Reviews

The YG Acoustics 2020 Awards Compilation

YG continues to remain at the forefront of the highly competitive ultra high-end loudspeaker segment. Perhaps the greatest evidence of this are the numerous awards we received this year by some of the world’s leading high-end audio publications. We are proud to have received them.  Below is a link to a compilation of these awards:

YG Acoustics Awards Compilation  2020

Outstanding Overall Performance Award 2020

We are happy to announce that YG Acoustics Vantage has awarded “Outstanding Overall Performance Award 2020” by Super AV magazine in China.

 

Vantage – Loudspeaker of the Year in hifi+

Chris Martens concluded his review by saying, “They offer much of the sonic excellence of YG’s terrific Hailey 2.2 loudspeakers, but at just 70% of the Hailey2.2 price. What is more, in the right small-to-medium-sized rooms and played at sensible volume levels, sonic differences between the Hailey 2.2 and the Vantage become very difficult to discern. Vive laVantage”.

Read more here!

 

EnjoyTheMusic.com 25th Anniversary Legendary Performance Award! 

We are happy to announce that Carmel 2 has been awarded EnjoyTheMusic.com‘s prestigious 25th Anniversary Legendary Performance Award!

Cost-No-Object loudspeaker of the year and Editors choice in hifi+.

“The Hailey 2.2 shares more than a few sonic characteristics with the state-of-theart Sonja XV. It is a terrifically revealing and musically expressive loudspeaker that is scaled perfectly—UK and European readers please take note—to deliver extraordinary results in moderately sized listening spaces. To hear them is to want them.”

Please find full review here.

 

 

2020 Product of the Year for Hailey 2.2

We are happy to announce that The Products of the Year for 2020 includes the YG Hailey 2.2 in the Ultra-High-End Loudspeaker category.

The 2021 January issue of The Absolute Sound features Products of the Year. In this annual feature, writers pick the best of the best from components heard in 2020.

Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2020 for Vantage

We are proud to announce that Vantage have been awarded the prestigious Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2020.

Blue Note Award 2020 for Hailey 2.2
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Blue Note Award 2020 from Enjoy the Music.com.
“Hailey 2.2 is my new reference speaker.”
“In my opinion, every high end manufacturer should buy a pair to see if they can exceed its reference-level musicality or match it for less money. It’s that good.”
Review By Phil Gold – Enjoy the music.com
Golden Ear Award for Hailey 2.2
We are happy to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Golden Ear Award 2020 from The Absolute Sound
“The Hailey 2.2 is a musically expressive, revealing speaker capable of deep-reaching, tuneful bass and agile, wide-ranging dynamics. It creates focused images within an expansive soundstage into which the speakers sonically disappear as sound sources. “
Editors Choice Award for Sonja™

“The Sonja 2.2 is a speaker that serves the music, no matter what kind. A major achievement.”

“Sonically, the Sonja 2.3 delivers world-class performance, with a spectacular sense of presence, transparency to sources, and palpability. Its bass is extended, powerful, and articulate. Its overall coherence, as well as its ability to portray a wide range of image sizes, is exceptional.”

Editors Choice Award for Hailey 2.2
“The Hailey 2.2 gets so much right and offers so much trickled-down technology that one could make a compelling argument it represents the performance/price sweet spot in the YG line. It actually comes pretty darn close in overall performance to the nextmodel- up Sonja 2.2 in bass extension, dynamic range, and soundstaging.”
Vantage – HiFi+ Magazine

Chris Martens reviews Vantage for the May 2020 issue of HiFi+ -“What struck me was the sheer grace and ease with which the Vantage teased out the track’s intricately interwoven musical lines and phrases …”

Read the full review here.

Hailey 2.2 – HiFi Review

Hailey 2.2 was recognized as a 2019 Product of the Year by HiFi Review, one of the most popular magazines in Hong Kong. Read the full review here.

Hailey 2.2 – Enjoy the Music.com

“The outstanding characteristic is a sound so natural and spacious, you don’t think about the equipment at all, you can simply relax and enjoy the music.” Review By Phil Gold – Enjoy the Music.com

Read the full review here.

Hailey 2.2 in Hi-Fi+ Magazine

YG Acoustics Hailey 2.2 review by HiFi+ Magazine’s Chris Martens. Like the XV and Sonja 2.2, the Hailey 2.2 conveys a sense of extraordinary sonic transparency, meaning the speaker will show you low-level transient, textural, and spatial details in recordings that you perhaps never knew existed. Read the full review here.

