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YAMAHA CX-A5100 11.2-CHANNEL – AV PRE-AMPLIFIER AV PROCESSOR
Absolute Quality, Absolute Realism.11.2-channel AV Pre-Amplifier at the pinnacle of the AVENTAGE Series. Superb sound quality combined with fine craftsmanship ensures an unequalled listening experience. Latest technologies include high rigidity chassis, ESS DACs and reliable balanced connection.
- Dolby Atmos® support
- DTS:X™ support
- AVENTAGE Concept 11.2-channel pre-amplifier
- The Next-generation CINEMA DSP HD3, compatible with all the latest formats
- Highly reliable balanced connections and high quality XLR terminals for long subwoofer cables
- ESS 9016 DAC for all channels including front and rear presence channels
- High density presence and richly detailed sound ensured by high sound quality parts and design
- Specially designed high rigidity chassis eliminates the effects of vibration for greater sound purity
- YPAO-R.S.C Sound optimisation with high precision 64-bit EQ calculation
- MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
- Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct compatible for easy network
- Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
- AirPlay®, Spotify®*, Pandora®*, Napster®*, Tidal*, Deezer*, JUKE* music streaming service
- *Music service availability varies by region.
- DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV/AIFF 192kHz/24bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
- Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
- AV Controller app for operating various functions from a smartphone or tablet
- HDMI® (8 in / 2 out) with 4K Ultra HD full support, HDR Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020
- Yamaha video processing optimises video content
- High-resolution Music Enhancer further heightens musicality from the original content
- Advanced HDMI Zone Switching allows unprecedented AV switching to multiple zones
- Versatile Zone control up to four Zones including party mode
- Handy trigger control
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.
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.
Speaker Layout Patterns Designed for Dolby Atmos Playback
Yamaha provide multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, 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.
Furthermore YPAO R.S.C. which optimises the listening environment and fundamental high quality audio design takes full advantage of the detailed spatial localisation capability of Dolby Atmos.
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.
Featuring the absolute latest technology.The 11.2 channel preamp that brings you new dimensions in sound reproduction
The CX-A5100 is our flagship AV preamp, featuring the latest versions of 3D surround formats, advanced network functions such as WiFi and Bluetooth® compatibility, and full 4K support with HDCP2.2 compatible HDMI for the 4K era. In combination with the MX-A5000 power amplifier, you can enjoy not only a premier 3D sound field CINEMA DSP HD3 11.2channel full-spec reproduction but also new dimensions of surround sound as found in the newest movie theatres — in your own home.
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 viewer’s head that fully realises the filmmaker’s intentions. What’s more, the revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features newly developed signal processing algorithms to increase their appeal even further. With three sets of high performance processors for CINEMA DSP, it is possible to maximise the theatre sound effect, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence unlike any system you’ve ever experienced. And by supplementing the limited number of speakers in a home system with CINEMA DSP to create the effect of a movie theatre space with alarge number of speakers, you can experience a realistic cinema sound field with the sense of truly being immersed in a movie scene.
33 DSP Programmes, Including 10 Introduced in the Flagship Z11 Receiver
The broad array of surround sound programmes, 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 emphasise the sound of action movies, and Drama. Seven Entertainment programmes match the audio characteristics of sources such as sports, music videos, action games and roleplaying games. Compatibility with the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound formats means you hear the full potential of every movie and music source.
Enhanced – A New Cinema Sound Programme Developed on the 30th Anniversary of CINEMA DSP
With this year marking thirty years since the release of the first CINEMA DSP-1 unit in 1986, Yamaha has continued its history of innovation with the development of the Enhanced next-generation CINEMA DSP sound field programme installed in the CX-A5100, featuring a new sound field processing algorithm that further elevates its ability to process the motion and spatial representation data found in the latest audio-visual media including three-dimensional surround formats. Developed targeting cutting-edge movie theatre sound field technology equipped with multi-top speakers (multiple overhead speakers), Enhanced handles not only the rear surround field but also the front presence field and independent left and right fields (stereo), tracking sound source movement in all directions for uniquely uniform sound field creation not found with conventional programmes. The result is a natural sound field effect that follows every sound source, including objects present in the most modern formats, and delivers dynamic sensations of motion and spatiality that faithfully reflect the spirit of the filmmaker’s vision.
High Density Presence and Richly Detailed Sound Ensured by High Sound Quality Parts and Design
All channels use ultra high performance ESS ES9016 DACs, which provide 192kHz/32-bit compatible superior SN ratio and dynamic range, ensuring faithful reproduction from Blu-ray and other players, as well as 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 provide high precision D/A conversion. A new Volume IC realises 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 analogue circuit boards, eliminating high frequency noise interference from the digital circuits. The shielded power supplies restrict noise radiation and the large power transformer minimises vibration.
YPAO-R.S.C Sound Optimisation with High Precision 64-bit EQ Calculation and Speaker Angle Measurement
YPAO analyses room acoustics and performs speaker angle measurements, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve the best sound atany of several listening positions. The height of the presence speakers is also measured, to optimise the 3D sound field. R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) corrects early reflections for studio-quality sound. YPAO also uses 64-bit EQ Calculation for realising the most natural room acoustics possible.YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimisation that maximises the 3D sound field effectiveness of CINEMA DSPHD3 as well as Dolby Atmos.
AVENTAGE AV Receivers: 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 harmonising 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.
Specially Designed High Rigidity Chassis Eliminates the Effects of Vibration for Greater Sound Purity
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 aluminium 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 centre 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.
Noise Resistant, Highly Reliable Balanced Connections and High Quality XLR Terminals for Long Subwoofer Cables
Electrical noise may be generated due to connection with other AV components and even to the connection between them, as well as from other sources of external noise. To ensure that the CX-A5100 is not affected by this distortion, it uses balanced connections that are highly noise resistant—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. Even when each channel is used independently, the impact of noise flowing between the preamp and power amp is removed, minimising sound quality deterioration due to the connection. XLR terminals allow use of the long cables that may be needed to connect a subwoofer. The CX-A5100 also allows balanced audio input connection to high grade source components such as CD players.
Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming
This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.
4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K / 60p, HDCP2.2, HDR Video Including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020 Pass-through
This AV receiver completely supports with latest HDMI® standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colours. Furthermore it supports the wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. This AV receiver is also compatible with 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC for easy operation.
Support for 21:9 Aspect Ratio
The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format. When these films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars. By supporting 21:9 resolution, this model will be able to pass it through so that movies and games feel much more immersive.
*This feature is not supported with some PC monitors with specific IT specification design.
MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, HiFi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.
MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or BD player connected to the CX-A5100. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.
Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming
The CX-A5100 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the CX-A5100 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App’s Music Play feature, iOS’s AirPlay etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.
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.
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 your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify*, Pandora®*, Napster®*, SiriusXM*, Tidal*, Deezer*, JUKE* or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes® App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ phones / tablets.
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
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 customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that utilise Yamaha’s original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room and 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.
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