Network & Tuner Functions
Bluetooth, App, & Remote Control
11.2ch AV Preamplifier: Combined with the Yamaha Aventage MX-A5000 11.2 channel power
sold separately), the Yamaha Aventage CX-A5100 11.2ch AV preamplifier achieves
superb sound quality and ensures an unequalled listening experience. The AV
preamplifier also offers advanced video processing technology, versatile network
capability with a wide range of content access and app control, along with
flexible system configuration that benefits from advanced HDMI zone switching.
In addition, the CX-A5100 features a high rigidity chassis, ESS Technology ES9016
SABRE32 Ultra DACs, and reliable balanced connection.
ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DACs: In the CX-A5100, all channels use
ultra high performance ESS Technology ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DACs, which provide
192kHz/32-bit compatibility, high SN ratio, and 124dB dynamic range, ensuring
that it can faithfully reproduce audio signals from Blu-ray Disc and other
players and high quality signals from high resolution sound sources input
through networks. Matched to the design of the DAC circuit, which achieves
stable ground potential (DAC on Pure Ground), they ensure high precision D/A
conversion. The OP amp is a high grade type adopted only by flagship models for
maximum signal purity. It produces even more detailed sound by adopting a
three-layer circuit board design that completely separates the digital, analog
video and analog audio circuit boards, which have different noise levels and
frequency bands, and by a design that provides the shortest possible circuit
route. Further, by separating the power supplies to the analog circuit boards,
it eliminates high frequency noise interference from the digital circuits. The
shielded power supply restricts noise radiation and the large power transformer
Ultra-Rigid Chassis: The CX-A5100 features an advanced chassis design with
strong rigidity. Chassis stiffness is enhanced by an H-shaped cross frame that
boosts mechanical strength by adopting aluminum side panels that increase the
stiffness of the housing and by a three-ply structure with independent top cover
and side panels. Any external vibration from the rack or other sources is damped
by heavy insulators. The A.R.T. (Anti-Resonance Technology) Wedge in the center
of the bottom cover acts as an additional vibration countermeasure and firmly
supports the internal circuits and delicate parts. In addition, this model has a
double bottom chassis and rigid bottom frame to further enhance chassis rigidity
and reduce the transmission of vibration produced by the large power supply and
other internal components. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively
shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation
generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on.
This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation
Balanced Connections: Electrical noise may be generated due to connection
with other AV components and even from the connection between the preamplifier
and power amplifier, as well as from other sources of external noise. To ensure
that the CX-A5100 and MX-A5000 are not affected by this distortion, they use
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. And in
cases such as that where each channel with the XLR is used selectively, the
impact of noise flowing between the preamp and the chassis of the power amp is
removed, minimizing sound quality deterioration due to the connection. The
CX-A5100 also allows balanced audio input connection to high grade source
components, such as SACD players.
YPAO Automatic System Calibration: The Yamaha Parametric
Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) system uses a small microphone and sophisticated
equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where
the speakers are. First, it checks the speaker connections and phase of each
speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze
the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size,
the distance of the speakers, and even the sound pressure level; until it
achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Up to 8 listening position
measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect for a broad area.
Additional YPAO technologies include:
- EQ: You can select between a variety of YPAO EQ result
settings to better suit your speaker setup - Natural (adjusts all speaker to
a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright), Flat (use
when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics),
Front (EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when
your front speakers are better than the others in the system), Through (does
not use the YPAO EQ), or Manual (lets you adjust EQ for each channel
- 3D Angle Measurement: The direction (angle) of the
front speakers, surround speakers, and presence speakers as seen from the
listening position is measured, and compensation is applied to the
soundfield in order to maximize the effectiveness of the CINEMA DSP
- R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control): The preamplifier also
employs YPAO's Reflected Sound Control (RSC) to correct early reflections
for studio-quality sound.
- DSP Effect Normalization: In addition, YPAO provides
DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according
to the reflected sounds.
- YPAO 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
optimized to your system settings and listening environment.
