Yamaha's new AVENTAGE CX-A5100, the second generation of its AV preamplifier, builds on the foundation laid by its predecessor, the CX-A5000, by adding compatibility with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, dual XLR subwoofer outlets, built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth, and full support of 4K video with HDCP 2.2 compatible HDMI.
“The CX-A5100 is a special piece for serious home theater fans, offering Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, as well as the bulletproof performance that our customers expect from Yamaha—especially from our flagship sound and build quality solutions,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division at Yamaha Corporation of America. “In addition, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and MusicCast provide great accessibility and freedom, so music from mobile devices and networked sources can be enjoyed in multiple rooms in the house.”
Yamaha’s CINEMA DSP HD3 (HD Cubic) technology has been revamped for the CX-A5100 to maximize speaker performance by enabling them to reproduce fuller, richer, and more immersive sound. When the CX-A5100 is paired with the Yamaha MX-A5000 power amplifier, this duo can integrate CINEMA DSP HD3 in an 11.2-channel or 7.1.4-channel configuration to replicate the audio found in the best movie theaters in the world, within the home.
All channels of this model use SABRE32 Ultra DACs, which provide 192 kHz/32-bit processing with a superior signal-to-noise ratio and high dynamic range for Blu-ray Disc players, as well as from high-resolution source inputs over a home network.
Bluetooth support and built-in wi-fi improves installation flexibility and provides easy access to countless music sources. In addition, compatibility with FLAC/WAV/AIFF, Apple Lossless, and DSD formats means that high-resolution audio can be easily played from a networked PC, NAS, or USB
The AVENTAGE CX-A5100 preamplifier is available exclusively at authorized Yamaha dealers at an MSRP of $2,999.95.