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MusicCast Wireless Surround Sound for Your 5.1 Home Theater

Take the stress out of the setup.

Anyone who’s had a surround sound home theater system knows the challenges of adding rear speakers into the mix. First there’s the issue of where to place them. Then you need to know how to run the speaker wire so it’s 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.

Now MusicCast Surround provides a wireless alternative that takes all the stress out of setting up surround sound.

The word MusicCast with aset of stacked curved lines to look like broadcast type waves capping the "i". Below that word is the word "surround".

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Oval shaped speaker viewed from an above angle.

MusicCast 50.

Cylinder shaped speaker.

MusicCast 20.

Designed with flexibility in mind, two Yamaha MusicCast 20 wireless speakers (or one or two MusicCast 50 wireless speakers) can be connected to any MusicCast-capable receiver and used as rear speakers (surround left and surround right) along with the wired speakers for the front channels (front left, center, front right) to create a full 5.1-channel surround sound system right in your home:

 

Two MusicCast 20s used as rear speakers.

Two wireless MusicCast 50s used as rear speakers.

A single MusicCast 50 used as a rear speaker.

These speakers provide plenty of placement options since they can be placed on speaker stands, in bookshelves, or on tables — they’re even wall-mountable. Even more importantly, they offer a rich, powerful sound that adds a well-rounded audio experience to your home theater. (Just remember that the speakers only work with a 5-channel setup, not 7-channel or more.) The MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 can also be used with other MusicCast functions, including stereo and multi-room capabilities for streaming music or other audio content — all you need is a nearby AC outlet for each speaker.

View of a small table small plant, vase of flowers and a small cylindrical speaker next to them. The lower shelf has books adjacent to a subwoofer just slightly smaller next to a chair with a small piece of rug in front and a landscape painting above.A great addition to this setup is the MusicCast SUB 100, which provides the impactful low end you’ll need to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, music and video games. This unobtrusive subwoofer is designed to be placed anywhere in the room to give you added flexibility.

And with the MusicCast app and Amazon Alexa devices, you can simplify things even more by using voice control commands to control your system. Just download the MusicCast Smart Home skill and MusicCast skill in the Amazon Alexa app and follow the steps to set it up. (For more information, see our blog posting “How to Use Alexa Voice Control with MusicCast”.)

So take the stress out of setting up your home theater and start enjoying all the benefits of surround sound!

Click here for more information about Yamaha MusicCast products.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ted is a content marketing specialist for the Yamaha Audio Visual division who has dedicated his career to learning and writing about music and sound technology. His time as senior editor of Mobile Electronics magazine resulted in his being nominated twice for the Western Publishing Association MAGGIE Awards. Ted’s work at Mobile Electronics included small business best practices and exploring the emergence of new audio technology in blogs and feature articles. His music background includes over 20 years playing, teaching, and composing music for steel drums. He is also the editor and publisher of the popular online publication, PAN Magazine. Ted loves showing people the benefits of having quality audio in their home and helping them overcome common problems they experience while exploring various setup ...

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