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Yamaha MCX-1000 MusicCast server

Yamaha MCX-1000 MusicCast server
alaScore 74

16 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Yamaha MCX-1000 MusicCast server. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Yamaha MCX-1000 MusicCast server is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Yamaha MusicCast 1000 Digital Music Server & Client Review


Yamaha's MusicCAST 1000 is their foray into digital music storage and streaming. While it worked well, the high price and small drive have left us wishing for more.

Excellent PCM audio fidelity ; CD jukebox replacement ; Simple setup ; Works with existing wireless networks

Pricey ; CD burning only works with more expensive audio CD-Rs, not data CD-Rs

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (

Yamaha MCX-1000 MusicCast server


If you're still into CDs, the MCX-1000 CD player/recorder/ripper and wireless music server will take you to the next level.

CD player/recorder/ripper and wireless music server with 80GB built-in hard drive ; Great sound ; Digital audio inputs and outputs ; Uses Gracenote's CD Database ; Wirelessly streams music to MCX-A10 or MCX-C15 client (not included)

Pricey ; Doesn't stream music from Internet music services or networked PCs ; Somewhat small hard drive size ; Doesn't display CD artwork ; Can't transfer preripped MP3 files from CD ; Can't stream video files

If your musical universe revolves around CDs, the well-implemented MCX-1000 has a lot to offer. However, its high price and lack of support for a subscription music service and its inability to play files stored on networked PCs makes it decidedly more...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (

Yamaha MCX-A10 MusicCast client


yamaha mcx-a10 musiccast client review: Yamaha's MCX-A10 is a solid digital audio receiver, but it works with only the companion MusicCast server.

Lived just as long as the warranty, Wirelessly streams music from MCX-1000 audio server, Includes front-panel display and TV output, Built-in amplifier, Directly powers most speakers, including Yamaha's optional MCX-SP10, Wall mountable

Not worth the life of the warrant, terrible service, nothing but trouble. Would never buy another/recommend another HP product., Pricey, Works with only the MCX-1000, Can't stream audio from Internet music services or networked PCs, Doesn't display CD...

HP's Media Center PC is a great entertainment PC for displaying photos, watching movies and playing games in your bedroom or home office, but the form factor isn't suited for a spot in your living room.

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

The MusicCAST server stores and broadcasts music content wirelessly to any location within your home. With the MusicCAST System, everyone in the family can store their music collection in one central location, have fun creating playlists and custom CDs, preserve vintage vinyl records as digital files, then distribute them anywhere in the home wirelessly. With the simple yet easy-to-use MusicCAST system, each family member can listen to what they want, when they want, all at the touch of a button. Capable of storing 1000 CDs (1000 CDs in MP3 format), the server's selfcontained 80GB 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, then converted to MP3 (160k / 256k / 320kbps compression rates) for distributing to clients. Equipped with the latest IEEE 802.11b 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 an Ethernet connection. With the very efficient 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 server features visually with the onscreen display. With the versatile built in CD recorder, you are able to save your favorite music to the server at a lightning fast speed, create your own high quality music CD compilations or playback your collection of MP3s on CD. Up to 7 independent clients can be used with one server system, giving your family members instant access to music anywhere around the house. The MusicCAST clients work with virtually any type of speaker system. The built-in 34 watt digital power amplifier provides complete flexibility in any speaker setup. The built-in CD recognition database features full on-screen display of information, such as artist, album, and track names along with music genre. This service is Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition Service available via Internet access. 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.


Output Power / Total:24Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):Network audio player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio components
Type:Network audio player

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type:CD recorder

CD System

Device Type: None
Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital audio server


Headphone Jack: Yes

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha MusicCAST

MD System

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Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback


Device Type: None

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Television Type: None


Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None