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IMHO Yamaha is one of the best mid priced processors there is with Marantz, so here is my wish list for the CX-A5200


  • 9.4.4-channel preamplifier with balanced XLR outputs including four subwoofer outputs
  • Built-in Wi-Fi supporting 5GHz
  • DIRAC Unison
  • Support up to 9.4.4-ch
  • ESS SABRE™ Ultra DAC ES9018 Reference 32-bit Audio DAC for all channels
  • USB ports 1 type A, 1 type B 1 type C for digital audio 24-bit/192kHz Asynchronous
  • 18 gbps chipset is 4K 4:4:4 60p

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- All the component and composite video input and output

- RS 232C and replace that with USB port
 

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I agree with most of the list, but Dirac Unison...I don't think you will see it in a home setup as it was designed for Car setups which usually have all identical speakers unlike home theaters. I would be happy to see them go with Dirac though.
 

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But... I'll bite. Who doesn't love some good speculation, right?!?


  • 9.1.4 speaker layout (with upgrades to CinemaDSP programs to utilize these vector points)
  • Upgrades to YPAO (target curve, limit bandwidth of REQ)
  • Upgrade to built-in PEQ (more filters and wider bandwidth of frequency center point)
  • Advanced Bass Management with quad Sub outputs (Two main subwoofer out with option to omit LFE channel, One dedicated LFE channel output with option for fixed or relative volume, One dedicated Transducer output with option for either/both Bass Managed content and LFE channel and option fro fixed or relative volume)
  • Retain ProLogic 2x
  • Add DTS Neo:X (especially if wides are now supported)
  • Two USB A jacks in rear, single A and single C jacks up front
  • XLR jacks for ALL available speaker/sub outputs. ALL of them. There is room. ;)
  • Improved GUI and Yamaha APP layout
  • some simple controls easier to access quickly
  • Extra PATTERNS (eg: Pattern3, Pattern4, etc)
And definitely do NOT
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- All the component and composite video input and output

- RS 232C and replace that with USB port
Those still have value.
 

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IMHO Yamaha is one of the best mid priced processors there is with Marantz, so here is my wish list for the CX-A5200
I'm not familiar with Yamaha's product cycle, is this expected in the near future?
 

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But... I'll bite. Who doesn't love some good speculation, right?!?


  • 9.1.4 speaker layout (with upgrades to CinemaDSP programs to utilize these vector points)
  • Upgrades to YPAO (target curve, limit bandwidth of REQ)
  • Upgrade to built-in PEQ (more filters and wider bandwidth of frequency center point)
  • Advanced Bass Management with quad Sub outputs (Two main subwoofer out with option to omit LFE channel, One dedicated LFE channel output with option for fixed or relative volume, One dedicated Transducer output with option for either/both Bass Managed content and LFE channel and option fro fixed or relative volume)
  • Retain ProLogic 2x
  • Add DTS Neo:X (especially if wides are now supported)
  • Two USB A jacks in rear, single A and single C jacks up front
  • XLR jacks for ALL available speaker/sub outputs. ALL of them. There is room. ;)
  • Improved GUI and Yamaha APP layout
  • some simple controls easier to access quickly
And definitely do NOT Those still have value.
This, plus loudness compensation for all speaker configurations (don't currently have a 5100 because loudness doesn't work with DTS:X/Neural:X).
 

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...don't forget to wish for a 200 page paperback owners manual vs. the digital one.
 

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....And SCENES that can remember/save what TYPE of SURROUND DECODER, not simply defaulting to the last used one.

...EDIT.... And Yamaha could go even more granular....the ability to save a SCENE with Dolby Surround with Centre Spread ON, and also with Centre Spread OFF. So you could save a SCENE for music listening, one for movie watching etc.
 

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.......And definitely do NOT Those still have value.
2016 seriously who still uses these composite and component video !! Please this the time for Digital and USB C
 

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Yeah. Plus stuff like tivos and such where if you use HDMI they do HDCP, but if you use component they don't. Important at times for a problem free tv watching experience.
 

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My wishes for the future is no more hdcp issues. All the rest I can live with even though some additions would be nice. I'm just sick and tired of the hdcp problems.
 

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I would hope Yamaha puts in the effort for SQ, to be able to compete with the 8802A and XMC1 for music. Was a Yamaha fan in the past, would like to be again.
 

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Do Yamaha even offer front wides on any of their current devices?
 
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