Aventage 11.2 MultiCast Preamplifier, Dolby Atmos, MusicCast, and Apple Airplay 2




Supreme Performance. Built from the ground up, this preamplifier processor delivers the best in performance and technology. Harness the latest technologies in audio and video in your theater and pair it with the MX-A5200 Amplifier for the ultimate experience.


  • AVENTAGE Separates 
    AVENTAGE Separates represent the ultimate in home entertainment and Yamaha establishes a new benchmark in performance and innovation with the CX-A5200 pre-amplifier and MX-A5200 power amplifier.
    Intelligent surround sound comes right out of the box.
    This AI technology built into the DSP analyzes each scene and creates an optimal surround effect to reproduce it with the greatest effect. In real time, this AI instantaneously analyzes scenes by focusing on distinct sound elements such as dialogue, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects, and automatically optimizes the surround effect.
    The result is a compelling sense of realism beyond conventional sound field effects, giving you the best of every scene in an entertainment experience.
  • A New Height in Sound. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 
    Object-based audio brings a sense of immersion to breathtaking new heights through the use of overhead speakers and precise location of sounds not just around the listener, but on a 3D plane.
    Together with Dolby and DTS, Yamaha brings this latest development in cinema surround sound into the home with astonishing realism and unsurpassed performance.
  • A New Dimension in Sound
    In addition to conventional channel-based audio, a 3D space can be created in which separate acoustic elements can move freely, giving a sensation of the motion of ‘objects’ above the viewer’s head.
    Improved CINEMA DSP HD3 features signal processing algorithms to heighten this sense of realism further.
  • Automatically Calibrated, Advanced Sound Optimization 
    Enjoy balanced sound for any room. YPAO R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) analyzes the acoustics of the room with the included YPAO microphone to tune the system for the best sound in any room.
    The calibration employs R.S.C. to correct early reflections for theater-quality surround sound.
    YPAO 3D provides automatic sound parameter optimization that maximizes the 3D sound field of CINEMA DSP HD3 as well Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
    With 64-bit high-precision EQ calculations, this technology produces the most natural room acoustics possible.
  • Professional-grade ESS DACs 
    The CX-A5200 features two of the latest ESS SABRE PRO Premier DACs (ES9026 PRO) delivering state-of-the-art 32-bit performance.
    Further, the DACs also minimize noise levels and achieve an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Redesigned Power Transformer 
    In pursuit of dynamic expression and quality output, the CX-A5200 employs a large, redesigned power transformer to maximize performance and hone in on precision. Deep and powerful sound is achieved with enhanced regulation of power while a thick brass plate dampens unwanted vibrations.
  • Heavy-Duty Bottom Plate 
    Stabilizing the chassis is the key to enhanced performance and sound. The CX-A5200 achieves this by employing a thick bottom plate which acts to steady and immobilize the entire structure and achieve optimal sound.
  • Balanced Connections and High-Quality XLR Terminals
    Electrical noise is an inherent issue with cabling due to connection with other AV components, the connections between them and from other sources of external noise. To ensure that the CX-A5200 is not affected by such distortion, it uses balanced connections that are highly noise resistant – the same type as generally used in high-end professional audio equipment.
    Even the RCA unbalanced connections use a ground sensing transmission method that achieves simple balanced transmission. Moreover, XLR terminals allow for the use of long cables.
    The CX-A5200 also allows a balanced audio input connection from high-end source components such as CD players.
  • Designed for Dolby Atmos 
    Yamaha provides multiple placement patterns for presence speakers that support Dolby Atmos, creating an immersive sound field that’s ideal for any setup.
    Any layout can be appropriately reproduced, including the three-dimensional space of CINEMA DSP as well as Dolby Atmos.
    Furthermore, YPAO R.S.C. fine tunes the listening environment and takes full advantage of the detailed immersive sound technology of Dolby Atmos.
  • MusicCast Multi-Room Audio
    MusicCast makes it easier than ever to share audio throughout the home using your home Wi-Fi network.
    The CX-A5200 works seamlessly with other MusicCast products – including multi-room streaming amplifiers, sound bars, wireless speakers and Hi-Fi gear ­– all controllable from the MusicCast app or from a third-party control system such as Control4, RTI or ELAN.
    MusicCast gives you access to your favorite streaming music services and music libraries, plus it lets you stream sources connected to the CX-A5200, including TV sound, CDs and vinyl records.
    The CX-A5200 delivers unsurpassed flexibility for a truly integrated home audio system.
  • A World of Music 
    With built-in music streaming services and connectivity options, enjoy all your content including internet radio stations, and music from your smart devices with the CX-A5200.
  • Let’s Talk
    “Alexa, ask Yamaha to…”
    Welcome to the smart home. With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. The CX-A5200 offers compatibility with Amazon’s range of voice control devices.
  • It’s How We Connect 
    The CX-A5200 features Bluetooth for simple and convenient wireless music streaming from smart devices including phones, tablets and laptops.
    iTunes and iOS users can use AirPlay to wirelessly stream audio seamlessly from compatible devices.

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 (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Digital: Yes
  • DTS:X: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes

Audio Features

  • File Format:
    • MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: Up to 48 kHz / 16-bit
    • ALAC: Up to 96 kHz / 24-bit
    • FLAC: Up to 384 kHz / 24-bit
    • WAV / AIFF: Up to 384 kHz / 32-bit
    • DSD: Up to 11.2 MHz
  • 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)
    • 3D
    • 64-bit high precision EQ calculation and angle measurement
  • YPAO Volume: Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
  • A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
  • Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
  • DA Converter: ESS 384 kHz / 32-bit SABRE PRO Premier DAC™ ES9026PRO x 2 (for all channels incl. presence speakers)

Video Features

  • 4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling: Yes (4K / 60p, 4:4:4)
  • HDMI 3D Pass-through: Yes
  • HDMI eARC: Yes (via future firmware update)
  • 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: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Phono Input: Yes
  • XLR Terminal: Yes
  • 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: Yes
  • Front AV Input: USB / analog audio
  • Digital Audio 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: 11.2 ch, RCA Unbalance: 11.2 ch
  • Headphone Output: 1

Tuner Section

  • FM / AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface

  • 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: Yes
  • RS-232C Interface: Yes
  • +12V Trigger Output: 2
  • Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
  • Party Mode: Yes


  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤ 0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes
  • ECO Mode: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 31 lbs
  • Shipping: 33.5 lbs