Yamaha CX–A5100 | 11.2ch Preamp Processor with MusicCast

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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    When you demand the best, don’t settle for anything less. The Yamaha CX–A5100 preamp processor with MusicCast is the powerhouse you need to achieve high quality, next generation sound and video performance. Currently the pinnacle of Yamaha’s esteemed AVENTAGE series, the CX–A5100 has been engineered to achieve the highest levels of audio performance with exceptionally reliable and balanced connections that are noise resistant, high quality XLR terminals and high grade internal and external parts. Fitted with MusicCast, you can bring wireless music into any room of your home with a simple app and MusicCast enabled home theater components. You’ll gain access to your personal, digital music library, streaming music services and internet radio. Use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet to enjoy even more wireless music playback options. Supporting the latest HDMI 2.0a standards, you’ll enjoy the full benefits of 4K UHD video up–conversion, HDCP 2.2 and High Dynamic Range.

Details from Yamaha

    Yamaha CX–A5100 Preamp

    Absolute quality for when the very best is your option. With years of expertise in designing audio / video receivers and preamplifier processors, Yamaha has gone a step further with its highest offering in the AVENTAGE lineup. Meet the CX–A5100 preamp processor, built from the ground up to be a powerhouse for the most demanding of home theater enthusiasts. Experience three–dimensional surround sound formats with the next generation in audio / video technologies like never before. Tap into advanced Yamaha digital signal processing with CINEMA DSP HD3, utilize the best built–in functions for customization and enjoy the latest home theater technologies that are offered today. Now with MusicCast, this device can be expanded to deliver wireless multiroom audio playback, all controlled by a simple app.

    Designed to Deliver the Highest Levels of Audio Performance

    The AVENTAGE line of high–performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full–bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and "fine–tuning" the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high–definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high–class sound studio experience at home.

    Noise Resistant, Highly Reliable Balanced Connections

    Electrical noise may be generated from connections with other AV components, including the connections between them as well as from external noise sources. To ensure that the CX–A5100 is not affected by this distortion, it uses balanced connections that are highly noise resistant t the same type generally used in pro audio equipment. Even the unbalanced RCA connection uses a ground–sensing transmission method that achieves a simple and balanced transmission. When each channel is used independently, the impact of noise flowing between the preamp and power–amp is removed, minimizing sound quality deterioration due to the connection. XLR terminals allow for the use of long cables that may be needed to connect a subwoofer. The CX–A5100 also has a balanced audio input connection to high–grade source components such as CD players.

    High Quality Parts for Optimum Performance

    Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, "tune" the receiver's sound.

    Richly Detailed Sound

    All channels use ultra–high performance ESS ES9016 DACs, which provide 192 kHz / 32–bit processing with a superior SN ratio and high dynamic range, ensuring faithful reproduction from Blu–ray Discs and other players, as well as from high–resolution source inputs over the network. Matched to the design of the DAC circuitry, which achieves stable ground potential (DAC on Pure Ground), they provide high–precision D/A conversion. A new Volume IC realizes low noise and superior sound orientation and a superior low–jitter clock circuit is used for clear and vivid network audio. In addition, the internal design separates the power supplies to the analog circuit boards, eliminating high frequency noise interference from the digital circuitry. The shielded power supplies restrict noise radiation and the large power transformer minimizes vibration.

    Specially Designed High Rigidity Chassis

    As part of this preamp processors no compromise design, Yamaha created an advanced chassis with strong rigidity. Chassis stiffness is enhanced by a three–ply structure that incorporates an independent top cover, aluminum side panels and an H–shaped cross frame. The ART (Anti–Resonance Technology) Wedge in the center of the bottom cover acts as an additional vibration countermeasure for the internal circuits and delicate parts.

    Aluminum Front Panel Offers Visual and Aural Benefits

    All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video moniitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.

    MusicCast

    MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi–Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.

    All Your Content And More

    MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth® sources, your TV sound and external sources attached to your AV receiver, such as a Blu–ray disc player or CD player.

    Bluetooth Streaming

    Wireless operation more convenient than ever. The CX–A5100 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology to stream music to Bluetooth speakers for added audio coverage or to Bluetooth headphones for private listening.

    4K Ultra HD Video Upconversion

    This unit supports the latest HDMI standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass–through and video upscaling). Fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation along with HDCP 2.2 that fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR video which provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image.

    Yamaha Video Processing

    With expertise in engineering exceptional video projectors, Yamaha has produced various advanced processing techniques that are applied to this AV receiver's video upscaling capabilities. These include edge adaptive deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect moving or still images and multi–cadence detection that includes 3–2 pull–down.

    Advanced HDMI Zone Switching

    While standard HDMI zone switching can only send HD video programs to the main and second zones, advanced HDMI® zone switching from Yamaha adds the capability to choose from all audio and video sources for playback in Zone 2. An on–screen graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content to enjoy from the second zone no matter what is being played in the Main Zone.

    Network Functions

    This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the AV receiver to a Mac® or PC with WebBrowser Control and have two way control of Internet radio, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, Spotify or SiriusXM Internet Radio. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® or Google

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Features & Specs

OID
    1934672
UPC
    027108951454
MPN
    No
Best Seller
    N/A
Manufacturer's Warranty
    3 Year Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Surround Sound Processing
  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (HD3)
  • DSP Programs: 33
  • Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes (with Virtual Rear Presence Speakers)
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)
  • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Digital: Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Yes
  • DTS:X: Yes
  • DTS–HD Master Audio: Yes

  • Audio Features
  • Pure Direct: Yes (with video on mode)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
  • High–resolution Music Enhancer: Yes
  • YPAO multi–point measurement: Yes (R.S.C., 3D 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)
  • 192kHz/24–bit DACs for all channels: Yes (ESS Technology ES9016S SABRE32™ Ultra DAC + ESS Technology ES9006A SABRE™ Premier Audio DAC x 2)

  • Video Features
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass–through and upscaling: Yes (4K 60p 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D pass–through: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Component upscaling: Yes
  • HDMI upscaling: Yes (analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
  • Video adjustment: Yes
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate/Auto Lip–Sync: Yes

  • Extensive Connection
  • HDMI Input/Output: 8 in / 2 out (HDCP 2.2: 7 in / 2 out)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
  • USB Input: iPod® / iPhone®, USB memory, portable audio player
  • Network Port: Yes

  • Connectivity
  • MusicCast: Yes
  • Wi®Fi: Yes (with Wireless Direct)
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (AAC)

  • Extensive Connection
  • Front AV Input: HDMI / USB / Analog Audio / Composite Video
  • 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
  • Component Video Input/Output: 3 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
  • Preout: XLR Balance: 11.2–ch, RCA Unbalance: 11.2–ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

  • Tuner Section
  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes

  • User Interface
  • On–screen display: Graphical User Interface
  • SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
  • Web Browser Control: Yes
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes (preset, learning, macro, 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): <0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes

  • Dimensions
  • Width: 17 1/8"
  • Height: 7 1/2"
  • Depth: 18 5/8"
  • Weitgh: 29.8 lbs
Product Bullets
    No

Warranty

Included Coverage from Yamaha: 3 Year Warranty

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