Yamaha's MusicCast gets hi-res OpenLIVE music streams

Yamaha's MusicCast gets hi-res OpenLIVE music streams

Unlike competitors Sonos, LG and Samsung, Yamaha is currently the only manufacturer in the wireless multi-room audio space with features capable of streaming hi-res audio, thanks to its MusicCast technology.

Now, the brand is partnering with Australia’s leading hi-res music download service, OpenLIVE, to offer $50 worth of music from the OpenLIVE store with every STUDIO (NX-N500), R-N602 MusicCast Stereo Receiver and MCR-N670 MusicCast Micro Hi Fi system sold in Australia.

OpenLIVE delivers music downloads at a minimum CD quality of 44.1 kHz / 16-bit (1411 kbps), all the way up to 24-bit, which it provides in the lossless FLAC audio format.

The $50 of credit on offer should get users a decent number of songs, with 16-bit songs going for $2.19, and 24-bit songs priced at $3.84.

The offer is valid until the January 31, 2016, and purchases must be registered on OpenLIVE’s website.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.