Yamaha musiccast WX 030 (Yamaha WX-030BL MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Works with Alexa)
Company overview: Yamaha musiccast WX 030 manufacture Company ‘Yamaha Corporation’s’ founder is, ‘Torakusu Yamaha’, worked to fix a cracked reed organ in 1887. However thereafter, he successfully finished the first reed organ to be built in Japan. After 10 years of building the first reed organ, he registered as Incorporation of a Company named ‘Yamaha Corporation’ on October 12, 1897.
At present, the Company’s Primary Businesses is-
Musical instruments business division:
The Company manufacture and sales of pianos; digital musical instruments; airstream, string, and bass beat instruments; and other music-related accomplishments.
Audio equipment business segment:
The Company manufacture and sales of audio products, specialized audio equipment, information, and telecommunication equipment, and assured other products.
Automobile interior wood components business, electronic equipment, automobile interior wood devices, factory automation (FA) components, golf products, recreation, and assured other lines of business.
Now Yamaha is a leading brand worldwide and has Subsidiary Companies 63 (of which 59 are consolidated companies) all over the world. Yamaha is the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturer and home theater innovator.
Now we would like to introduce ‘Yamaha MusicCast WX-030 Wireless Speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Works with Alexa’. This compact wireless speaker is a part of Yamaha’s Music Cast multi-room system with built-in Wi-Fi. You can stream music from your phones, PCs, NAS equipment and any of the music service area accessible through Yamaha’s Music Cast smartphone app.
Yamaha’s speakers, the ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ lets you add network function to parts of the home where space is limited, such as kitchens or small bedrooms.
Getting it out from the shipping box, it is surprising that its own box is pretty small, though it’s slightly heavy. The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ looks pretty cute and neutral black stylish should well play in any room. It’s the height of compact, measuring 243mm wide by 156mm high, but it’s amazingly heavy and strong. After first seeing we feel, it’s perfect for placement on a bedside table or kitchen worktop, but you can also mount it on the wall.
Design and Connections:
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ is a pretty clean, neutral black stylish speaker able to well play in any room (it’s also offered in a brighter white finish).
It’s the representation of compact, measuring 243mm wide by 156mm high, but it’s amazingly heavy and strong. It’s perfect for placement on a bedside table or kitchen worktop, but you can also mount it on the wall using the keyhole fixings on the backside of the device.
The three-sided front section is covered in durable aluminum net that curves stylishly the device, whereas the flat top panel is occupied by tasteful touch-sensitive controls power connection, volume, and play/pause. The angled edge on top casual a row of three miniature lights that point to the Bluetooth, power and Wi-Fi status. You won’t discover any sockets on it’s the back, at a distance from an Ethernet port for those who prefer a more dependable wired network connection.
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ requires an Alexa device for voice control as an extra. Works with Alexa for voice control, you need to buy 10 compatible Alexa device separately.
It may look small but the ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ claims the same substantial feature list as its larger Music Cast colleagues. It’s compatible with any Music Cast, which means you are able to stream music by using Yamaha’s committed smartphone app. The similar songs can be played on all speakers in the arrangement, or you can stream altered sources to each speaker.
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ capable to play music from PCs, NAS drives and other devices from your home network. It can play music from Napster, Spotify, Juke, and internet radio as well. It’s a fully arrayed selection, but users of Deezer, Qobuz or Tidal might become upset. The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ also supports Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth, which means well enough any phone or tablet is outfitted for.
Another attractive feature is the capability to use two WX-030s together as left and right channels in a stereo pair, giving you a comprehensive musical soundstage. On the other hand, it isn’t compatible with AirPlay and setup is complicated than it probably should be, concerning lots of button pressing on the unit – plus the instructions are only found in an additional leaflet on Yamaha’s website, not the main manual. It’s the sort of thing that should be supported out in the app.
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ is a mono speaker with a mentioned power output of 30W with a 90mm mid/bass driver and a 40mm tweeter into that compact attachment and a large submissive radiator giving the bass as supporting hand.
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ connecting to your network is extraordinarily easy – just load up the MusicCast app into your phone and follow the instructions. You have to hold down the “Connect” button on top of the speaker and wait for the app to find your device, it doesn’t take long.
Once it’s connecting with your network, the ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ should start to give the impression in the list of existing devices in AirPlay or Spotify Connect. You can also start running music from phones, NAS drives, PCs and internet radio using the MusicCast app.
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ doesn’t have a remote, everything is controlled by using the MusicCast smartphone app.
