Yamaha's latest wireless active speakers have arrived in store, and we're suitably impressed!
The two systems are part of their overall MusicCast eco-system, which allows easily adding and sharing sources between areas, these are a great add on to a whole home Music System.
The first to arrive were the NX-N500's, which are an individually amplified active speaker pair. They were super easy to set up and frankly, sounded way better than they had any right to for the money. They sounded like a really good stereo system! Because they have a few extra inputs (like USB and optical) they would be perfect for an easy TV sound solution. Way better than any sound bar I have seen.
The other product to arrive was the WX-030, Yamaha's brand new small wireless speaker. I was actually expecting to see something a little bigger! Once it was set up and connected as part of our MusicCast system, it actually did a fairly impressive job of a quite natural sound. Because the WX-030 is so compact, I think it would be perfect for a kitchen or similar space.
Now all we're waiting for is the slightly larger ISX-80 and the MusicCast Stereo Receiver (The R-N602) Pop in store and have a listen to the new toys!