Yamaha WX-010 MusicCast Speaker

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Yamaha has launched the WX-010 MusicCast wireless speaker, further enhancing the company’s MusicCast wireless multiroom audio lineup by adding a small footprint speaker that fills a room with sound without taking up a lot of space.

The WX-010 offers users the ability to start a MusicCast system from a single speaker and expand when they are ready, one speaker or component at a time. It joins an existing lineup of more than 30 MusicCast products. Two WX-010 MusicCast wireless speakers can be paired in stereo mode using the MusicCast app for more authentic music reproduction with a wider listening area.

“This is a very important new addition to the MusicCast line,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “It gives MusicCast users a way to bring music to small rooms and spaces where shelf or counter space is limited. It’s also our most affordable MusicCast model, which makes it easy for anyone to start building a powerful multiroom audio system at home.”

MusicCast for music all around your home
The Yamaha WX010 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app also lets you operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily.

Advanced networking including Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
Built-in Apple AirPlay means that you can stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. If you use another brand of smartphone or tablet then you've also got Bluetooth, for easy music streaming from your portable device.

Wi-Fi and DLNA for effortless streaming
Also standard with the WX010 is Wi-Fi, giving easy connection to your home network. A DLNA certified connection makes streaming a breeze. You can access your stored music from PC, laptop or NAS drive and listen to Internet radio stations and music services such as Spotify, Napster and Qobuz.

Bluetooth output for connecting up headphones
As an added bonus, the Yamaha WX-010 features a Bluetooth output. This lets you wirelessly stream music to compatible Bluetooth headphones or even another Bluetooth speaker - perhaps placed outside.

Twin ABRs for powerful bass
A two-way speaker system gives a crisp, clear sound, throughout the frequency range. With twin ABRs (Auxcillary Bass Radiator) either side of the unit the bass is also powerful enough to easily fill most rooms.

Pair up for stereo sound
Use the MusicCast app and you can pair up two WX-010 speakers for stereo sound. Perfect in larger rooms or wherever you prefer a more immersive, stereo sound, this function doubles the ability of this already impressive speaker.

Compact design that can be wall mounted
With its compact dimensions and unobtrusive design, the WX010 goes just where you want it. Use it on a desk, bedside table or kitchen worktop - the WX010 fits in almost anywhere. For even greater versatility, the speaker can be wall mounted via a simple keyhole slot fitting.The speaker has an elegant design that perfectly complements any home décor and features touch-sensitive buttons on the top panel for easy operation of power, volume and play/pause controls.


S&I Verdict - Users looking for a compact audio solution perfect for casual music streaming around the house should definitely consider the WX-010 -- especially if you plan to invest in additional MusicCast products. The Yamaha WX-010 MusicCast wireless speaker is available in black and white. Shop online today.