Yamaha Debuts MusicCast Powered Monitor Speakers
Yamaha has announced the retail availability of its MusicCast network powered monitor stereo speakers (model NX-N500). These all-in-one b...
Yamaha has announced the retail availability of its MusicCast network powered monitor stereo speakers (model NX-N500). These all-in-one bookshelf models feature on-board amplifiers and deliver true wireless Hi-Fi audio over Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth music streaming, making them ideal for audiophile listening in home offices, studies and other limited space environments.
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Integrating the recently introduced Yamaha MusicCast system, these monitor speakers enable users to stream content from virtually any source. This includes other Yamaha MusicCast-enabled products, such as AV receivers, wireless speakers, Hi-Fi gear and sound bars, as well as smartphones, tablets, streaming services, PCs, NAS devices or even TVs. The NX-N500 monitor speakers can also conveniently connect to computers and hard drives via USB.
Modeled on the Yamaha NS-10M studio monitors, the NX-N500 MusicCast network powered monitor speakers reproduce high-resolution audio, including Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, as well as FLAC, AIFF and WAV files up to 192 kHz / 24-bit.
In addition, they stream music from services such as Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and SiriusXM Internet Radio. When linked to other MusicCast components, such as a sound bar or AV receiver, these monitor speakers can also play audio from the external sources connected to those components.
“Our MusicCast networked powered monitor speakers are the step-up audio solution for those who have come to the point in their lives where background music in the home is simply not enough,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Those that want to feel the clarity and energy of live performance and experience the truest representation of what their favorite recording artists meant for them to hear will fall hard for these elegantly designed monitor speakers.”