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Yamaha-cx-a5000.34085212
9.7 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 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! I've heard from tech reps that this unit will not be Dolby Atmosphere capable, while all other brands are rolling firmware updates to their receivers.
  • 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. The remainder of the AV system consists of Parasound A-21 and A-51 amplifiers, modified Magnepan speakers (7+1) with custom crossovers and stands. I use a single powered high end sub, Oppo DVD and a Pioneer 64" Plasma TV .
  • 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 6
6.0

Good But Not Great

Walker, Yamaha
16 April 2014
  • Summary: The CX-A5000 is a solid preamp performer. Good build quality, easy to use, and good sound. It's also fairly priced for what it is and delivers. While its sound is good, it's not very dynamic, which is the case of most preamps and processors in its price range. To get more dynamic sound, I think you'd have to spend almost twice as much. The YPAO auto-room-correction works very well at EQ-ing all of the speakers.
  • Pros: Build quality, Decent sound quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote Control, Value For The Money, Ypao Auto Room Correction
  • Cons: Limited Eq Control, No Sub Balanced Outs, No Subwoofer Crossover, Sound Not Very Dynamic
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

kirk, Yamaha
4 March 2014
  • Summary: I have always enjoyed Yamaha products. Had an older 5.1 but wanted 9.1 since I have gotten more speakers in my system. I love the new technology---and upgrading to XLR cables--yes it makes a huge diff. I am running McIntosh amps for the 9 channels and Legacy speakers. Internet radio, airplay is amazing. I was in the stone age before! I was looking at the Integra 80.3-same price, but liked the layout of the yamaha better and so glad I stayed with Yam.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Preamp

Canadian Eh, Yamaha
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to wait a little bit before writing this review so I can give a fair assessment. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this unit. I had very good (expensive) older processor and did not want to downgrade in sound quality for both two channel listening and home theater. After demoing several more expensive processors I decided on the Yamaha CX-A5000. It really is a giant killer considering it price point. I am very impressed with it.
  • Pros: Build quality, Good value, Great Sound Quality, Very Good Tweakability, Yamaha Reliability
  • Cons: Missing Balanced Sub Out
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Overall 10
10

Awesome.

Michael S. Kohler, Amazon
12 February 2014
  • Summary: The CX-A5000/MX-A5000 separates by Yamaha are truly amazing for the price. These are powering our amazing 11.2 home theater, and we're incredibly pleased with the results. A real winner from Yamaha.
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