Support for HDMI 2.0 Specification
This model will support HDMI 2.0 connectivity*.
It will support 4K Ultra HD 50 Hz/60 Hz signal pass-through to output motion-smooth high definition videos.
*Firmware update to support this feature has been available since 2014 Jun.
*This model doesn't support HDCP2.2. HDCP2.2 compatible equipments are needed to see 4K contents which are encypted with HDCP2.2.
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.
Ultra-high Performance DACs for Superior Sound Quality
An ultra-high performance ESS Technology 192 kHz/32 bit ES9016 DAC produces an unsurpassed sound stage with up to 124 dB dynamic range, super low distortion and noise level. This top-end quality DACs are used even 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 to the connection between the pre-amplifier 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, minimising 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.
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 programmes using a 9-channel system (without rear presence speakers) with almost the same sensational sound as an 11-channel system.
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 TrueHD and DTS-HD sound formats means you hear the full potential of every movie and music source.
AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theatre system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect (Coming Soon)
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalise playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
*The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more details.
Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30 days.
*Spotify service availability depends on regions.
Other Notable Video Features
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.
*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 the Party function.
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 programmes. 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.
Yamaha Video Processing Optimises 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.
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 was intended to be heard.
Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for natural dialogue and vocals
Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the centre speaker to a position in the centre 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 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
Other Notable Audio Features
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3W in IR Standby mode (5.0W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2.2W in Network Standby mode).
Other Notable Audio Features
• HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
• FLAC or WAV 192kHz/24-bit audio playback
• Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry helps optimise sound imaging
• Phono input for vinyl playback
• HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs (assignable for zone) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
• Analogue to analogue video upconversion
Other Notable Advanced Features
• DLNA 1.5 certified
• HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
• HDMI CEC with versatile control from AV Receiver remote control
• Ability to change HDMI input while in Standby Through mode
• Charging of iPod, iPhone and iPad via USB when AV Receiver is off
• Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-500 ms)
• Macro, Learning and preset capable remote unit
• Background Video feature (for tuner and Net)
Other Notable Advanced Features
• HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP HD3 (33 DSP programmes)
• Virtual dialogue lift even without use of presence speakers
• Subwoofer Trim for improved sound imaging
• Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
• Adaptive DSP Level
Other Notable Advanced Zone Control Features
• Zone 2 / 3 / 4 on / off and control on front panel
• Zone GUI (song / station select, album cover art display, Zone tone controls / Zone balance, short message)
• Zone 2 / 3 video assign (Component, S-Video, Composite)
• System Backup / Recovery function
• Zone mono, Zone volume, tone controls and balance, etc.
• Party mode