Yamaha launched new MusicCast network powered monitor stereo speakers this week. The NX-N500 speakers are all-in-one bookshelf models that feature on-board amplifiers and deliver true Hi-Fi audio over WiFi, as well as Bluetooth music streaming, Yamaha said.
The speakers come with Yamaha MusicCast system integration, which lets users stream content from “virtually any source.” That includes other Yamaha MusicCast-enabled products—which includes AV receivers, wireless speakers, Hi-Fi gear, and soundbars—as well as smartphones, tablets, streaming services, PCs, NAS devices, and TVs. The NX-N500 can also connect to computers and hard drives through a USB connection.
“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,” Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America, said in a statement. “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.”
The Yamaha MusicCast network powered speakers are available now at authorized Yamaha dealers. They retail for $799.95 per pair.