Sonja 3 Live




Sonja 3 Live is an exceptional product: a complete system delivering stunning audio quality combined with exceptional convenience and flexibility.

Building on the stunning performance of the Vantage 3 Live, Sonja 3 Live applies the same approach to the Sonja platform, taking advantage of the unrivaled midrange performance of our twin 15cm (6") drivers and the extended bass bandwidth and dynamic range.

Sonja 3 Live will have you re-listening to all your favorite recordings, enjoying its unrivaled dynamics and scale, breathtaking detail and delicacy. Most of all, it has a musical, natural sound with all types of music, whether recreating an intimate acoustic recording or the spine-tingling, electric atmosphere of a rock concert.

Sophisticated and natural with life-size scale, Sonja 3 Live exceeds any expectation from an integrated system and rivals the very best achievable with multi-component, traditional hi-fi systems. Sonja 3 Live is the culmination of many years of research and development between YG and Bel Canto.

Two elegant, three way loudspeakers combine with a compact controller to blend harmoniously with any size of room and all design aesthetics.

Advanced DSP crossovers have been tuned on the basis of extensive listening, combined with complex, multi-domain physics and acoustic models, optimized using supercomputer and cloud computing resources.

A new, custom DSP, DAC and amplifier set-up extracts every drop of performance from the platform. Four 700W, full-range audiophile amplifiers drive allow each drive unit to be driven directly, delivering unbelievable dynamics, astounding realism and bottomless, authoritative bass, yet the whole system is cool and efficient. The result is a velvet black background with a beautiful, smooth delivery across all types of music.

The Reference 3 models include new technologies and design innovations based on novel theoretical models, detailed multi-domain simulations and thousands of hours of listening. An new, hybrid Lattice tweeter uses a novel airframe in a specially-selected aerospace alloy, machined by YG Acoustics. It delivers exceptionally low distortion over a huge bandwidth, with a wide imaging sweet-spot.


  • 3-way DSP active loudspeaker with controller supporting analog, digital, phono and Roon Ready streaming inputs


  • Lattice hybrid tweeter with advanced airframe
  • Dual 15 cm (6”) BilletCore drivers with advanced neodymium motor magnets
  • 26 cm (10.25”) BilletCore drivers with ultra-high field strength motor


  • Dedicated 700 W amp per drive unit = 2.8 kW per channel
  • 0.0006% THD+N 20 Hz to 20 kHz at half peak power
  • 137 dB SNR unweighted ref. peak power
  • 93% efficiency at peak power
  • 250 μΩ output impedance


  • Usable output extends from 20 Hz to 40 kHz
  • Exceptionally low distortion throughout range


  • Advanced DSP crossover optimized using supercomputer and cloud computing, then tuned across thousands of hours of critical listening. Exceptional phase, amplitude and impulse accuracy response at all volume levels.


  • AES (XLR), SPDIF (BNC), TOSLINK, USB, Ethernet AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK: 24 bit up to 192 KS/s
  • Ethernet: 24 bits to 192 KS/s and DSD64
  • USB2 Audio: 24 bits to 384 KS/s and DSD64/128 (DoP)


  • 2 × Line inputs RCA
  • Maximum input: 2.2 Vrms
  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ


  • Sensitivity: MM: 2.5 mV to 5 mV; MC: 0.25 mV to 0.5 mV
  • Input load: MM: 47 kΩ; MC: 50 Ω, 100 Ω, 500 Ω, 1 kΩ
  • RIAA Accuracy: +/-0.25 dB, 50 Hz – 15 kHz
  • THD+N: <0.01% 1 kHz A-weighted SNR: >70 dB A-weighted
  • SNR: >70 dB A-weighted


  • Controller: 94 × 400 × 316 mm [3.7 × 15.7 × 12.4”] H × W × D
  • Controller weight: 8.7 kg [19.2lbs] unpacked
  • Speaker: 148 × 35 × 64 cm [58 × 14 × 25”] H × W × D
  • Speaker weight: 120 kg [264 lbs] per channel unpackaged


  • Standard finishes are silver and black
  • Please contact your dealer for other finish options
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