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    So I'm hearing that sometime this year YG is going to be releasing a new statement product. Likely price is $265,000. Wouldn't mind hearing it with my music.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Rust View Post
    So I'm hearing that sometime this year YG is going to be releasing a new statement product. Likely price is $265,000. Wouldn't mind hearing it with my music.
    Let me drop Dick Diamond a note and see if he can add any further information.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rust View Post
      So I'm hearing that sometime this year YG is going to be releasing a new statement product. Likely price is $265,000. Wouldn't mind hearing it with my music.
      Good company I like their products I have heard this new one should be something great

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      • #4
        Based on an extended listen to the current top of the line which I found to be very nice, I hope that they will augment the bass where their current speakers are a bit reseved.
        Rockport Sirius turntable, Lyra Atlas SL cartridge, Audio Note M9 SE Phono stage, Audio Note M10 (Signature) linestage, EMM Labs TX2/DA2 digital, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps, Acapella Triolons, Jorma Prime and Odin 2 cables, Stage 3 Kraken power cords, HB Marble Powerslave, Finite Elemente Pagode Reference stands and Cerabases, Halcyonics active isolation bases, HRS Equipment stand, Stillpoints Ultra 6 footers, Furitech cable isolators and plugs, Loricraft and Audiodesk vinyl cleaners, Yamaha CT7000 Tuner.

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        • #5
          Rust,

          That is true. They were shown in early prototype form, behind closed doors, at CES this year. Let me check what can be publicly discussed about this ...

          fcrowder,

          If you're going by the experience we both had at Jim's place, you're going to be in for a surprise Everybody in the room agreed the bass was not as full as it should've been, but we just lacked the time to fiddle with positioning. In the factory (HUGE room), at shows (generally huge rooms as well), and in our store (two big rooms), the bass performance was better than what we had at Jim's.

          That said, bass is one of the performance aspects that's being augmented in the new statement speaker!


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          • #6
            As it turns out, the listening session at Jim's was exactly my point of reference. It did give me the opportunity to hear the speakers with a number of different amps, including the monoblocks which you brought. It also provided an oportunity to compare them to the other two speakers in the room which were admittedly much more expensive.
            Rockport Sirius turntable, Lyra Atlas SL cartridge, Audio Note M9 SE Phono stage, Audio Note M10 (Signature) linestage, EMM Labs TX2/DA2 digital, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps, Acapella Triolons, Jorma Prime and Odin 2 cables, Stage 3 Kraken power cords, HB Marble Powerslave, Finite Elemente Pagode Reference stands and Cerabases, Halcyonics active isolation bases, HRS Equipment stand, Stillpoints Ultra 6 footers, Furitech cable isolators and plugs, Loricraft and Audiodesk vinyl cleaners, Yamaha CT7000 Tuner.

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            • #7
              OK caught Dick at a customer install in Toronto but here's the scoop.

              What Fred heard was a Sonja 1.3 according to Dick.

              The new speaker will be called the Sonja XV and depending upon your viewpoint stands for "Extreme Version" or to commemorate YG's 15th year in business. The YG Acoustics XV speaker will be an all out design, four tower affair (2/channel) and incorporates lots of new technology. Dick expects the speaker will be finished late May or early June. Some glimpsed one channel at a private showing at CES this year but there's a good chance the final product will have a completely different finish, hence the no pictures sign.

              The new speaker might make its debut at CES or even more likely a private showing at Bill Parrish's GTT Audio store since it has the right size to properly demo the XVs. More information and/or pictures as they become available.
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
              -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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              • #8
                Myles,

                Good scoop there! That's the first time that gets published, AFAIK!

                We're working with YG to make sure West coast folks get a chance to hear the new YGs at a suitable venue!!




