YG Acoustics Carmel 2

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Kolumny podłogowe
Marka :
YG Acoustics
Artykuł :
1911006
Kraj pochodzenia :
United States
Przeznaczenie :
Salon
Kolor :
Black

Opis:

Floorstanding loudspeaker. Deviation: ±2dB frequency response. ±5° relative phase throughout entire overlap. Exceptional pair-matching. Usable output extends from 32Hz to 40kHz. Drivers: BilletCore™ ultra-high-rigidity mid-woofer. ForgeCore™ ultra-low-distortion tweeter. Filters: Carmel™2 is fully passive. Proprietary DualCoherent™ crossover at 1.75kHz. Designed using software developed in-house. ToroAir™ inductors eliminate cross-talk. Sensitivity: 87dB/2.83V/1 m 2π anechoic. Impedance: 4Ω nominal, 3.5Ω minimum. Dimensions: (HxWxD) 1030x230x310mm. Weight: 68kg (unpackaged pair).

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Carmel™ 2 delivers the lifelike natural sound of YG Acoustics™’ flagship Sonja™ and Hailey™, at a price that is within reach for many of us who - until now - could only dream of owning a speaker of such ultra-high-end caliber. Carmel™ 2 is the culmination of years of research, and a near-obsessive desire by YG Acoustics™' lead-designer Yoav Geva, who insisted that his inevitable responsibility was to extend the leading-edge technologies of Sonja™ and Hailey™, to Carmel™ 2. The result is astonishing - world-class performance in a gorgeous marvel of industrial design and precision-manufacturing. Carmel™ 2 - spectacular sonics, timelessly elegant form, pure clarity... handmade in U.S.A.
 


Carmel™ 2 uses a fully CNC-machined construction and proprietary toroidal air-core crossover inductors. The revolutionary drivers, machined in-house for Sonja™ and Hailey™, make an encore appearance in Carmel™ 2. These enhancements result in ultra-low distortion, while preserving the industry-leading frequency and phase response that YG Acoustics™ is famous for.


The mid-woofer is made in-house using YG Acoustics™’ proprietary BilletCore™ technology: the driver is precisely machined out of a massive slab 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.

Carmel™ 2’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.

Carmel™ 2’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 enclosures achievable. The plate-thickness is up to 35 mm (1.375"). This ensures freedom from vibration, even at impressive volume levels for a speaker of this size.

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: Carmel™ 2 is a champion of transparency, 3D-soundstaging, dynamics, 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.
 

Carmel™ 2, in addition to its state-of-the-art two-channel (stereo) performance, is also fully compatible with multichannel audio and home-theater systems. Carmel™ 2 can also be combined with speakers from YG Acoustics™’ other lines for properly phase-coherent multi-channel systems.

 


Deviation:
±2 dB frequency response
±5° relative phase throughout entire overlap
Exceptional pair-matching
Usable output extends from 32 Hz to 40 kHz

Drivers:
BilletCore™ ultra-high-rigidity mid-woofer
ForgeCore™ ultra-low-distortion tweeter

Filters:
Carmel™ 2 is fully-passive
Proprietary DualCoherent™ crossover at 1.75 kHz
Designed using software developed in-house
ToroAir™ inductors eliminate cross-talk

