YG Acoustics Sonja 1.1

Category :
Bookshelf speakers
Brand :
YG Acoustics
Article :
1911002
Made in country :
United States
Destination :
Living room
Color :
Black

Description:

Bookshelf loudspeaker. Deviation: ±1dB in the audible band. ±5° relative phase throughout entire overlap. Exceptional pair-matching. Usable output extends from 20Hz to above 40kHz. Drivers: BilletCore™ ultra-high-rigidity woofers and mid-woofers. ForgeCore™ ultra-low-distortion tweeter. Filters: Sonja™ is fully passive. A semi-active version is available for acoustically-problematic rooms. Proprietary DualCoherent™ crossover at 65Hz and 1,75kHz. Designed using software developed in-house. ToroAir™ inductors eliminate cross-talk. Sensitivity: 88dB/2.83V/1 m 2π anechoic. Impedance: 4Ω nominal, 3Ω minimum. Dimensions: (HxWxD) 500x210x530mm. Weight: 57kg (unpackaged pair).

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Sonja™ is YG Acoustics™’ flagship, and represents everything that we know about speaker-design. Driven by innovative applications of acoustical engineering and world-class precision-manufacturing, Sonja™ pushes the edge of the art. Marrying these elements with stunning industrial design, results in a loudspeaker which is transformative in both performance and sheer visual beauty. Sonja™ - unparalleled sonics, timelessly elegant form, pure seduction... handmade in U.S.A.



  • Sonja™ is YG Acoustics™’ flagship, and represents everything that we know about speaker-design. Driven by innovative applications of acoustical engineering and world-class precision-manufacturing, Sonja™ pushes the edge of the art. Marrying these elements with stunning industrial design, results in a loudspeaker which is transformative in both performance and sheer visual beauty. Sonja™ - unparalleled sonics, timelessly elegant form, pure seduction... handmade in U.S.A.

    Innovations include, first and foremost, breakthrough drivers machined in-house, and proprietary toroidal air-core crossover inductors. These enhancements result in ultra-low distortion, while preserving the industry-leading frequency and phase response that YG Acoustics™ is famous for.

    The 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).

    The tweeter incorporates YG Acoustics™’ ingenious 
    ForgeCore™ system: in-house CNC-cutting introduces sophisticated 3D geometries into the motor 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™’s crossover uses 
    ToroAir™ technology: in-house CNC-wound toroidal air-core inductors are unique in eliminating cross-talk (cross-contamination) common in crossover circuits. The result is preservation of high-frequency detail without harshness, brightness or sibilance.

    Sonja™’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 multi-layered 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™ sets benchmarks in transparency, 3D-soundstaging, dynamics, bandwidth, inner-detail, and the natural sound of a live performance that YG Acoustics™ is famous for. This is all presented in a refined, elegant speaker with an exquisite fit-and-finish that is the showpiece of the world’s finest listening environments.

     
  • Sonja™ is available in four fully modular configurations, each of which can be expanded to the next, without the need to replace existing modules.

    • Sonja™ 1.1 – an ultra-high-end compact speaker.
       Available with or without a matching stand.

    Speakers from YG Acoustics™' Anat™ III, Anat Reference™ II and Anat Reference™ (serial #036 and upward) lines can be upgraded to Sonja™, without the need to replace the speakers. The products are mostly field-upgradeable, in a matter of hours.

    Sonja™ is fully compatible with multi-channel audio and home-theater systems. Sonja™ speakers can also be combined with speakers from YG Acoustics™’ other lines for properly phase-coherent multi-channel systems.


