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FS: Yamaha WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Pre-Amp

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I bought this Yamaha WXC-50 MusicCast Wireless Streaming Pre-Amplifier last July 2021.
  • Asking price is $325 USD, firm
  • Unit is in 'like new' condition, and ALL parts, paperwork are included
  • Shipping/Insurance (costs/methods) are buyer's responsibility and should be within CONUS
  • PayPal is my preferred payment method.
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My WXC-50 probably has less than 30hours of usage on it, since my Zone2 desktop audio requirements are now being achieved using a BRZHiFi PA-10.
Purchased from Crutchfield using AX and the warranty will continue in effect for an extra year after expiration. You shouldn't need it but I'll assist if needed.

The version w/built-in power amp was reviewed here and was put on the 'recommended list'.
BYOA <= Bring Your Own Amplifier :)
 
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Still available?
Yeah! It is still collecting dust and not being used << has maybe 30 Hours (max) of ON time.
I have no need for it and you can have it for $299 (shipping costs will be on you)!
Thanx and Cheers!
 

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I have the wxa. Musiccast sucks the only redeeming feature is the icepower amp which you obviously don't get with the wxc. I
 

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You can control volume with digital out so it is great for active speakers like genelec or Dutch and dutch 8c.
 

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I have the wxa. Musiccast sucks the only redeeming feature is the icepower amp which you obviously don't get with the wxc. I
I've had a great experience with the WXA-50 for most of my personal use cases and have found it to have plenty of redeeming features for my use cases which have centered around using iOS devices with Airplay. For most streaming services, the MusicCast app is completely unnecessary. For users of Spotify and Tidal, you can simply use the native apps for those services and the Yamaha WXA or WXC willl appear in the drop down menu as an output option as a listening device. I have used the MusicCast app to control volume and with USB flash storage to play back FLAC files with no real issues that I can recall. I'm sure it's navigation and organization of the music library database could be improved upon, but it really wasn't an issue.
 

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You can control volume with digital out so it is great for active speakers like genelec or Dutch and dutch 8c.
The soundquality used this way is good but not the best .
 

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It is a recommended player by designer of the Dutch 8c, so it must be good enough for me :)
The Yamaha wxc50 is a very reliable unit and I wish the sound was superb to . I suggest you try out a laptop with a DDC ( Douk U2 or such ) and you will find some suprising things. The Yamaha does SRC to 48 kHz with every material If set to preamp mode. And this is done in a less good way.

The good thing is that better sound for your Dutch 8c ( If you have them ? ) will cost you very little.
I use my Yamaha wxc50 with digital out when watching television, - its good enough for this, but I change the spdif to a DDC and a laptop for concentrated music listening with my Genelec SAM monitors.
 
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I've had a great experience with the WXA-50 for most of my personal use cases and have found it to have plenty of redeeming features for my use cases which have centered around using iOS devices with Airplay. For most streaming services, the MusicCast app is completely unnecessary. For users of Spotify and Tidal, you can simply use the native apps for those services and the Yamaha WXA or WXC willl appear in the drop down menu as an output option as a listening device. I have used the MusicCast app to control volume and with USB flash storage to play back FLAC files with no real issues that I can recall. I'm sure it's navigation and organization of the music library database could be improved upon, but it really wasn't an issue.
I've got tidal and I can not use the app with the wxa. It's not showing up in the devices? I'll take back I've said if that's possible. I'm on android.
 

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I've got tidal and I can not use the app with the wxa. It's not showing up in the devices? I'll take back I've said if that's possible. I'm on android.
Yes, after doing some looking around, it seems Tidal and Yamaha haven't prioritized better integration. It could be that the MusicCast, Tidal Connect and Chromecast protocols step on each other. I think the only reason I'm able to utilize it is because of Airplay support.
 
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