Carmel 2 in HiFi & Records-Germany

Carmel 2 was reviewed by HiFi & Records in a wonderful and in-depth feature.

The article features the red version of Carmel 2 and discusses the worldwide impact of this cleverly designed compact speaker. YG Acoustics was able to translate a short quote into English.

The reviewer writes: “…the Carmel 2 allows for a more detailed presentation of the instruments. Other speakers can also portray a saxophone, but with the YG a real 3D impression is created, which allows for a high degree of playback-realism – expressive and impressive.”

Sonja 2.2 in HiFi+ Magazine

Sonja 2.2 review by HiFi+ Magazine’s Chris Martens. “The Sonja 2.2 manages to be highly informative while also remaining uncannily smooth sounding and unflustered, whether playing loudly, softly, or anywhere in between (where competing speakers often achieve perceived detail at the expense of a subtly bright, brittle, and edgy sound).”

Please find full review here.

Sonja 2.2 in The Absolute Sound

Sonja 2.2 review by The Absolute Sound’s Kirk Midtskog.
Please find the full review here.

Sonja 2.2 in Haute Fidelite – France

Sonja 2.2 featured as the cover story of Haute Fidelite, France’s leading high-end audio magazine, and is read in multiple countries around Europe.
For the full review (in French) please see here.

Carmel 2 in My-Hiend – Taiwan

Carmel 2 was reviewed by Taiwanese magazine My-Hiend.

The reviewer’s comments (translated from Chinese): “Faced with Mahler’s complex large-scale orchestral music, the sound field of the system was impressive. Particularly the precise soundstage, the details of each instrument, and the dynamic integrity as a whole. The texture and control of the sound was excellent.”

For the full review (in Chinese) please see here.

Hailey 1.2 in HXOS Plus – Greece

The cover story of the April 2017 issue of HXOS Plus features Hailey 1.2.

 

The review’s conclusions (translated from Greek): “There is no speaker that is absolutely uncolored, no speaker that does not have its own tonal character. But there are a few shining examples that are less colored than our amps and sources, than our cables and recordings. The Hailey 1.2 clearly belong to that select category…

Carmel 2 in Hifi Test – Germany

Senior reviewer Mr. Holger Barske of Hifi Test magazine published an article about Carmel 2. The review (in German) can be found here.

Mr. Barske’s conclusions (translated from German): “YG’s Carmel 2 is an extreme speaker in every way. It always plays well, but with careful setup it pushes the limits of the ‘compact floorstander; concept to a new level.”

Thanks to our German distributor PIA for providing the speakers for the review, and making it all possible.

Sonja XV in HiFi+

HiFi+ has published a phenomenal review of the “super-speaker” Sonja XV.

Special thanks to GTT Audio for making their showroom, and a wide array of top-notch ancillary equipment, available for the extensive audition.

Veteran reviewer Chris Martens’ conclusion: “YG Acoustics Sonja XV stands as the finest and by far the most accomplished loudspeaker I have yet heard, and by no small margin at that.” here.

Hailey 1.2 in VUMetre – France

France’s VUMetre magazine subjected Hailey 1.2 to both an exhaustive listening test, and a precise measurement-lab inspection.

Their conclusions, translated to English:

“indisputable measurements…linearity, phase-coherence, low distortion”

“totally natural reproduction, highly powerful resolution, tonal correctness, highly precise soundstage” here.

Sonja XV Awarded Cost-No-Object Loudspeaker of the Year from HiFi+

HiFi+ magazine has chosen their 2016 award winners, and we are very proud to announce that the Sonja XV is the Cost-No-Object Loudspeaker of the Year.

The magazine summarizes: “…effortless, unforced treble performance, perfectly matched by a midrange, bass, and sub bass that redefine what… here

Sonja XV in The Absolute Sound

Senior reviewer Greg Weaver of TAS magazine auditioned Sonja XV, and concluded:

“This pioneering and benchmark-setting creation from YG is quite simply the most articulate, accurate, and musically engaging loudspeaker system I have heard. Period. I’ve heard speakers that sell for nearly four times as much that can’t begin to touch the Sonja XV in dynamic scaling, articulation here.

Carmel 2 in Hi-Fi+

Carmel 2 was featured the front cover of the October 2015 issue of Hi-Fi+.

Inside is a fantastic article by Chris Martens, which can also be found on the magazine’s website.

