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    YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    Hi!
    Can anyone provide some input regarding the benefits of going from Sonja 2.2i to the Sonja 2.3’s?

    I am very content with my Sonja 2.2i which I have had for a bit over a year now. They are very coherent from top to bottom but I do wonder if I could get a bit more energy in the low end without compromising on the rest of the presentation. I have been experimenting with sub-woofers but haven’t been able to make it work fully to my satisfaction.

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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    Quote Originally Posted by HStrand View Post
    Hi!
    Can anyone provide some input regarding the benefits of going from Sonja 2.2i to the Sonja 2.3’s?

    I am very content with my Sonja 2.2i which I have had for a bit over a year now. They are very coherent from top to bottom but I do wonder if I could get a bit more energy in the low end without compromising on the rest of the presentation. I have been experimenting with sub-woofers but haven’t been able to make it work fully to my satisfaction.

    Best regards

    Hans
    I own YG Sonja XVi speakers, not the juniors or studios, the real ones. My take is that you need the 2.3i if you want to hear what YGs can really do. Or better, just upgrade to XVi. The acid test is acoustic orchestral music, the scale of the music. Adding the bass modules moves the speakers into a totally different league. This applies to all music, it is just more apparent when playing the Beethoven 9th.

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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    Quote Originally Posted by HStrand View Post
    Hi!
    Can anyone provide some input regarding the benefits of going from Sonja 2.2i to the Sonja 2.3’s?

    I am very content with my Sonja 2.2i which I have had for a bit over a year now. They are very coherent from top to bottom but I do wonder if I could get a bit more energy in the low end without compromising on the rest of the presentation. I have been experimenting with sub-woofers but haven’t been able to make it work fully to my satisfaction.

    Best regards

    Hans
    I do not own YG Acoustics but I really enjoy them and have taken every opportunity to listen to them at my local dealer and audio shows. I would say it very much depends on the size of your room. If you have a medium to large room, stick with the 2.2i. If you have a very large room, then go with the 2.3i. This is not because of excessive bass but because of the sheer height of the 2.3i throwing off your imaging. I only preferred the 2.3i over the 2.2i in a very large room where the speakers could be set way back and the listener could realize their full soundstage.

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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    I had a chance to hear all the models. 2.2i was my favorite.


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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I had a chance to hear all the models. 2.2i was my favorite.


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    Mine too. I love the cohesiveness and intimacy they deliver. They just step out of the way and let you become totally immersed in the music.

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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    I have heard the 2.2i many times in several systems and it is a great speaker but the 2.3i is IMO much better and the XVi is miles ahead.

    My room is 14x20 but has a high ceiling. The listening position is 10'4" from the tweeter. The folks at YG say they were not designed to need a huge room. The YG designers of course knew what they were doing with the height of the tweeter, it was designed to work and it does. Mike, if you are ever in San Diego you are welcome to hear them. Electronics are Boulder 1110/3060. Maybe we'll get you to change your mind about what is the best YG.

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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    Quote Originally Posted by FastEddy View Post
    I have heard the 2.2i many times in several systems and it is a great speaker but the 2.3i is IMO much better and the XVi is miles ahead.

    My room is 14x20 but has a high ceiling. The listening position is 10'4" from the tweeter. The folks at YG say they were not designed to need a huge room. The YG designers of course knew what they were doing with the height of the tweeter, it was designed to work and it does. Mike, if you are ever in San Diego you are welcome to hear them. Electronics are Boulder 1110/3060. Maybe we'll get you to change your mind about what is the best YG.
    Thank you so much! Love San Diego.


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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    Quote Originally Posted by FastEddy View Post
    I have heard the 2.2i many times in several systems and it is a great speaker but the 2.3i is IMO much better and the XVi is miles ahead.

    My room is 14x20 but has a high ceiling. The listening position is 10'4" from the tweeter. The folks at YG say they were not designed to need a huge room. The YG designers of course knew what they were doing with the height of the tweeter, it was designed to work and it does. Mike, if you are ever in San Diego you are welcome to hear them. Electronics are Boulder 1110/3060. Maybe we'll get you to change your mind about what is the best YG.
    Different strokes I guess. I listened at the dealer to the YG Anniversary XV with 4 Audionet Heisenberg amps and Stern preamp for several hours. Great system. Tremendous speed, dynamics, scale and soundstage. But I have to say for the type of music I listen to: acoustic, small jazz combos, jazz vocals and jazz piano, I just prefer the 2.2i. Less drivers and more transparent in my opinion.

    Ken
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    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps; MSB M204 Mono Amps
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    Re: YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2 to 2.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Different strokes I guess. I listened at the dealer to the YG Anniversary XV with 4 Audionet Heisenberg amps and Stern preamp for several hours. Great system. Tremendous speed, dynamics, scale and soundstage. But I have to say for the type of music I listen to: acoustic, small jazz combos, jazz vocals and jazz piano, I just prefer the 2.2i. Less drivers and more transparent in my opinion.

    Ken
    GTT Audio? If so, on your next visit ask Bill to demonstrate the XVi chops on all jazz music, different league altogether.

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