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:
BilletCore™ ultra-high-rigidity woofers and mid-woofers
ForgeCore™ ultra-low-distortion tweeter

Filters:
Sonja™ is fully-passive. A semi-active version is available for acoustically-problematic rooms
Proprietary DualCoherent™ crossover at 65 Hz and 1.75 kHz
Designed using software developed in-house
ToroAir™ inductors eliminate cross-talk

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

Impedance: 
4Ω nominal, 3Ω minimum

Dimensions:
Sonja™ 1.1 – 50x21x53 cm (20x8x21”) HxWxD
 

Weight:
Sonja™ 1.1 – 57 kg (124 lbs) per channel unpackaged


       AWARDS

The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear 2017
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

AVShowrooms
Gold Award LAAS 2017
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis LAAS 2017
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award AXPONA 2017
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis AXPONA 2017
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis AXPONA 2017
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award CES 2017
Awarded to:
Sonja™ XV

 

SoundStage
Best of CES 2017
Awarded to:
Sonja™ XV

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award CES 2017
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2016
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2016
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

Image HiFi
Loudspeaker Award 2016
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

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

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis AXPONA 2016
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award AXPONA 2016
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis AXPONA 2016
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

Enjoy the Music
Special 20/20 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear 2015
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

Enjoy the Music
Blue Note 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis RMAF 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award RMAF 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

Super AV Awards (China)
Outstanding Overall Performance 2015
Floorstanding Speaker
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award AXPONA 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis AXPONA 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award Newport 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3

 

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

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis RMAF 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award RMAF 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

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

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award CES 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2

 

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

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award Newport 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

Top Ten HiFi Equipment Awards (China)
Speaker System of the Year 2014-2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3

 

Stereo Sound (Japan)
Grand Prix 2013
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

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

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award CES 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

Stereophile
Speaker of the Year 2013
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3


AV Showrooms
Gold Award AXPONA 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2

 

The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear 2013
Awarded to:
Kipod™ II Signature Passive



Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis RMAF 2013
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

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

 

Colorado Governor’s Excellence 

in Exporting Award 2013


AV Showrooms
Gold Award RMAF 2013
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

Stereo Sound (Japan)
Grand Prix 2011
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Studio

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2012
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Studio Signature

 

Audiophile Review
Top 25 Speakers of All Time
Awarded to:
Anat™ line

 

The Absolute Sound
Editor’s Choice 2011
Awarded to:
Kipod™ Studio
Carmel™

 

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

 

Stereo Times
Best Sound RMAF 2011
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature

 

The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear 2011
Awarded to:
Carmel™



AV Showrooms
Gold Award NY 2012
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature

 

The Absolute Sound
Editor’s Choice 2012
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature
Kipod™ Studio
Carmel™

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2013
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

10 Audio
Perfect 10 2013
Awarded to:
Kipod™ II Signature

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award NY 2013
Awarded to:
Carmel™

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award Newport 2012
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Studio Signature

 

21hifi (China)
Speaker System of the Year 2012-2013
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature

 

The Absolute Sound
Editor’s Choice 2013
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature
Kipod™ II Signature
Carmel™

 

Stereo Sound (Japan)
Grand Prix 2012
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2

 

Enjoy the Music
Blue Note Award 2012
Awarded to:
Carmel™

 

Haute Fidelite (France)
Reference 2012
Awarded to:
Carmel™

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2012
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Studio Signature

 

Ultra Audio
Select Component 2012
Awarded to:
Kipod™ II Signature

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis RMAF 2010
Awarded to:
Anat Reference™ II Pro
Kipod™ Studio

 

Positive Feedback
Brutus Award 2011
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature

 

10 Audio
Perfect 10 2010
Awarded to:
Kipod™ Main Module

 

Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis RMAF 2011
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature

 

AV Showrooms
Gold Award Newport 2012
Awarded to:
Kipod™ II Signature

 

Ultra Audio
Select Component 2010
Awarded to:
Carmel™

 

AV Top 100 (China)
Excellence Award 2007-2008
Awarded to:
Anat Reference™ Studio

 

Stereophile
Products of the Year 2009
Awarded to:
Anat Reference™ II Pro

 

Stereophile
Recommended Component
Class A full-range
Awarded to:
Anat Reference™ II Pro

 

Ultra Audio
Select Component 2007
Awarded to:
Kipod™ Studio

 

HiFi Review (Hong Kong)
Product of the Year 2006
Awarded to:
Anat Reference™ Studio

 

Stereo Sound (Japan)
Grand Prix 2005
Awarded to:
Anat Reference™ Studio

 

Audio Accessory (Japan)
Best Hi-Fi Components 2004
Awarded to:
Anat R


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