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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Had this unit a week now and I'm as happy with this purchase as I can be. For a long time now I've been a Denon fan but a month ago I decided to upgrade all my HT equipment to 4K and go with separate power amps and this pre-amp unit. This is a much better product then the comparable Denon unit from the features to the GUI/Menu layout. The remote is actually usable compared to all the previous Denon remotes I've used. It does take some time to configure everything completely. I've been working on it every night for a week and I'm about half way complete. The CONS would be the higher price (you get what you pay for) and I wish for a way to save configuration settings to a external storage device. As is common now there is no paper owners booklet. If comes with a CD or you can download from the Yamaha web site. I can't recommend it highly enough. EDIT: I would also recommend using upgraded HDMI cables that are HDCP2.2 compliant. I had some handshake issues I originally thought was...
I've owned this preamp for a week now, I work as a custom installer for a living. I saw a review earlier talking about a pain to set up and I agree. I went through the set up w/ the mic and it was a mess. Sub out of phase? automatically selected speaker size etc. I had no bass response at all. It was the holidays so I couldn't call yamaha so I beared down and figured it out. To me the key is to go to manual set up , switch all crossovers to 80hz, all of a sudden it sounded great. If you have full range fronts I would recommend switching them manually to large from small if you want them full range. For home theater 80hz is the way to go for sure and at least for me manual set up is much better. The sound is awesome, I have a 4k bluray player and the movies look and sound great! The HDMI switching works great and the built in video processor looks great to. I haven't used music cast yet, I'm assuming it works fine and I have set up numerous yamaha receivers with it and the app...
Amazing product! After using Denon receivers for over a decade, I am so glad I made the switch. This pre-amp has great processing and the Yamaha room correction software is light years better than Audyssey! I can actually hear the movie dialogue now.
Highly recommend this one!
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