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CX-A5100
(Receivers and Amplifiers - Pre-Amplifier)

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.

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Noise Resistant, Highly Reliable Balanced Connections and High Quality XLR Terminals for Long Subwoofer Cables

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.

Sound Tuning Achieved with 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.

High Density Presence and Richly Detailed Sound Ensured by High Quality Parts and Design

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 Eliminates the Effects of Vibration for Greater Sound Purity

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 monitors 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

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 Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming

This receiver is equipped with Bluetooth® functionality to let you easily enjoy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

Full Support of HDMI 2.0a Spec: 4K Ultra HD Video Upconversion, HDCP 2.2 and High Dynamic Range (HDR)

This unit supports the latest HDMI standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second (pass-through and video upconvertion). 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 high dynamic range (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 Allows Unprecedented AV Switching to Multiple Zones

While standard HDMI zone switching can only send HD video programs to the main and second zones, Yamaha’s advanced HDMI® zone switching adds the capability to choose from all audio and video sources for playback in either zone. 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 receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, Spotify, 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.

Built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a wireless connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for enjoying networked audio (PC / NAS) and music streaming services. If a Wi-Fi router is not available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App, AirPlay® etc., but also allows for control of the AV receiver as well.

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver

This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display. *Some models don't support album art display.

Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect

With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream those songs to your networked Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. When you listen to Spotify outside on your smartphone or tablet and come inside, the song immediately streams to your Yamaha AV receiver allowing no interruption to your music playback. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music on Spotify.

Compressed Music Enhancer

When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

High-resolution Music Enhancer Further Heightens Musicality from the Original Content

Hi-bit high-sampling extension up to 96 kHz/24-bit can be applied to lossless 44.1/48 kHz content such as from a CD (2-channel PCM) or a FLAC file for further heightening of the musicality in the original content.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from iTunes or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android device. 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 Control

Create and control your zones. The AV Controller App can create zones and control various functions with multi-zone installations. Zone selection is easily accomplished from within the app by choosing icons for each zone to reflect the location (bedroom, kitchen, etc.). Power on/off, select inputs or network streaming services, change volume and much, much more. Flip to Party Mode to allow for volume control of the party function.

Support for the Latest Surround Format, Dolby Atmos®

Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos®. It transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. Music, people, and objects come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are truly there. The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

Support for the Latest Surround Format, DTS:X

DTS:X™ is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS.

Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. The combination of DTS:X and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

Speaker Layout Patterns Designed for Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ Playback

Yamaha provides multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, creating a sound field that’s ideal for your setup. Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Furthermore YPAO™ - Reflected Sound Control optimizes the listening environment and fundamental high quality audio design takes full advantage of the detailed spatial localization capability of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The combination of these object based surround technologies and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.

Featuring the Absolute Latest Technologies, the 11.2-channel Preamp That Brings You New Dimensions in Sound Reproduction

The CX-A5100 is the flagship AV preamp from Yamaha featuring the latest versions of 3D surround formats, advanced network functions such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® compatibility and full 4K support with HDCP 2.2 compatible HDMI. In combination with the MX-A5000 power amplifier, you can enjoy a premier 3D sound field with CINEMA DSP HD3 in a 11.2-channel speaker configuration or a 7.1.4-channel configuration with the newest surround sound formats found in movie theaters worldwide — in your own home.

YPAO™ - R.S.C. with 3D, Multipoint and Angle Measurement

YPAO - Reflected Sound Control analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

YPAO™ Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume

Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimized to your system settings and listening environment.

True Sense of Realism Produced by the Next-Generation CINEMA DSP HD3, Compatible With All the Latest Formats

The CX-A5100 supports the latest surround sound playback formats such as Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™. In addition to conventional channel-based audio, it is possible to create a 3D space in which separate acoustic elements can move freely, giving a sensation of the motion of “objects” above the viewers head that fully realizes the filmmaker’s intentions. What’s more, the revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features newly developed signal processing algorithms to maximize the theater’s sound effect, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism with a rich sense of presence unlike any system you’ve ever experienced. By supplementing the limited number of speakers in a home system, CINEMA DSP creates the effect of a movie theater’s size with a large number of speakers. Experience a realistic cinema sound field and truly become immersed in the moment of your favorite movie scene.

33 DSP Programs, Including 10 Introduced in the Flagship RX-Z11 Receiver

The broad array of surround sound programs include 10 original sound programs featured in the flagship RX-Z11 receiver along with other DSP programs for movies, sports, music videos, concert halls and action / role playing games. Additionally, these 33 DSP programs are compatible with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ surround formats to allow you to hear the full potential of every movie and music source.

DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting

This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music/movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, basic and advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.

Gapless Playback Compatibility Allows Play without Interruption

Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.

USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel

A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.

Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

With the power of CINEMA DSP 3D, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center and surround speakers to create audible information from where presence (height) speakers are normally installed. In addition, this model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural, lifelike sound from behind you without physical speakers being installed in the surround back area of the listening environment.

Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 7-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution

The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature allows for more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room. Simply place the surround speakers in the front of the listening area to enjoy a virtual 5-channel surround sound with superior rear virtual sound localization.

Advanced Multilingual GUI On-screen Display

Yamaha’s 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 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.

Extra-convenient SCENE PLUS

The SCENE PLUS function simplifies operation by providing one touch power-on along with selection of the desired source and the appropriate DSP programs. SCENE PLUS offers a choice of 12 SCENE selections, four of which can be assigned to the second zone in a multi-zone system. SCENE PLUS can be selected from the front panel, remote control, GUI and even from the AV Controller App.

Handy Trigger Control

The CX-A5100 provides two trigger output jacks that enable control of connected component functions such as power on/off and input selection. The MX-A5000 or another amplifier or subwoofer with a Trigger In jack can be connected to allow use of the convenient Trigger function.

AV SETUP GUIDE for Easier Installation

The AV SETUP GUIDE makes it much easier to perform the set up process with the Yamaha AV receiver. This app assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. Additionally, it guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices. It is available in multiple languages and is designed for iOS and Android™ tablets.

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GENERAL
Sound channels 11.2
Video compatibility 4K
3D ready Yes
Atmos Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
HD audio capability Yes
Numbers of Zones 2
Bluetooth Built-in
User interface On-screen:GUI
Additional information • AVENTAGE build standards designed to deliver the highest level of audio performance
• Aluminum front panel, H-shape cross member frame and rigid bottom frame
• 11.2-channel preamplifier with balanced XLR outputs (including subwoofer outputs)
• DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple® Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
• YPAO™ - R.S.C. with 3D, multipoint and angle measurement
• CINEMA DSP HD3 expands the sound field vertically for more thrilling and realistic surround sound
• Professional digital-to-analog conversion (ESS SABRE™ Ultra DAC ES9016S) for all channels
• HDMI 2.0a: 4K Ultra HD video upscaling with HDCP 2.2 and high dynamic range (HDR) support
I/O
AM/FM Yes
Phono input Yes
HDMI inputs 8
HDMI outputs 2
Component inputs 3
Component outputs 1
Composite Video inputs 5
Composite Video outputs 1
Composites Audio Inputs (Analog) 9
Optical digital inputs 3
Coaxial digital input 3
Headphone output Yes
Network Yes
iPod compatible Yes
MusicCast Compatible Yes
RS-232 Yes
USB Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
DIMENSIONS
Width 17.12 inch(es) / 43.49 cm
Height 9.75 inch(es) / 24.765 cm
Depth 18.62 inch(es) / 47.30 cm
Weight 29.81 lb(s) / 13.52 kg

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