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV preamplifier's speaker setup settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha Aventage CX-A5100
supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic)
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV preamplifier via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the preamplifier must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Immersive Surround Sound: The Yamaha AV preamplifier goes
beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats - like
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, and Neural:X.
- Dolby Atmos: The Yamaha AV preamplifier will enhance
properly designed systems with
Dolby Atmos where sound comes alive from all directions, including
overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail
and depth. The CX-A5100 has the processing power to run a more enveloping
7ch or 9ch Dolby Atmos layout using 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, or 7.1.4
configurations utilizing ceiling mounted, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers
(sold separately). A 5.2.2 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional
5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled
speakers. A 5.1.4 configuration is based on a 5.1 speaker layout with 4
overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 7.1.2 configuration is based on
a 7.1 speaker layout with 2 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A
7.1.4 configuration is based on a 7.1 speaker layout with 4 overhead, or
Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (two of the speakers must be powered by an
external 2ch amp.
- Dolby Surround:
Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your Dolby
Digital (Plus/TrueHD) and DTS (ES/HD) movie soundtracks using your existing
7.1ch or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition
by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie
soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide
greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound
track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this
means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result,
individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the
surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the
listening "sweet spot".
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. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to
the speaker layout that best fits your space.
DTS:X will be enabled through an online firmware update. Click
here for update.
- DTS Neural:X: Further, DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the
latest spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully
immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS
bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense
of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source
format. DTS:X Neural:X will also require the same
Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio
reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using
matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema
DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent
soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With
dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you
will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity
and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room
have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV
preamplifier offers 33 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
- Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi,
Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
- Entertainment Soundfields: Sports, Action Game, Role
Playing Game, Music Video, Pavilion, Disco
- Classical: Hall in Munich A, Hall in Munich B, Hall in Frankfurt,
Hall in Stuttgart, Hall in Vienna, Hall in Amsterdam, Hall in USA A, Hall in
USA B, Church in Tokyo, Church in Freiburg, Church in Royaumont, Chamber
- Live/Club: Village Gate, Village Vanguard, Warehouse Loft, Cellar
Club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Arena
- Stereo: 2ch Stereo, 11ch Stereo
Note: You can change the preamplifier's Cinema DSP effect level
(level of the soundfield effect to be added). You can adjust the level of
the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.
Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha Aventage AV preamplifier offers
proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more
in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a
two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.
- Cinema DSP HD3: CINEMA DSP HD3 is Yamaha's flagship 3D
soundfield playback technology that takes full advantage of the massive
amount of acoustic reflection data included in the soundfield data. Cinema
DSP HD3 uses four CINEMA DSP engines with advanced 3D processing and
supports front & rear presence speaker output (plus Virtual Presence Speaker
mode), in order to deliver more than twice as much capability for generating
acoustic reflections as conventional CINEMA DSP 3D, in addition to
high-frequency playback capability, delivering an utterly natural and
powerful spatial soundfield.
- Virtual Presence Speaker (VPS): With the power of
CINEMA DSP HD3, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of
center and surround speakers to create audible information from where
presence (height) speakers are normally installed.
- Virtual Surround Back Speaker (VSBS): This
also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without
using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural, lifelike
sound from behind you without physical speakers being installed in the
surround back area of the listening environment.
- Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm
that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a
minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of
Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in
custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can
be used with the front/center speakers or even with just the two front left
and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP mode
automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
- Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you
will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and
resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more
flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy
enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
- Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear
large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation
of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private
to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening
CINEMA DSP Parameters: You can adjust the following
parameters of the Cinema DSP modes.
- Adaptive DSP Level: You can change the preamplifier's
CINEMA DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added). You
can manually adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB.
Or, with Adaptive DSP Level, the preamplifier automatically adjust the Cinema
DSP effect level in conjunction with volume adjustments.
- Delay: Adjusts the delay between the direct sound and
the presence soundfield (1-99ms), surround soundfield (1-49ms), and surround
back soundfield (1-49ms).
