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  • Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

    A lot of people think the Yg Acoustics speakers are the bees' knees. That said, they look pretty conventional, and impressive frequency response specs aside, aren't anything out of the ordinary. Are they really that good?

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    Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

    They cost over $100k and are made from ballistic-grade aircraft aluminum with 2" thick baffles IIRC.
    So they have that going for them.

    cheers,

    AJ

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      Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

      I take pot shots at mine all the time. Had to whip out the Barret .50 to dent the bastards.
      I am trolling you.

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        Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

        Originally posted by spasticteapot View Post
        A lot of people think the Yg Acoustics speakers are the bees' knees. That said, they look pretty conventional, and impressive frequency response specs aside, aren't anything out of the ordinary. Are they really that good?
        Yes, I have heard them several times at trade shows. They do sound very very nice. Nowhere near 100k+ nice though, IMHO. What you have there are a bunch of fairly expensive (and allegedly modded) Scanspeak drivers mounted into a VERY expensive aluminum cabinet, which is where the $$ comes in.

        I agree 100% with what they are trying to do from a design perspective in their most expensive full-range models: 2-way passive monitor atop an active subwoofer, which can then be tailored to any given room in the bass department. That's exactly how my best DIY designs are laid out.

        So yes, they are very good, but its nothing that stood out to me as being even remotely worth the insane prices they are charging. Much of their great sound in my experience is attributed to the drivers they are using---the Scanspeak stuff is great!

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          Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

          I've heard them a few times at RMAF. They are quite neutral and transparent, but still nothing that stands out enough to come close to justifying their cost. There are plenty of $10-$15K speakers that equal or beat them ... I personally think they're kinda ugly too.
          Vapor Audio

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            Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

            Originally posted by DoubleTap View Post
            I've heard them a few times at RMAF. They are quite neutral and transparent, but still nothing that stands out enough to come close to justifying their cost. There are plenty of $10-$15K speakers that equal or beat them ... I personally think they're kinda ugly too.
            Your just mad cause you can't shoot through them:D

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              Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

              Originally posted by DoubleTap View Post
              I've heard them a few times at RMAF. They are quite neutral and transparent, but still nothing that stands out enough to come close to justifying their cost. There are plenty of $10-$15K speakers that equal or beat them ... I personally think they're kinda ugly too.
              I'm curious - what did you think was better?

              I was hoping to build a pair of knockoffs, as I've managed to acquire the parts.

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                Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

                Aluminum BTW machines very well with carbide tools. One could rout or re-saw on the table saw with proper blade. So, something like YG could be DIYed for a few thousand $ not 10th of thousands.
                http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                  Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

                  Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post
                  Aluminum BTW machines very well with carbide tools. One could rout or re-saw on the table saw with proper blade. So, something like YG could be DIYed for a few thousand $ not 10th of thousands.
                  If one uses wood for the sub enclosure, not even that - by my estimates, it's about $200-$250 worth of aluminum for both cabinets, possibly less if I can use scraps or remainders.

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                    Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

                    Originally posted by spasticteapot View Post
                    If one uses wood for the sub enclosure, not even that - by my estimates, it's about $200-$250 worth of aluminum for both cabinets, possibly less if I can use scraps or remainders.
                    ehhhh I don't know about $250. Aluminum isn't cheap and you'd need quite a bit of it to do the enclosures. All I am saying, if one want's to have an solid aluminum speakers, it's quite possible.
                    http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant...d=76&top_cat=0
                    http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                      Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

                      I was using 1/4" aluminum for the sides, back, and top, and 1/2" for the baffle. Onlinemetalstore.com is quite affordable - though, to be fair, my price doesn't include shipping.

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                        Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

                        Originally posted by DoubleTap View Post
                        I personally think they're kinda ugly too.
                        Ya think!? :eek: Gah- they iz UGGALEEE!!! :(

                        Those grilles just ooze- TACKY!!

                        Not ever will I clone those...aesthetically anyway.
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                          Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

                          Why is aluminium considered a good material for a speaker cabinet (I can see the marketing appeal)?

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                            Re: Has anyone listened to the Yg Acoustics stuff?

                            It's way more dense than MDF, that's for sure - and doesn't weigh as much as other metals.

                            Personally, I'd go straight for cast iron :D
                            I am trolling you.

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                              CNC-machined from solid slabs of aircraft-grade aluminum and also be a multi-layered construction????

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