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

Impedance: 
4Ω nominal, 3.5Ω minimum

Dimensions:
103x23x31 cm (41x9x13”) HxWxD

Weight:
34 kg per channel unpackaged


Warszawski Klub Audiofila i Melomana

Wczoraj słuchaliśmy kolumn YG Acoustics Carmel 2. Małe, bardzo zgrabne, pieruńsko ciężkie. A mówią, że samoloty robi się z aluminium, bo niby takie lekkie. ;-) Osiemnastocentymetrowy midwoofer to własna konstrukcja YG - ponoć membrana jest frezowana z jednego "pucka" aluminium. Jedwabny, lekko "utubiony" tweeter ponoć też jest ich konstrukcją, ale jego membrana do złudzenia przypomina tę ze Scanspeaka 6600. Skądinąd nie ma się czego wstydzić, Hansen Audio też ich używa i jeszcze kilku innych znanych producentów. Umieszczenie tweetera w płytkim falowodzie pozwoliło konstruktorowi na obniżenie podziału do 1,75 kHz.
WAF - bardzo wysoki - pewnie dopóki nie wyjdzie na jaw cena... ;-)
Jak to grało? Bardzo podobnie do tego, co słyszałem na ostatnim AudioShow (wtedy z Audionetem) - wyczynowo. ;-) Bardzo precyzyjnie i bardzo rozdzielczo. Przy violi da gamba dokładnie słychać przesunięcie smyczka na strunie, dźwięk samej struny i odpowiedź pudła. Słuchając chóru nie było problemu z wyodrębnieniem poszczególnych głosów. Dzwonki Pedro Estevana na "Llibre Vermell" Savalla różniły się wybrzmieniami zależnie od wielkości, a jeden trochę fałszował wybrzmiewając (jakby trochę "pływał"). ;-) Wsłuchując się w perkusję można było "zobaczyć" miotełki muskające talerz... Jednym słowem wgląd w nagrania rewelacyjny. Przestrzeń też świetna. O dziwo - przy tej ilości szczegółów to nie jest wcale rozjaśniony dźwięk. Niższego basu nie ma (w naszym pomieszczeniu bas kończył się na czterdziestu paru hercach), ale nawet mimo tego kolumny grają dosyć ciemno. Pewnie więcej blasku miałyby w jakimś nowoczesnym wnętrzu z licznymi gładkimi powierzchniami i mnóstwem odbić. Ale może wtedy byłoby już za ostro? Trudno powiedzieć. Teraz trochę o wadach. Jest to dosyć chłodny, taki "beznamiętny" dźwięk. Łącząc go z tranzystorowym wzmacniaczem o takich samych cechach najprawdopodobniej otrzymamy brzmienie sterylne, analityczne, ale całkiem wyprane z emocji. Ja bym je łączył z lampą, byle mocną, bo to tylko 84 dB przy 4 omach.
Myśmy zaczęli od Alepha X. On niestety preferuje 8 omowe obciążenie i wyraźnie brakowało mu mocy. Potem podłączyliśmy Ugodę - rozdzielczość, precyzja, dokładność, szybkość. Zaznaczona każda "krawędź" dźwięku - ale zarazem przekaz trochę matowy i chłodny. Potem GM-ki - ubyło trochę informacji, precyzja też nie ta, leciutko poluzowany bas, no i krawędzie nieco zaokrąglone - ale za to pojawiły się emocje i blask na średnicy. Co kto lubi. ;-) A kolumny za każdym razem pięknie pokazywały różnice we wzmacniaczach. Nie powiedziałbym, że jak szkło powiększające, bo ono zazwyczaj zakrzywia obraz na krawędziach. Fotografowie często używają zamiast lupy wyjętego z aparatu obiektywu - wtedy obraz jest powiększony idealnie w całej płaszczyźnie. Tak mi się skojarzyło, kiedy ich słuchałem.
Co do ceny - owszem jest absurdalnie wysoka. Tym niemniej (jak zauważył kolega) zaledwie 4 razy większa od ceny listwy sieciowej pewnego polskiego producenta - a tu wkład materiałowy, a zwłaszcza intelektualny jest jednak nieporównanie większy. ;-)

          

 post 11.02.2017 - 10:26


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    Carmel™ 2 appears on 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."

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    ΉXOΣ magazine (Greece) has published a spectacular review of YG Acoustics™ Carmel™ 2. The article can be downloaded here.
    The speaker received 5 stars, which is the publication's highest rating. The detailed evaluation concluded with a score of 4.94 out of 5, which is apparently among the highest numbers ever doled out by the publication.

    This article is YG Acoustics™' first review in the Greek media, and we are proud to enter this new market on such a high note.

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    Carmel™ 2 appears on the front cover of the August-September 2015 issue of Canada HiFi.
    Inside is an excellent review, which can also be found online here.
    The writer gave YG Acoustics™ the highest honor, by purchasing the review pair for his own reference system.
    A sample comment from the article: “I tried Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue to see how well the Carmel would fare on deep organ notes, and I could not have wanted for more. The whole room was energized.”

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    Enjoy the Music has published an excellent review of Carmel™ 2. The article can be found here.
    Reviewer Phil Gold concluded the test by stating "I just have to keep this pair", and purchased the speakers.
    Mr. Gold is one of eleven reviewers worldwide who have purchased YG Acoustics™ speakers for their reference systems, a number that we are very proud of.

    Additional comments by Mr. Gold: "I love how YG Acoustics have managed to keep the wonderful qualities of the Carmel but add so much to the lower frequency articulation, the midrange clarity, the openness of the upper frequencies and the overall level of realism."
    "I found myself completely unable to play short excerpts, the sound so captivating I simply had to play it through to the end. One moment passionate, the next haunting and then almost frightening, this is an amazing test of a system's ability to reproduce instrumental color and the most intricate detail." “Serious weight, presence, impact, clarity. Even in the deep bass and all the way up to the top registers” “…lower frequency articulation, the midrange clarity, the openness of the upper frequencies and the overall level of realism …I just have to keep this pair.”

