Yamaha CX-A5200 Review and Specs

Yamaha CX-A5200From this Yamaha CX-A5200 review you’ll get to know that the 11.2-channel CX-A5200 AVENTAGE Series Preamplifier will help you create the home theater of the future. Yamaha’s renowned CINEMA DSP HD3 technology, combined with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, provides a stunning movie viewing experience at home. Follow this article for other Yamaha CX-A5200 specs.

Yamaha CX-A5200 review

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Features

An interesting feature of the AV processor is the presence of a new exclusive Surround Ai algorithm that allows you to continuously analyze all parameters of the sound field and make adjustments in real time to improve sound quality. The Yamaha CX-A5200 pre-amplifier and AV processor decodes up to 13 surround channels in 7.2.4 format for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. It delivers 150 watts per channel at 8 ohms. The object-oriented sound technology raises the illusion of immersion to new heights due to the speaker systems located above the listener's head and precise positioning of sounds not only around him, but in the entire three-dimensional space.

Design and build

Housing stability is a key factor in improving performance and producing deep, penetrating sound. On the CX-A5200, this is facilitated by a thick bottom plate that balances the entire design to ensure optimal sound. The CX-A5200 includes two of the latest ESS SABER PRO Premier DACs (ES9026 PRO) that deliver superior 32-bit sound quality. In addition, DACs minimize noise and provide an exceptionally high signal-to-noise ratio.

Yamaha CX-A5200

Connectivity

The presence of seven inputs and three HDMI outputs, as well as a large number of analog and digital inputs of different formats allows the processor to simultaneously work with 20 signal sources! All analog outputs from the preamplifier section are organized on both RCA and XLR. Of course, there is full support for MusicCast and all popular music services.

Setup

YPAO R.S.C. analyzes the acoustics of the room using the supplied YPAO microphone, and then precisely selects a number of system parameters to ensure the best sound in your room.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The AI, about which I was skeptical, adds a significant dimension to the sound fields
  • Dialogue is clearer, cleaner and more pronounced without overwhelming any musical accompaniment
  • Yamaha announced that it will provide a firmware upgrade to eARC to which I look forward

Cons

  • I am taking off points for the poor manual, and non-intuitive remote

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Common features

Product

Yamaha CX-A5200

Model

CX-A5200

Brand

Yamaha

Reviews

7

Amplifier

Channels

11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

Output impedance, Ohm

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026 ) 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3

Coaxial digital input

3

Composite input

4

Component input/output

2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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

HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast

RS-232

1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

Standby consumption, W

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

Weight, kg/lbs

15.2/33.5
Yamaha CX-A5200
Yamaha CX-A5200

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