Support for the Latest Surround Format, DTS:X™
DTS:X™ is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS.
Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. The combination of DTS:X and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.
*DTS:X™ playback capability will be available via future firmware update.
Support for the Latest Surround Format, Dolby Atmos®
Enter a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos®. It transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with captivating, multidimensional sound that fills your room with amazing richness and depth. Music, people, and objects come alive in breathtaking detail and flow in precise choreography all around you, making you feel like you are truly there. The combination of Dolby Atmos and Yamaha AV receivers will fill the room with multidimensional sound that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the story unfolding on the screen.
True sense of realism produced by the next-generation CINEMA DSP HD3, compatible with all the latest formats
The CX-A5100 supports the latest surround sound playback formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. In addition to conventional channel-based audio, it is possible to create a 3D space in which separate acoustic elements can move freely, giving a sensation of the motion of “objects” above the viewer’s head that fully realises the filmmaker’s intentions. What’s more, the revamped CINEMA DSP HD3 features newly developed signal processing algorithms to increase their appeal even further. With three sets of high performance processors for CINEMA DSP, it is possible to maximise the theatre sound effect, accurately reproducing a new dimension of realism for a sound field with a rich sense of presence unlike any system you’ve ever experienced. And by supplementing the limited number of speakers in a home system with CINEMA DSP to create the effect of a movie theatre space with alarge number of speakers, you can experience a realistic cinema sound field with the sense of truly being immersed in a movie scene.
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.
Noise Resistant, Highly Reliable Balanced Connections and High Quality XLR Terminals for Long Subwoofer Cables
Electrical noise may be generated due to connection with other AV components and even to the connection between them, as well as from other sources of external noise. To ensure that the CX-A5100 is not affected by this distortion, it uses 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. Even when each channel is used independently, the impact of noise flowing between the preamp and power amp is removed, minimising sound quality deterioration due to the connection. XLR terminals allow use of the long cables that may be needed to connect a subwoofer. The CX-A5100 also allows balanced audio input connection to high grade source components such as CD players.
Support for 21:9 Aspect Ratio
The 21:9 aspect ratio support is designed to show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format. When these films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars. By supporting 21:9 resolution, this model will be able to pass it through so that movies and games feel much more immersive.
*This feature is not supported with some PC monitors with specific IT specification design.
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.
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.
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.
AirPlay wireless music streaming to the AV receiver
The CX-A5100 supports AirPlay, which means it accepts wireless music streaming from an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on wither Mac or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. View metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via the AV receiver's On Screen Display.
*Some models don't support album art display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
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.
*Spotify service availability depends on regions.
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone 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 music playback functions.
AV Setup Guide App Makes System Setup Easier
AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.
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.
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.
YPAO Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume
Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimised to your system settings and listening environment.
Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker
The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. In addition, This model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural sound from behind you.
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.
Handy Trigger Control
The CX-A5100 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.