- Room Size: Adjusts the broadening effect (0.1-2.0) of
the presence soundfield, surround soundfield, and the surround back sound
- Liveness: Adjusts the loss (0-10) of the presence
soundfield, surround back soundfield, and surround back soundfield.
- Reverb: Adjusts the delay time of the rear reverberant
sound (1.0-5.0s), the delay between the direct sound and rear reverberant
sound (0-250ms), and the volume of the reverberant sound (0-100%).
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha CX-A5100 offers two HiFi audio
modes which bypass the preamplifier's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality
performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any
soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each
speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing).
When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard
from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the preamplifier
produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
- Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only
the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded
straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP
- Pure Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry,
dims the front-panel display, and cancels AV output to allow sources to
bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure
hi-fi sound from 2-channel or multi-channel sources. During Direct playback
no sound is output from the subwoofer
High-Resolution + Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs
sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable
playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including
MP3, WMA, and AAC. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows
are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the
original as possible. In addition, high-bit high-sampling extension up to
96kHz/32-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
Dialogue Lift & Level Adjustment: Dialogue Lift raises the
sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the
screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function
even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you
control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music
vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV preamplifier offers the
following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the
following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes: Panorama (sends stereo
signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a
wraparound effect), Dimension (adjusts the soundfield either towards the
front or towards the rear of the room), and Center Width (moves the center
channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front
left and right speakers).
- Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts
the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to
make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha CX-A5100 employs two
Dynamic Range Control functions.
- Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the
dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that
you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels.
There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from
whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same
volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for
low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
- Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression
applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low
volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress
the dynamic range at all.
Bass Management: The Yamaha CX-A5100 AV preamplifier provides
the following Bass Management settings.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the
high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds
output from the preamplifier' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired
tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from
-6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or
headphones can be set separately.
- Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front
channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the
subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
- Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the
low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will
result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless
frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional
systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim
takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus
stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass
Volume Setup: The Yamaha CX-A5100 allows you to customize
the preamplifier's volume levels.
- Volume Scale: You can choose to display the "Relative"
volume scale (-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
- Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the
preamplifier's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning
the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to
+15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5
- Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the
volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same
as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB
in increments of 0.5 dB.
- Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume
level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to
avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The
range is from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha CX-A5100 offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- XLR Input/Preamp Outputs: The AV preamplifier is fitted
with a pair of XLR inputs for connection of a high-end Super Audio CD
player. The CX-A5100 is also equipped with eleven XLR preamp outputs (Front
L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Presence L/R, Rear
Presence L/R) to connect to Yamaha's MX-A5000 power amplifier.
- 11.2ch RCA Preamp Outputs: The
preamplifier features also 11.2-channel pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center,
Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Presence L/R, Rear Presence L/R, and
Dual Subs) for connection to the MX-A5000 power amplifier or another
manufacture's power amp, plus up to two powered subwoofers.
- Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV
preamplifier is equipped with four optical digital inputs (3 rear/1 front),
three coaxial digital inputs (rear), and one optical digital output (rear).
- Stereo RCA Jacks + Phono Input:
The preamplifier is also equipped with nine stereo RCA analog audio inputs (8
rear/1 front), a single stereo RCA analog audio record output, and stereo
RCA Zone 2/3 outputs; as well as Phono input (MM) for vinyl playback.
- 7.1ch RCA Input: This unit
has a discrete 7.1-channel analog input for connecting DVD-Audio and
Super-Audio CD players or an external decoder. (The front channels are connected to the "Audio 3" input jacks, while the other channels have specifically marked inputs.)
- Headphone Jack: The Yamaha
CX-A5100 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a
set of headphone, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a
set of headphones automatically mutes the preamplifier's speaker outputs. Sound
effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.
