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Video: Yamaha MusicCast 20 Falling In Price: The Sonos One Alternative From Japan
2023 Author: Sheila Hailey | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 04:29
Yamaha MusicCast 20 and MusicCast 50 were launched in mid-2018. The suggested retail price of the MusicCast 20 is 229 euros, but the compact box can always be found in stores for under 200 euros. The best price ranged between 160 and 180 euros, as this price trend graph from Idealo shows (as of November 19, 2019):
In terms of price, the Yamaha MusicCast is usually somewhat cheaper than comparable speakers such as the Sonos One, 2nd gen. (around 190 euros), the Apple HomePod (around 300 euros) or the Bose Home Speaker 300 (around 200 euros). Our assessment: In the medium term, the price of the MusicCast 20 should level off at just under 160 euros.
Yamaha MusicCast 20: The compact WLAN speaker can do that
The MusicCast 20 manufacturer
video provides a rough overview: Yamaha MusicCast 20 streaming speakers (manufacturer video)
Yamaha MusicCast 20 WiFi speaker compatible with Amazon Alexa
Now from € 169.00 at Amazon Similar offer at Saturn Similar offer at Otto Price can now be higher. Price from 27.07.2020 02:11 a.m.
Here are the main technical features of the Yamaha MusicCast 20:
- Dimensions 150 x 186 x 130 mm
- Wi-Fi at 2.4 and 5 GHz
- Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth
- Support for numerous streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, Tidal or Qobuz.
- 40 watts max. Output power; Woofer 25 watts + tweeter 15 watts
- Preset buttons for playing favorites
- Stereo pairing (2 devices required)
- Ethernet connection for direct connection to a router
- There is no microphone
- Alexa voice control possible via connected echo speakers and Alexa skill
- Alarm function
Above all, users appreciate the naturally coordinated sound, which is not as bulky in the bass as the Sonos One or the Apple HomePod do. With the in-house “MusicCast” multi-room system, the small Yamaha speaker essentially offers the functions that Sonos also scores with customers. It can be used as a single box (e.g. in the kitchen), but can also expand a Yamaha TV soundbar with back channels for film effects.
Watch Yamaha MusicCast 20 at MediaMarkt
As always with multiroom systems, the following also applies here: you have to choose a manufacturer and stick with it, because the systems from different brands are not compatible with each other. AirPlay 2 enables a certain amount of collaboration, at least in the Apple world, for example when playing music synchronously in different rooms on different AirPlay 2 speakers.
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