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Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier - CX-A5000BL

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Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier, Model CXA5000BK

Features:

  • State-of-the-art Technologies Combine for Studio-grade Preamp Quality Ensuring the Ultimate Sound Experience
    The CX-A5000 utilizes the most sophisticated engineering and technology, as well as traditional craftsmanship, for pure sound reproduction. Making full use of CINEMA DSP HD3, the pinnacle of three-dimensional sound field reproduction, it realizes detailed, accurate sound imaging. Used with the MX-A5000 11.2 channel power amplifier, it achieves overwhelming silence and sound filled with dynamic feeling. It also offers advanced video processing technology, versatile network capability with a wide range of content access and app control, along with flexible system configuration that benefits from advanced HDMI® zone switching
  • High Density Presence and Richly Detailed Sound Ensured by High Sound Quality Parts and Design
    In the CX-A5000, all channels use ultra high performance ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32™ Ultra DACs , which provide 192 kHz/32-bit compatible high SN ratio and dynamic range, ensuring that it can faithfully reproduce audio signals from Blu-ray Disc™ and other players and high quality signals 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 ensure high precision D/A conversion. The OP amp is a high grade type adopted only by flagship models for maximum signal purity. It realizes even more detailed sound by adopting a three-layer circuit board design that completely separates the digital, analog video and analog audio circuit boards, which have different noise levels and frequency bands, and by a design that provides the shortest possible circuit route. Further, by separating the power supplies to the analog circuit boards, it eliminates high frequency noise interference from the digital circuits. The shielded power supply restricts noise radiation and the large power transformer minimizes vibration
  • Ultra-high Performance DACs for Superior Sound Quality
    Ultra-high performance, 192 kHz/32-bit, ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32™ Ultra DACs produce an unsurpassed sound stage with up to 124 dB dynamic range, super low distortion and noise level. These top-end quality DACs are even used for front and rear presence speakers. This AV receiver’s sound reproduction is for the most discriminating of listeners
  • Noise Resistant, Highly Reliable Balanced Connection
    Electrical noise may be generated due to connection with other AV components and even from the connection between the preamplifier and power amplifier, as well as from other sources of external noise. To ensure that the CX-A5000 and MX-A5000 are not affected by this distortion, they use 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. And in cases such as that where each channel with the XLR is used selectively, the impact of noise flowing between the preamp and the chassis of the power amp is removed, minimizing sound quality deterioration due to the connection. The CX-A5000 also allows balanced audio input connection to high grade source components such as CD players
  • Specially Designed High Rigidity Chassis Minimizes 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 aluminum 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 center 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
  • CINEMA DSP HD3 Expands the Sound Field Vertically for More Thrilling and Realistic Surround Sound
    CINEMA DSP HD3 literally takes the surround sound experience to new heights. By using four CINEMA DSP engines with advanced 3D processing and four presence channels in an 11 channel configuration, it gives the sound an enhanced vertical dimension. You are enveloped in wide, high and dense sound fields that deliver excitingly realistic surround sound. In addition, a rear Virtual Presence Speaker has been added to the usual front Virtual Presence Speaker, so you can enjoy CINEMA DSP HD3 programs using a 9 channel system (without rear presence speakers) with almost the same sensational sound as an 11 channel system
  • 33 DSP Programs, Including 10 Introduced in the Flagship Z11 Receiver
    The broad array of surround sound programs, 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 emphasize the sound of action movies and “Drama.” Seven “Entertainment” programs match the audio characteristics of sources such as sports, music videos and action and role-playing games. Compatibility with the Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® sound formats means you hear the full potential of every movie and music source
  • 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® and 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
    • *Music service availability varies by region
  • AirPlay® Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver
    This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac® or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can view metadata such as song title and artist name as well as album art* via the AV receiver's on-screen display
    • *Some models don't support album art display
  • 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 customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available
    • *As of Spring 2013
  • AV Controller App Provides Zone Control
    The AV Controller App is extremely useful for controlling various functions in multi-zone installations. Zone selection is easily done by choosing zone icons which can be changed (bedroom, kitchen, etc.). You can control power on/off, input selection and the volume level in each zone and also rename the zones. The app also shows when the Party Mode is being used and allows volume control of this function
  • Advanced Multi-language GUI On-screen Display
    Yamaha’s latest 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, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Italian 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
  • 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
  • Ultra HD (4K) Pass-through and Upscaling
    This AV receiver's HDMI input/output supports 4K video image pass-through. It also can perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats
  • 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
  • Yamaha Video Processing Optimizes Video Content
    Yamaha’s high-end video projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing techniques that are applied to this AV receiver. These include edge adaptive deinterlacing to smooth out jaggy noise, motion adaptive deinterlacing to detect moving or still images for precise pixel-by-pixel processing and multi-cadence detection including 3-2 pull-down. Proper processing makes viewing enjoyment complete no matter what video source or content
  • MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link) Support for High Quality Video and Audio
    MHL provides easy, direct connection of compatible mobile phones and this AV receiver. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phones is supported. The receiver also charges the connected phone. Play, stop and other basic operations can be controlled from the remote control
  • YPAO™ R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization with Speaker Angle Measurement
    YPAO analyzes room acoustics and performs speaker angle measurements, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of several 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
  • 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
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
    When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should
  • Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for Natural Dialogue and Vocals
    Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening
  • Handy Trigger Control
    The CX-A5000 provides two "Trigger Out" 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
  • Selectable Auto Power Standby
    Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours
  • Low Standby Power Consumption
    Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3 W in IR Standby mode (5.0 W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2.2 W in Network Standby mode)
  • Connection for YWA-10 Wi-Fi Adapter
    This AV receiver provide a DC out connection for the YWA-10 Wi-Fi adapter (optional accessory). This lets you stream music wirelessly via a router from network components such as a PC or NAS
  • Connection for YBA-11 Bluetooth® Wireless Adapter
    This AV receiver provides a DC out connection for the YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless adapter (optional accessory). You'll be able to stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth wireless technology capable smartphone, tablet or PC, without a Wi-Fi environment

