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Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000

Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000
alaScore 90

17 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the price and design are generally positive, whereas many are critical about the usability.

design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Andry (

Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 AV Processor and MX-A5000 Amplifier Review


Review: The Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 Processor and MX-A5000 11-channel amplifier are for you if you have ever wanted reasonably-priced separates but didn't want to sacrifice features or performance.

Oodles of features and power ; Cutting edge technology with nearly every conceivable feature supported ; Accurate YPAO Room Correction with angle adjustment ; Pristine Fidelity ; Price

No aspect ratio processing ; Confusing layout of amplifier inputs/outputs

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Steve May (

Yamaha CX-A5000/MX-A5000 review


Herculean muscle; dazzling dynamics; deep calibration modes; comprehensive connectivity; outstanding design and build quality

Head-scratchingly complex to optimise; no THX post-processing; fuzzy UI; only two HDMI outputs; can sound a touch hard

Highs: Herculean muscle; dazzling dynamics; deep calibration modes; comprehensive connectivity; outstanding design and build quality Lows: Head-scratchingly complex to optimise; no THX post-processing; fuzzy UI; only two HDMI outputs; can sound a touch...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 AV Preamp / MX-A5000 Amplifier Separates Preview


The Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 preamp and MX-A5000 amp AV Separates represent the state of the art in home theater. At $3k/ea, the CX-A5000 has all the latest features and the MX-A5000 has 150wpc x 11.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Heinonen (

Yamaha CX-A5000 11.1 SSP (Surround Sound Processor)


Yamaha CX-A5000 Preamplifier

When fed digital content, the Yamaha CX-A5000 sounds much better than my Marantz preamp. The differences between the two are not subtle at all, and the use of the ESS SABRE DAC seems to have really paid off in the design. There is more clarity and...

Feb, 2014

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (

Yamaha CX-A5000/MX-A5000


EUROPEAN HT HIGH END 2014-2015 - Yamaha CX-A5000/MX-A5000: Yamaha's flagship AV pre-/power amplifier combination from its AVENTAGE range features an 11.2-channel, 4K-compatible processor that offers state-of-the-art connectivity and all the features...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Lyd & Billede (

Expert Review


Yamaha har en høj stjerne hos os, hvad hjemmebiograf angår. I det mere overkommelige segment har de forstået, hvordan man indgår kompromis mellem styrke og raffinement for at levere god lyd tilstrækkelig højt.

Et todelt forstærkersæt giver langt større fleksibilitet, og i Yamahas tilfælde kombineres det med kanon lyd. Kraft, opløsning og sammenhæng går hånd i hånd. Streaming er cool, og ikke mindst brugervenligheden er rigtig god.

Selv om vi kan lide konceptet med højdekanaler, så falder alle DSP-indstillingerne, der er nødvendige for at aktivere dem, ikke i lige god smag. Jo, det er cool og gør indtryk, men sker på bekostning af opløsning og til dels dynamisk kontrast.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Phile-web (


Mar, 2014

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Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:11.2
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):112


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Audio (L,R) in:9
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:4
Composite Video In:5
Digital audio coaxial in:3
Digital audio optical in:4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Line-in: Yes
Remote (IR) input:2
S-Video inputs quantity:4


Ethernet LAN: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI Out:2
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:2
Remote (IR) output:2
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:2
AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Multichannel pre out connectivity:RCA
RS-232 ports:1
Speakers connectivity type:RCA


Power Consumption (Standby):0.3


Supported radio bands:AM, FM


Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Colour of product:Black / Titanium
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


3D: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :19.2