The reviewer concludes: “…Carmel 2 demonstrates truly astonishing power handling capabilities and vibrant, full-bodied dynamics. It also belies its modest size by serving up surprisingly deep, powerful, and extended bass.” “This also holds true when playing pipe organ material rich in low-frequency content, which the Carmel 2 happily reproduces with powerful and shuddering … here

Hailey 1.2 in The Absolute Sound

The April 2015 issue of The Absolute Sound features YG Acoustics™’ Hailey™ 1.2 as its cover story. Inside, a glowing five-page review is augmented by an interview with lead-designer Yoav Geva.

The magazine also includes a report from CES 2015, with two “Best of Show” recognitions for YG Acoustics™. The full review can be found here.

Awards

The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award 2020

Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

EnjoyTheMusic.com 25th Anniversary Legendary Performance Award!

Awarded to: Carmel 2

Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2020.

Awarded to: Vantage

The Absolute Sound Products of the Year for 2020 in the Ultra-High-End Loudspeaker

Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

EnjoyTheMusic.com Blue Note Award 2020

Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

HiFi + Magazine Editor’s Choice Award

Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice
Awarded to: Sonja 2.3

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice
Awarded to: Sonja 2.2

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice
Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

HiFi Review Products of the Year

Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2019
Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

Hi-Fi+ Cost No Object Loudspeaker of the Year
Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

Guangzhou High End Show
Awarded to: Sonja XV

The Audio Beatnik Room of Distinction Award Capital Audiofest 2019

Awarded to: Carmel 2

Positive Feedback Audio Oasis RMAF 2019

Awarded to: Vantage

The Audio Beatnik Debut of Distinction Award AXPONA 2019

Awarded to: Vantage

 

Positive Feedback Audio Oasis AXPONA 2019

Awarded to: Vantage

Positive Feedback Audio Oasis AXPONA 2019

Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

Positive Feedback Audio Oasis AXPONA 2019

Awarded to: Hailey 2.2

HiFi+ 20th Anniversary Top 100 Award 2019
Awarded to: Sonja XV

Super AV Outstanding Overall Performance 2018
Awarded to: Sonja 2.3

High Fidelity (Poland) Best Sound Awards 2018 – Best Sound of Show
Awarded to: Hailey

Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2018

Awarded to: Sonja 2.2

High Fidelity (Poland) Best Sound Awards 2018 – The Statement  Award
Award Given to:  Hailey 1.2

The Absolute Sound Golden Ear 2018

Awarded to: Sonja 2.2

Stereophile Recommended Components Award 2018
Awarded to:  Carmel 2

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Award 2018
Awarded to:  Sonja 2.3

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Award 2018
Awarded to:  Sonja 2.2

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Award 2018
Awarded to: Hailey 1.2

Positive Feedback Audio Oasis AXPONA 2018

Awarded to: Sonja XV Jr.

AVShowrooms Gold Award Highend Munich 2018

High Fidelity (Poland) Best Sound High End 2018
Awarded to: Hailey 1.2

The Absolute Sound Golden Ear 2017
Awarded to: Sonja 1.2

The Absolute Sound Golden Ear 2017
Awarded to: Sonja XV

Positive Feedback Audio Oasis LAAS 2017
Awarded to: Sonja 1.2

Colorado Companies to Watch. 2017

SoundStage Best of CES 2017
Awarded to: Sonja XV

HiFi+ Cost-No-Object Loudspeaker of the Year
Awarded to: Sonja XV

hi-fi+ Floorstanding Loudspeaker of the Year 2016
Awarded to: Carmel 2

Stereophile Recommended Component Class A full-range
Awarded to: Sonja 1.3

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice
Awarded to: Sonja 1.3 // Sonja 1.2 // Hailey 1.2

Enjoy the Music Blue Note 2015
Awarded to: Carmel 2

Super AV (China) Overall Performance Award 2014
Awarded to: Hailey 1.2

The Absolute Sound Editor’s Choice 2014
Awarded to: Anat III  // Signature Kipod II Signature // Carmel

High Fidelity (Poland)
Best Sound High End 2014 Awarded to: Sonja 1.3

Stereophile Recommended Component
Class A full-range Awarded to: Sonja 1.3

Stereophile Speaker of the Year 2013
Awarded to: Sonja 1.3

The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice 2011
Awarded to: Kipod Studio

The Absolute Sound Product of the Year 2010
Awarded to: Carmel