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YG Acous­tics’ Carmel 2 has a thicker baf­fle, im­proved res­o­nance damp­ing, new driv­ers and a new cross­over, but as with the orig­i­nal Carmel de­sign, ev­ery cabi­net panel is made from in-house milled, air­craft-grade alu­minium bil­let. Although the Carmel 2 has ‘new’ driv­ers, they’re not strictly ‘new’ as such, since YG Acous­tics has fit­ted the ‘ForgeCore’ tweet­ers and ‘Bil­letCore’ cones that it’s been us­ing for some time, but only one mod­els higher-up in YG Acous­tics’ range. (The orig­i­nal Carmel used tweet­ers and mid­bass driv­ers sourced from Dan­ish man­u­fac­turer ScanS­peak). The new cab­i­nets and driv­ers ob­vi­ously ne­ces­si­tated a new cross­over net­work, which uses a topol­ogy YG says is ‘DualCo­her­ent’ be­cause ac­cord­ing to Yoav Geva, of YG, ‘ it si­mul­ta­ne­ously min­imises non-lin­ear­ity in both the fre­quency and time/phase do­mains.’ Geva told Aus­tralian Hi-Fi Mag­a­zine that the new driv­ers, cross­over, and up­dated industrial de­sign bring greater tech­no­log­i­cal and aes­thetic co­her­ence across all of the YG mod­els. ‘ The new Carmel 2 de­liv­ers the life­like nat­u­ral sound of YG Acous­tics’ flag­ship Sonja and Hai­ley loud­speak­ers, at a price that is within reach for many of those who—un­til now—had only been able to dream of own­ing a speaker of such ul­tra-high-end cal­i­bre,’ said Boris Gra­novsky, of Ab­so­lute Hi End, which dis­trib­utes YG Acous­tics in Australia. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Ab­so­lute HiEnd on (04) 8877 7999 or visit the web­site at www.ab­so­lute­hiend.com

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