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Yamaha CX-A5000
9.8 out of 10

Yamaha CX-A5000

Absolute Quality. Absolute Realism. 11.2-channel AV preamplifier Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Yamaha CX-A5000

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Overall 10
10

best yet from Yamaha digital

cjfrbw, Amazon
27 April 2015
  • Summary: Have used Yamaha surround products for decades. Use my Yamaha RX Z9 in multi channel pure direct mode now to provide seven channels of amplification. I haven't been into streaming audio that much, but the Yamaha unit does a nice job of streaming music from iTunes on my Mac Mini using the Airplay...
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Overall 10
10

Best AV Controller I've Owned

Firewheel, Yamaha
2 April 2015
  • Summary: This is the seventh AV Receiver/Controller I have owned. Previously owned B&K, Denon, Onkyo, and Marantz. This is also the best in almost every regard. Of particular note is the sound quality.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: No Subwoofer Xlrs
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha was the first!

theaterman, Yamaha
27 February 2015
  • Summary: People Yamaha always had height speakers/presence speakers.Now every manufacture act like they created a new thing. Dolby took Yamaha's approach and made it there own. Once you set it up you will be astounded with sound. Don't jump every time these company's promote things. It's just marketing.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Lack of Dolby Atmo

Maximus, Yamaha
20 November 2014
  • Summary: Nice sounding pre-amp but not Dolby Atmos capable
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Nice Sounding Pre-amp But
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Overall 8
8.0

An upgrade from the Z11. Lovely sound

Jgcamil, Yamaha
3 November 2014
  • Summary: Hi, After months I decided to pull the plug on the cx/mx combo to replace a wonderful Z11. All has been said regarding the audio quality, power, etc. It is highly recommended. However, I cannot believe that this has become obsolete so fast!
  • Pros: Classy Construction, Clean Audio, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality
  • Cons: Technologically Obsolete
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Overall 8
8.0

CX-A5000

Tom, Yamaha
22 September 2014
  • Summary: Nice sounding pre-amp but not Dolby Atmos capable
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 10
10

... Sherbourne and this pre - amp is so much better. I'm sticking with Yamaha

Jonathan A. Stefani, Amazon
29 August 2014
  • Summary: Had a Denon and a Sherbourne and this pre - amp is so much better. I'm sticking with Yamaha.
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Overall 10
10

Best AV preamplifier to date

mkj, Yamaha
11 July 2014
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Properly Processes Procedures

serferdude, Yamaha
20 May 2014
  • Summary: great: xlr outputs, xlr stereo input. sabre dac's, noise level=0 Use: home theater,audio only. not so great: size.
  • Pros: Does Not Distort, Does Not Lag When Switch, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control
  • Cons: Cost
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Overall 10
10

Go separate, never look back

Steven B., Newegg
20 April 2014
  • Pros: Excellent system great setup functions and automatic calibration tools. Make sure you use XLR cables in the outputs instead of RCA.
  • Cons: None so far.
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