     

    AWARDS

     

    Enjoy the Music
Special 20/20 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2
    Enjoy the Music
    Special 20/20 2015
    Awarded to:
    Carmel™ 2
    Super AV Awards (China)
Outstanding Overall Performance 2015
Floorstanding Speaker
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2
    Super AV Awards (China)
    Outstanding Overall Performance 2015
    Floorstanding Speaker
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award RMAF 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award RMAF 2015
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.2
    Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis RMAF 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2
    Positive Feedback
    Audio Oasis RMAF 2015
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.2
    Enjoy the Music
Blue Note 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2
    Enjoy the Music
    Blue Note 2015
    Awarded to:
    Carmel™ 2
    The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear 2015
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2
    The Absolute Sound
    Golden Ear 2015
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award Newport 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award Newport 2015
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.3
    Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2015
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3
    Positive Feedback
    Audio Oasis Newport 2015
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.3
    Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis AXPONA 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2
    Positive Feedback
    Audio Oasis AXPONA 2015
    Awarded to:
    Carmel™ 2
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award AXPONA 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award AXPONA 2015
    Awarded to:
    Carmel™ 2
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award CES 2015
Awarded to:
Carmel™ 2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award CES 2015
    Awarded to:
    Carmel™ 2
    Super AV (China)
 Overall Performance Award 2014
 Awarded to:
 Hailey™ 1.2
    Super AV (China)
    Overall Performance Award 2014
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    Stereophile
Recommended Component
Class A full-range
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3
    Stereophile
    Recommended Component
    Class A full-range
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.3
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award RMAF 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award RMAF 2014
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    Positive Feedback
 Audio Oasis RMAF 2014
 Awarded to:
 Hailey™ 1.2
    Positive Feedback
    Audio Oasis RMAF 2014
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    Top Ten HiFi Equipment Awards (China)
 Speaker System of the Year 2014-2015
 Awarded to:
 Sonja™ 1.3
    Top Ten HiFi Equipment Awards (China)
    Speaker System of the Year 2014-2015
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.3
    Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Newport 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2
    Positive Feedback
    Audio Oasis Newport 2014
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award Newport 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award Newport 2014
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    High Fidelity (Poland)
Best Sound High End 2014
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3
    High Fidelity (Poland)
    Best Sound High End 2014
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.3
    Stereo Sound (Japan)
 Grand Prix 2013
 Awarded to:
 Hailey™ 1.2
    Stereo Sound (Japan)
    Grand Prix 2013
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award AXPONA 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award AXPONA 2014
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award CES 2014
Awarded to:
Hailey™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award CES 2014
    Awarded to:
    Hailey™ 1.2
    The Absolute Sound
Editor’s Choice 2014
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature
Kipod™ II Signature
Carmel™
    The Absolute Sound
    Editor’s Choice 2014
    Awarded to:
    Anat™ III Signature
    Kipod™ II Signature
    Carmel™
    Stereophile
Speaker of the Year 2013
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3
    Stereophile
    Speaker of the Year 2013
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.3
    Stereophile
Recommended Component
Class A full-range
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.3
    Stereophile
    Recommended Component
    Class A full-range
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.3
    The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear 2013
Awarded to:
Kipod™ II Signature Passive
    The Absolute Sound
    Golden Ear 2013
    Awarded to:
    Kipod™ II Signature Passive
    Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis RMAF 2013
Awarded to:
Sonja™ 1.2
    Positive Feedback
    Audio Oasis RMAF 2013
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
 Gold Award RMAF 2013
 Awarded to:
 Sonja™ 1.2
    AV Showrooms
    Gold Award RMAF 2013
    Awarded to:
    Sonja™ 1.2
    Colorado Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award 2013
    Colorado Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award 2013
    Audiophile Review
 Top 25 Speakers of All Time
 Awarded to:
 Anat™ line
    Audiophile Review
    Top 25 Speakers of All Time
    Awarded to:
    Anat™ line
    Positive Feedback
 Audio Oasis Newport 2012
 Awarded to:
 Anat™ III Studio Signature
    Positive Feedback
    Audio Oasis Newport 2012
    Awarded to:
    Anat™ III Studio Signature
    Stereo Sound (Japan)
Grand Prix 2011
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Studio
    Stereo Sound (Japan)
    Grand Prix 2011
    Awarded to:
    Anat™ III Studio
    The Absolute Sound
Editor’s Choice 2011
Awarded to:
Kipod™ Studio
Carmel™
    The Absolute Sound
    Editor’s Choice 2011
    Awarded to:
    Kipod™ Studio
    Carmel™
    Positive Feedback
Circuitus Maximus 2011
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature
    Positive Feedback
    Circuitus Maximus 2011
    Awarded to:
    Anat™ III Signature
    Stereo Times
Best Sound RMAF 2011
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature
    Stereo Times
    Best Sound RMAF 2011
    Awarded to:
    Anat™ III Signature
    The Absolute Sound
 Product of the Year 2010
 Awarded to:
 Carmel™
    The Absolute Sound
    Product of the Year 2010
    Awarded to:
    Carmel™
    The Absolute Sound
 Golden Ear 2011
 Awarded to:
 Carmel™
    The Absolute Sound
    Golden Ear 2011
    Awarded to:
    Carmel™
    AV Showrooms
Gold Award NY 2012
Awarded to:
Anat™ III Signature
    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™


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