The WXC-50 gets a set of preouts, and optical and coaxial digital outputs. Power consumption in standby is said to be less than 2W.
Yamaha has specified an ESS Sabre9006AS DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) for both units, a ‘high output’ digital amp for the WXA-50 and uses a rigid metal chassis for optimum performance.
Other technical highlights include Direct Mode, which allows you to play high-resolution audio sources (24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz) without any additional processing; a volume adaptive EQ that adjusts the bass and treble according to the volume level; Advanced Bass Extension for boosting bass when using smaller or in-wall speakers; and a Compressed Music Enhancer for improving sound quality when listening to compressed audio on smartphones and tablets.
The Yamaha WXC-50 and WXA-50 are compatible with the MusicCast controller app for smartphones and tablets.