HDMI 2.0a: The Yamaha CX-A5100 AV preamplifier is fitted
with eight HDMI 2.0a (7 rear/1 front) inputs and two HDMI 2.0a outputs to
deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The two HDMI outputs
can be set to display the same video signal or the second HDMI monitor output
can be assigned to Zone 2 or Zone 4 (not both) for the display of two different
HDMI sources; simultaneously. The HDMI 2.0a jacks support 4K/60Hz and 1080p
video signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36
bit), x.v.Color, and auto Lip-Sync compensation are also supported via HDMI. The
AV preamplifier's HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up
to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.
- 4K/60Hz (4:4:4) + HDCP 2.2: This AV preamplifier
supports the latest HDMI standards thanks to the transmission of 4K video
@ 60 frames per second on all HDMI
inputs and outputs. It will also support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 as
well as YCbCr 4:2:0 video signal for more vibrant and lifelike images. The
preamp's HDMI 1-3 inputs and both HDMI monitor outputs also support HDCP
2.2 which fully complies with the latest copyright protection, a standard
for 4K video transmission.
- 3D Ready: The Yamaha Aventage AV preamplifier supports
3D HDMI pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and
broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be
connected via HDMI). 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer
experience. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the
preamplifier's main HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your
compatible HDTV to the preamplifier through the same HDMI cable already being
used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for
extra cables connected to your television.
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV preamplifier supports
Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range
than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant
- LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio
and video output. You can do this manually or have the preamplifier set the
LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the
automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the TV supports an
automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up
to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
Note: Via a future firmware update (no ETA), the
preamplifier will also be able to support HDR (high dynamic range) video
which provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater
detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image.
4K Video Upscaling: The Yamaha Aventage CX-A5100 is capable
of outstanding upscaling and i/p conversion quality. This AV preamplifier will
upscale video signals from analog (up to 1080i)-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-HDMI, up to
4K. This means a much better picture with HDTVs capable of 720p, 1080i, 1080p,
or 4K resolution.
Optimized Video Processing: Yamaha's high-end video
projector engineering expertise has produced various advanced processing
techniques that are applied to this AV preamplifier. 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.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the CX-A5100 is in standby
mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass
through the preamplifier to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote
control. So, there's no need to turn on the AV preamplifier in order to switch
Analog Video: The Yamaha CX-A5100 offers both composite and
component analog video jacks. The preamplifier offers three component video
inputs and one component video monitor output (which can also be assigned to
Zone 2/3). These jacks have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass
High Definition video sources up to 1080p. The preamplfier also features five
composite video inputs (4 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output
(which can also be assigned to Zone 2/3).
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to
watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the
CX-A5100, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select
songs from a USB device, Bluetooth, or Network source at the same time.
Network & Tuner Functions
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha AV
preamplifier is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the
to your home network. The unit also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n;
2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES),
WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives
the preamp access to your DLNA music server and various online music services.
Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual
Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).
Internet Radio: The Yamaha Aventage CX-A5100's network
connection provides access to Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Napster, and vTuner
Internet Radio online music services. You can control the Internet Radio
services from the AV preamplifier's remote control and on-screen menu (via HDMI).
The preamp will display station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time
on your HDMI-connected television.
Service || Description |
| Pandora ||Pandora is free, personalized radio
that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of
one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and
Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You
can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and
Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark
up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites. |
| Spotify Connect ||With the Spotify app (premium
account required) on your
Apple iOS or
Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of
songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone
to the Yamaha AV preamplifier by using Spotify Connect; simply hit
play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've
been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come
inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the preamp for
uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists
and receive phone calls while listening to music. |
| SiriusXM ||Requires firmware update. SiriusXM
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. |
| Napster ||Napster is a streaming music
subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to
play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of
over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or
download the music. |
vTuner ||You can also listen to Internet radio
stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service
particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of
numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for
Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or
DLNA + WiFi Direct: The Yamaha Aventage AV preamplifier
supports music streaming from WiFi-enabled devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA
certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include; MP3
(up to 48 kHz), WMA (up to 48 kHz), AAC (up to 48 kHz), ALAC (up to 96 kHz),
AIFF (up to 192kHz), WAV (up to 192 kHz), FLAC (up to 192 kHz), and DSD
- WiFi Direct: When using
WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices
without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly stream a
variety of music files to the Yamaha preamplifier without connecting to your
home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router,
so it's easy to set up. You'll continue to navigate your music and view
song/artist information from your mobile device.
