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.
With their asymmetrical design, the Estelon Model YB speakers are a prime example of a functional design approach. The cabinets are moulded from a marble based composite material and shaped to optimise sound quality. The placement of the drivers in the cabinet is also well thought out: the mid-woofer is positioned above the beryllium driver to minimise sonic reflections from the floor. The wider speaker base accommodates the bass driver with aluminium diaphragm. Since the woofers are angled towards each other, they can be placed close to a wall even in smaller rooms without having to cope with overlapping sound.
3-way passive speaker, sealed box
Woofer: 220 mm (8 inches) SEAS, aluminium cone
Mid-woofer: 148 mm (5.8 inches) Scan-Speak, sliced paper cone “Revelator”
Tweeter: 25 mm (1 inch) Scan-Speak, beryllium dome “Illuminator”
Internal wiring Kubala-Sosna
Frequency response 30-40 000 Hz
86 dB / 2,83 V
Marble based composite
Height: 1260 mm (49.5 inches)
Width: 332 mm (13 inches)
Depth: 394 mm (15.5 inches)
Net weight: 45 kg (99 lbs.) per piece
Recommended room size: 16-45 m² (170-480 square feet)