Yamaha strikes twice at EISA Awards

Rellingen, 25. August 2017 – And the winner is… Yamaha – twice! Both AV receiver RX-V483 and streaming preamp WXC-50 were victorious at this year’s EISA Awards. They impressed the jury of the European Imaging and Sound Association consisting of editors working for 53 renowned consumer electronics magazines from 25 countries. The 14 experts for “Home Theatre Audio” chose the RX-V483 as best product in the category “Home Theatre Receiver”, highlighting its extensive list of features that is unique in this price range. As a true multi-talent, the WXC-50 won over the 17 hi-fi experts and was declared best product in the category “Multiroom Network Player”.

The contents of this press release:

- Yamaha with “Best products”: RX-V483 & WXC-50 win EISA Awards

- Yamaha RX-V483: Perfect multiroom introduction with extensive features

- Yamaha WXC-50: The Swiss Army knife for hi-fi streaming

- Experience the award-winning products live at IFA 2017

Yamaha RX-V483: Perfect multiroom introduction with extensive features

The EISA Award for best product 2017-2018 in the category “Home Theatre Receiver” impressively proves: With the RX-V483, Yamaha has created the perfect entry-level AV receiver for an excellent home cinema experience and to enjoy the possibilities of MusicCast multiroom. It transcends its price range in both sound quality and features. In addition to 5.1-channel surround sound with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, it offers 4K passthrough including Dolby Vision and HDR 10 as well as upscaling to HD and even Ultra HD via HDMI. Thanks to Bluetooth streaming and the groundbreaking MusicCast multiroom technology, the RX-V483 becomes the heart of the home entertainment system. It also comes equipped with proprietary Yamaha technologies such as the automatic sound optimisation YPAO and Cinema DSP processing.

Yamaha WXC-50: The Swiss Army knife for hi-fi streaming

In the category “Multiroom Network Player”, the Yamaha WXC-50 earned the title as best product 2017-2018. The wireless streaming preamp convinced the jury with its sound quality and its versatility: As a Swiss Army knife for hi-fi, the WXC-50 shines in many different applications. It can be used as standalone streaming device as well as converter and preamp. In addition, it supports Yamaha MusicCast for optimum multiroom functionality. That means that all sources are available in every room of the house with convenient control via tablet or smartphone using the free app for iOS and Android. The WXC-50 supports all popular formats including DSD 5.6 MHz and hi-res FLAC files as well as all common music streaming services.

Experience the award-winning products live at IFA 2017

IFA 2017 offers the perfect opportunity to experience the award-winning Yamaha MusicCast products that impressed the EISA experts. Yamaha presents both AV receiver RX-V483 and streaming preamp WXC-50 at the Internationale Funkausstellung from 1st to 6th Semptember 2017 at the convention centre Berlin ExpoCenter City. Both EISA-winning products and many other highlight products by Yamaha can be found at booth 101 in hall 1.2. Additional information about Yamaha at IFA 2017 will be available as soon as the convention starts on 1st September 2017

Yamaha at IFA 2017

1st – 6th September 2017

Berlin ExpoCenter City

Hall 1.2, booth 101


The WXC-50 is a new-concept audio component that goes beyond conventional audio thinking. It let you access a wide variety of audio content such as music from streaming services or stored on a smartphone, and enjoy high quality sound and style thanks to the ability to network with Yamaha’s exclusive MusicCast multi-room audio system. High functionality and performance bring you musical enjoyment just the way you want it.

MusicCast RX-V483

AV receiver compatible with MusicCast and the latest HDMI to expand your AV enjoyment.

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