Dirty little secret of Pedigreed, decades old Speaker line - no one will address

For decades ever since it was first launched, all high end competitors have made major revisions to their midrange drivers. Yet YG Acoustics has done so - zero times. It still has the dubious, aluminum cone tech they first introduced.on day one. Their rationale for their supposedly superior construction has been completely rejected by all other companies who have neverconsidered considering imitating it.  They almost seem to be aspiring to copy Paradigm's entry level models (a co. that has ditched them for Beryillium on anything more premium). All while improving the frequency extremes only.  It certainly looks like they're endlessly, dead set on proclaiming it's somehow a feature & not a bug & eternally racing down this dead end. Their U.S. distributor has hired their sales director away to sell a competing brand they ALSO distribute, Vivid - that does have a far more sophisticated midrange driver & does it eve outsell YG.  In one of the distributor's online videos sent out free in their newsletter, the former YG sales guru, proclaims he has never felt nearly so engaged with the music - a clear knock to his old co. YG.  The owner, of said distributor standing right beside him, agreeing & not saying a word to disagree.  YG's response is to update the frequency extremes only, yet again & move down market to create a less expensive line. Even B&W replaced & updated their midrange driver tech, with their continuum. One of the strangest, most determined, longest running, self sabotaging mrkting decisions I've seen in high end audio. There must be the most peculiar, Why animating this but I can't imagine what it would be that remotely serves them.  Can you?


I heard YG speakers in two separate rooms at AXPONA this year and felt that they stood out from the crowd. Maybe they got it right the first time around. 

??? For YG owners it must be refreshing not to have their 5 or 6 figure speaker  become obsolete a year or 2 after purchase. 

I listened to YG at Axpona a couple years ago paired with Gryphon and I heard nothing that made me think YG was special, but I don't put much stock in show demos. 

It is not as if YG is using aluminum drivers manufactured the same as lower end manufacturers of aluminum drivers.

Is anyone else producing them from a billet of aluminum? I don’t think so. They are stamped from aluminum sheets.

And it’s not as if their drivers are simple flat aluminum cones. The back of the cones use various raised areas designed to dampen resonances, standing waves, and add stiffness.

You can’t point to one specific technology, that you happen not to like, used in specific speakers, and claim that is a deficit that cannot be overcome.

Execution of the entire speaker system is much more important than any one technology used.

I also just did a pretty quick google search for reviews with measurements, and universally, they measure very well. Waterfall plots look very clean, especially in the midrange region.


I laughed out loud when I read the original post. I'm running a pair of Thiel CS6 speakers from 1996 and they hold up extremely well against most speakers I've heard that cost in the neighborhood of six figures. I haven't seen evidence that newer, exotic, and massively more expensive drivers are necessarily better. But they sure are a good reason to raise the price! As someone mentioned above, maybe YG got it right and they like the sound of their midrange driver. Maybe they've tried other materials and their current design sounds the best to them. Maybe the OP needs to get a life.

BTW, I've listened to YG speakers at 3 audio shows and I thought they sounded quite good.

What a weird post. It amazes me that someone can have such a nasty ax to grind for a particular manufacturer. Something fishy going on here.