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
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, effortlessness, bass weight, transient speed, transparency, and individuality of pitch definition. The Sonja XV’s ability, especially as a 10-driver-per-channel, four-tower system, to communicate with a singular, cohesive, unified voice is unsurpassed in my experience. And its BilletDome tweeter is the most articulate, revealing, musically compelling treble transducer I’ve yet heard, easily surpassing the performance of any of the treated beryllium domes that have, until now, held my favor."
The full report can be found here.
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 depth tempered by an excellent measure of control.” "This compact and exquisitely made floorstander…offers transparency, detail, neutrality of voicing, and overall refinement… The Carmel 2 is without a doubt an unqualified design triumph."
The April 2015 issue of The Absolute Sound features YG Acoustics' Hailey 1.2 as its cover story.
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.