Wireless Streaming Speaker: The Yamaha WX-030 wireless
streaming speaker is part of
Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system. Start with a
single MusicCast WX-030 speaker and add more over time, or add other MusicCast
products like AV receivers and soundbars. Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be
- Two-Way Driver Design: The MusicCast wireless speaker provides
exceptional sound clarity thanks to the two-way speaker design (1.125"
tweeter + 3.5" woofer) coupled with a large passive radiator that enables
deep, rich bass to be produced from such a compact system.
- Built-in Amp: The WX-030 speaker's built-in amplifier is rated at
30 watts (6Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD) and provides clean, distortion free sound at
all volume levels.
- Music Enhancer: The onboard music enhancer smoothes out the
stretched-out highs and muddled mids associated with over-compressed MP3
MusicCast from Yamaha: MusicCast from Yamaha, brings music to every
room in your home wirelessly with control provided by a free app on your Apple
iOS or Android device. Designed to easily work with your existing home WiFi
network, MusicCast offers access to a huge range of audio content. This content
includes select online music services, Internet radio, digital music libraries,
and Bluetooth audio. Yamaha AV receivers and soundbars which feature MusicCast even
offer multiroom streaming of connected external sources; such as TVs,
cable/satellite boxes, Blu-ray/DVD Disc players, CD/SACD players, and USB
thumbdrives. MusicCast can even select terrestrial AM/FM radio stations for playback
throughout the home when linked to a tuner-enabled MusicCast device (like an AV
receiver). MusicCast is enabled on many 2015-up Yamaha components like
their AV receivers, wireless speakers, soundbars, and other HiFi components.
Note: Yamaha's new MusicCast system is not compatible with
Yamaha's old MusicCAST system.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha MusicCast WX-030 supports both WiFi
(802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz)
and wired Ethernet (RJ-45) connections, so you can choose to build a wireless or
wired network, or a combination of both if desired. Network setup is
completed through the free MusicCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android
Note: If you want to install a MusicCast device to a location that is out of
range of your wireless router, connect another MusicCast device to the router
with a network cable to extend the range ("Extend Mode").
MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded for
Apple (iOS 7.1+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and
Android (OS4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your
whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or
Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to
listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse
music content from your music library and online music services or Internet
Radio, plus control music playback functions.
- Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to music in.
You can select a different source for each room, group certain rooms
together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together so the
same source is played back throughout the house.
- Source Selection: From the app you can select which source or
sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected devices, select
online music services, Internet Radio or
Bluetooth for the WX-030. If you have incorporated a Yamaha AV receiver or
soundbar with MusicCast into your system, you can also select from USB, Aux,
Phono, analog and digital inputs.
- Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from
your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or
laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services
and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app. If your MusicCast
device features a USB port, you can also browse music files on your
- Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusicCast app on your compatible Apple
iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next
Track; as well as song/artist information and album art.
- Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select online
music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected
device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within
the MusicCast app.
- Sound Settings: You can adjust the speaker's 3-band EQ
(High/Mid/Low) from the app on your Apple iOS
or Android device for a more personalized sound.
- Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique
personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or
change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take
pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content
source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder
selections for easier operation.
High Resolution Audio: MusicCast supports true high-resolution audio formats to deliver
more accurate reproduction of sonic details. The MusicCast eco-system is
compatible with Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96kHz/24-bit, as well as FLAC, AIFF
and WAV music files up to 192kHz/24-bit. It also supports lower resolution music files like
MP3, WMA, and AAC up to 48kHz.
Frequency ||Bit-rate or
|MP3 ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||up to 320 kbps ||N |
|WMA ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||up to 320 kbps ||N |
|AAC ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||up to 320 kbps ||N |
|WAV (PCM) ||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||Y |
|FLAC ||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||Y |
|AIFF ||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||Y |
|ALAC ||32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz ||16/24-bit ||Y |
Note: When multiple MusicCast devices are "linked" for multiroom
audio playback, the Master room device's
playback is at the native sampling rate (up to 192kHz/24-bit), while the other rooms
and MusicCast devices down-converted to 48kHz
Streaming Music Partners: MusicCast includes Pandora,
Spotify Connect, Napster, and SiriusXM Internet Radio streaming services, as
well as thousands of free local and international Internet radio stations from
vTuner. TIDAL and Deezer will be available through a firmware update available
in late spring of 2017.
Service || Description |
| Pandora ||Pandora is personalized radio that
plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one
of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora
will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also
rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will
adapt stations to your feedback. You can create up to 100 stations
and easily switch between your favorites. |
| Spotify Connect ||With the Spotify app (premium
account required) on your
Apple iOS or
Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of
songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone
to the Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play
on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been
listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the
song immediately begins to stream to the system for uninterrupted
music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive
phone calls while listening to music. |
| SiriusXM ||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. |
| TIDAL |
(requires firmware update)
is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS &
Android. TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30
million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two
pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels
allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier
has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality. |
(requires firmware update)
| Deezer is an online music
service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month.
Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse
curated collections by genre. |
| Napster ||Napster is a streaming music
subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to
play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of
over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or
download the music. |
vTuner ||You can also listen to Internet radio
stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service
particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of
numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for
Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or
Bluetooth Audio: The Yamaha MusicCast WX-030 offers built-in Bluetooth
(v.2.1+EDR) for wireless music streaming & control. This allows you to stream
stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad,
Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and more to
the MusicCast WX-030 speaker.
- SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the WX-030 speaker offers support of
AAC. By supporting AAC, the WX-030 offers better audio performance of the
music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
- Linked Playback Mode: With Linked Playback Mode, music streamed
via Bluetooth to one MusicCast device can then be wirelessly streamed to
multiple MusicCast devices for multiroom audio. Bluetooth is limited to the
SBC codec during Linked Playback mode.
- Bluetooth Output: The Bluetooth Output feature allows you to
wirelessly stream audio from a non-Bluetooth source of a MusicCast device to
another Bluetooth speaker or headphones (regardless of manufacture), making
it even more convenient to add the MusicCast eco-system to your existing
audio gear. Bluetooth is limited to the SBC codec during "Bluetooth Output"
AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from
your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your
Windows PC or Mac computer to the Yamaha MusicCast WX-030 speaker, over your
home's WiFi network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to
stream stored music and music apps on your device to the Yamaha MusicCast speaker. From your Windows or Mac you can stream
your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the MusicCast speaker.
Note: AirPlay is not available for multiroom audio playback.
DLNA: The MusicCast WX-030 speaker supports
DLNA (Digital Living Network
Alliance) 1.5, allowing access to DLNA-compatible Windows 7/8 computers (with
Windows Media Player 11 or 12) and network
attached storage (NAS) devices. You'll be able to wirelessly stream the
music libraries on your computer, laptop, or NAS to the Yamaha MusicCast speaker
Note: Digital Rights Management (DRM) content cannot be played back.
Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled
devices (including the
Echo Dot, Tap and
Echo Show) will soon be able to control key functions of a MusicCast system
using voice commands. A firmware update (available early 2018), will be
available for download that allows key functions of MusicCast products to be
controlled using your voice through Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately).
- Alexa Skill: The MusicCast skill for Alexa will allow
you to power MusicCast products on and off, control basic playback
functions, make selections from a playlist of favorite music, adjust the
volume, and use the Link function for playback of multiple MusicCast
- Echo Source Input: In addition or alternatively, an
Echo device can be used as a music/audio source for a MusicCast system. All
MusicCast devices offer a Bluetooth input. Just pair your Echo, Echo Dot or
Echo Show with any MusicCast wireless speaker, sound bar or AV receiver and
the sound will play from the MusicCast device. Using the MusicCast app, you
can then select the Bluetooth input and link multiple MusicCast devices for
playback, allowing you to hear it throughout your home. Many MusicCast
products also offer inputs which can be connected to Echo Dot via its line
output, if a wired connection is preferred over Bluetooth. This requires
using an optional analog audio cable (sold separately). Using the MusicCast
app, you can select the wired input and link multiple MusicCast devices for
playback, allowing you to hear sound from Echo Dot throughout your home.
Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo,
Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate certain
functions of your MusicCast products via voice-command. The MusicCast
components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.
Stereo Pairing: A recent firmware update allows two
individual WX-030 speakers to be paired for stereo reproduction. One WX-030
speaker can be set as the left speaker and another WX-030 (sold separately) can be set as the
right speaker. Once the firmware update is completed, you will be able to use a
combination of buttons to enable stereo left or right playback or to cancel
Mounting Options: The compact and clean design of the MusicCast WX-030
wireless streaming speaker makes it perfect for use in the kitchen, bedside or
anywhere space is limited. The speaker can simply be placed on a tabletop,
shelf, stand, or other piece of furniture with a flat surface. You can even
mount it on a wall using the integrated 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole and an
optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately).
Firmware Updates: Firmware Updates for the MusicCast device
can be made through its
network connection and the MusicCast app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
The app will notify you when a firmware update is available.
AC Power: The Yamaha MusicCast WX-030 wireless streaming speaker
operates off of standard household current using its internal power supply and
detachable 10' power cord. This speaker is not battery powered.
Auto Standby & Sleep Timer: The MusicCast speaker will automatically enter standby
mode after approximately 20 minutes of no audio playback and no operation. You
can set the unit's Sleep Timer to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes from the app on your
compatible mobile device.