Since Yamaha launched their MusicCast multi-room streaming service they’ve produced a torrent of compatible devices. Now you can add five more devices to the list.


RELATED: Yamaha WX-030 MusicCast Speaker Review


 

Yamaha YSP-2700 Sound Bar

Yamaha YSP-2700
Yamaha YSP-2700 PreviewThe YPS-2700 is a cheaper alternative to Yamaha’s YSP-5600 Atmos sound bar. The MusicCast compatible sound bar uses Yamaha’s sound projector technology and houses 16 speakers each powered by its own amplifier. The 2700 has built-in Bluetooth and WiFi and is accompanied with a separate wireless subwoofer to accentuate low frequencies. The sound bar also includes HDMI hook-ups and allows 4K video pass through.

 

WX-010 Speaker

Yamaha WX-010

The WX-010, which measures roughly 5″ x 6″ x 5″, is probably what you would consider an “entry-level” MusicCast speaker. Inside its little frame lies a 3-1/2” woofer, a 1” tweeter and dual passive radiators. The speaker can be controlled by the MusicCast control app which is a free download from the iOS and Android store. The Yamaha WX-010 has built-in Bluetooth and WiFi. Support for Apple AirPlay and Spotify Connect is also present. Essentially, the speaker gives you tons of options for sending music to it. You can also add a second speaker into the mix to use in a stereo configuration if desired. Audiophiles will like the fact that the WX-010 can also handle hi-res audio files such as  FLAC, AIFF (up to 96 kHz) and ALAC.

 

WXA-50 Amplifier

Yamaha WXA-50 Preview
The WXA-50 Amplifier is designed to make any wired speaker MusicCast compatible. The amplifier features an all aluminum chassis and ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters. Once you connect your existing speakers to this stereo amp you can stream audio from a variety of sources using the MusicCast app.

 

WXC-50 Preamplifier

Yamaha WXC-50 Preview

Whereas the WXA-50 Amplifier is designed to make your existing speakers MusicCast compatible, the WXC-50 Preamplifier does the same thing with legacy audio products such as AV receivers. Like the WXA-50, the WXC features an all aluminum body and makes use of ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters. After connecting the WXC-50 to your existing AV receiver or HiFi system you’ll be able to use the MusicCast app painlessly stream audio from a variety of sources over your network.

 

R-N402 Stereo Receiver

Yamaha R-N402 Stereo Receiver

The two-channel R-N402 stereo amp has all of the features that you’d expect to find in a normal stereo receiver, plus it’s MusicCast compatible. The Yamaha R-N402 kicks-out about 100 watts of power to each of its channels and has both built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. The N402 also supports a variety of hi-res audio files such as DSD 5.6 MHz, FLAC, WAV, AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit and Apple Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit.

 

With the release of the above five items, Yamaha now has an arsenal of multi-room audio equipment available. Unlike Sonos and other multi-room systems Yamaha is doing a better job of giving people the ability to use their current AV equipment for whole house audio. This flexibility plus the easy to use app gives them an edge over most of the competition.


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