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SOLD: FS: Yamaha WXC-50 Network Streamer/Pre-amplifier/DAC

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Item: Yamaha WXC-50 Network Streamer/Pre-amplifier/DAC
Location: ACT, 2602
Price: $225
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: Upgraded to a Bluesound Node 2i
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info:

Bought from this forum late last year, used for about 2 months before I got excited and impulsively bought a Node. I was pleasantly surprised by this unit though - heaps of features, great looks and very decent sounding as both a pre-amp and network DAC.

 

Comes with original packaging and accessories. Happy to post at buyer's expense. Also selling a Yamaha WXAD-10 ($110).

 

From the Yamaha website:

Make your old Hi-Fi gear new again. The WXC-50 lets you access a wide variety of audio content including music streaming services - bringing your old Hi-Fi System into the modern age. Alternatively, stream audio from your Components across the MusicCast network.

  • Use with non-MusicCast amp or receiver to enjoy streaming music or a true MusicCast system
  • Compatible with all types of music sources and services, such as streaming services
  • MusicCast App for easy operation. The app lets you control other MusicCast-compatible components
  • One push play — Pressing any button turns the unit on and initiates playback of the previously selected source
  • Retro modern and superior quality
  • 48-bit digital volume control is far greater than the input signal bit resolution, achieving high quality control
  • Supports DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit for high resolution reproduction
  • Compact body only 214 mm (8-3/8") wide fits in any convenient location, can be used horizontally or vertically.
  • Easy installation - Suitable size for 1U rack with a width of 214 mm (8-3/8") and height of 42 mm (1-5/8") (without feet).
  • Low standby power consumption: 1.8 W
  • Seamless linkage to Yamaha amp with MAIN IN and Trigger In terminals for control of system power and volume.
  • Player mode — turn off Pre Amp mode and use the device as a simple network audio player.

 
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Edited by Timepop
added reference to other yamaha streamer for sale.

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questions...

I see you can plug an aux in, so does that mean you can connect a computer (through the aux or usb?) 

can you plug in a portable device? Can it bluetooth to an audio device?

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I recently got one of these. Very versatile bit of gear!

 

Yes, you can connect to a computer via the RCA aux in. The best way IMO is via  optical/toslink. That way you can take advantage of the DAC in the WXC-50.

 

The USB is only for music stored on thumbdrives. Not sure about plugging in an iphone etc. 

 

With bluetooth, you can:

  • Play music from your phone/tablet to the WXC-50
  • Play streaming/networked music OUT to a bluetooth headphone/speaker 
Edited by CT-7567

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my Imac has optical but its an input not an output, according to diagrams.

I have been using USb to my current dac

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i have interest that i would like to express

PM on the way

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Can I go backup on this, if @wasabijim changes his mind please?

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