Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha CX-A5200

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AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs CX-A5200 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8.7
Yamaha CX-A5200
8.7
9
9
10
10

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha CX-A5200 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
vs
Yamaha CX-A5200

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and Yamaha CX-A5200 takes place. We estimated the compared receivers and both received a 8.7 out of 10 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2018.

Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 over Yamaha CX-A5200

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Yamaha CX-A5200 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

  • More channels, namely 11, makes this receiver more profitable than its 9-channel competitor.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 9 points out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
CX-A5200
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Yamaha CX-A5200 supports a 11.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
Channels9.211.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm150/8, 230/4N/A
Output impedance, Ohm8, 4N/A
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 9 out of 10, and the CX-A5200 - 8.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
CX-A5200
8

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bitESS SABRE PRO (ES9026) 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTCINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
8
CX-A5200
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 9 points on our 10-point scale.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
CX-A5200
9

Competitors in our review have 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Yamaha CX-A5200 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
HDMI input/output7/37/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input33
Coaxial digital input33
Composite input44
Component input/output2/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the CX-A5200.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
9
CX-A5200
10

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGHLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
10
CX-A5200
10

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastMusicCast
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
7
CX-A5200
7

AVENTAGE RX-A3080 CX-A5200
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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