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
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
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,
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