Yamaha CX–A5000 | 11.2 Preamp Processor w/ ES9016 SABRE32™ Ultra DAC

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Product Highlights

    Yamaha CX–A5000
    Connected to every little bit of your media, from music on you mobile device, computer, or favorite streaming site. The Yamaha CX–A5000 11.2 channel AV preamplifier is the pinnacle of the Yamaha AVENTAGE Series. Superb craftsmanship using combines with excellent audio for a marvelous listening experience. Each channel is decoded by an ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32™ Ultra DAC for the ultimate in fidelity. Balanced XLR inputs wait to pass their balanced reliable connection to the MX–A5000 matched power amplifier. The CX–A5000 is waiting to rock your house with explosions on movie night, or simply entertain with backgound music in another room it is ready for every audio need.

Details from Yamaha

    State–of–the–art Ultimate Sound Experience
    The CX–A5000 utilizes the most sophisticated engineering and technology, as well as traditional craftsmanship, for pure sound reproduction. Making full use of CINEMA DSP HD3, the pinnacle of three–dimensional sound field reproduction, it realizes detailed, accurate sound imaging. Used with the MX–A5000 11.2 channel power amplifier, it achieves overwhelming silence and sound filled with dynamic feeling. It also offers advanced video processing technology, versatile network capability with a wide range of content access and app control, along with flexible system configuration that benefits from advanced HDMI® zone switching.

    High Sound Quality Parts and Design
    In the CX–A5000, all channels use ultra high performance ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32™ Ultra DACs , which provide 192 kHz/32–bit compatible high SN ratio and dynamic range, ensuring that it can faithfully reproduce audio signals from Blu–ray Disc™ and other players and high quality signals from high resolution sound sources input through networks. Matched to the design of the DAC circuit, which achieves stable ground potential (DAC on Pure Ground), they ensure high precision D/A conversion. The OP amp is a high grade type adopted only by flagship models for maximum signal purity. It realizes even more detailed sound by adopting a three–layer circuit board design that completely separates the digital, analog video and analog audio circuit boards, which have different noise levels and frequency bands, and by a design that provides the shortest possible circuit route. Further, by separating the power supplies to the analog circuit boards, it eliminates high frequency noise interference from the digital circuits. The shielded power supply restricts noise radiation and the large power transformer minimizes vibration.

    Ultra–high Performance ESS SABRE32 DACs
    Ultra–high performance, 192 kHz/32–bit, ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32™ Ultra DACs produce an unsurpassed sound stage with up to 124 dB dynamic range, super low distortion and noise level. These top–end quality DACs are even used for front and rear presence speakers. This AV receiver’s sound reproduction is for the most discriminating of listeners.

    Noise Resistant, Highly Reliable Balanced Connection
    Electrical noise may be generated due to connection with other AV components and even from the connection between the preamplifier and power amplifier, as well as from other sources of external noise. To ensure that the CX–A5000 and MX–A5000 are not affected by this distortion, they use balanced connections that are highly noise resistanta??the same type generally used in pro audio equipment. Even the RCA unbalanced connection uses a ground sensing transmission method that achieves simple balanced transmission. And in cases such as that where each channel with the XLR is used selectively, the impact of noise flowing between the preamp and the chassis of the power amp is removed, minimizing sound quality deterioration due to the connection. The CX–A5000 also allows balanced audio input connection to high grade source components such as CD players.

    High Rigidity Chassis Minimizes Vibration
    As part of the no–compromise design policy, Yamaha created an advanced chassis with strong rigidity. Chassis stiffness is enhanced by an H–shaped cross frame that boosts mechanical strength by adopting aluminum side panels that increase the stiffness of the housing and by a three–ply structure with independent top cover and side panels. Any external vibration from the rack or other sources is damped by heavy insulators. The A.R.T. (Anti–Resonance Technology) Wedge in the center of the bottom cover acts as an additional vibration countermeasure and firmly supports the internal circuits and delicate parts. In addition, this model has a double bottom chassis and rigid bottom frame to further enhance chassis rigidity and reduce the transmission of vibration produced by the large power supply and other internal components.

