TYPE – 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
POWER RATING – 150 W
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE – 6 ohms
SENSITIVITY – 86 dB / 2,83 V
MINIMAL AMPLIFIER POWER – 30 W
CABINET MATERIAL – 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)
Champagne Gold Limited Edition
About the Estelon Experience
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.
How It's Built
Estelon loudspeakers are built with the highest standards in the industry. Each component is carefully chosen and repeatedly checked so we are confident that it meets the best quality for a perfect result.
Each element and its characteristics play a crucial role in delivering the purest sounds imaginable. All Estelon products are built from the inside out. The shape is a result of decades of engineering and experience in creating the best conditions for music reproduction. Taking this into account there are not many materials in the world that can adhere to the necessary conditions.
All our speakers’ cabinets are built using a proprietary marble based composite material. This allows the creation of the perfect form and shape of the speaker. The specific materials, along with the unique shape, eliminate any extra internal resonances and diffractions so the sound is pure and natural without any colouration.
The same philosophy is also used for the YB speaker, using materials that fit best the speaker’s characteristics.
The finishing techniques of our speakers come from the automotive industry, which makes the coating very durable. The finishing is handcrafted and consists of up to 12 layers and careful hand polishing.
Top Quality Drivers
The Estelon X-Series loudspeakers use drivers from the German company Thiel & Partner. They have been producing and distributing high-quality drivers made of stiff membrane materials such as ceramics, CVD-diamond and aluminium, under the accuton® brand since 1994. Accuton also produces the speaker systems for the Bugatti supercars.
Our YB model is using driver elements from SEAS and Scan-Speak.
The Scan-Speak Revelator mid-range driver is well known for its sliced paper cone technology. The slices are filled with damping glue, which reduces the break-up modes in the diaphragm. The 1” compact beryllium tweeter is the best example of ‘big sound in a small body’. As beryllium is characterized by great stiffness, light weight and high damping, its diaphragm offers all the properties required to reproduce an excellent sound.
The SEAS stiff aluminium cone gives tremendous bass precision. The cone and the low loss rubber surround show no sign of the familiar 500-1500 Hz cone edge resonance and distortion associated with soft cones.
Since 2010 Estelon is providing the most luxurious loudspeakers to the high-end community. Acoustic excellence through sophisticated engineering, as well as high-quality components, are combined in order to accommodate the brilliance of Estelon sound reproduction systems. Decades of knowledge and experience allow us to produce loudspeakers with a truly rich natural sound, creating an unimaginable musical experience.
The story of Estelon’s chief designer and engineer started decades ago when at a very young age and while growing up in the Soviet era he began to dismantle radios and adjusted their components to improve the sound quality. He took his interest to the university, studying electro-acoustics in St Petersburg. This was the beginning of a journey that led to an important moment back in 2010 when engineer Alfred Vassilkov was having breakfast with his family.
“It was a lovely Sunday morning having breakfast with my family”, Alfred recalls. “I had long held the ambition of creating the world’s best loudspeaker. I knew what the concept would be but instead of selling my idea to a company, I decided to build it on my own. Luckily I already had the best key executives in my family, my daughters Alissa and Kristiina. That same evening we decided to set up the company.”
Alfred was designing speakers for over 25 years before achieving his ambition. He always sought perfection and overcame challenges. Those experiences enabled him to develop technologies and seek materials to construct the most unique and innovative products. These were combined with inspiration from nature – the lush and expansive forest landscapes of Estonia in specific – creating the perfect balance between engineering and design.
The result is Estelon, one of the world’s most luxurious speaker brands. It derives aesthetic and acoustic excellence through the merger of ingenious creativity and cutting-edge science. Each decision – from engineering techniques to materials and components used in the manufacturing process – is made with the perfect harmony of the speakers as a whole in mind.
For Alfred, this flawless synergy is what an engineer strives for in his creations. Every single detail is carefully considered, selected and tested during all stages of the production process. The result is a handcrafted masterpiece of beauty on the outside and the pinnacle of technology on the inside.
Estelon is today regarded as a leading innovator in the audio industry, having received multiple awards for its designs and technological innovations. Two times ‘Innovation Award’ in the Consumers Electronics Show (CES), and a prestigious ‘Red Dot Design Award’, are only the beginning of a very long list of achievements since 2010.
The company’s loudspeakers are today proudly owned by some of the world’s most eminent innovators and global leaders.