Specifications:

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (HD3)
  • DSP Programs: 33
  • Dialog Level Adjustment: Yes
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes (Includes virtual rear)
  • Dialogue Lift: Yes (No presence speakers required)
  • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Digital: Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes

Audio

  • Pure Direct: Yes (With video on mode)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
  • High-resolution Music Enhancer: Yes
  • YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) and angle measurement
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
  • A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
  • Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (ESS) 192 kHz / 32-bit DACs for all channels includes presence speakers

Video Features

  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through 6 upscaling: Yes
  • HDMI 3D passthrough: 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

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 8 (1 front) / 2 (Assignable for zone 2 / 4)
  • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, device control)

Connectivity

  • MHL Support: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • USB Input: iPod® / iPhone® / iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player
  • Network Port: Yes

Connectivity

  • AirPlay: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • Front AV Input: HDMI (MHL support) / USB / Analog Audio / Optical / Composite

Connectivity

  • DC Out: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 4 (1 front) / 1
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 3 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: XLR Balance: 1 / 0, RCA unbalance: 9 (1 front) / 1
  • Phono Input: Yes
  • Component Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • S-Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (1 front) / 1
  • Multi-Channel Input: 8 ch
  • Preout: XLR Balance: 11 ch, RCA unbalance: 11.2 ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes
  • HD Radio Compatibility: Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display: Graphical user interface
  • SCENE: SCENE PLUS (12 sets)
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android™ phone / tablet)
  • Web Browser Control: Yes
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset, learning, macro, full LED backlight)

