Sunday, August 12, 2012

YBA Signature products

























For the most uncompromising audiophiles, the Signature range stands proud as the pinnacle of research undertaken by YBA over many years. There are no compromises in the design, development and manufacture of Signature products.

Catering for both analog and digital requirements with its choice of inputs, it features RCA and balanced outputs. This is a truly versatile preamplifier, and features two YBA ‘signature’ control buttons on the front panel for mute and phase. The two other controls are for source selection and volume.

The preamp comes complete with a fully functional remote.

Inputs: 3 digital (USB, Optical, Coaxial), 5 RCA analog,  1 phono, 1 balanced analog

Audio outputs: 2 RCA outputs, 1 balanced output

Gain: +6 dB

Sampling rate: Input signal 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz/24 Bits

SNR: >105 dB

Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz (-0.5 dB)

THD+N (20Hz-20kHz): < 0.003%

Power supply: Linear power supply with high performance 190VA transformer

Capacitors: 112,800uF Analog power capacitors

Remote: Full function

Dimension: 430mm x 388mm x 151mm   (w x d x h)

Weight: 27.5kg





















The build quality is of this power amplifier exceptional, featuring two solid pieces of aluminium casing. The appearance is refreshingly understated with no control buttons to be seen and an oval level indicator taking us to times past.

Capable of  600 W into 8 Ohms in bridged mode, this amp is certainly not lacking power! XLR inputs in both stereo and mono together with RCA stereo input, the amp has 2 sets of outputs per channel.

Whilst Signature is not inexpensive, for the money, especially when paired with the Signature pre-amp and CD player, you would be hard pressed to find more something musically satisfying.


Power Output: Stereo 200W/8Ω, Stereo 400W/4Ω, Mono 600W/8Ω

Inputs: 1 x XLR stereo, 1 x RCA stereo, 1 x XLR mono

Audio Outputs: 2 pairs speaker outputs

SNR: >95 dB

Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz (-0.5 dB)

THD+N (20Hz-20kHz): < 0.1%

Power supply: Linear power supply with high performance 1000VA Ul -core transformer

Dimension: 430mm x 390mm x 170mm  (w x d x h)

Weight: 42.5 kg



















There’s no doubt that the Signature CD Player delivers superior CD performance. This is a top loading player and comes complete with a disc clamp.

Operation is so simple, simply open the sliding door and remove the clamp. Place the CD on the platter and replace the clamp.  By sliding the door forward approximately 2 centimetres, the start mechanism is engaged and the disc begins to play. You can close the door completely whilst playing.

All relevant information is displayed on the front panel display and with its two discretely positioned control buttons on the left side of the front panel, it retains the attractive uncluttered lines of the Signature range of products.

System: High end Philips CD PRO IIm with patented Blue Diode® system

Drive compatibility: CD   CD-R   CD-RW

Audio outputs: 1 RCA plus 1 XLR analog, 1 Coaxial digital

Unbalanced output level: 2.3V

Balanced output level: 4.6V

SNR (RCA): 115dB

SNR (XLR): 120dB

Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz (-0.5 dB)

THD+N (20Hz-20kHz): 0.0015%

Power supply: Linear power supply with high performance 190VA Ul-core transformer

Capacitors: 94,000uF analog power capacitors

Remote: Full function

Dimension: 430mm x 370mm x 151mm   (w x d x h)

Weight: 30.5kg

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