Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Zama-Shi, Japan
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I just yesterday received my CX and MX-A5200s. They replaced a RX-A3070. I don't know exactly what advantages there are, but I would have to presume the power output is much better coming from the separate amp versus the receiver's all in one chassis. Though don't quote me on it, I just really wanted the Yammy separates. Mentioned above about HDMI2.1, the CX-A5200 is supposed to be able to handle 2.1, maybe not the full specification, with a future firmware update. Not sure if the 3080 will or not, but if it does, DEUCE. Cost wise, the 3080 has a major advantage, though that's a given. The fact you can power 11 channels immediately with the separates is an advantage, but one could easily purchase a separate amp to run channels 10 and 11. I in fact had purchased an Emotiva XPA-2 specifically for that reason, never even opened the box as I was waiting till my new house was finished and just suddenly the Yammy bug bit my ass and I spur of the moment made a purchase for the components.
Either way you go, I don't think you would be disappointed, if you in fact are contemplating making a purchase for one or the other.
HT: (7.4.4) - Yamaha CX-A5200 - Yamaha MX-A5200 - (6) Klipsch RP-250F (front, side, rear) - Klipsch RP-504C (center) - (4) SVS Prime Elevation (front/rear Atmos) - (4) Klipsch R110SW (front/rear left/right subs) - LG OLED 77C8P - Oppo UDP-203
Living: LG OLED 55C7P - Oppo UDP-203 - Yamaha YSP-5600 - Yamaha SW300B - Sony PS4Pro
Gameroom: LG OLED 55B6P - Sony PS4Pro - Sony HT-ST7