- 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
What is it?
Enjoy streaming audio and immersive multi-channel sound with your amplifier and the Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5200 11.2-Channel MusicCast Preamplifier. It sports an 11.2-channel XLR pre-out and features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility for object-based audio decoding. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay support allows the preamplifier to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets.
Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows the AVENTAGE CX-A5200 to access music from your connected computer or NAS. Amazon Alexa compatibility enables you to control certain functions of the preamplifier with just your voice through your Alexa-enabled devices. With seven HDMI inputs and three outputs, the CX-A5200 can act as a video switcher for your HD source components. It will pass through HDR UHD 4K signals as well as HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG HDR formats. The preamplifier also has a USB port for accessing media stored on USB flash drives.
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.
How does it work?
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
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.
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.
What’s in the box?
- Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5200 11.2-Channel MusicCast Preamplifier
- Remote Control
- 2 x AAA Batteries
- YPAO Microphone
- AM Antenna
- FM Antenna
- Microphone Base Pole
- Power Cable
- Limited 3-Year Warranty