Today I want to introduce some new gear - the Heritage range built by famous French brand YBA. I am sure many know Yves Bernard André, the founder and designer of YBA electronics since 1981. As YBA is well-known for extreme high-end the price-performance ratio of the three Heritage products is outstanding IMHO.
Since June I visited a lot of good dealers in Austria - the YBA Heritage electronics showed excellent sound on various speakers and made compared to many competitors in its price-class a perfect performance. To describe the sound I want to use the words powerful, dynamically, precise - paired with very sweet and natural timbre. These properties allow for a combination with many different speakers.
The YBA CD100 cd-player sounded best for me with upsampling/SRC off - more musical and natural. An USB input and a coaxial digital input (24/192) allows for connection to external digital sources. Please note the newest model has a drawer for the compact disc again, it is more practical in daily use.
The YBA MP100 media streamer is brandnew - with the same streaming motherboard from Vienna based company Stream Unlimited inside as my favourite streamer Accustic Arts Streamer ES. Sound is similar to the phantastic CD100 compact disc player. All high resolution music in WAV, FLAC or AIFF (Apple Lossless) up to 24/192 is supported. Additional you can connect an USB device, your iPod/Pad, your computer via USB and there is a coaxial digital input too.
The powerful YBA A100 integrated amplifier (2x150W/8Ohm) let you connect 5 devices via RCA and 1 device with XLR - the media streamer and the cd player have both oprions, RCS and XLR outputs. The video RCA input has a bypass feature for volume control if you want to connect a surround processor.
All 3 YBA Heritage units have the same solid black aluminium made remote control - if you own a combo you have one in reserve... :)
retail prices in Austria:
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