We are proud to announce that the Carmel 2 has own the prestigious The Absolute Sound Product of the Year Award 2021.
When YG decided to revamp its entry model, the charming Carmel, it didn’t hold back. Much of the technology from its higher-end offerings found a place in this two-way, floorstander, along with standard YG features like a solid-aluminum sealed enclosure, proprietary anti-resonance devices, and world-class fit and finish. The result is a slender package with a surprisingly big, lively sound, and an ability to delve deeper than you’d expect. The highs, meanwhile, extend much farther (an airy 40kHz) than a typical soft-dome tweeter, with the benefit of no metallic glare. Imaging, tonality, detail, and dynamics are all at a bespoke level. Musically, the speaker is an unending delight. Yet, all this is only half the story of why the Carmel 2 merits POTY honors. The YG fits perfectly into today’s smaller, shared-purpose—and, often, shared-wall—listening spaces. The speaker is stylish enough to complement any décor, is perfectly happy tucked out of the way near the wall behind it, doesn’t require humongous amps, and sounds great even at low volumes. In sum, those building a compact reference system will find the Carmel 2 particularly well suited to the task.Absolute Sounds Product of the Year Award 2021