Specially designed for custom integration of whole home audio systems, the “QS” (Quad Streamer) provides four zones of audio streaming and eight channels of high-performance audio amplification in an ultra-slim, 1U-high, rack-mountable enclosure. Expandable and extremely flexible, the QS works with the MusicCast multi-room audio system, allowing it to be linked with home theater AV receivers, sound bars and Hi-Fi gear in a wide variety of configurations.
- Designed for custom integration of a MusicCast multi-room audio system connected via Ethernet LAN in a rack or cabinet
- Streams four zones of audio per unit, expandable to 32 zones with simultaneous playback in linked groups of up to 20 zones each
- Eight channels of audiophile-grade Class D amplification assignable to any zone, bridgeable and 4-ohm capable, featuring a unique ground loop/hum-free circuit design
- Built-in Pandora®, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more, plus access to music libraries and linked external sources
- Easy control via a free MusicCast app and 3rd-party control systems
- 1U high, rack-wide enclosure; removable rack ears and faceplate included
Designed from the ground up for custom installation, the “QS” represents the ultimate integrated solution for filling every room in a home with extraordinary sound.
Slim Yet Powerful
The QS packs four rooms of audio streaming and eight channels of audiophile-grade amplification into a remarkably slim, 1U-high enclosure, allowing you to fully-optimise your valuable rack real estate.
Multiple QS units can be used together to expand up to 32 zones with simultaneous playback of linked groups up to 20 zones each. In addition, the QS offers four zone preouts that enable it to be combined with the Yamaha XDA-AMP5400RK, a companion multi-room amplifier, to provide more power or more speaker coverage for large areas in a home. The preouts may also be used to connect powered subwoofers or subwoofer amps.
A Family Like No Other
As a member of the MusicCast family, the QS integrates seamlessly with Yamaha AV receivers, sound bars and more. Now everything – from a surround sound home theatre to a bedroom TV system to in-ceiling speakers in the kitchen – can all work beautifully together.
The QS supports IP control by 3rd-party control systems used in many of today’s most advanced smart homes. Control 4, Elan and RTI.
No ordinary amp, the QS employs ultra-efficient ICEpower integrated circuits to deliver eight channels of pristine, musically-dynamic digital amplification at 50 watts/channel (8 ohms) with an outstanding 10 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-3 dB) frequency response and 106 dB signal-to-noise ratio. It is 4 ohm capable at 100 watts/channel and bridgeable to 200 watts/channel (8 ohms).
Experience every detail of your favourite recordings. The QS supports high-res audio playback up to 192 kHz/24-bit, and employs the same premium ESS Sabre DACs (Digital-to-Analogue Converters) and PML capacitors used in our flagship AVENTAGE AV receivers.
Three Ways to Handle External Sources
In addition to supporting external sources through linking with MusicCast receivers and sound bars, the QS offers an Aux input that can be selected for playback in any zone and a Cut-In input that automatically senses an input signal and temporarily overrides the selected source. This gives you flexibility to integrate media players, CD changers or even paging systems. Thru-Outs let you set up a bus to additional QS units.
Unique Chime Generator
The Chime contact closure inputs let you generate a doorbell chime or, for example, an alert for a gate from a common switch. Output zones and chime sound selection can be configured using the Web Setup.