The most important part of a good multi-room solution is the right speakers. Yamaha MusicCast speakers* fit seamlessly into the network of a MusicCast-compatible AVR from Yamaha.
However, speakers that convert an electrical signal into perceptible sound also play an important role in home cinema. Other manufacturers also offer a wide range of products for multiroom. Sonos should be mentioned here first and foremost.
Yamaha MusicCast speakers
If you want to listen to music in your own four walls and do so in different rooms, you can do this with a lot of comfort in a simple way with the help of apps. Each multi-room solution is based on its own app.
In the case of Yamaha MusicCast, this is the MusicCast CONTROLLER app. This system for Multiroom is one of the highest quality apps of its kind.
Probably by far the best-known Yamaha MusicCast speakers for the AV receiver are the Yamaha MusicCast 20 and the Yamaha MusicCast 50 speakers for the AV receiver.
The two MusicCast speakers from Yamaha for the AV receiver are basically available in white and black. Their extravagant design is certainly eye-catching and creates a noble atmosphere.
In particular, the combination of the plastic and metal components makes for a varied look. The two products offer a certain potential for individualization. Thus, a playlist can be specifically stored or radio stations can be controlled.
It is true that the main navigation works with the help of the app. However, the attached buttons provide essential functions to quickly play favorite music, for example.
Unlike some other speakers, these Yamaha MusicCast speakers for the AV receiver have a standardized power cord. This results in greater ease of use.
Compatibility of the speakers includes LAN connections as well as WLAN and even Bluetooth. Inputs include optical digital inputs or a mini jack stereo line.
Using the MusicCast Controller app, any number of Yamaha speakers can be connected together for the AV receiver. Thus, two Yamaha MusicCast speakers 50 can be used simultaneously in stereo.
In other words, these two boxes are positioned at the front of the home theater and provide adequate sound to the home theater room. Those who want to have their Yamaha speaker boxes permanently in the same place will benefit from the practical wall mounts.
❶ Yamaha MusicCast 20
The Yamaha MusicCast 20 serves as a wirelessly wireless way to stream music. In addition, the WLAN speaker is also compatible with Alexa. In particular, the speaker is characterized by various connection options.
These include Bluetooth and MusicCast, as well as AirPlay. The latter is especially interesting for owners of Apple products. It can be used independently or as a stereo pair.
❷ Yamaha MusicCast 50
The Yamaha MusicCast 50* represents a more powerful speaker compared to the MusicCast 20. The product is characterized by the presence of woofers & tweeters, which are in duplicate per speaker.
The robust speakers have a maximum output power of 115 watts. Furthermore, the MusicCast 50 has AirPlay in addition to Bluetooth and MusicCast. It is possible to operate the MusicCast 50 individually or as a pair.
❸ Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
The Yamaha MusicCast BA 400’s appearance is very different from the classic look of a box. The innovative design impresses with its slim design.
However, the speaker also knows how to convince technically. An enormous bass powerfully fills the home theater room, which is more than understandable with an output power of 200 watts.
Furthermore, the slim bar is characterized by a clear sound. Besides the connectivity options, which include AirPlay, Bluetooth or MusicCast, the BAR 400 also features 3D DTS Virtual:X.
It also includes connections like HDMI and digital as well as analog sound inputs. The voice control option is particularly practical.
But the included remote control also simplifies controlling the box. A combination of the BAR 400 and two MusicCasts 20 or 50 each results in a solid sound image in the home theater room.
❹ Yamaha WX-010 MusicCast
The Yamaha WX-010 MusicCast features a stereo function that includes a tweeter and woofer. With a maximum output power of 25 watts, the room can be filled with musical sound. The two-way system compresses a musical field of action in the smallest of spaces.
❺ Yamaha WX-030 BL
The Yamaha WX-030 BL can also be operated as a stereo pair as part of the network. In addition, wall mounting is possible in a horizontal or vertical manner. Via Bluetooth, PC or NAS can also be connected as a music source. The WX is also compatible with other boxes.
❻ Yamaha YAS-306 MusicCast 7.1 Soundbar
The Yamaha YAS-306 MusicCast 7.1 with a total power of 120 watts provides clarity in acoustics. In addition to two integrated subwoofers, there are also woofers and tweeters. In addition, the selection of different surround modes rounds off the offer.
❼ Yamaha MusicCast SUB 100
The Yamaha MusicCast SUB 100 visually enlivens the home theater room thanks to its piano design. The powerful subwoofer comes with twisted flare port technology. Compatible with all 2018 devices, the bass box is.
❽ Yamaha ISX-18D Black MusicCast
The possible connections of the visually convincing Yamaha ISX-18 D Black MusicCast include Bluetooth, DLNA and Wi-Fi. Settings can be made directly on the device or via app control. In the middle of the speaker’s surface is a display with date and time.
❾ Yamaha WXAD-10 MusicCast Adapter
The Yamaha WXAD-10 MusicCast Adapter provides the foundation to create a network-enabled system of speakers using MusicCast. The adapter is the interface between AV receiver and existing speakers with Yamaha MusicCast.
Above all, this device can be used to operate AV receivers with MusicCast that do not have the technology integrated from the factory, but still want to use the Multiooom convenience.
Tips for use
The purpose of the MusicCast technology is to create a network of speakers and AV receiver. The specific alignment depends first of all on the individual ideas. Nevertheless, the key to musical listening pleasure lies in the combination of different loudspeakers. The synergistic effects of the unique composition exploit the full potential of the multi-room application.
No matter which solution is chosen here, you can use your music mobile in the household. MusicCast is a revolutionary system because of its constant expandability. It is irrelevant with which speaker the beginning is made.
The MusicCast CONTROLLER app connects a wide variety of components to the speakers. Besides AV receivers, it is also possible to integrate NAS servers, PCs or smartphones into the network. Above all, the system works wirelessly. The speaker components in the Multiroom* can also often be hung on the wall. Review based on product ratings and general pros and cons of the category.