- DLNA Certified: The CX-A5100 is
DLNA (Digital Living
Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This
means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your
PC over your home network. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music
content through your audio system, or use the CX-A5100 to browse and play
music files on your hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed
audio files from the AV preamplifier's remote control. The preamp also
supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and
album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI). The
AV preamplifier supports the following DLNA music servers - (1) PC with Windows
Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server
software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha Aventage AV preamplfier features a
built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The CX-A5100 lets you
store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically
(auto-preset tuning). You can set this preamp to automatically match FM
broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker
stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the
Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet
connection), you can control the Yamaha AV preamplifier with the web control screen
displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as,
Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x, 9.x is recommended for web
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the
purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be
downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet,
the preamplifier will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can
download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take
approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check
Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.
USB Port: This AV preamplifier is equipped with a
front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files
stored on a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android
smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or USB
thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device
must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32.You can use the preamplfier's on-screen
menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your
connected USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via
USB will be charged when plugged into the AV preamp's USB port (5V/1A); even in
standby mode. Compatible music files include:
- MP3 (up to 48 kHz)
- WMA (up to 48 kHz)
- AAC (up to 48 kHz)
- ALAC (up to 96 kHz)
- AIFF (up to 192 kHz)
- WAV (up to 192 kHz)
- FLAC (up to 192 kHz)
- DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz)
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can
view a favorite video or photo from the preamp's monitor output.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Yamaha Aventage CX-A5100
offers wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple
iPod, iPhone, or iPad. You can even watch video from your Apple device via the
preamplifier's front-panel HDMI input.
- AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs
directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+)
library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV preamplifier, over your
home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able
to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on
your iCloud to the AV preamplifier. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your
stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV preamplifier; you can
even download Apple's free
Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control
playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your
computer that is being streamed to the AV preamplifier. With AirPlay you
also get to see song/artist information and album art via the preamp's
on-screen menu (via HDMI).
- USB Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel
provides convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone so you can listen to
your stored music and music apps through the Yamaha AV preamplifier. The
iPod/iPhone USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from
your iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise
interference and allowing use of the preamp's DAC, not the DAC in your
iPod/iPhone. This results in more precise sound reproduction. You can
navigate your iPod/iPhone's music via the preamp's on-screen menu (via
HDMI) and remote control, or continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel
or touchscreen. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also control
Repeat & Shuffle functions. Basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track) for music apps can also be controlled by the AV
preamplifier's remote. Song/artist information and Album Art from stored
music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV
(via HDMI); the unit's front-panel display will also indicate song/artist
- HDMI Video: You can also view video from stored movies
and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting your Apple
device to the AV preamplifier's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use the
Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI
sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your
device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your Lightning
connector iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the AV preamplifier. Use the Apple
Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable
that came with your device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect
your iPod touch (4th gen), iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Using the HDMI
input, video from your iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your
Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen (select Simple mode on
Note: Your Apple device's battery will be charged while
connected to the preamp's front-panel USB port (max. 1A).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: Using the Lightning- or
Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha AV
preamplifier, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 10/11/2015):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connector Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| USB || AirPlay || Bluetooth || Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2/3/3 || 9.02 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 9.02 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.02 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 9.02 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 9.02 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 9.02 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th/6th || 9.02 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 2nd/3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this
doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Line-Level Zone 2 & 3 (Audio/Video): The Yamaha AV
preamplifier's Zone 2/Zone 3 outputs allow you to play the same or different
audio/video sources in other rooms of your home. The AV preamplifier has
dedicated stereo preamp outputs (requires separate amps) for both Zone 2 & 3.
