Yamaha CX-A5200 vs Denon AVR-X4800H

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CX-A5200 vs AVR-X4800H comparison chart

Yamaha CX-A5200 vs Denon AVR-X4800H review

Yamaha CX-A5200
vs
Denon AVR-X4800H

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Yamaha CX-A5200 versus Denon AVR-X4800H comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Yamaha CX-A5200 received 8.7 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X4800H was rated 9.5 points. The release date of CX-A5200 is 2018, and AVR-X4800H is 2022. As a result, it becomes clear that AVR-X4800H is a better option for home theater than CX-A5200.

Main advantages Yamaha CX-A5200 over Denon AVR-X4800H

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

Main advantages Denon AVR-X4800H over Yamaha CX-A5200

  • Include HDMI eARC function.
  • 8K/60Hz signal pass-through is available.

Amplifiers

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

CX-A5200
9
AVR-X4800H
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha CX-A5200 supports 11.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X4800H supports a 9.4-channels configuration.

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

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
Channels11.29.4
Stereo power (RMS), W/OhmN/A125/8, 165/6
Output impedance, OhmN/A8, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.060.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the CX-A5200 8 out of 10, and the AVR-X4800H - 10.

CX-A5200
8
AVR-X4800H
10

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 on the AVR-X4800H.

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.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Denon AVR-X4800H can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026) 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAOAudyssey MultEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio, Dirac Live

Connectivity

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

CX-A5200
8
AVR-X4800H
8

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

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)2 (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.

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, QobuzDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

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.

CX-A5200
9
AVR-X4800H
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 on Denon AVR-X4800H.

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 CX-A5200 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Denon AVR-X4800H has the HDCP 2.3 version.

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
HDMI input/output7/37/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)24
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input32
Coaxial digital input32
Composite input40
Component input/output2/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 10 out of 10.

CX-A5200
10
AVR-X4800H
10

With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The CX-A5200 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the AVR-X4800H has the 4K/120Hz.

The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Denon AVR-X4800H.

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10+
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

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

CX-A5200
10
AVR-X4800H
10

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
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 notIP Control, Web Control, App Control, RS232 Control

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.

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMusicCastHEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)23

Multichannel surround

Yamaha CX-A5200 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-X4800H got 10.

CX-A5200
7
AVR-X4800H
10

Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Denon AVR-X4800H has Auro-3D on its feature list.

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The AVR-X4800H licensed by IMAX.

CX-A5200 AVR-X4800H
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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