The Absolute Sound review - October 2022
Vantage Live is a unique product: a complete system delivering stunning audio quality combined with exceptional convenience and installation flexibility.
Vantage 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 electric atmosphere of a rock concert.
Sophisticated and natural with life-size scale, Vantage Live exceeds any expectation from an integrated system and rivals the very best achievable with multi-component, traditional hi-fi systems.
Vantage Live is the culmination of many years of research and development between YG, Cambridge Acoustic Sciences, and Bel Canto.
Two compact, three way loudspeakers combine with an elegant controller in a form factor which can blend harmoniously with any size of room and all design aesthetics.
Advanced DSP crossovers have been tuned on the basis of complex, multi-domain physics and acoustic models, optimized using supercomputer and cloud computing resources.
Top tier DSP and DAC circuits provide effortless dynamics, clarity and musicality. Custom amplification provides a dedicated 700W amplifier for each of the three drive units, yet the whole system is cool and efficient.
The result is a velvet black background with a beautiful, smooth delivery with all types of music. Incredible dynamics, astounding realism and deep, authoritative bass.
Usable output extends from 25 Hz to above 30 kHz
±2° relative phase throughout entire overlap
BilletCore ultra-high-rigidity woofer and mid-woofer
ForgeCore ultra-low-distortion tweeter
Woofer: 22cm (8.75")
Mid-woofer: 18.5cm (7.25")
Advanced DSP crossover optimized using supercomputer and cloud computing resources, then tuned across thousands of hours of critical listening. Exceptional phase, amplitude and impulse accuracy response at all volume levels.
Dedicated 700W amplifier per drive unit
0.001% THD+N 20Hz to 20kHz at half peak power
135dB SNR unweighted ref. peak power
137dB SNR A-weighted ref. peak power
93% efficiency at peak power
1.5mΩ output impedance
AES (XLR), SPDIF (BNC), TOSLINK, USB, Ethernet
AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK: 24bit up to 192KS/s
Ethernet: 24bits to 192KS/s and DSD64
USB2 Audio: 24bits to 384KS/s and DSD64/128 (DoP)
2 × Line inputs RCA
Maximum input: 2.2 Vrms
Input Impedance: 10kΩ
THD+N: 0.003%, 1KHz
Dynamic Range: 110dB, A-weighted 20Hz-20KHz
Sensitivity: MM: 2.5mV to 5mV; MC: 0.25mV to 0.5mV
Input load: MM: 47kΩ; MC: 50Ω, 100Ω, 500Ω, 1kΩ
RIAA Accuracy: +/-0.25dB, 50Hz – 15kHz
THD+N: <0.01% 1kHz A-weighted SNR: >70dB A-weighted
Controller dimensions: 94 × 400 x 316 mm (3.7 × 15.7 x 12.4") H×W×D (including feet)
Controller weight: 8.7kg (19.2lbs)
Speaker dimensions: 112 × 32 × 54 cm (44 × 13 × 21") H×W×D
Speaker weight: 80 kg (176 lbs) per channel unpackaged
Vantage Live is available in three finish types: anodization, ChromALure, and high gloss paint. Contact your dealer for more information.