Kipod™ II Brochure
Kipod™ II is the second generation of YG Acoustics™’ innovative concept offering cost-no-object performance from a highly compact package, handmade in U.S.A. It uses the same technologies and materials as the Anat™ III, simply on a smaller physical scale. As such, Kipod™ II offers true full-range performance down to 20 Hz, with remarkable quality. The only limitation – it is intended for “reasonable” volume levels in small to medium-sized rooms.
Innovations in the current version include, first and foremost, breakthrough drivers machined in-house, and proprietary toroidal air-core crossover inductors. These enhancements result in ultra-low distortion, while preserving the industry-leading frequency and phase response that YG Acoustics™ is famous for.
The bass and midrange units are made in-house using YG Acoustics™’ proprietary BilletCore™ technology: the drivers are precisely machined out of massive slabs of aircraft-grade aluminum. This unique process offers overwhelmingly superior dynamics, musical delicacy and low distortion due to industry-leading rigidity and accuracy (tight tolerances).
The tweeter incorporates YG Acoustics™’ ingenious ForgeCore™ system: in-house CNC-cutting introduces sophisticated 3D geometries into the motor system. The resulting improvement is greatly reduced distortion and a sense of ease to the sound.
YG Acoustics™ crossover circuits are all created using proprietary software developed entirely in-house. DualCoherent™ technology provides the best frequency response and relative phase available. Competing speakers are optimized in either the frequency domain (most common) or time domain. Only YG Acoustics™ has the ability to optimize both domains simultaneously.
Kipod™ II’s crossover uses ToroAir™ technology: in-house CNC-wound toroidal air-core inductors are unique in eliminating cross-talk (cross-contamination) common in crossover circuits. The result is preservation of high-frequency detail without harshness, brightness or sibilance.
The bass-module is available in either a fully-passive or powered configuration. For those who demand the ultimate in coherence and can forgo the adjustability offered by the powered bass module, the fully-passive version of Kipod™ II establishes new benchmarks in 3D soundstaging, dynamics, inner-detail and the natural sound of a live performance that is a hallmark of YG Acoustics™ speakers.
Kipod II’s mighty cabinet is constructed of precision-machined aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. This material, using vibration-free pressurized assembly, allows for the most acoustically desirable enclosure available.
FocusedElimination™ anti-resonance technology keeps mechanical losses lower than any competing speaker, by combining the minimized turbulence of a sealed design with the low friction otherwise associated with enclosure-free concepts.
YG Acoustics™ speakers are not voiced. All measurements are verified using extensive listening tests, but the speakers are not artificially manipulated. YG Acoustics™ speakers simply convey the recording – nothing more, nothing less.
The end-result is a cost-no-object yet highly compact masterpiece. Kipod™ II is a champion of transparency, 3D-soundstaging, micro-dynamics, bandwidth, inner-detail, and the natural sound of a live performance that YG Acoustics™ is famous for. This is all presented in a speaker with a meticulous fit-and-finish that is as well-built as it is technologically advanced. For audiophiles who seek lifelike ultra-high-end sound at home, yet insist on a room-friendly speaker, Kipod™ II is the solution.
Kipod™ II is available in four modular configurations, each of which can be expanded to the next at any time, without the need to replace existing modules:
• Kipod™ II Main Module – an ultra-high-end highly compact speaker.
Available with or without a matching stand.
• Kipod™ II Studio – an ultra-high-end compact floorstanding speaker.
Consists of Kipod™ II Main Module perched atop the matching Kipod™ II Studio Sub.
• Kipod™ II Signature – higher-output version of Kipod™ II Studio with vanishingly low distortion.
• Kipod™ II Signature Passive – the culmination of the Kipod™ II line.
The finest compact full-range speaker that we can craft.
Existing Kipod™ (1st-generation) loudspeakers can be upgraded at any time to Kipod™ II status. The products are all field-upgradeable, in a matter of hours and for a fraction of the cost.
Kipod™ II is fully compatible with multi-channel audio and home-theater systems. Kipod™ II speakers can also be combined with speakers from YG Acoustics™’ other lines for properly phase-coherent multi-channel systems.
±1 dB in the audible band
±5° relative phase throughout entire overlap
Usable output extends from 20 Hz to above 40 kHz
BilletCore™ ultra-high-rigidity woofer and mid-woofer
ForgeCore™ ultra-low-distortion tweeter
Proprietary DualCoherent™ crossover at 65 Hz (Kipod™ II Signature Passive only) and 1.75 kHz
Designed using software developed in-house
ToroAir™ inductors eliminate cross-talk
85 dB / 2.83V / 1 m 2π anechoic
8Ω nominal, 5Ω minimum
Bass Module Amplifier in powered version only:
Studio/Signature – 400 Watts RMS
Main Module – 40x17x33 cm (16x7x13”) HxWxD
Studio / Signature / Passive – 103x30x43 cm (41x12x17”) HxWxD
Main Module – 18 kg (40 lbs) per channel unpackaged
Studio – 51 kg (113 lbs) per channel unpackaged
Signature – 53 kg (117 lbs) per channel unpackaged
Passive – 55 kg (122 lbs) per channel unpackaged
YG Acoustics™ constantly strives to update and improve existing products as well as create new products and technologies. Therefore, specifications and construction details are subject to change without notice.