Released in February of 2020 YBA’s R100 streaming music centre is a wonderful addition to our Heritage range. It is both an exceptional integrated amplifier with an output of 100 WPC reflecting the engineering and detail you have come to expect from YBA. It incorporates both a dedicated phono input and headphone output. The streaming component of this product is nothing short of exceptional providing the perfect ‘all in one’ product the market has been looking for. All you need to add is loudspeakers.
The pre-amp caters for both analog and digital requirements. It features R C A and balanced outputs. This is a truly versatile preamplifier, with two YBA ‘signature’ control buttons on the front panel for mute and phase. The remaining two controls are for source selection and volume.
There is a definite warmth of presentation, a fuller lower midrange sets up the YBA’s sonic texture. The sound is based on proximity and immediacy. What sounds the most beautiful is the instruments and vocals located in the middle of the frequency range. Yet this occurs without limiting everything to just the midrange. The treble has an open, strong character, with plenty of energy corresponding to the higher registers of the vibraphone, drum cymbals, etc.
A sound stage is meant to be panoramic and the IA350 fills the room. The separation of the channels gives us a wide sound scene yet does not go beyond the surroundings of the loudspeakers. The IA350 adapts superbly to the dimensions of the listening room, but also to the speakers. The dynamics allow us to listen serenely and absolutely to all styles of music under all conditions.
YBA’s latest addition to the Heritage amplifier range is the A200. Mirroring the styling of the popular A100 but with extra power and a host of additional features, this new model will no doubt enhance its appeal to a wider audience.
The A100 from YBA shows a great maturity and will combine with ease with many types of source products and loudspeakers. as its power seems without limits. Its flexibility is equal only to that of its musicality and it becomes an essential choice for all those who seek above all, an amplifier combining refinement sound and speed.
The most recent product added to the Signature range, this mono amplifier is truly for the most uncompromising audiophile. It is the pinnacle of research carried out for design, development and manufacturing. Signature provides a rarely seen standard of excellence and is acknowledged for its uncompromising high fidelity reproduction.
YBA Passion 650 never hides its origins. It’s a music lover’s amplifier that clearly translates Yves-Bernard André’s vision and passion. The 650 has more than enough potency in its design to translate music with power, dynamics, natural transparency and most important, correct timbre and musical imprint. Passion needs no second guesses. Seamless integration of technology in the service of music is evident even after those first few musical notes.