / AAC)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz-20 kHz)||0.003 % (Pre out)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||112 dB (Opt / Net / USB / Bluetooth in) / 98 dB (AUX in)|
|Audio In / Out||1 / 1|
|Digital Input||1 (Optical) / 1 (Optical, Coaxial)|
|Remote In / Out||1/0|
|Control (Trigger) In / Out||1/1|
|Standby Power Consumption||1.8 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||8-3/8" x 2" x 9-5/8" (with antenna: 8-3/8" x 4-7/8" x 9-5/8")|