The “QS” (Quad Streamer) provides four zones of audio streaming and eight channels of high-performance audio amplification in an ultra-slim, rack-mountable enclosure.
Yamaha XDA-QS5400RK MusicCast Multi-Room Streaming Amplifier (4 Zone, 8 Channel)
Yamaha XDA-QS5400RK MusicCast Multi-Room Streaming Amplifier (4 Zone, 8 Channel)
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 theatre AV receivers, sound bars and Hi-Fi gear in a wide variety of configurations.
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
Whole Home Audio: Redefined
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.
True Audio Excellence
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.
Control All Your Equipment at Will with Just a Single App
There are a wide variety of capabilities like the Link function that lets you play the same song in different rooms simultaneously and the ability to freely customize the room screen with your own pictures. Make your musical world even more exciting
Stream It All
Access all of your favourite music, including built-in streaming services and music libraries on smartphones, tablets and network-attached storage devices. (Streaming service availability varies by region and may change or be discontinued without notice.)
Plays Nicely with Everything
Want to hear TV sound or vinyl records throughout the home? Link to a MusicCast receiver, sound bar or turntable to access audio from virtually any source.
The QS supports IP control by 3rd-party control systems used in many of today’s most advanced smart homes.
Engineered to Sound Extraordinary
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).
Goodbye Ground Loop Hum
The curse of the custom integrator: ground loop hum, a common and vexing side effect of connecting a bunch of electronics together in a rack. The QS takes care of it with a brilliantly-engineered differential circuit design. Sometimes it’s what you don’t hear that sounds the most amazing.
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.
The audio performance of the QS is further enhanced with a suite of exclusive Yamaha technologies, including our Compressed Music Enhancer, Advanced Bass Extension Processing and volume adaptive EQ. The result – it always sounds great.
Custom-Built for Custom
Mount it in a rack with the included ears or remove the ears for shelf installations. The included magnetic faceplate discourages tampering and provides the perfect cosmetic finish.
Custom-Friendly Connectivity and Control
The QS is truly made for custom integration, with Euroblock-style speaker connectors, dual RJ-45 Ethernet ports and a detachable AC cable for smart connectivity, and IP, IR and 12 V Trigger Out jacks for versatile control.
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.
Access Basic or Advanced settings via a Web Setup menu and store commonly-used profiles for faster configuration of future projects.
File Format MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / FLAC / AIFF: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit
Ethernet Yes (2 terminals)
Channel 8 channel (2 channel x 4)
Minimum Speaker load Capability 4 ohm
BTL Connection Yes
Speaker Output Terminal 4 (Euroblock)
Preout Terminal 4
Audio Input Terminal RCA: 2 (CUT IN, AUX), USB: 4
Audio Output Terminal RCA (2-ch through out): 2 (CUT IN, AUX)
Trigger In / Out 0 / 4
Remote In / Out 1 / 1
Rated Output Power (1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2ch driven) Normal (4 / 8 ohms): 90 / 50 W, Bridge (8 ohms): 100 W
Rated Output Power (1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1ch driven) Normal (4 / 8 ohms): 100 / 50 W, Bridge (8 ohms):200 W
Dynamic Power (20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2ch driven, 20 ms burst) Normal (4 / 8 ohms): 80 / 40 W, Bridge (8 ohms): 150 W
Dynamic Power (1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2ch driven, 20 ms burst) Normal (4 / 8 ohms): 100 / 50 W, Bridge (8 ohms): 200 W
Dynamic Power (1 kHz, 0.9% THD, All ch driven, 20 ms burst) Normal (4 / 8 ohms): 80 / 50 W, Bridge (8 ohms):170 W
Maximum Effective Output Power Normal (4 / 8 ohm): 130 / 65 W, Bridge (8 ohm): 260 W
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.04%, 0.005%
Frequency Response PRE OUT NET / USB IN, AUX IN: 10 Hz-22 kHz, SP OUT NET / USB IN, AUX IN: 10 Hz-22 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 114 dB, 108 dB, 106 dB, 104 dB
Rated Output Level / Output Impedance 2.0 V / 470 ohm
Maximum Output Level 4.0 V
Maximum Input Signal 2.4 V
Gain 25.8 dB
Input Sensitivity 150 mV, 1.0 V
Web Setup Yes
Direct Mode Yes
Monaural Downmix Yes (stereo playback or monaural downmix selectable)
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
Volume Adaptive EQ Yes
Volume Control Support Terminals: PRE OUT / SP OUT, Range: Mute, -80 dB ~ 0 dB, Step: 0.5 dB
EQ Characteristics Variable Width: +6.0 dB ~ -6.0 dB / 0.5 dB step, Centre Frequency: 350 Hz, Variable Width: +6.0 dB ~ -6.0 dB / 0.5 dB step, Centre Frequency: 1.1 kHz, Variable Width: +6.0 dB ~ -6.0 dB / 0.5 dB step, Centre Frequency: 3.5 kHz
Bass Extension Yes
Power Consumption 130 W, No Signal Condition: 40 W, Chime On: 18.2 W, Cut In Power On Enable: 18.2 W
Standby Power Consumption Network Standby Off: 0.2 W, Network Standby On(1 Zone): 3.2 W, Network Standby On(All Zone): 6.0 W
Power Management (Auto Power Standby) 5 / 20 min, 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 hours selectable
Dimension (W × H × D) mm 437 x 46 x 443 mm; 17-1/4” x 1-3/4” x 17-3/8”, 437 x 46 x 453 mm; 17-1/4” x 1-3/4” x 17-7/8”, 481 x 44 x 443 mm; 18-7/8” x 1-3/4” x 17-3/8”, 481 x 44 x 453 mm; 18-7/8” x 1-3/4” x 17-7/8”
Weight 6.3 kg; 13.9 lbs.
Multiroom Amplifier, Media Streamer, Power Amplifier
Multiroom, Network Port, 8 Channel