The analog video monitor outputs (component or composite) can also be assigned
to Zone 2 or Zone 3 (but not both). The volume of Zone 2 or Zone 3 can be
controlled by the Yamaha preamplifier or from your add-on integrated amplifier. You
can select the following input sources for Zone 2 or 3.
- Analog Audio/Video Inputs (the video conversion between analog video
jacks does not work for the multi-zone output; to watch video in another
zone, you need to connect the Zone 2/3 video monitor out in the same way as
the video input device)
- HDMI 2Ch PCM Audio (Zone 2 only; not available in Zone 3)
- Optical/Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs (2ch PCM only)
- USB (including iPod/iPhone)
- AirPlay & Bluetooth
- AM/FM Tuner & Internet Radio (You cannot select different radio
stations from a single source for each zone).
- DLNA & Network Content (you cannot select different online music
services for each zone)
HDMI Zone 2 & 4 (Audio/Video): The AV preamplifier's HDMI
Output 2 terminal can be assigned to output audio/video content to Zone 2 or
Zone 4 (but not both). Yamaha's advanced HDMI zone switching adds the capability
to choose from all analog or digital audio/video sources for playback in Zone 2.
However, Zone 4 only offers playback of the same or different HDMI connected
audio/video sources. The Zone 2/4 HDMI output can be connected directly to a TV
for basic video and 2ch audio playback. It can also be connected to a secondary
home theater receiver for multi-channel playback in another zone. An on-screen
graphical user interface makes it easy to browse and select content to enjoy
from Zone 2 (not Zone 4), no matter what is being played in the main zone. You
can select the following input sources for Zone 2 or 4.
- HDMI Audio/Video (Multichannel or 2ch PCM)
- Analog Audio/Video Inputs (Zone 2 only; not available in Zone 4)
- Optical/Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs (Zone 2 only; not available in Zone
- USB + iPod/iPhone (Zone 2 only; not available in Zone 4)
- AirPlay & Bluetooth (Zone 2 only; not available in Zone 4)
- AM/FM Tuner & Internet Radio (Zone 2 only; not available in Zone 4)
- DLNA & Network Content (Zone 2 only; not available in Zone 4)
Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV
preamplifier's Main Zone audio source in Zone2 & Zone3, simultaneously (regardless
of input audio signal types - analog or digital). During the party mode, stereo
playback is automatically selected for all zones. The Main Zone, Zone 2, & Zone
3 volume can all be adjusted independently. Utilize this function when you want
to play back an audio source as background music in two rooms of your home. Zone
4 is only available when an HDMI input source is selected in the main zone.
Party Mode: The Party Mode allows you to enjoy the AV
preamplifier's Main Zone audio source in Zone2 & Zone3, simultaneously
(regardless of input audio signal types; analog or digital). During the
party mode, stereo playback is automatically selected for all zones. The
Main Zone, Zone 2, & Zone 3 play at the same volume level during Party mode.
Utilize this function when you want to play back an audio source as
background music in two rooms of your home. Zone 4 is only available when an
HDMI input source is selected in the main zone.
MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Streaming: This AV preamplifier
supports Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system, which allows you to
wirelessly play back a wide variety of audio sources and content in multiple
rooms of your home (additional MusicCast products sold separately). MusicCast
works with your home's existing WiFi router and Yamaha's free MusicCast App for
Apple iOS and Android devices. You'll be able to stream the preamp's tuner,
analog inputs, digital inputs, Bluetooth, and network sources to other MusicCast
products installed in your home. In addition, you'll be able to stream your
MusicCast products' sources to the AV preamplifier. MusicCast supports the
following source content.
- Analog & Digital Sources: External devices connected to
the preamplifier via HDMI, optical/coax digital, analog, or USB can be
played back over the MusicCast eco-system. *Multi-channel content
(5.1ch/7.1ch) is down-mixed to 2-channel sound for playback in other rooms
without affecting the master room.
