I'm really not sure what the fuss with the XLR outputs is about. When I migrated from an RX-Z11 using RCA outputs to my Outlaw Audio power amps to a CX-A5000 at the time, using the XLR outputs of the 5000 to the amps, I experienced a noticeable drop in noise from the speakers in my system. I have continued using the XLR connections since then as I migrated to a 5100 and now 5200.
So, can someone enlighten me as to what the issue with using the XLR outputs of the Yamaha preamps is?
1) JVC DLA-NX7 & Sony 65Z9D, Yamaha CX-A5200, Outlaw Audio 7900 & 7700, UDP-203, DP-UB9000, UBP-X800M2, Roku Ultra
2) Sony 75Z9D, Yamaha RX-A3080, 2xOutlaw Audio 2200s, UDP-203, UBP-X800M2, Roku Ultra
3) Sony 75X940E, Yamaha RX-A2080, UDP-203, UBP-X800M2, Roku Ultra