Yamaha Aventage CX-A5100 11.2 Channel Pre-Amplifier


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Absolute Quality, Absolute Realism.

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.


  • Support for the Latest Surround Format, DTS:X™

    DTS:X™ is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS.

    Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. The combination of DTS:X and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

    Support for the Latest Surround Format, Dolby Atmos®

    Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos®. It transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. Music, people, and objects come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are truly there. The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

    Speaker Layout Patterns Designed for Dolby Atmos Playback

    Yamaha provide multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your 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. which optimises the listening environment and fundamental high quality audio design takes full advantage of the detailed spatial localisation capability of Dolby Atmos.

    The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

    Featuring the absolute latest technology. The 11.2 channel preamp that brings you new dimensions in sound reproduction

    The CX-A5100 is our 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-A5000 power amplifier, you can enjoy not only a premier 3D sound field CINEMA DSP HD3 11.2channel full-spec reproduction but also new dimensions of surround sound as found in the newest movie theatres — in your own home.

    True sense of realism produced by the next-generation CINEMA DSP HD3, compatible with all the latest formats

    The CX-A5100 supports the latest surround sound playback formats such as Dolby Atmos and 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 fully realises the filmmaker’s intentions. What’s more, the revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features newly developed signal processing algorithms to increase their appeal even further. With three sets of high performance processors for CINEMA DSP, it is possible to maximise the theatre sound effect, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence unlike any system you’ve ever experienced. And by supplementing the limited number of speakers in a home system with CINEMA DSP to create the effect of a movie theatre space with alarge number of speakers, you can experience a realistic cinema sound field with the sense of truly being immersed in a movie scene.

    33 DSP Programs, Including 10 Introduced in the Flagship Z11 Receiver

    The broad array of surround sound programmes, including 10 featured in the flagship Z11 receiver, features six Movie choices, including Spectacle for movies with strong visual and audio impact, Sci-Fi for SFX movies, Adventure to emphasise the sound of action movies, and Drama. Seven Entertainment programmes match the audio characteristics of sources such as sports, music videos, action games and roleplaying games. Compatibility with the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound formats means you hear the full potential of every movie and music source.

    • Dolby Atmos® support
    • DTS:X™ support
    • AVENTAGE Concept 11.2-channel pre-amplifier
    • The Next-generation CINEMA DSP HD3, compatible with all the latest formats
    • Highly reliable balanced connections and high quality XLR terminals for long subwoofer cables
    • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
    • ESS 9016 DAC for all channels including front and rear presence channels
    • High density presence and richly detailed sound ensured by high sound quality parts and design
    • Specially designed high rigidity chassis eliminates the effects of vibration for greater sound purity
    • YPAO-R.S.C Sound optimisation with high precision 64-bit EQ calculation
    • Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct compatible for easy network
    • Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
    • AirPlay, Spotify®* and Pandora®* music streaming service and AV Controller app
    • *Music service availability varies by region.
    • DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV/AIFF 192kHz/24bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
    • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
    • AV Controller app for operating various functions from a smartphone or tablet
    • 4K60p 4:4:4 Pass through, HDMI (8 in/2 out) with HDCP2.2 (7 in/2 out), 3D and Audio Return Channel
    • Yamaha video processing optimises video content
    • High-resolution Music Enhancer further heightens musicality from the original content
    • Advanced HDMI Zone Switching allows unprecedented AV switching to multiple zones
    • Versatile Zone control up to four Zones including party mode
    • Handy trigger control
    • CINEMA DSP: Yes (HD3)
    • DSP Programs: 33
    • Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
    • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes (with Virtual Rear Presence Speakers)
    • Dialogue Lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)
    • Dolby Atmos: Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
    • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
    • Dolby Digital: Yes
    • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Yes
    • DTS:X: Yes
    • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
    • 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) and Angle measurement
    • YPAO Volume: Yes
    • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
    • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
    • R.T. Wedge: Yes
    • Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
    • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (ESS) 192kHz/32-bit DACs for all channels incl. presence speakers
    • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling: Yes (4K60p 4:4:4)
    • HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
    • 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
    • HDMI Input/Output: 8 (HDMI1-7: HDCP2.2 compatible) / 2 (HDCP2.2 compatible)
    • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
    • USB Input: iPod / iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
    • Network Port: Yes
    • Wi-Fi: Yes (with Wireless Direct)
    • AirPlay: Yes
    • Bluetooth: Yes
    • Front AV Input: HDMI / USB / Analogue Audio / Optical / Composite
    • 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
    • Component Video Input/Output: 3 / 1
    • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
    • Preout: XLR Balance: 11.2ch, RCA Unbalance: 11.2ch
    • Headphone Output: 1
    • On-screen display: Graphical User Interface
    • SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
    • App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
    • Web Browser Control: Yes
    • Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset, Learning, Macro, Full LED Backlight)
    • 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
    • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤1W (typical)
    • Auto Power Standby: Yes
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 192 x 474 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 247 x 474 mm)
    • Weight: 13.5 kg

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