The distinctive style of YB Mk II may be a masterpiece of sleek design, as with all the Estelon products, but it is also a triumph of “form follows function”. With an emphasis on lines and surfaces, as opposed to the X-Series’ organic curves, the resulting Y shape, from which the YB name derives, is obtained by the system’s asymmetric driver positioning.
The newly upgraded YB Mk II contains new crossover and cabling and it's now coming in the same marble based composite cabinet for a quality of sound that immerses the listener in both the technical brilliance and the emotional ebb and flow of the audio experience.
The Estelon YB Mk II loudspeakers use a sealed box concept, which is more compact compared to the bass reflex concept and is less demanding regarding the positioning requirements in a room. The bass is nimble, accurate, and with an authentic timbre.
Estelon engineering took many years of research and testing to find the right material that would allow the highest quality of cabinet and construction for the loudspeaker’s acoustically engineered complex shape. We developed a proprietary marble-based composite material and special moulding technology to be able to make cabinets with such advanced surface geometry, inside and out. The combination of the high-density, solid mass of the moulded marble-based composite and the purposeful shapes, and various internal chambers, results in characteristics that allow for close to perfect acoustical properties. The cabinet is extremely rigid, highly dense, resonant-free, and with exceptional internal dampening and acoustical control.
The tweeter is a 25 mm (1 inch) beryllium “Illuminator” driver from Scan-Speak. This very stiff and lightweight dome enables the driver to have very low distortion, high sensitivity and near-perfect impulse response. The break-up modes occur well outside the human hearing range.
The mid-woofer is a Scan-Speak “Revelator” 148 mm (5.8 inches) sliced paper cone. The slices are filled with proprietary damping glue, which reduces and modifies the break-up modes behaviour in the diaphragm. This leads to a flat frequency response and less distortion in the mid-range frequencies. The resulting sound is clear, the timber of instruments are presented with realism and free of the typical paper colouration.
The woofer is a 220 mm (8.6 inches) SEAS unit. The lightweight and stiff aluminium cone provides tremendous bass precision. The cone and the low-loss rubber surround, show no sign of the familiar cone edge resonance and distortion associated with soft cones.
Type: 3-Way Passive Speaker
Drivers: 8", Mid-Woofer: 5.8", Tweeter: 1"
Frequency Response: 30-40 000 Hz
Power Rating: 150 W
Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
Sensitivity: 86 dB / 2,83 V
Minimal Amplifier Power: 30 W
Dimensions: 1260 mm (H) X 332 mm (W) X 394 mm (D)
Net Weight: 40kg per piece