- Online Music Services:
MusicCast offers support for
SiriusXM, Napster &
& Deezer will
be available through a firmware update scheduled for the late summer of
- DLNA: MusicCast supports DLNA, allowing access to
DLNA-compatible computers and network attached storage (NAS) devices. With
support for WAV, FLAC, and AIFF (up to 192kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to
96kHz/24-bit), and MP3, WMA, and AAC (up to 48kHz). Master room playback is
at the native sampling rate and other rooms down-convert to 48kHz.
- Bluetooth: The preamplifier's Bluetooth source (SBC
codec only) can be streamed to multiple MusicCast devices, so Bluetooth
audio can be played in multiple rooms simultaneously. MusicCast devices can
also stream out non-Bluetooth sources to most any Bluetooth speaker or
headphones (regardless of manufacture), making it convenient to expand
MusicCast to your existing audio products.
Note: This feature will require a
MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded for
Apple (iOS 7.1+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and
Android (OS4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your
whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or
Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to
listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse
music content from your music library and online music services or Internet
Radio, plus control music playback functions.
- Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to
music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain
rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together
so the same source is played back throughout the house.
- Source Selection: From the app you can select which
source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected
devices, select online music services, Internet Radio or Bluetooth. You can
also select from the AV preamplifier's HDMI, digital, analog, and USB inputs.
- Zone Control: You can activate the preamplifier's Zone
function from the app's settings menu. The MusicCast app will then allow you
to select inputs and provide basic volume controls on secondary zones.
- Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from
your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or
laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services
and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app.
- Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusiCast app on
your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down,
Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and
- Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select
online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected
device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within
the MusicCast app.
- Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique
personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or
change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take
pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content
source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder
selections for easier operation.
Note: Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be controlled by the
Advanced On-Screen Menu: The CX-A5100 offers an advanced
on-screen menu system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface
makes setup and other operations extremely easy. Yamaha's latest graphical user
interface (GUI) has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and
also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP
mode and audio format. The GUI can be displayed over both normal and 3D
pictures. You can set the preamplifier's on-screen menu language to English, French,
Spanish, Japanese, German, Russian, or Chinese. If your TV is connected to the
composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to
use the AV preamplifier's front-panel display when changing settings.
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 programs. 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 preamplifier's front panel, remote control, on-screen
GUI, and even from the Apple iOS or Android app. Pressing a Scene button will
automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source
controlled by that button.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no
gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between
audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant
to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC music files via USB or
Favorites: You can register up to 40 favorites from USB and
network content. These favorite shortcuts can be accessed directly from the
remote control. Only the input source will be registered for Bluetooth and
Input Rename & Skip: You can rename each input so the
display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an
original name, up to nine characters. If an input isn't being used, you can hide
it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the
front-panel display from -4 to 0.
ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the
preamplifier' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power,
and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by
Timers: The preamplifier offers a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Power Down function.
- Sleep Timer: The preamplifier's Sleep Timer function can be
set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
- Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the preamplifier or
use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically
go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature
is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental
changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
Bluetooth, App, & Remote Control
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The CX-A5100 is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR w/ A2DP) which let you easily enjoy wireless
audio playback of stored music and music apps from your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad,
Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and other
Bluetooth-enabled devices through the AV preamplifier. Song/artist information
will be displayed on your HDMI connected TV's screen and the front-panel of the
preamplifier. You'll still use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music
- SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the Yamaha preamplifier offers support
of AAC. By supporting AAC, the preamplifier offers better audio performance
of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
- Compressed Music Enhancer: The Yamaha preamplifier's
Compressed Music Enhancer feature is even optimized for Bluetooth audio
transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound
quality during wireless playback.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Yamaha AV preamplifier.
AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App
Apple's App Store or
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device and turn
your mobile device into a WiFi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV
preamplifier. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same
home network as the Yamaha AV preamplifier.