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                • #9
                  Heres a little info on the Sonya XV. Two columns per side. Main column will resemble the sonya 1.3 three box speaker. Top module will have the tweeter and two 6" mids. Middle section will have three 7" mid-woofers, bottom section will have one 10" woofer. The second section will house 3 more 10" woofers. Total of ten drivers per side. Shipping weight over one ton.
                  Last edited by tom_hankins; 05-25-2016, 05:55 PM.
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                  PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
                  PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
                  AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
                  SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
                  CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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                  • Garth
                    Garth commented
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                    Thats a 132 dollars a pound I think we should look at all the super speakers as how much they are a pound as no one can agree on the sound

                • #10
                  http://absolutehiend.com/index.php/b...-speakers.html

                  A little more info and pics
                  SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
                  DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
                  PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
                  PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
                  AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
                  SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
                  CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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                  • #11
                    And the cat's out of the bag, officially!
                    YG ACOUSTICS ANNOUNCES SONJA XV LOUDSPEAKER


                    The following is a press release issued by YG Acoustics.

                    Arvada, CO | July 29, 2016 - YG Acoustics™ (www.ygacoustics.com), the leading ultra-high-end speaker manufacturer, is proud to announce its latest creation Sonja™ XV .

                    Sonja™ XV is an extreme, four-tower version of Sonja™, created to celebrate YG Acoustics™’ upcoming 15 year anniversary (20022017). It combines everything that YG Acoustics™ knows about speaker-design, and incorporates several next-generation technologies that cannot be found elsewhere. Sonja™ XV – an entirely new sonic benchmark, truly extreme in every way...handmade in U.S.A.

                    Innovations include, first and foremost, a breakthrough tweeter made in-house, and proprietary cost-no-object bass inductors. These enhancements, together with an ability to move near-limitless amounts of air, result in an effortless listening experience that is typically only associated with a live musical performance.

                    The bass, mid-bass and midrange units are made in-house using YG Acoustics™’ proprietary BilletCore™ technology: the drivers are precisely machined out of massive slabs of aircraft-grade aluminum. This unique process offers overwhelmingly superior dynamics, musical delicacy and low distortion due to industry-leading rigidity and accuracy (tight tolerances). A pair of Sonja™ XV utilizes a total of 18 BilletCore™ drivers.

                    The brand new BilletDome™ tweeter is YG Acoustics™’ most complex mechanical invention to date: a resonance-free soft dome is supported by a stiff, light airframe machined from aluminum billet. The airframe weighs a mere 30 milligrams (a thousandth of an ounce), but its critical sections are up to 14 times thicker than a typical hard dome, so its structural strength is vastly superior even to domes made of the most exotic hard materials. Finally, a tweeter that ends the age-old debate of hard versus soft, by combining the best of both.

                    The tweeter’s motor is YG Acoustics™’ ingenious ForgeCore™ system: in-house CNC-cutting introduces sophisticated 3D geometries into the magnet system. The resulting improvement is greatly reduced distortion and a sense of ease to the sound.

                    YG Acoustics™ crossover circuits are all created using proprietary software developed entirely in-house. DualCoherent™ technology provides the best frequency response and relative phase available. Competing speakers are optimized in either the frequency domain (most common) or time domain. Only YG Acoustics™ has the ability to optimize both domains simultaneously.

                    Sonja™ XV’s bass crossover uses a brand new technology: ViseCoil™ inductors are CNC-wound in-house, then encased in a viselike milled structure to eliminate vibration and tighten tolerances. Residual loss is reduced by 24%, and linearity is improved by 60%. The result is better control over the woofers, far greater bass impact, and an easier job for most amplifiers.

                    Sonja™ XV’s mid and tweeter crossover uses ToroAir™ technology: in-house CNC-wound toroidal air-core inductors are unique in eliminating crosstalk (cross-contamination) common in crossover circuits. The result is preservation of high-frequency detail without harshness, brightness or sibilance.

                    Sonja™ XV’s exquisite cabinet combines visual refinement with over-engineering. It is constructed of precision-machined aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. This material, using vibration-free pressurized assembly, allows for the most acoustically desirable enclosure achievable. The multilayered structure is optimized for each module’s specific frequency range. This ensures the lowest vibration achievable, even at extreme volume levels.

