Yamaha CX-A5200 AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel AV Preamplifier with MusicCast


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Yamaha CX-A5200 Preamp 


Featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the CX-A5200 AV Preamplifier delivers a multi-dimensional soundstage, surrounding you from all directions in dynamically clear and powerful audio. Easy to install and control, the CX-A5200 features Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility, and YPAO sound optimization. MusicCast makes streaming your favorite audio a breeze, and built-in Bluetooth lets you connect your smartphone, tablet, or computer for even more listening options. Audiophiles will love the 32-bit high-resolution DAC, and movie buffs will gush over the 4K Ultra HD passthrough and Built and Surround AI. No matter how you use your CX-A5200, you can count on having an immersive experience.


Product highlights

  • 11.2-channel home theater preamp/processor
  • Surround:AI to optimize the surround sound effect
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X delivers a 3D soundstage
  • Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility
  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling for all your SD and HD media
  • MusicCast Surround for full home audio
  • YPAO Sound optimization ensures optimal sound in any room
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay compatible
  • USB input for memory and portable audio players
  • Web browser control to surf the web on your display
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8" x 7 1/2" x 18 5/8"
  • Weight: 33.5 lbs
  • Warranty: 3 years



Immersive 3D Sound

From the sound of jet engines roaring overhead to the whispers between two actors on the screen, the Yamaha CX-A5200 lets you hear everything on your screen with precise clarity. Featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the CX-A5200 creates a 3D soundstage that surrounds you in audio. Surround:AI technology analyzes your surround sound setup and discerns between dialogue, soundtrack, and other sound effects to create a unique audio experience in your home theater.

Amazon Alexa Compatibility

Ask and you shall receive. This Yamaha preamp receiver works with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Now, controlling your music - using simple voice commands - is easier than ever.

MusicCast Connectivity

Acting as a music hub for your entire home, the Yamaha CX-A5200 can communicate and share audio throughout other Yamaha MusicCast devices. You can easily stream music, TV sound, and even physical audio (like CDs, vinyl records, etc.) to other devices in your home. MusicCast supports high quality audio and can play it throughout your home.

Easy Setup

Using the included microphone, YPAO technology analyzes your room for characteristics that impact sound, and automatically makes adjustments to correct for any anomalies. The result is a clear listening experience no matter where you sit or how your room is shaped.

Music Without Limits

The Yamaha CX-A5200 puts a world of music at your fingertips. This preamp features MusicCast Multi-Room Audio so you can stream your favorite songs to any room of your house. Built-in Bluetooth allows you to connect your favorite smart device and play tunes from your own library, or use Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music and more.




Surround Sound Processing

  • Surround: AI: Yes
  • Cinema DSP: Yes (HD3)
  • DSP programs: 34
  • Dialog level adjustment: Yes
  • Virtual presence speaker: Yes
  • Virtual surround back speaker: Yes
  • Dialogue lift: Yes (no presence speakers required)
  • SILENT Cinema/Virtual Cinema DSP: Yes
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS:X
  • DTS-HD Master Audio


  • File format: MP3/WMA/Mpeg-4 AAC: up to 48kHz/16-bit, ALAC: up to 96kHz/24-bit, FLAC: up to 384kHz/24-bit, WAV/AIFF: up to 384kHz/32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2MHz
  • Pure Direct: Yes (with video on mode)
  • Compressed music enhancer: Yes
  • High-resolution music enhancer: Yes
  • YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes with RSC (reflected sound control), 3D, 64-bit high precision EQ calculation and angle measurement
  • YPAO volume: Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • ART wedge: Yes
  • Audio delay: Yes (0-500ms)
  • DA converter: ESS 384kHz/32-bit SABRE PRO premier DAC ES9026PRO x 2 (for all channels including presence speakers)


  • 4K Ultra HD passthrough and upscaling: Yes (4K/60p, 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
  • HDMI eARC: 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


  • MusicCast Surround
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4/5GHz
  • AirPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Phono input
  • XLR terminal
  • Component video input/output: 2/0

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI input/output: 7/3 (HDCP2.2, HDR10/Dolby Vision/HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, device control)
  • USB input: USB memory
  • Network port
  • Front AV input: USB/analog audio
  • Digital 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
  • Composite video input/output: 4/0
  • Preout: XLR balance: 11.2ch, RCA unbalance: 11.2ch
  • Headphone output: 1


  • FM/AM tuner: Yes

Tuner Section

  • On-screen display: Graphical user interface
  • SCENE: SCENE PLUS (8 sets)
  • App control: Yes (iPhone/iPad/Android phone/tablet)
  • Web browser control: Yes
  • Remote control unit: Yes (preset, 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
  • RS-232C interface
  • +12V trigger output: 2
  • Remote IR input/output: 1/1
  • Party mode


  • Standby power consumption (IR only): ≤0.1W
  • Auto power standby: Yes
  • ECO mode: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8" x 7 1/2" x 18 5/8"
  • Weight: 33.5 lbs.