Yamaha | MCX-C15 - MusicCAST Network Audio Player | MCS Brochure

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MUSIC MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
wireless, wired and in-wall solutions
MusicCAST System Components:
MCX-2000
Digital Audio Server
The powerful and versatile
MusicCAST server is able to store a
family’s entire music library and
broadcast individual selections to
any location within your home. It’s
high capacity hard drive will hold up
to 2000 hours of music. For added
music dimension, the server is also
XM-Ready*, and offers Internet
Radio Compatibility as well as a
built-in FM Tuner.
MCX-A10
Digital Audio Terminal
MCX-C15
Distributed Audio Controller
MusicCAST clients are used to
retrieve all music from the
MCX-2000 server, providing instant
access to your stored music
collections, XM Satellite Radio®,
FM broadcasts and Internet
anywhere within your home via
wireless, wired or in-wall clients.
MCX-CA15S
Audio Amplifier
This in-wall mountable amplifier is a
perfect match for the MCX-C15 in-wall
controller, providing high quality power to
your speakers and subwoofer output
while providing a connection to power
your external portable music players.
XM and XM-Ready are registered trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc. Hardware and required monthly basic subscription sold separately.
XM Connect and Play™ antenna required to receive XM service (sold separately). XM service not available in AK and HI.
imagine:
With the MusicCAST system everyone in your family can store
their CD collection in one central location, easily create playlists
and custom CDs, even preserve vintage vinyl records as digital
files, then transmit them anywhere in your home wirelessly.
In addition to your stored music, more music sources are now
available to you through the new MCX-2000 server, including
XM Satellite Radio ®, Internet Radio and FM broadcasts.
MusicCAST, the only music source your family needs.
imagine:
Easier, more convenient music management
for your entire family…
no matter how diverse their musical tastes.
MUSIC MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
wireless, wired and in-wall solutions
Imagine the possibilities in your home …
MCX-C15 / MCX-CA15S
Distributed Audio Controller / Audio Amplifier
In-wall mountable Clients add versatility to the MusicCAST system with convenient
features such as favorite buttons and IR pass-through support. The multi-purpose
in-wall amplifier is a perfect match for the in-wall controller, providing high quality
power to your speakers.
MCX-2000
Digital Audio Server
MCX-A10
Digital Audio Client
Clients are used to retrieve music content
stored on, or streamed from the MusicCAST
server, providing instant wireless access to
music in any location within your home.
Personalized music enjoyment has never been easier
or more convenient. Now finding your favorite CDs or
accessing XM Satellite Radio, Internet Radio or even
your favorite FM stations is a breeze and at your
fingertips… With this advanced, versatile new music
server you now have total control over your family’s
entire music collection and more…
imagine:
MCX-2000
Digital Audio Server
create your own CDs
With the high-quality built-in CD recorder, you
are able to save your favorite music to the
server at lightning fast speed, create your own
music CD compilations or play back your
collection of MP3s on CD.
in tune, in control and completely in love … with your music
personal digital jukebox
instant music information
Capable of storing 2000* hours, the server's selfcontained 160GB hard drive has the ability to provide
instant access to a vast selection of digital music.
Music is saved to the hard drive in its original quality
from CDs or external inputs, and then converted to
MP3 (160k / 256k / 320kbps compression rates) for
broadcasting to clients.
*2000 hours in MP3 format
Built-in CD recognition database provided by Gracenote
CDDB®, features full on-screen display of information, such
as, artist, album and track names along with music genre.
With internet access the latest CD recognition data is
available from the Gracenote CDDB Server.
The Gracenote logo, logotype, and CDDB are registered trademarks of
Gracenote Music Recognition Service.
versatile radio capabilities
COMPUTER
The MCX-2000 is the perfect match for a radio
enthusiast, with XM-Ready*, Internet Radio
and a built-in FM tuner this system offers a
vast selection of music content for anyone
anywhere in your home.
XM RADIO
PC Content Playback
MCX-2000
CD
FM RADIO
The MCX-2000 broadens music enjoyment with the ability
to play back music files from a PC using Digital Living
Network Alliance (DLNA)* compatibility. Edit library items
using the PC web browser.
*Requires Windows® PC running Windows XP®.
TURNTABLE
WWW RADIO
The MCX-2000 rear panel offers optical digital input/output terminals,
analog audio input/output terminals, FM antenna terminal, XM Connect &
Play terminal, Wireless-LAN antenna, composite and S-Video terminals,
LAN terminal, remote control IR input port, RS-232C interface for custom
applications and detachable power cable.
digital music management
comprehensive design meets simplicity
user friendly
With a highly simplified graphical user
interface and remote, the ability to organize
and browse through your collection is right
at your fingertips, giving family members
easy access to all the features visually
with an on-screen display
imagine:
Cookin’ with your tunes …
It doesn’t matter where you want to enjoy your music
with MusicCAST …kitchen, garage or patio … every
family member has independent access to any and all
stored or streamed music when and where they want it.
