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Spotlight on Yamaha MusicCast Wireless Speakers

Great sound without the wires.

The wireless revolution is here! These days, you can connect and control almost anything wirelessly, from lights to thermostats to home security cameras … and, thanks to Yamaha MusicCast products, even audio systems.

MusicCast is the Yamaha proprietary whole-house solution that uses your existing Wi-Fi network to share music to any MusicCast-enabled audio component in your home, all under the control of your smart device with the use of a free app.

Yamaha offers two MusicCast wireless speakers: the compact MusicCast 20 and the slightly larger MusicCast 50. These high-quality speakers can be placed anywhere in a room without your having to run any wires … and they can also be easily moved to different rooms or anywhere an AC source is available so you can listen to music throughout your whole house. Both offer a variety of connection choices — Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, AirPlay® or Spotify® Connect — as well as support for all major streaming services, including Spotify®, Pandora®, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, SiriusXM Internet Radio, SiriusXM Music for Business, Qobuz, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster and free internet radio. They also allow voice control with Alexa, Google Assistant devices or Siri via AirPlay 2®.

Let’s take a closer look at these unique products.

MusicCast 20

MusicCast 20 speakers pack a big sound in a small package (just 5-7/8″ x 7-3/8″ x 5-1/8″) that fits anywhere, making them ideal for free-standing use or a great addition to any home audio system. They’re wall-mountable too, adding to their flexibility.

Cylindrical speaker.
MusicCast 20.

These little powerhouses incorporate a 3-1/2″ woofer and a 1-1/8″ soft dome tweeter along with dual passive radiators, and their built-in amplifier delivers a hefty 40 watts of maximum output power, yet they weigh just 4.8 pounds. They’re available in your choice of black or white, enabling them to fit into any décor. There’s even a built-in alarm, making the MusicCast 20 the perfect bedside choice.

Small speaker on bedside table.
The MusicCast 20 is perfect for bedside listening … without unsightly wires.

MusicCast 50

The MusicCast 50 ups the ante with a slightly larger footprint (15-3/4″ x 4-7/8″ x 7-7/8″) and an elegant, low-profile design that fits any style of room. It incorporates dual 3-7/8″ woofers and dual 1-1/8″ soft dome tweeters, along with 70 watts of power (35 W + 35 W) for a rich, full sound.

Small oval speaker.
MusicCast 50.

Like the MusicCast 20, the MusicCast 50 is available in black or white. Whichever color you choose, it will fill your listening space with dynamic and natural crystal-clear sound. Use it on its own or as a part of a MusicCast stereo, home theater or wireless multi-room audio setup. It’s sleek, stylish, and delivers great quality audio … all without a wire in sight!

Small speaker on credenza.
The sleek, stylish MusicCast 50 fits into any décor.

Wireless Surround Sound

Anyone who’s converted a stereo Hi-Fi setup into a surround sound system knows the challenges of adding rear speakers. First, there’s the issue of where to place them. Then you need to know how to run the speaker wires so they’re out of sight and not a risk for being tripped on — something that’s usually dealt with either by using rugs, drilling into the floor (impossible if they’re marble!) or running wiring up the walls.

When combined with a compatible Yamaha AV receiver, MusicCast speakers provide a wireless alternative that takes all the stress out of setting up a surround sound system. You can pair two MusicCast 20s together to serve as rear left and right speakers or use a single MusicCast 50 as a rear surround speaker. MusicCast speakers make cinematic surround sound easy to achieve in any home … and without any sacrifice in sound quality.


Learn more about MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 wireless speakers.

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