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Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5200 11.2 Channel Pre-Amplifier

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POS-134532
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$4,299

The Pinnacle of the AVENTAGE Series.

11.2-channel AV Pre-amplifier at the pinnacle of the AVENTAGE Series. Superb sound quality combined with fine craftsmanship ensures an unequalled listening experience. Latest technologies include high rigidity chassis, ESS DACs and reliable balanced connection. The CX-A5200 is a breakthrough in home cinema.

Key Features:
- AVENTAGE 11.2-channel pre-amplifier
- Yamaha's flagship AV preamp
- Evolution of the popular CX-A5100
- SURROUND:AI automatically optimises the surround effect in real-time
- Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with CINEMA DSP HD3
- HDMI (7 in / 3 out) with Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma
- Studio-grade ESS DAC (ES9026 PRO x 2)
- MusicCast multi-room technology
- Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control compatibility

Owner's Manual (PDF, 7.9MB)

AVENTAGE Separate Components

AVENTAGE Separate Components represent the pinnacle in exhilarating home entertainment. In pursuit of the ultimate in home cinema, Yamaha establishes a new benchmark in performance and innovation. Introducing the CX-A5200 pre-amplifier.

The CX-A5200 is Yamaha's flagship AV preamp, featuring the latest versions of 3D surround formats, advanced network functions such as WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility, and full 4K support with HDCP2.2 compatible HDMI for the 4K era. In combination with the MX-A5200 power amplifier, you can enjoy not only a premier 3D sound field CINEMA DSP HD3 11.2 channel full-spec reproduction but also new dimensions of surround sound as found in the newest movie theatres - in your own home.

 Yamaha Aventage CX-A5200 Preamplifier & MX-A5200 Amplifier Review

"If I had to choose a word to describe the build quality of either unit, it would be 'uncompromising'. The CX-A5200 can decode a plethora of surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS-X and DTS-HD. It's also equipped with Yamaha's proprietary AI surround technology, which uses the onboard DSP to analyse and create optimal surround effects with the most significant impact"
Read the full review on StereoNET

SURROUND:AI

The AI technology built into the DSP analyses the scene and then creates the optimal surround effect to reproduce it with the greatest impact. This AI instantaneously analyses scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects, and automatically optimises surround effect in real-time. The result is a compelling sense of expressive power beyond conventional sound field effects that deliver the most profound entertainment experience available today.

A New Generation in Sound. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Nothing captivates an audience quite like the grandeur of the big screen and the thrill of cinema surround sound. Object-based audio brings this sense of immersion to breathtaking new heights through the use of overhead speakers and precise location of sounds not just around the listener, but on a 3D plane. Together with Dolby and DTS, Yamaha brings this latest development in cinema surround sound into the home with astonishing realism and unsurpassed performance.

Yamaha provides multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating an immersive sound field that’s ideal for any setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos. Furthermore, YPAO R.S.C. fine tunes the listening environment and takes full advantage of the detailed immersive sound technology of Dolby Atmos.

A New Dimension in Sound

In addition to conventional channel-based audio, it is possible to create a 3D space in which separate acoustic elements can move freely - giving a sensation of the motion of 'objects' above the viewer’s head that realises the filmmaker’s vision. Improved CINEMA DSP HD3 features signal processing algorithms to heighten this sense of realism further. With high-performance processors, home theatre performance is maximised - accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism with a rich sense of presence unlike any system you’ve ever experienced.

Professional-grade ESS DACs

The CX-A5200 features two of the latest ESS SABRE PRO Premier DACs (ES9026 PRO) delivering state-of-the-art 32-bit performance. Further, the DACs also minimize noise levels and achieve an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

Full Resolution, Total Immersion

With eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), you can unlock the full potential of your 4K content. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (also known as eARC) is the next generation of ARC – available in the industry-leading AV receivers from Yamaha.

eARC delivers full-resolution, multichannel audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® through your existing HDMI connection, giving you the most realistic surround sound experience for immersing yourself in your favorite movies and moments.

Automatically Calibrated, Advanced Sound Optimization

Enjoy balanced sound for any room. YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyzes the acoustics of the room with the included YPAO microphone to tune the system for the best sound in any room. The calibration employs R.S.C. to correct early reflections for theatre-quality surround sound.

YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimization that maximizes the 3D sound field of CINEMA DSP HD3 as well Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. With 64-bit high-precision EQ calculations, this technology produces the most natural room acoustics possible.

MusicCast Multi-Room Audio

MusicCast makes it easier than ever to share audio throughout the home using your home Wi-Fi network. The CX-A5200 works seamlessly with other MusicCast products – including multi-room streaming amplifiers, soundbars, wireless speakers and Hi-Fi gear ­– all controllable from the MusicCast app or from a third-party control system such as Control4, RTI or ELAN.