16-zone multi-room music system
The server is able to send music to 16 different locations
allowing up to an additional 15 independent clients
(including 5 wireless clients) to be used with one server,
giving your family members instant access to music
anywhere around the house.
simply wireless
Equipped with the latest wireless network technology, up
to 5 clients are able to play high quality music wirelessly
from the server. Extended client range is achieved with the
use of a wired Ethernet connection.
connection versatility
The MusicCAST MCX-A10 clients
provide a vast assortment of
connections including speaker
outputs, left/right audio pre-outs,
subwoofer output, and video output
so that you can view the on-screen
display on a larger monitor.
MCX-A10
Digital Audio Terminal
MusicCAST clients have high-powered built-in amplification that will
work with the optional on-wall or desktop mountable MusicCAST
speakers or virtually any type of speaker system… choose your style...
wireless access
Shown with optional MCX-SP10
speaker system
musical freedom no string attached
do it yourself installation and easy set up
Easily set up a sophisticated, secured wireless music distribution
system. Just connect the audio and power cables, the system then
automatically recognizes the music stored on the server providing
music to anyone at anytime, anywhere within your home.
imagine:
more room for sound
The power of the MusicCAST music distribution system stylishly packaged into
a wired, in-wall mountable client for even greater convenience and flexibility.
in-wall wired installation
Great control within reach, yet out of the way. Bring home the convenience of this highly simplified
in-wall mountable MusicCAST client into your living environment. With a variety of installation
configurations available, now every room in the house can be fully customized for you to enjoy the
benefits of the MusicCAST music management and distribution system can provide.
favorites selection
Four assignable favorite buttons allow instant
access to a variety of functions, including
playlists, inputs or tuner presets from the
MusicCAST server. Even when the MCX-C15 is
in sleep mode, pressing a favorite selection give
you instant music satisfaction.
The In/Out Box is the signal converter
for the MCX-C15 that provides audio,
on-screen display and IR pass-through
so you can control external devices.*
MCX-C15
MCX-CA15S
Distributed Audio Controller
Distributed Audio Amplifier
In-wall mountable, network ready Clients add
versatility to the MusicCAST system with great
new features such as favorite button functions,
IR pass-through support and Yamaha AV Link.
This multipurpose in-wall amplifier is perfectly
matched for the MCX-C15 Client. It provides high
quality power to speakers, as well as subwoofer
output and video on-screen display outputs. This
amplifier can also be integrated with an existing
system to provide local amplification for any
pre-amp signal in Stand Alone mode.
living space friendly
integrated musical environment
MCX-C15
MCX-CA15
The MCX-C15 supports IR remote transmission functions for custom installation to
control other components. The IR signals are received by the controllers’ sensor
then transmitted to the MCX-CA15 or the In/Out Box to an IR flasher to repeat the
signal for other components.*
CAT 5
IR FLASHER
DVD PLAYER
REMOTE
•Optional IR Flasher required.
Operates devices on 38kHz modulation frequency.
IR flasher support
imagine:
The MusicCAST system gives you
the ability to connect up to
modern family; eclectic harmony
5 wireless clients + 10 wired clients + main server
a total of 16 available music
locations throughout your home
MusicCAST … a revolutionary approach for music enjoyment in
your home, from Yamaha. Whether you’re entertaining throughout
your entire house, creating custom playlists for the kids to enjoy
through headphones on a wireless client, or simply calling up some
old favorite songs on a “night out at home”, MusicCAST makes it
easier and more convenient than ever before.
Hailed by audio critics as the next big step in home audio
technology and enjoyment, this unique Yamaha music storage,
management and distribution system will bring your family years
of pleasure, satisfaction and Yamaha quality.
MusicCAST … Imagine the possibilities in your home …
total family enjoyment
variety without compromise
SERVER
CLIENT
MCX-2000
MCX-A10
• Server can control and broadcast music to 16 locations
° 1 Server, 5 wireless and 10 wired Clients, up to a total of 15 clients
• Hard Drive:
° 160 GB hard Drive
- 2000 Hours in 160kbps compressed MP3 format
- 200 Hours in LPCM original format
° Upgradeable hard drive
• Playback:
° Music by Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist or all songs
° Compatible with CDs, CD-R/RW discs and MP3 CDs (created using PC)
° Linear PCM format to one wireless client and 9 wired clients
• Recording:
° Copy CD to hard drive in original format (Linear PCM)
° Record External sources at 1x to the Hard Drive with analog or digital inputs
° Create CDs with ease with the built in CD-Recorder
- Hard Drive to CD-R / CD-RW (4x)
• Easy to use GUI (Graphical User Interface) with on-screen display
° Broadcast Play control (Same song played on all clients)
° Timer for Recording and Playback
• Built-in CD music recognition database provided by Gracenote CDDB®
° With internet access, the latest CD recognition data is available from
the Gracenote CDDB® Server
• Yamaha AV receiver control with RS-232C
° Control: DSP, tuner, volume and other key receiver functions
• PS/2 connection port for Keyboard to edit text
• Headphone jack with level control
• IR remote control
• Connections:
° Control IN
° Detachable Power Cord
° XM-Ready – Connect and play antenna port
° FM Antenna port
° Network:
- Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g network protocol to communicate with clients
- Ethernet connection for CAT-5 link:
To connect wired Clients via Hub to Server
To home network for internet access and internet radio
° Audio
- Input: Analog, Toslink digital
- Output: Analog, Toslink digital
° On-screen display output
- S-video, Composite
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 3-3/4" x 16-1/16"
• Weight: 14.5 lbs.