Zone Control

  • Zone 2 Audio Output: PRE OUT / HDMI
  • Zone 3 Audio Output: PRE OUT
  • Zone 4 Audio Output: HDMI
  • Zone Video Output: HDMI / Component / S-video / Composite
  • Zone HDMI: Yes (Advanced HDMI zone switching)
  • Zone B Output: HDMI
  • Zone GUI: Yes
  • RS-232C Interface: Yes
  • +12V Trigger Output: 2
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 2 / 2
  • Party Mode: Yes

General

  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): <0.3 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7-1/2"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 18-5/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 30 lbs
  • Shipping: 35 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Good remote control (4)
  • Great sound quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (6)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (6), Movie enthusiast (3)
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    4.0

    CX-A5000

    By Tom

    from Rocvhester NY

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

      Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

      Nice sounding pre-amp but not Dolby Atmos capable

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      5.0

      Best AV preamplifier to date

      By mkj

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Audiophile

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

        I have been an audiophile for 30+ years, have owned a wide range of audio equipment and am quite critical (picky) of tonality and accuracy of music. My AV system previously included an Onkyo PR-SC5508 which failed after a couple of years of use. The remainder of the AV system consists of Parasound A-21 and A-51 amplifiers, modified Magnepan speakers (7+1) with custom crossovers and stands. I use a single powered high end sub, Oppo DVD and a Pioneer 64" Plasma TV . My AV replacement preamp was narrowed down between the Marantz AV 8801 and the CXA5000. Feature wise they are very comparable. After reading an extensive amount of reviews, postings and listening, I choose the CXA5000 for the following reasons. Tends to me more accurate and clean musically, reported to have better reliability, runs cooler (which is a significant issue and probably killed my Onkyo), very good ergonomic interface on the controller/remote, the CXA5000 was considerably less expensive (although this wasn't a limitation for my purchase). Yamaha has a long history of high quality audio equipment and the fit and finish on the CXA5000 was very good for its price level.

        The CXA5000 was very straight forward to set-up and equalize with my speakers using the YPAO, I did not have any issues with integration of my sub. With time, I will probably tweak the system further. Balanced out for a sub is not a deal breaker for me, although the rest of my AV system uses balanced cables. The onscreen menu system could be better (the Onkyo was much better), and no written manual is unfortunate at this price level. It is hard to follow complicated instructions which refer to multiple pages and flip back and forth on your tablet/computer. The remote seems very functional, but I do not use it in my system.

        Musically, the CXA5000 was a significant step-up from my previous Onkyo AV pre. The Magnepan speakers are very critical of your system and music content. I find the CXA5000 in my system is very articulate and dynamic, in that it gives you that goose bump feeling, as if you were there feeling. Turn up the volume and be prepared to jump out of your seat. Dialogue is clear and appropriately placed, which a lot of systems do not get correctly. I run my video sources direct through the CXA5000, I have not seen any issues of altered video content. I am very pleased with my CXA5000, and can't really think of another AV preamp that I would rather own at any price.

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        4.0

        Properly Processes Procedures

        By serferdude

        from fernley,nv

        About Me Audiophile, Practical, Retired Tinkerer

        Pros

        • Does Not Distort
        • Does Not Lag When Switch
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote Control

        Cons

        • Cost

        Best Uses

        • Audio Only
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

        great: xlr outputs, xlr stereo input.
        sabre dac's, noise level=0
        Use: home theater,audio only.

        not so great: size.

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        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good But Not Great

        By Walker

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Build quality
        • Decent sound quality
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote Control
        • Value For The Money
        • Ypao Auto Room Correction

        Cons

        • Limited Eq Control
        • No Sub Balanced Outs
        • No Subwoofer Crossover
        • Sound Not Very Dynamic

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

        The CX-A5000 is a solid preamp performer. Good build quality, easy to use, and good sound. It's also fairly priced for what it is and delivers.

        While its sound is good, it's not very dynamic, which is the case of most preamps and processors in its price range. To get more dynamic sound, I think you'd have to spend almost twice as much.

