Cambridge Audio YOYO Speakers

Macworld Australia Staff
22 February, 2017
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Cambridge Audio YOYO Speakers Gadget Guide

Synergy Audio Visual has  announced availability of the Cambridge Audio YOYO, a range of three wireless Bluetooth speakers. Cambridge Audio has channelled its 50 years of HiFi expertise to combine high quality sound, ease of use and style into its brand-new range of Bluetooth wireless speakers. The YOYO range is comprised of three different models: (S), (M) & (L).

All three speakers have been fitted with high–performance, low distortion amplifiers with Cambridge Audio’s own digital signal processing (DSP). The result is a speaker that faithfully reproduces music, neither adding, nor losing any of the original performance so that even the subtlest of musical nuances can be heard and enjoyed.

The look of the speakers has been designed in collaboration with world-renown British weaving company Marton Mills which has created ‘sound transparent’ fabrics to wrap the speakers. Each Yoyo speaker is wrapped in 100% worsted wool. Aesthetically designed, the die cast fabric has gone through a unique process to thin it until acoustically transparent, so not even the slightest obstruction is made to the sound.

An attractive, birds eye pattern was selected in a range of neutral but stylish colours including: Dark Grey, Light Grey, Blue and Green. Efforts have also been made to ensure YOYO will continue to look great. Marton Mills’ manufacturing process included the application of a NanoSphere treatment, to ensure the cloth was both water and dirt repellent, while Kier Decatising subjects the stretched fabric to intense heat to guarantee that it will never shrink or distort.

YOYO S – Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Highly compact and perfectly portable, the smallest speaker within the range stands at just 24cm wide, 12cm high and boasts powerful, high quality audio performance. Designed for use as a single high quality speaker, (S) boasts seamless Bluetooth and NFC connectivity for audio streaming plus a 3.5mm AUX input and speakerphone for a unique audio experience. Expert gesture control features enable touch free music control when connected via Bluetooth, allowing users to skip forward, pause and resume with the wave of a hand. Wrapped in a die cast, acoustically-sound material from Marton Mills, (S) boasts a 14-hour battery life and a USB charging port for long listening sessions on-the-go.

Key Features:

  • 2 x 2.1 full range speaker drivers and passive bass radiator
  • Bluetooth and NFC connectivity
  • 3.5mm AUX and USB charging port
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • 14-hour battery life with remaining power indicator
  • Marton Mills bespoke Birds Eye acoustically-transparent fabric
  • Dimensions: 24.6cm (W) x 12.8cm (H) x 6.7cm (D)
  • Weight: 1.2kg
  • Colours: Dark Grey, Light Grey, Blue and Green

YOYO M – Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker

YOYO (M) has been uniquely designed as an active stereo pair of speakers offering a wider more accurate stereo image. As with recorded audio mastered to be heard in stereo, Cambridge has introduced a L+R channel into the world of portable Bluetooth speakers. A versatile and compact system, (M) can be split into single speakers giving freedom throughout the home or abroad. Boasting a 24-hour battery life and USB port for charging smart devices, YOYO (M) is the ultimate system, for inside and out. Seamless Bluetooth connectivity and a 3.5mm AUX port, paired with a built-in speakerphone and gesture control make these 12x20cm speakers very appealing.

Key features:

  • Wireless stereo sound that connects to deliver L+R channel playback
  • Full range driver and subwoofer (each speaker)
  • Gesture control
  • Built-in speaker phone
  • 24-hour battery life
  • Synchronised volume levels with smartphone and speaker
  • Marton Mills bespoke Birds Eye acoustically-transparent fabric
  • Bluetooth, 3.5mm AUX and USB charging port
  • Dimensions: 12.5cm (W) x 20.4cm (H) x 12.5cm (D)
  • Weight: 1.5kg (each speaker)
  • Colours: Dark Grey, Light Grey, Blue

YOYO L – All-In-One Home Audio System

At the top of the range is YOYO (L) a truly innovative and unique all-in-one system featuring a full range driver and subwoofer in each of the front, left and right sides of the product. Each driver has its own amplifier and all in a compact enclosure. YOYO (L) is compatible with hi-res sources and has been designed for simple installation and centrepiece of your entertainment system.

Delivering exceptional power and sound quality, YOYO (L) offers Bluetooth streaming, Google Cast and Spotify Connect along with ARC and Optical Input for TV connection. The YOYO (L) has a learning function for your TV remote commands, this adds seamless integration and the ultimate home entertainment sound experience. Available in two modern grey finishes with woven casing, YOYO (L) will be available in Australia from April 2017.

Key features:

  • 3 x full range drivers with amplifier and subwoofer in front and sides
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Google Cast and Spotify Connect
  • ARC input for TV connectivity
  • TOSLINK optical and AUX connections
  • Dimensions: 33.5cm (W) x 21cm (H) x 33.5cm (D)
  • Weight: TBC
  • Colours: Dark Grey and Light Grey

YOYO (S): $299 YOYO (M): $599 YOYO (L): $699
Cambridge Audio www.synergyaudio.com/

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