                    FocusedElimination™ anti-resonance technology keeps mechanical losses lower than any competing speaker, by combining the minimized turbulence of a sealed design with the low friction otherwise associated with enclosure-free concepts.

                    YG Acoustics™ speakers are not voiced. All measurements are verified using extensive listening tests, but the speakers are not artificially manipulated. YG Acoustics™ speakers simply convey the recording – nothing more, nothing less.

                    The end-result: Sonja™ XV is the closest that YG Acoustics™ has ever come to the natural sound of a live performance. It will be heard by few and attained by even fewer, but those who hear it will likely echo the statement that YG

                    Acoustics™ President Yoav Geva made upon finishing his masterpiece: “From now on, when I listen to music, I want it to be either live or with Sonja™ XV”.

                    Expansions and Upgrades

                    Existing pairs of YG Acoustics™ Sonja™ can be expanded to Sonja™ XV, without the need to replace the speakers.

                    Sonja™ XV, in addition to its state-of-the-art two-channel (stereo) performance, is also fully compatible with multichannel audio and home-theater systems. Sonja™ XV can also be combined with speakers from YG Acoustics™’ other lines for properly phase-coherent multichannel systems.

                    Specifications

                    Deviation:
                    ±1 dB in the audible band
                    ±5° relative phase throughout entire overlap
                    Exceptional pair-matching
                    Usable output extends from below 20 Hz to above 40 kHz

                    Drivers:
                    A four-way, four-tower system with a total of 20 drivers per pair of speakers BilletCore™ ultra-high-rigidity woofers, mid-woofers and mids BilletDome™ ultra-low-distortion tweeter, unique to Sonja™ XV

                    Filters:
                    Sonja™ XV is fully-passive Proprietary DualCoherent™ crossover at 65 Hz, 337 Hz and 1.75 kHz Designed using software developed in-house ViseCoil™ bass inductors reduce residual loss and improve linearity, for greater bass impact and an easier job for most amplifiers ToroAir™ mid and tweeter inductors eliminate crosstalk

                    Sensitivity:
                    88 dB / 2.83 V / 1 m 2π anechoic

                    Impedance:
                    4Ω nominal, 3.5Ω minimum

                    Dimensions:
                    4 towers, each 179x43x72 cm (70x17x28”) HxWxD

                    Weight:
                    4 towers, each 210 kg (463 lbs) per channel unpackaged
                    Shipping weight of a pair is 1.3 tons

                    Price:
                    U.S. MSRP $265,900 per pair
                    Disclosure:
                    Alma Music and Audio - La Jolla, CA
                    Aqua Hi-Fi - Audio Research - Audioquest - Audionet - Audiopax - Auralic - Aurender - Bergmann - Brodmann - D'Agostino - darTZeel - Devialet - DEQX - ELAC - Evolution Acoustics - Hegel - iFi - Innuos - IsoTek - Kii Audio - Koetsu - Kronos - Kubala Sosna - Kuzma - Larsen - Linn - MSB Technology - Music Hall - Ortofon - Solid Steel - Technics - Wharfedale - Wilson Audio - YG Acoustics
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                    • #12
                      wow! cant wait to hear them
                      Simon Yorke + Zyx + B.M.C .> Soulution > Boulder > Magico

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                      • #13
                        Wow, Sonjas with a 6 pack! That's gonna make some good boom boom pow! Hope to hear them at RMAF!
                        Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by allenh View Post
                          Wow, Sonjas with a 6 pack! That's gonna make some good boom boom pow! Hope to hear them at RMAF!
                          They wont be at RMAF. I'm going to set up a visit with my dealer to hear them at the YG factory, while I am at RMAF.
                          SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
                          DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
                          PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
                          PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
                          AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
                          SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
                          CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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                          • #15
                            They won't be at RMAF proper, but the factory is 20 minutes away, in Arvada, CO, and they have a huge listening room there, with MSB/D'Agostino.

                            If anybody wants to visit during RMAF (or before/after), please contact me and I can arrange everything!


                            cheers,
                            alex
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                            [ http://almaaudio.com ]

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