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Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5200 11.2 Channel Pre-amplifier

AVENTAGE Network 11.2-channel AV Pre-Amplifier/Processor (with Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X™) & Yamaha MusicCast.
Description

MusicCast


Now with Yamaha's MusicCast streaming inbuilt.

The new Yamaha CX-A5200 now has evolved into a true thoroughbred, as this sophisticated processor now has full object based audio capability with Dolby Atmos® support and DTS:X™ support inbuilt. The CX-A5200 utilises the most sophisticated engineering and technology, as well as traditional craftsmanship, for pure sound reproduction. As part of the no-compromise design policy, Yamaha created an advanced chassis with strong rigidity. The attention to detail is seen in both their application of A.R.T (Anti-Resonance Technology) and their H-shaped cross frame design that boosts mechanical strength, by adopting aluminium side panels that increase the stiffness of the housing, and by a three-ply structure with independent top cover and side panels. 

All AVENTAGE products are based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources, and the CX-A5200 is no exception to these rules. In the CX-A5200, all channels use ultra high performance studio-grade ESS PRO Premier DACs (ES9026 PRO), which provide 192kHz/32-bit compatible high SN ratio and dynamic range, ensuring that it can faithfully reproduce audio signals from Blu-ray and other players, and high quality signals from high resolution sound sources input through your local network. To boost the performance for the DAC's Yamaha have also redesigned the power transformer to maximise the performance of the new ESS DAC. Deep and powerful sound is achieved with enhanced regulation of power while a thick brass plate dampens unwanted vibrations from the transformer on surrounding circuitry. The attention to detail with reducing noise and distortion can also be seen in the fact that the CX-A5200 also features balanced inputs as well as 'unbalanced' for interconnection with the MX-A5200 power amplifier (The CX-A5200 also allows balanced audio input connection to high grade source components such as CD players).

When it comes to AV performance the CX-A5200 calls on Yamaha's best processing technology with their highly impressive SURROUND: Ai technology. 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.

This new Ai technology means that Yamaha's CX-A5200 optimises new exhilarating formats such as Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X™. 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. 

To enable the CX-A5200 to an optimum level of performance, inside the processor the YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyses the acoustics of the room with the included YPAO microphone to automatically tune your system for the best sound in your room. The calibration employs R.S.C. to correct early reflections for studio-quality surround sound. YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimisation that maximises the 3D sound field of CINEMA DSP HD3 as well Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. 64-bit high-precision EQ calculation achieves the most natural room acoustics possible.

Being a network processor it enables seamless connectivity and control with mobile devices, with AirPlay and Bluetooth. Plus it can be beautifully and intuitively controlled via Yamaha's excellent AV Controller App for Android and iOS devices. Being a fully DLNA compliant product it can stream music from computers on your LAN or NAS drive, and if you prefer streaming service support it also features strong streaming service features, as it handles Napster®, Spotify® and also vTuner®. All streaming sources can be improved not only by using High-resolution Music Enhancer, but also through it's class leading DAC's inside the CX-A5200.

Video processing is not left at the sidelines either, with 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling all standard features. The new CX-A5200 boasts a multitude of connectivity on the HD front, with multiple HDMI inputs and outputs (7 inputs & 3 outputs  - all HDCP2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible), ensuring that the latest and best formats can be enjoyed. The CX-A5200 like it's higher end AVENTAGE counterparts also has multiroom video capability too - as the CX-A5200 has the ability to 'matrix' HDMI to other zones (assignable outputs). This means that not only does this unit cater impressively for a premium home cinema room - it also caters for an additional zone as well, meaning that this unit can be at the heart of all your day to day AV enjoyment.

This multiroom video ability is now strongly enhanced by Yamaha's adaptable and exciting MusicCast streaming audio technology, meaning that the CX-A5200 can be seamlessly integrated with other Yamaha MusicCast products to form an audio streaming ecosystem. Again a dedicated ESS DAC is used for this impressive audio performance, and as such the CX-A5200 unlocks a range of entertainment options when connected to the MusicCast system. For example, CDs, TV sound and even vinyl records are able to be streamed wirelessly to other MusicCast models using the intuitive app interface. Supporting high-resolution audio, MusicCast fills every room with high-quality sound from any source. By acting as a hub, the CX-A5200 delivers unsurpassed flexibility for a truly integrated home audio system.

When used with the equally impressive MX-A5200, the pre and power combination offered by Yamaha for higher end projects - has never arguably, seemed so complete.

Yamaha CX-A5200 Network 11.2 Pre-Amplifier - Features, Benefits & 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 future firmware update)
  HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  Component upconversion: Yes
  HDMI upscaling: Yes (Analogue to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
  Video adjustment: Yes
  Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
Connectivity
  MusicCast Surround: Yes
  HDMI Input/Output: 7 / 3 (HDCP2.2, 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
  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

Yamaha CX-A5200 Network 11.2 Pre-Amplifier - Resources & Downloads:

Yamaha CX-A5200 Manual

Yamaha CX-A5200 Quick Start Guide

Yamaha CX-A5200/MX-A5200 Connection Example