- Basic Remote Functions: The AV Controller App provides
the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands from your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
- DSP Controller: You can use the AV Controller App to
adjust DSP soundfields & parameters to your preference to match the type of
music/movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes - (1)
Basic, which lets you adjust the sound space by simply pinching the screen
in-and-out; and (2) Advanced, which allows detailed adjustment of various
parameters such as reverb, initial delay, and liveness.
- Internal Content Browsing: Using this app on your Apple
iOS or Android device, you can browse and listen to content from all
internally available sources; such as Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, USB
devices, and the AM/FM tuner.
- Wireless Music Streaming: From the app, you can browse
music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device and wirelessly transfer the
content to the Yamaha AV preamplifier for playback.
- Zone Control: You can control power on/off, source
selection, volume and other functions of Zone 2/3/4. Customization such as
changing zone icon and renaming zone is also supported.
- Blu-Ray Player: This App not only controls the Yamaha
AV preamplifier, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players,
supporting various functions including Play/Pause, Stop, Fast
Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track.
Programmable IR Remote: The preamplifier
comes with a learning/multibrand wireless remote control. In addition to the
preamplifier, the remote can be programmed to control multiple brands of TVs,
Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc. The remote features an
LCD window which displays operational information. With a single press of a
button you can illuminate the remote control's buttons for 10 seconds.
- Learning: If you cannot find a
remote control code for your playback device or if any key on the remote control
does not work after you set the program code, you can use the Learn function to
"teach" the preamplifier's remote to operate your playback device.
- Macros: The remote also offers a Macro function which allows you
to program a series of button operations in sequence to a single button on
the remote. This remote can remember up to 4 macro functions; each macro can
record a maximum of 10 steps.
HDMI Control: The Yamaha AV preamplifier supports the HDMI
control function, which allows you to operate external components via HDMI. If
your TV or other external components support HDMI control, you can use the
remote controls of those devices to operate some of this unit's functions, and
to synchronize this unit with the operation of those devices. You can use the
following operations with the remote control of any of the connected HDMI
Control compatible devices.
- Power synchronization (On/Standby)
- Volume control, including Mute
- Changing the volume of the audio output signal device (either the TV or
Remote Connections: The CX-A5100 offers a variety of remote
- 12V Trigger Outputs: The CX-A5100 provides two "Trigger
Out" jacks (3.5mm) that enable control of connected component functions such
as power on/off and input selection. The Yamaha Aventage MX-A5000 or another amplifier, or
subwoofer with a "Trigger In" jack can be connected to allow use of the
convenient trigger function.
- Remote Jacks: The preamplifier has two remote input and two
remote output minijack (3.5mm) terminals for use with external IR preamplifiers
and compatible Yamaha components.
- RS-232C Port: The AV preamplifier's RS-232C port provides
seamless integration with a wide range of third-party home automation
Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled
devices (including the
Echo Dot, Tap and
Echo Show) will soon be able to control key functions of a MusicCast system
using voice commands. A firmware update (available sometime in October), will be
available for download that allows key functions of MusicCast products to be
controlled using your voice through Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately).
- Alexa Skill: The MusicCast skill for Alexa will allow
you to power MusicCast products on and off, control basic playback
functions, make selections from a playlist of favorite music, adjust the
volume, and use the Link function for playback of multiple MusicCast
- Echo Source Input: In addition or alternatively, an
Echo device can be used as a music/audio source for a MusicCast system. All
MusicCast devices offer a Bluetooth input. Just pair your Echo, Echo Dot or
Echo Show with any MusicCast wireless speaker, sound bar or AV receiver and
the sound will play from the MusicCast device. Using the MusicCast app, you
can then select the Bluetooth input and link multiple MusicCast devices for
playback, allowing you to hear it throughout your home. Many MusicCast
products also offer inputs which can be connected to Echo Dot via its line
output, if a wired connection is preferred over Bluetooth. This requires
using an optional analog audio cable (sold separately). Using the MusicCast
app, you can select the wired input and link multiple MusicCast devices for
playback, allowing you to hear sound from Echo Dot throughout your home.
Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo,
Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate certain
functions of your MusicCast products via voice-command. The MusicCast
components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.