    CINEMA DSP HD3 literally takes the surround sound experience to new heights. By using four CINEMA DSP engines with advanced 3D processing and four presence channels in an 11 channel configuration, it gives the sound an enhanced vertical dimension. You are enveloped in wide, high and dense sound fields that deliver excitingly realistic surround sound. In addition, a rear Virtual Presence Speaker has been added to the usual front Virtual Presence Speaker, so you can enjoy CINEMA DSP HD3 programs ussing a 9 channel system (without rear presence speakers) with almost the same sensational sound as an 11 channel system.

    33 DSP Programs
    The broad array of surround sound programs, including 10 featured in the flagship Z11 receiver, features six "Movie" choices, including "Spectacle" for movies with strong visual and audio impact, "Sci–Fi" for SFX movies, "Adventure" to emphasize the sound of action movies and "Drama." Seven "Entertainment" programs match the audio characteristics of sources such as sports, music videos and action and role–playing games. Compatibility with the Dolby® TrueHD and DTS–HD® sound formats means you hear the full potential of every movie and music source.

    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 receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio, Pandora®, Rhapsody® and SiriusXM Internet Radio and operate your system via WebBrowser Control*. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ phones/tablets.

    This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac® or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title and artist name as well as album art* via the AV receiver’s on–screen display.

    AV Controller App
    This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available. Zone selection is easily done by choosing zone icons which can be changed (bedroom, kitchen, etc.). You can control power on/off, input selection and the volume level in each zone and also rename the zones. The app also shows when the Party Mode is being used and allows volume control of this function.

    GUI On–screen Display with SCENE PLUS
    Yamaha’s latest graphical user interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy–to–use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight la


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    3 Years Parts / 3 Years Labor -Carry In Service
Detailed Specifications
    Surround Sound Processing
  • CINEMA DSP Yes (HD3)
  • DSP Programs 33
  • Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker Yes (Includes virtual rear)
  • Dialogue Lift Yes (No presence speakers required)
  • Dolby TrueHD Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus Yes
  • Dolby Digital Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx 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 with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) and angle measurement
  • 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) 192 kHz / 32–bit DACs for all channels includes presence speakers

  • Video Features
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass–through 6 upscaling Yes
  • HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
  • Component upconversion 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

  • Connections
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 4 (1 front) / 1
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 3 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output XLR Balance: 1 / 0, RCA unbalance: 9 (1 front) / 1
  • Phono Input Yes
  • Component Video Input/Output 4 / 1
  • S–Video Input/Output 4 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output 5 (1 front) / 1
  • Multi–Channel Input 8 ch
  • Preout XLR Balance: 11 ch, RCA unbalance: 11.2 ch
  • Headphone Output 1
  • HDMI Input/Output 8 (1 front) / 2 (Assignable for zone 2 / 4)
  • HDMI CEC Yes (SCENE, device control)
  • Front AV Input HDMI (MHL support) / USB / Analog Audio / Optical / Composite
  • USB Input iPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player
  • Network Port Yes

  • Connectivity
  • MHL Support Yes
  • AirPlay Yes
  • DC Out Yes

  • Tuner Section
  • FM/AM Tuner Yes
  • HD Radio Compatibility 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 PRE OUT / HDMI
  • Zone 3 Audio Output PRE OUT
  • Zone 4 Audio Output HDMI
  • Zone Video Output HDMI / Component / S–video / 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 2 / 2
  • Party Mode Yes

  • General
  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.3 W
  • Auto Power Standby Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 17–1/8" x 7–1/2" x 17–5/8"
  • Weight 30 lbs.
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Included Coverage from Yamaha: 3 Years Parts / 3 Years Labor -Carry In Service

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