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I paid about 30% less than the price you mentioned...
Well, then, you appear to have gotten a much better deal than I. Don't tell anyone, but I'm still going to enjoy my unit.
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Well, then, you appear to have gotten a much better deal than I. Don't tell anyone, but I'm still going to enjoy my unit.
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After briefly toying with the idea of getting the 8802, I ordered the CX-5000. This was probably the toughest call I've had to make when choosing between audio gear. Anyway, it does not ship until Monday.


Sorry for dredging up an old post, but I was curious as to what your impressions of the 5000 were, after humming and hawing between it and the Marantz, now that you have had it for a few months. I'm set to pull the trigger on the CX-A5100 in the next day or two. I run a fairly balanced system, looking for both quality HT use (which it looks like the Yamaha is more than capable of) and musicality for 2-channel listening as well.
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Sorry for dredging up an old post, but I was curious as to what your impressions of the 5000 were, after humming and hawing between it and the Marantz, now that you have had it for a few months. I'm set to pull the trigger on the CX-A5100 in the next day or two. I run a fairly balanced system, looking for both quality HT use (which it looks like the Yamaha is more than capable of) and musicality for 2-channel listening as well.
I love it and highly recommend it. I have it paired with it's brother component, the Yamaha MX-A5000 amp. In my opinion, this gear is the best-sounding in its class. You'd have to spend a LOT more to beat it. Now, keep in mind, I say that because I prefer the sound of Yamaha gear. (I also like Pioneer Elite.) The sound is more detailed and open. I owned a Marantz unit before this, and while I still respect Marantz, I think they (and Denon gear) have a dark sound, at least to my ears. I find them a bit flat and, well, uninteresting. Yamaha and Pio have a bit brighter signature which I like much more. Now, you may prefer the so-called warmer sound of Marantz or Denon. In that case, I would go for a Marantz unit. Hope this helps.
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I love it and highly recommend it. I have it paired with it's brother component, the Yamaha MX-A5000 amp. In my opinion, this gear is the best-sounding in its class. You'd have to spend a LOT more to beat it. Now, keep in mind, I say that because I prefer the sound of Yamaha gear. (I also like Pioneer Elite.) The sound is more detailed and open. I owned a Marantz unit before this, and while I still respect Marantz, I think they (and Denon gear) have a dark sound, at least to my ears. I find them a bit flat and, well, uninteresting. Yamaha and Pio have a bit brighter signature which I like much more. Now, you may prefer the so-called warmer sound of Marantz or Denon. In that case, I would go for a Marantz unit. Hope this helps.
That's good to know.

My last decent receiver was a Denon 2808CI, which had the HDMI board go on it just out of warranty. I replaced it with a lower end Onkyo as a stop gap. I found the Onkyo to be good for HT, but too bright/harsh when listening to music. The Denon, I was able to resurrect via the multi-channel input from my OPPO BDP-95 and essentially works as a preamp/volume control. I found the Denon to be a little darker/veiled? and weak in the bottom end for 2-channel. I have a Yamaha RX-V475 in my bedroom paired with a Focal Sib/Cub2 and it seems to perform well for what it is on both music and movies, though it's largely used for Netflix.

In getting the Yamaha CX-A5100, I am looking at a trio of Emotiva XPA-1L's for the fronts and moving my Perreaux PMF-3150 to power the rears. I think that the Yamaha is going to be worth a listen at least. As far as processing goes, it's going to be leaps and bounds (I hope) above anything that I have owned previously. Excited and apprehensive all at the same time. In comparison for 2-channel, I'm hoping that the Yamaha CX-A5100 outperforms my Acurus LS-11 2-channel pre for music, on top of the expected HT performance. If it can do that I think I will be extremely satisfied.

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