I have not heard any news the CX-A5200 successor. But my guess would be 2023-2024.\n\nThe RX-A8 has to come out first. With this HDMI 2.1 Panasonic chip issue, probably end of 2021 or early 2022. After all the bugs have been found and fixed, I think 2023-2024 is a reasonable timeline. :D\n\nI think they will improve on the MEASUREMENTS (THD, Noise). Upgrade to the latest DACs. But I doubt they will improve on the actual SOUND QUALITY of the CX-A5200 since it already sounds as good as it gets.\n\n\nI am currently very happy with the RX-A3080's preouts into my amps. But, I may be first in line to get the CX-A5200's successor when it comes out. Technically, a processor (because there ain't no amp in it!! ;) ) should cost less than the equivalent flagship receiver. I am hoping such a business decision will be made for its successor to make skinflints like meself happy!