Yamaha's MusicCAST2 Wireless Audio Streamer, For Those Who Missed MusicCAST1

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Yamaha's MusicCAST2 Network Music System is a Wi-Fi-based tunes center that allows you to wirelessly transmit and listen to music in up to 32 rooms throughout your home. Do you even have 32 rooms in your home?

Touted as the ultimate multiroom wireless system for music lover's, the MusicCAST2 supports iTunes AAC files as well as MP3s, WMA, FLAC, and WAV, and can playback music from iPods, Bluetooth devices and other Yamaha accessories—via a built-in dock port—and USB thumb drives. It can also pull audio from a variety of sources, including Rhapsody, Internet radio, both PC and Macs, and NAS devices.

First introduced to the market six or seven years ago when the release of a wireless music platform was highly anticipated, the original MusicCAST was a server and satellite system that promised an awful lot at a time when networking technology wasn't very good, so the release of a successor—the MusicCAST2—comes as a surprise to us.