Yamaha WXAD-10, to listen to Spotify or manage your music chain from your mobile

Yamaha WXAD-10, to convert any equipment into streaming

If you have an old stereo and would like to be able to send music to it, Yamaha helps you with the WXAD-10. This compact box (measures 13 x 10 x 4 centimeters) can receive it via Bluetooth, WiFi or Ethernet. And it will send the decoded music to your mini system or sound system with great quality. All for 150 euros and with easy configuration . It can work in isolation or in a multi-room system compatible with Yamaha MusicCast.

Where can we connect it

Many fans have good sound equipment, but only have conventional sources. They need to make the leap to the digital world , which opens the doors to millions of records and music tracks. And to be able to control everything from the palm of our hand thanks to the applications for mobiles or tablets. To solve this comes this device from Yamaha.

Yamaha connections

The Yamaha WXAD-10 has two audio outputs , both analog (we miss a digital output a bit). It has the traditional RCA stereo and a 3.5mm jack stereo. Thus, we can connect it with any normal Hi-Fi equipment, with the majority of mini-systems. Even with almost any soundbar or standalone speaker. It is enough that it has an auxiliary input, for example for a portable player.

Yamaha connectivity

Thanks to this Yamaha box, any sound source can become a network player. We can send you music via Bluetooth, Wifi or wired network . It is compatible with AirPlay, virtually any online music service, and of course with MusicCast, the Yamaha system. Of course, we will also have access to Internet radio, that is, to tens of thousands of stations.

Excellent digital player

The Yamaha WXAD-10 supports most digital music formats. Supports MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC, up to 24-bit 96 kHz (or 192 kHz in some cases) resolutions . The digital-analog conversion is done on Yamaha itself and it is something that makes this device stand out above others. The converter chip is Burr Brown's advanced PCM51521 and the electronic board is designed with audio quality as a priority.

Yamaha WXAD10 DAC converter

It therefore uses selected electronic components. Resistors and in particular capacitors are models found in Yamaha's mid- and high-end devices, or in its famous Home Theater receivers. The use of a high-precision crystal for the clock that synchronizes the digital-analog conversion stands out here . This is vital in any digital source to minimize jitter. This out-of-sync noise distinguishes natural-sounding digital sources from aggressive ones.

MusicCast around the house

The Yamaha multi-room system is based on the use of its own application, compatible with iOS and Android. Once connected to the home network, the Yamaha will be recognized as one more playback point. We can then send you music from any other source in the house that is connected: even a Yamaha Clavinova piano (which in turn could also serve as a speaker).

With the MusicCast Controller application it is enough to choose the origin of the music and where we want to listen to it . In other words, we can listen to the TV in the living room through a computer in the kitchen if it is connected to the cinema equipment. Or the piano in another room in the living room. We can also choose records, songs, adjust the volume ... or make the same music play throughout the house, for a party for example.

Yamaha WXAD-10

CompatibilityAirPlay, Spotify, DLNA, MusicCast
Inlet connectionsEthernet, WiFi, Bluetooth
Outlet connections2 Analog: RCA stereo, 3.5 mm jack
Consumption at rest0.1 W idle without standby and 1.6 W with stanbdy
Dimensions130 x 45 x 106 mm (226 grams)

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