Yamaha has expanded its range of home theatre amplification by adding a new 11.2-channel flagship pairing, the Yamaha CX-A5200 AV pre-amplifier and Yamaha MX-A5200 power amplifier.

These brand-new separate components deliver an exhilarating cinema experience in the home with effortless power and astonishing realism,’ said Damien Henderson, Product Manager of Yamaha Music Australia’s AV division. ‘Both models incorporated many new and updated features, not least of which is the new Surround:AI mode on the CX-A5200, which establishes a benchmark for surround sound with continuous analysis and optimisation of surround effects in real time.

Rather than being a pre-set sound mode, Surround:AI optimises the surround sound effect in real-time to best suit the scene of a movie, measuring the dynamic range, dialogue content, sound effect spectrum, background music frequencies and channel balance to dynamically deliver the best sound field at any moment during the movie.

The Yamaha CX-A5200 has Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound decoding with up to 7.2.4-channel processing as well as improved CINEMA DSP HD3 signal-processing algorithms to enhance the sound field’s vertical dimension.

Yamaha uses two ESS SABRE PRO 32-bit Premier DACs (ES9026 PRO) in the audio section of the CX-A5200, which link to professional-grade connections including a full complement of balanced XLR pre-outs including two subwoofer pre-outs and a stereo input for high-end source components.

On the video side, the Yamaha CX-A5200 has seven 4K Ultra HD HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2, and three HDMI outputs (two simultaneous and one for an additional zone) capable of passing BT.2020 wide colour gamut video in three High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats—HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) formats.
Yamaha rates the power output of the 11-channel MX-A5200 power amplifier at 150-watts per channel, two channels driven into 8Ωohms and the eleven outputs can be configured in several modes including a bridge-tied-load (BTL) option, or five bi-amped channels.

The Yamaha CX-A5200 AV pre-amplifier will be available later this month for $3,899, while the Yamaha MX-A5200 power amplifier is scheduled to go on sale in December, also at $3,899 (RRP). Both models are covered by Yamaha’s extended 5-year warranty, which includes a 2-year replacement period, so that any model that fails within the first two years will be replaced with a brand new model.

For more information, contact Yamaha Music Australia.