Two sets of ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ speakers can be paired through the MusicCast Controller app to operation as left and right channel Speakers. Provided that stereo sound for a widespread listening area as well. Two units can be used in stereo mode for a more spacious and convincing listening experience at a widespread area. With the connection to your home Wi-Fi network as a separate music system, or increase over time with other MusicCast speakers, AV receivers, and sound bars to add audio in up to 9 additional rooms.
|File Formats||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC; up to 192 kHz: WAV, FLAC, AIFF; up to 96 kHz: ALAC|
|Speaker Drivers||3-1/2″ woofer, 1-1/8″ tweeter, passive radiator|
|Maximum Output Power||30 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||9-5/8″ x 6-1/8″ x 4-1/2″|
|Finish||Punched metal grille|
|Item model number||WX-030BL|
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Yamaha’s MusicCast app has a modest style with its black backgrounds and simple white text. It may not be as eye-catching as challenging apps but it’s no less spontaneous.
The Rooms menu lists all your connected speakers. They’re displayed with the name and cover art of the current track. You can change the speaker names to make them easier to identify.
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ works well as a single wireless speaker, running music through the app with no worry, but it’s likewise supportive when used as part of a multi-room system. You may try it out with another speaker like the Restio ISX-80 from the MusicCast range, these also work faultlessly together.
To play the music through two speakers, tap the Link icon at the top of the screen, select the “master” speaker, and select which speakers you want to link from the drop-down menu. It’s extraordinarily easy.
On the screen of source selection, inputs are displayed in a grating of large slating. A Choices section, lets you save up to 40 songs or 30 FM radio presets. There is a search tool, but this uses for songs only on the phone itself, not outward libraries.
Selected the Server option and explored into NAS drive. The ‘black & white’ lists are basic and easy to navigate. Most extraordinarily, the app scrolls over long lists of tracks and albums quickly. Scroll too fast and it takes a few seconds to load the titles, but it’s a satisfactory delay.
The ‘Now Playing’ screen offers a volume slider and several controls at the bottom of the screen. Here you can group speakers, save favorites songs, share songs to social media and regulate the EQ. Just one minor grievance – to scan through a song you have to hold down the track skip key, meanwhile, there is no time to a slider.
Regardless of its compact size and limited driver preparation, the ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ delivers a very pleasurable performance. Its sound is loud and dynamic, offering good treble clearness and more bass than estimated. You can thankfully play your beloved music during a dinner party and its smooth, well-balanced sound will deliver an impressive background.
You can stream music straight from your smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth or AirPlay. You may use the MusicCast Controller app to pause/play and adjust the volume from your handheld device.
If your space is wider, you can use Two WX-030 by pairing through the MusicCast Controller app to function as left and right channel speakers, providing stereo sound for a widespread listening area.
The MusicCast Controller app puts control of your ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ wireless speaker in the palm of your hand. Utilize the MusicCast Controller app to change settings, select your source and control music playback speaker’s function.
By using the MusicCast app EQ setting, you can execute sound tuning to improve the source you are listening to or to match your own favorites. You can customize the levels of high, mid and low audio bands separately.
Extraordinarily, the ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ is a much more satisfying listen than the larger and more expensive ISX-80. The overall sound is more solid and consistent, with greater drive and inflexibility when dealing with up-tempo dance tracks. If ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ sound is not good enough, the superiority of the mono presentation recommends that pairing two in a stereo configuration could be worth the effort.
On the whole, the Yamaha’s performance is massively pleasurable and compares happily with other likewise priced wireless speakers such as the Samsung R1 and Denon Heos 1. The Yamaha music cast WX 030’s excellent crystal clear sound and rich high bass from a compact drove the speaker that expressions great anywhere in your home.
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At the time of writing this review, the Yamaha musiccast WX 030’s price is US$ 249.95
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ is an ideal way of getting higher your audio system into a room where a bigger speaker is unviable. If anyone looking for a great-sounding compact standalone speaker will be extremely happy with the ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’. This awesome little unit delivers an unexpectedly loud and dynamic sound with crisp treble and hard-hitting bass – an impressive achievement has given the unit’s compact design. The narrow mono output and dislike of loud volumes are disadvantages of course, but its appealing, well-balanced presentation more than makes up for it.
What’s more, it’s easy to use and works like a dream together with other MusicCast speakers, thanks to Yamaha’s excellent smartphone app, which offers a massive range of music sources.
The ‘Yamaha musiccast WX 030’ is an extraordinary member of the MusicCast range, offering a big sound with hard-hitting bass in small rooms. We keenly recommend to those who love to listen to music into a room.