YG Acoustics’ new six-model Peaks loudspeaker series offers a new entry-point for the brand.
The YG Acoustics Peaks series comprises five speaker models bookended by the two-way bookshelf Cairn and the three-way floorstanding Summit. These are joined by the Descent powered subwoofer. The range promises to perform “at a new reference level for their price”, according to the company.
The range is loaded with YG’s proprietary ForgeCore tweeters and BilletCore drivers. These are mounted in thick aluminium front baffles precision machined in-house to a profile guided by detailed computational modelling, says YG. The drivers are handed duties through hand-built crossovers using “the highest quality components” on circuit boards that YG machines in-house.
We are told that the sealed cabinets are constructed from inch-thick dense resin fibre, curved to exact tolerances in custom presses and feature advanced bracing and acoustic absorbers that eliminate cabinet resonances and reflections.
The starting point of the range is the YG Acoustics Cairn; this two-way passive stand mount/bookshelf speaker incorporates a ForgeCore tweeter and 6-inch (15 cm), BilletCore driver, whereas the Tor standmount utilises a 7-inch BilletCore within its larger cabinet. The Talus is the smallest floorstander in the range, measuring 1015 x 270 x 325mm (H x W x D) and is also outfitted with a ForgeCore tweeter and 7-inch BilletCore unit.
The Ascent and Summit are three-way floorstanding designs, with the Ascent incorporating a ForgeCore tweeter along with 7-inch (18 cm) and 8.5-inch (22 cm) BilletCore drivers. Meanwhile, the range-topping Summit boasts a ForgeCore tweeter partnered by 7-inch (18 cm) and 10.25-inch (26 cm) BilletCore drivers within its 1135 x 310 x 500mm (H x W x D) cabinet.
Finally, the Descent active subwoofer features a 1,000W “audiophile amplifier” powering a new 11-inch (28 cm) BilletCore driver with a 3-inch voice coil, titanium former and advanced magnet inside its 445 x 400 x 475mm (H x W x D) cabinet.
YG Acoustics emphasise that everything from the drivers, cabinets and crossovers, to the veneer, lacquer and internal cabling has been carefully selected and modelled to deliver the most accurate, most musical performance possible.
The YG Acoustics Peaks range is available in Balanced Oak, Flamed Rosewood and Datuk Ebony, and starts at £9,900 for the Cairn, (£11,500 with the stand package), and £13,000 for the Tor (£14,500 with the stand package). The Talus is £17,000 with the Ascent and Summit costing £23,750 and £30,000, respectively. The Descent sub is priced at £9,250.
The stands for the Cairn and Tor are available separately for £1,950, so you do make a considerable saving with the speaker/ stand package.