Yamaha RX-V671 vs Yamaha CX-A5200 – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.1 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V671 it is 0.09%, but for the CX-A5200 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V671 received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the CX-A5200 is equipped with ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026) 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-V671. Both Yamaha RX-V671 and Yamaha CX-A5200 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The CX-A5200 has access to the Spotify service. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V671 works with Napster, but the Yamaha CX-A5200 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V671 and the CX-A5200. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the CX-A5200.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V671 has 6/1, and the CX-A5200 has 7/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V671 and the CX-A5200. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-V671 and CX-A5200 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the RX-V671 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the CX-A5200 works with 3 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in CX-A5200. The Yamaha CX-A5200 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the CX-A5200. Only in the CX-A5200 realized a DTS:X surround technology.