        The YPAO auto-room-correction works very well at EQ-ing all of the speakers. However the pre-set frequencies available are limited, so you're limited to how much manual EQ-ing you can do. It does a pretty good job of detecting the right distances for the speakers, except for the subwoofer, so you should check out your distances and make any necessary adjustments. The same is true of the gain/volume levels for the speakers...I suggest using an audio/video disc, like Avia or Audio/Video Essentials, to make sure those gain/volume levels for each speaker are correct, and make any necessary adjustments. The YPAO suggested I run all my speakers Large/Full-Range, but for watching movies, which is mostly what I do, I reset all of my speakers to small with 80hz crossovers.

        While the CX-A5000 lets you cross-over the bass in your speakers to your subwoofer, it does not allow you to cross-over any of the LFE that goes to your subwoofer...that is, you have to play all of the LFE through your subwoofer, instead of sending the mid and higher bass frequencies, like above 120hz, back into your main speakers.

        At its price level, I think the CX-A5000 is one of the best, if not the best values and performers for the money. I would recommend it to movie enthusiasts and regular people looking for a good home theater experience, but not to an audiophile who is much more particular about the audio quality of their system.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By kirk

        from houston tx

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

              I have always enjoyed Yamaha products. Had an older 5.1 but wanted 9.1 since I have gotten more speakers in my system. I love the new technology---and upgrading to XLR cables--yes it makes a huge diff. I am running McIntosh amps for the 9 channels and Legacy speakers. Internet radio, airplay is amazing. I was in the stone age before! I was looking at the Integra 80.3-same price, but liked the layout of the yamaha better and so glad I stayed with Yam. There separates are amazing.

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              5.0

              Excellent Preamp

              By Canadian Eh

              from North Bay, ON

              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Build quality
              • Good value
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Very Good Tweakability
              • Yamaha Reliability

              Cons

              • Missing Balanced Sub Out

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

              I wanted to wait a little bit before writing this review so I can give a fair assessment. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this unit. I had very good (expensive) older processor and did not want to downgrade in sound quality for both two channel listening and home theater. After demoing several more expensive processors I decided on the Yamaha CX-A5000. It really is a giant killer considering it price point. I am very impressed with it.

              For my purposes the RELIABILITY of Yamaha products, the price point, and the tweakability (ie dialogue lift) and the excellent sound quality made it the clear winner. It is really nice to have a processor that does NOT give off large amounts of heat in my rack. The controls and settings are very easy to access. This is the first processor in a while where I have not felt the need to immediately go out and buy a better remote control.

              I have owned a lot of different brand names of equipment in my years of this hobby and I can honestly say of the mass produced gear Yamaha has consistently produced the most reliable and well built equipment at its price point. Thank you Yamaha for making such an excellent product.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Audiophile Quality

              By Tradetodeath

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Missing Balanced Subs

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater
              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

              Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

              Has exceeded expectations. Quality product with an easy to configure interface, tons of customization options. Balanced outputs on everything except subs, that is the most obvious error made.

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              (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Yamaha has hit a home run!

              By Smitty

              from Roseburg Oregon

              About Me Power User

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Low Power Consumption
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement
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                Comments about Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier:

                This product is a replacement for a Yamaha RX-A3010 which is an excellent product in it's own right. The CX-A5000 take the best of Yamaha's proven technology, adds additional features, and expands it functionality flawlessly. I could not be happier with this purchase, music, movies, and internet streaming is faithfully reproduced and interaction with my existing components and amplifiers was seamless. My Klipsch Reference speakers which some will say sound a bit "bright" due to there Tactrix horn were spot on, the brightness is gone, the midbass was night and day, and the XLR connections provided a pure balanced noise free connections to my ATI power amplifiers. It is good to see Yamaha doing seperates and this pre-amp is a winner and will compete with any currently on the market. If you are into seperates all I can say is GET IT.

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                Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier

                Yamaha AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel Black AV Preamplifier

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