The MCX-A300 is designed as a stand-alone client with its own in-built stereo amplifier. Like the MCX-P200, the MCX-A300 can play back music from a variety of sources including iPod & Bluetooth, USB, Internet Radio and music files stored on DLNA-compliant NAS drives or PCs. Support for iTunes libraries is provided through compatibility with TwonkyMedia software.
Both the MCX-A300 and MCX-P200 clients can connect to the MusicCASTÂ² network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
Yamaha Network AV Receivers (RX-V2065, RX-V3900 and RX-Z7) can also be controlled by the MusicCASTÂ² system. For example, connecting a single Yamaha RX-Z7 to the MusicCASTÂ² system will immediately provide four independent zones of music - each with their own source.
MusicCASTÂ² is targeted for Australian release in March with pricing to be announced closer to the release date.