Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5200 11.2-Channel MusicCast Preamplifier

BH #YACXA5200BL • MFR #CX-A5200BL
Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5200 11.2-Channel MusicCast Preamplifier
Key Features
  • 11.2-Channel Preamplifier Configuration
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Compatibility
  • RCA & Balanced XLR Pre-Outs
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay Connectivity
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.
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Yamaha CX-A5200 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Surround:AI
  • 3Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
  • 4CINEMA DSP HD3
  • 5YPAO-RSC (Reflected Sound Control)
  • 6Dual ESS SABRE PRO Premier (ES9026 PRO) DACs
  • 7Large Power Transformer with Vibration Dampening Plate
  • 8Thick Bottom Plate
  • 9Balanced Connections and XLR Terminals
  • 10Built-In Streaming Services
  • 11Voice Control with Amazon Alexa and MusicCast
  • 12Bluetooth and AirPlay Compatibility
  • 13MusicCast for Whole-Home Music
  • 14Additional Features

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.

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Surround:AI

This AI technology built into the DSP analyzes the scene of your content and creates a surround effect to help reproduce it with augmented realism. In real time, this AI analyzes scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements, such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds, and sound effects, and automatically enhances the surround effect to help provide greater realism.

Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

These object-based sound technologies are designed to create realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to nearly any virtual point in your room, including overhead.

CINEMA DSP HD3

In addition to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and conventional channel-based audio, a 3D space can be simulated in which separate acoustic elements can move freely, providing a sensation of the motion of sound effects above your head. CINEMA DSP HD3 uses signal processing algorithms to help heighten this sense of realism.

YPAO-RSC (Reflected Sound Control)

YPAO-RSC analyzes the room acoustics with the included microphone to tune your system for optimal sound in your room. It uses RSC to correct early reflections for enhanced sound. YPAO 3D is designed to provide automatic sound parameter optimization that maximizes the 3D sound field of CINEMA DSP HD3 as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and with 64-bit EQ calculations, this technology helps produce natural room acoustics.

Dual ESS SABRE PRO Premier (ES9026 PRO) DACs

Incorporating two ESS SABRE PRO Premier (ES9026 PRO) DACs helps further enhance the signal-to-noise ratio and achieve up to 32-bit performance.

Large Power Transformer with Vibration Dampening Plate

The CX-A5200 features a large power transformer to help maximize performance and precision. Deep, powerful sound is achieved with enhanced regulation of power, while a thick brass plate helps dampen unwanted vibrations.

Thick 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.

Balanced Connections and XLR Terminals

Electrical noise is an inherent issue with cabling due to connection with other A/V 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, noise-resistant terminals. Even the RCA unbalanced connections use a ground-sensing transmission method that achieves simple balanced transmission. Further, the XLR terminals allow for the use of long cables. The CX-A5200 also allows a balanced audio input connection from audiophile-grade source components such as CD players.

Built-In Streaming Services

With built-in music streaming services and connectivity options, you can enjoy all your content, including Internet radio stations and music from your compatible smart devices with the CX-A5200.

Voice Control with Amazon Alexa and MusicCast

With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. Use any Alexa-enabled device to control either the amplifier by itself or multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home.

Bluetooth and AirPlay Compatibility

The CX-A5200 features Bluetooth connectivity for simple, convenient wireless msuic streaming from your compatible smart devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. iTunes and iOS users can use AirPlay to wirelessly stream audio seamlessly from compatible devices.

MusicCast for Whole-Home Music

MusicCast makes it easy to share audio throughout the home using your Wi-Fi network. The CX-A5200 is designed to work seamlessly with other MusicCast products, including multi-room streaming amplifiers, soundbars, wireless speakers, and hi-fi gear, and they're all controllable from the MusicCast app or from a third-party control system such as Control4, RTI, or ELAN.

Additional Features

  • 34 Cinema DSP programs
  • Dialogue level adjustment
  • Virtual presence speaker & virtual surround back speaker
  • Dialogue lift (no presence speakers required)
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT
  • Pure Direct (with video on mode)
  • Compressed music enhancer
  • High-resolution music enhancer
  • YPAO Volume
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
  • Initial volume and maximum volume setting
  • A.R.T. Wedge
  • 0 to 500 ms audio delay
  • Analog to HDMI & HDMI to HDMI upscaling
  • Video adjustment
  • Deep Color, x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rate, and auto lip-sync support
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, and BT.2020 support
  • HDMI CEC (SCENE, device control)
  • Graphical user interface
  • Eight SCENE PLUS sets
  • App control (iOS/Android)
  • Web browser control
  • Full LED-backlit remote control
  • Zone GUI
  • Party Mode
  • Auto Power Standby
  • ECO Mode

Yamaha CX-A5200 Specs

Amplifier
Amplifier TypePreamplifier
Channels11.2
Audio Processing
DTS CompatibilityDTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby CompatibilityDolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital
Supported File FormatsMP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, AIFF
Supported Sample RatesUp to 48 kHz / 16-Bit (MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC)
Up to 96 kHz / 24-Bit (ALAC)
Up to 384 kHz / 24-Bit (FLAC)
Up to 384 kHz / 32-Bit (AIFF)
Up to 11.2 MHz (DSD)
DAC384 kHz / 32-Bit (2 x ESS SABRE PRO ES9026PRO for All Channels)
Video
HDR CompatibilityHDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma
Upscaling4K UHD
Connectivity
Rear A/V Inputs7 x HDMI
2 x RCA Component
4 x RCA Composite
3 x Optical TOSLINK
3 x Digital Coaxial
1 x Stereo XLR
7 x Stereo RCA
1 x Stereo RCA (Phono) with Ground Screw
1 x 5.1-Channel RCA
Rear A/V Outputs3 x HDMI
1 x 11.2-Channel XLR Pre-Out
1 x 11.2-Channel RCA Pre-Out
2 x Stereo RCA Zone 2 / Zone 3 Pre-Out
Front I/O1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
1 x Stereo RCA
1 x USB Type-A Input
Other Rear I/O1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Remote) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Remote) Output
1 x DE-9 (RS-232C)
2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antenna Terminal
1 x FM Antenna Terminal
1 x AM Antenna Terminal
HDCP SupportVersion 2.2
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Bluetooth4.2
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, AVRCP
Supported Audio CodecsSBC, AAC
Bluetooth Range33' / 10 m
Wireless Audio ProtocolsAirPlay
Power
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power ConsumptionStandby: 0.1 W
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.1 x 7.5 x 18.6 / 43.5 x 19.1 x 47.3 cm (Antenna Down)
17.1 x 10.6 x 18.6 / 43.5 x 27.0 x 47.3 cm (Antenna Up)
Weight33.5 lb / 15.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight40.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.75 x 21.5 x 11.5"
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Does the CX-A5200 work well with Pro audio amplifiers (+4dBu input sensitivity) such as Crown, QSC, etc?
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No. It is designed to specifically work with its companion power amplifier: Yamaha AVENTAGE MX-A5200 11-Channel Power Amplifier B&H # YAMXA5200BL or similarly configured Home AV power amplifier: https://bhpho.to/38IFZFI
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Date published: 2020-08-17
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