Yamaha Aventage CX-A5200 11.2 Channel AV Pre-Amplifier

Yamaha


Experience the future of home cinema with the 11.2-channel CX-A5200 AVENTAGE pre-amplifier. Yamaha’s renowned CINEMA DSP HD3 combined with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ deliver an exhilarating home cinema experience.

  • 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 and MX-A5200 power amplifier.

    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.

    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.

    Automatically Calibrated, Advanced Sound Optimisation
    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.

    The design also greatly improves signal-to-noise ratio and achieves an expansive sound stage.

    Professional-grade ESS DACs
    The CX-A5200 features 2 of the latest ESS SABRE PRO Premier DAC (ES9026 PRO) delivering state-of-the-art 32-bit performance.

    Further, the DAC also minimises noise levels and achieves an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

    Redesigned Power Transformer
    In pursuit of dynamic expression, the CX-A5200 employs a large, redesigned 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.

    Heavy-duty Bottom Plate
    Stabilising the chassis is the key to enhanced performance and deep, sinking sound. The CX-A5200 achieves this by employing a thick bottom plate which acts to steady the entire structure and achieve optimal sound.

    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 this distortion, it uses balanced connections that are highly noise resistant - the same type as generally used in professional audio equipment.

    Even the RCA unbalanced connection uses a ground sensing transmission method that achieves simple balanced transmission.

    XLR terminals allow for the use of long cables.

    The CX-A5200 also allows balanced audio input connection to high-end source components such as CD players.

    Designed for Dolby Atmos
    Yamaha provides 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. optimises the listening environment and takes full advantage of the detailed spatial localisation capability of Dolby Atmos.

    MusicCast
    Welcome to a new frontier in multi-room audio.

    MusicCast makes it easier than ever to share audio throughout the home.

    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.

    A World of Music
    Explore a world of music with music streaming services* built-in.

    Conveniently synchronised to your music streaming accounts that you access from your computer or smart device, there has never been a better way to discover new artists or listen to your favourite tunes.

    *Streaming service availability varies by region.

    Let’s Talk
    “Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Favourite 1 in the kitchen.”

    With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. The CX-A5200 offers full compatibility with Amazon’s range of voice control devices.

    Welcome to the smart home.

    *Availability of voice command control via Amazon Alexa varies by region.

    It’s How We Connect
    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 take advantage of having AirPlay® to wirelessly stream audio seamlessly from compatible devices.

    • AVENTAGE 11.2-channel pre-amplifier
    • 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 voice control compatibility* (*Availability varies by region)

  • CX-A5200
    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 Colour/x.v.Colour/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); 17-1/8” x 7-1/2” x 18-5/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 10-5/8” x 18-5/8”)
    Weight 15.2 kg; 33.5 lbs.