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.
We are delighted to announce that Chris Martens has reviewed the Vantage in the September 2020 edition of The Absolute Sound.
They offer much of the sonic excellence of YG’s terrific Hailey 2.2 loudspeakers, but at just 70% of the Hailey 2.2’s 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 la Vantage.Chris Martens - The Absolute Sound
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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 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.
"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
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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.
We are delighted to announce that the Sonja 2.2 has been reviewed by Ruud Jonker in hifi.nl.
It is difficult to characterize the YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 loudspeakers in a few words. Just think of naturalness, the complete transparency and a penetrating, tangible and super realistic rendering. It's about that perfectionist overall picture, which makes it seem like a classical ensemble or any artist or band is really in front of you.Ruud Jonker hifi.nl translated with Google Translate
Please read full review in Dutch here.
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."
We are proud to announce that Chris Martens has reviewed the Sonja 2.2 in the April 2018 edition of The Absolute Sound.
What floored me about the sound of the Sonja 2.2’s on ‘Nublado’ was their ability to reproduce the seductive richness of tonal colours and the delicate textures of the instruments in play, the almost tractor-beam-like pull of the Candombe rhythm, while at the same time convincingly conveying the sound and ‘feel’ of a small church interior.Chris Martens - The Absolute Sound
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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).”
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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."
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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.