MusicCast gives you access to your favourite streaming music services and music libraries, plus it lets you stream sources connected to the CX-A5200, including TV sound, CDs and vinyl records. The CX-A5200 delivers unsurpassed flexibility for a truly integrated home audio system.

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on MusicCast

Touch or voice control – the choice is yours. Intuitively control a single MusicCast product or an entire whole-home system with ease using Alexa or Google Assistant and hear your home come alive.

A World of Music

Explore a world of music with built-in streaming services. Use the MusicCast Controller app to access your favourite streaming services – plus downloads and more – straight from your receiver. It's never been easier to listen to your favourite songs and artists and discover new music.

Bluetooth

In and out. The CX-A5200 is equipped with Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. The CX-A5200 features Bluetooth for simple and convenient wireless music streaming from smart devices including phones, tablets and laptops. iTunes and iOS users can use AirPlay 2 to wirelessly stream audio seamlessly from compatible devices.

You can stream music from the CX-A5200 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth output has been improved, reducing lip sync delays from digital sources.

Heavy-Duty Bottom Plate

Stabilizing the chassis is the key to enhanced performance and sound. The CX-A5200 achieves this by employing a thick bottom plate which acts to steady and immobilize the entire structure and achieve optimal sound.

In addition to its rock-solid design, the CX-A5200 features the Anti Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge, a fifth foot in the centre of the chassis unit base. It dampens vibrations from internal components, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers — providing dynamic sound and focused, accurate reproduction.

Redesigned Power Transformer

In pursuit of dynamic expression and quality output, the CX-A5200 employs a large, redesigned power transformer to maximize performance and hone in on precision. Deep and powerful sound is achieved with enhanced regulation of power while a thick brass plate dampens unwanted vibrations.

Balanced Connections and High-Quality XLR Terminals

Electrical noise is an inherent issue with cabling due to connection with other AV components, the connections between them and from other sources of external noise. To ensure that the CX-A5200 is not affected by such distortion, it uses balanced connections that are highly noise-resistant – the same type as generally used in high-end professional audio equipment.

Even the RCA unbalanced connections use a ground sensing transmission method that achieves simple balanced transmission. Moreover, XLR terminals allow for the use of long cables. The CX-A5200 also allows a balanced audio input connection from high-end source components such as CD players.

More Information
Model Number CXA5200B
RRP 4,299.00
Specs

Specifications

Surround Sound Processing
Surround:AI: Yes
CINEMA DSP: Yes (HD3)
DSP Programs: 34
Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes (with Virtual Rear Presence Speakers)
Virtual Surround Back Speaker: Yes
Dialogue Lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
Dolby Atmos: Yes
Dolby TrueHD: Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
Dolby Digital: Yes
DTS:X: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes

Audio Features
File Format: MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
Pure Direct: Yes (with video on mode)
Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer: Yes
YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement
YPAO Volume: Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
DA Converter: ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit SABRE PRO Premier DAC™ ES9026PRO x 2 (for all channels incl. presence speakers)

Video Features
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling: Yes (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)
HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
HDMI eARC: Yes (via firmware update)
HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
Component upconversion: Yes
HDMI upscaling: Yes (Analogue to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
Video adjustment: Yes
Deep Colour/x.v.Colour/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes

Connectivity
MusicCast Surround: Yes
HDMI Input/Output: 7 / 3 (HDCP2.3, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input: USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
AirPlay: Yes (AirPlay 2 via firmware update)
Bluetooth: Yes
Front AV Input: USB / Analogue Audio
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 3 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 3 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output: XLR Balance: 1 / 0, RCA Unbalance: 9 (front 1) / 0
Phono Input: Yes
XLR Terminal: Yes
Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 0
Composite Video Input/Output: 4 / 0
Preout: XLR Balance: 11.2 ch, RCA Unbalance: 11.2 ch
Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section
FM/AM Tuner: Yes (FM only)
DAB Tuner: Yes (Availability varies by region.)

User Interface
On-screen display: Graphical User Interface
SCENE: SCENE PLUS (8 sets)
App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Web Browser Control: Yes
Remote Control Unit: Yes (Full LED Backlight)

Zone Control
Zone 2 Audio Output: Preout / HDMI
Zone 3 Audio Output: Preout
Zone 4 Audio Output: HDMI
Zone Video Output: HDMI / Component / Composite
Zone HDMI: Yes (Advanced HDMI Zone Switching)
Zone B Output: HDMI
Zone GUI: Yes
RS-232C Interface: Yes
+12V Trigger Output: 2
Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
Party Mode: Yes

General
Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤ 0.1W
Auto Power Standby: Yes
ECO mode: Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 193 x 474 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 270 x 474 mm)
Weight: 15.2 kg

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