• High quality 34 Watt digital amplifier (17W/channel)
• Playback from server:
° MP3 to all clients
° Linear PCM format to one wireless client and 9 wired clients
° Retrieve music by Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist or all songs
° Access analog or digital external inputs from server
• Easy to read LCD display
• Timer functions:
° Set time for Playback
° Sleep timer (120, 90, 60, 30 min)
• Repeat, Random, Bookmark, Auto Play
• Easy to use On-screen display
• Headphone jack
• IR wireless remote control
• Connections:
° Network:
- Wireless IEEE 802.11b network protocol to
communicate with server
- Ethernet connections for CAT-5 link:
· To connect wired Client via Hub to Server
° Audio
- Speaker Output
- Line Out:
· Analog Output for existing audio system
· Audio input for external source
· Subwoofer Output
° On-screen video output for menu display on TV
- Composite
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" x 3-1/8"
• Weight: 6.6 lbs.
IN-WALL CLIENT
IN-WALL AMPLIFIER
MCX-C15
MCX-CA15
• Key Features:
° Access music content from MusicCAST Distributed
Audio Server
° In-wall controller in compact design – Mounts in
standard Low-voltage Dual Gang Mounting Bracket
° 4 Assignable Favorite direct buttons on controller and
remote
- Allows user to preset button to Artist, Album,
Genre, Playlists or inputs
° Yamaha AV Link for extended IR Remote Commands
and Signal repeater
• Playback from server:
° MP3 to all clients
° Linear PCM format to 1 Client at a time
° Retrieve music by Artist, Album, Genre, Playlists or all songs
° Access analog or digital external inputs from server
• Easy to read LCD display
• Timer functions:
° Set time for Playback
° Sleep timer (120, 90, 60, 30 min)
• Repeat, Random, Bookmark, Auto Play
• Easy to use On-screen display
• IR wireless remote control
• Connections:
° Network:
- Ethernet connections for CAT-5 link: Allows MCX-C15
Client to connect to server via standard computer HUB
° Low-voltage DC power input
° On-screen Display – Composite video output
• I/O Connections: (MCX-IB15 In/Out Box – Included with MCX-C15)
° A/V Input Port – connects MCX-C15 controller to provide
° Pre-amp:
- Adjustable Fixed / Pre-amp Analog Output for existing
audio system
° On-screen video output for menu display on TV
° IR pass-through – IR Flasher output
° DC Power input – from external power supply
° DC Power output – to power controller and amplifier
• MCX-C15 Controller:
Dimensions (W x H x D)
120mm x 120mm x 106 mm;
4-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 4-1/8"
• High quality 34-Watt digital amplifier (17W per channel)
• Designed to interface with MCX-C15 In-wall controller or as
stand alone amplifier
• Mode Switch – Switch amplifier to Controller, Stand-alone
with input sensing, or Stand-alone with Control input
• Connections Controlled by MCX-C15
° In-wall Speaker Output Terminals Level
° Analog Pre-amp:
- Analog Output for existing audio system
- Audio input for external source
- Subwoofer Output
On-screen
Display – Composite video output
°
IR
pass-through
– IR Flasher Output
°
DC
Power
pass-though
circuit – to supply controller
°
with DC power
• Connections available in Stand Alone mode:
° In-wall Speaker Output Terminals
° AUDIO IN – Audio input for external pre-amplified sources
° CONTROL IN – Switches amplifier ON
• Mounts in standard Low-voltage Dual Gang Mounting Bracket
• Dimensions (W x H x D)
120mm x 120mm x 106 mm;
4-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 4-1/8"
PACKAGED IN-WALL SOLUTIONS
MCX-C15P
• MCX-IB15 In/Out Box:
Dimensions (W x H x D)
92mm x 112mm x 31 mm;
3-5/8" x 4-3/8" x 1-1/4"
Amplified In-wall music distribution solution
Package includes:
• MCX-C15 Distributed Audio Controller
• MCX-CA15 In-wall powered Amplifier
MCX-CA15S
Local In-wall Power Amplifier solution
Stand Alone power amplifier for use with any pre-amplified audio
signals from existing source components
Package includes:
• MCX-CA15 In-wall powered Amplifier
• External AC/DC Low-voltage Power Supply
MUSIC MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
wireless, wired and in-wall solutions
for more product information,
applications and features please visit
www.yamaha.com/musiccast
Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA 6660 Orangethorpe Avenue Buena Park, CA90620 www.yamaha.com
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