Reviews

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.

"...the Sonja 2.2’s greatest strength, in my opinion, is its uncanny level of resolution and its lack of apparent artifice or strain. One can more easily relax and enjoy the music as it unfolds because there is so little hardness in the upper frequencies. “Detail and ease” seems to be a theme that a select group of excellent speakers embody to a much greater extent than merely good speakers do. Count the Sonja 2.2 among that select group."

"Compared to most other speakers, the soundstage sounds as if the YGs were placed about two feet farther apart and in a slightly larger room than they actually are. Individual images within the larger soundscape are focused, not in an exaggerated, hyped-up way, but in a manner that simply makes subtle musical elements more discernible."

"Music unfolds in a balanced way—tonally, dynamically, harmonically, and visually proportionally realistic within its overall soundscape."

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.

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