Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha CX-A5100

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha CX-A5100

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review

The AVENTAGE RX-A3080 features a sleek, clean design with an elegant aluminum front panel. Even more importantly, the unit is extremely durable, with internal reinforcement with crossbars in the shape of H. It is also equipped with a wedge Anti Resonance Technology (ART), which is the fifth note in the center of the device that dampens vibrations from the power transformer and elsewhere. This model has less channels. Only 9.2 compared to 11.2 from its opponent. The power output is 150W/8 Ohm. Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Yamaha CX-A5100 review

The advantage of this unit is that it supports HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0 technology. In addition, it is equipped with a “smart” sound calibration system in accordance with the characteristics of the room and the arrangement of furniture in it. Wireless connectivity is via Bluetooth and WiFi. Also, the device can connect to streaming audio services, such as Spotify, Pandora. Using AirPlay technology, you can connect a smartphone, tablet or other similar device to the device. They can also be controlled by the preamplifier itself. Yamaha CX-A5100

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 pros & cons

Pros

  • It analyzes the input signal and provides the best processing to use, where the old unit required changing settings (Adventure, etc.)
  • The HDMI switching works great, and the built-in video processor looks great too

Cons

  • I wish for a way to save configuration settings to an external storage device
  • There is no paper owner's booklet

Yamaha CX-A5100 pros & cons

Pros

  • The ability to support 2 sound zones independently
  • The ability to use my iPad as a multi room wireless remote is great. You can control lots of parameters besides just source, volume and power
  • Flexible sound tuning system

Cons

  • No support for aptX protocol for Bluetooth and 5 GHz frequency band for Wi-Fi

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Rating 5 5

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Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Yamaha CX-A5100

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
CX-A5100

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

42
22

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS 9016 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, JUKE

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
3

Coaxial digital input

3
3

Composite input

4
4

Component input/output

2/0
3/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

490
650

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

19.6/43.2
13.5/29.8
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