Yves-Bernard André: We have included as much information as possible on all of our current products to help you with your research. Online research can never make a final decision for you when it comes to music and how you enjoy it so I would always urge you to take the time to visit a store and listen for yourself.
I have been designing audio products since 1971 and hold several patents. My company operations commenced in 1981 with just one amplifier and one preamplifier.
YBA products have always been and still remain my absolute passion and I believe this passion is evident in the design of every product bearing the YBA name. My philosophy is very simple.
Quality is a constant state of mind
It is a matter of passion and experience....not a matter of standards
Technology is not an end in itself
The pleasure found in listening must be our only guide
I am very happy to include some of my thoughts when designing products and on the YBA Comments page of this site you will find an in depth interview which will give you more information as to why we design products in the way we do.
Products without compromise
YBA diagrams are the elegance of simplicity. They consist of a differential input of a current source transistor, two complementary transistors in each of the two stages of voltage gain A class, followed by output transistors (2 to 6), for a total of 8 to 12 transistors per channel. All transistors used are selected for their auditory qualities. The difference is evident due to the selection of low noise transistors. The drivers have a very wide bandwidth (40 Mhz) and the output transistors are high current (30 amps).
Electronic components without compromise
Great care is taken in choosing not only the value of components used in the assembly, but also the type of components and even the manufacturer of these components. Most of them - such as connectors, transformers, cables, the solder and resistors are specially manufactured for YBA in France.
Simplicity and reliability in the design
This is the heart of the products. Special care is taken to ensure that the devices used are devices with high efficiency and minimal heat dissipation.
Indium is used in particular and specific places in order to decrease the variations of temperature and to improve conductivity. YBA audio products are truly innovative, based on “Memory Free Design Technology” to avoid thermal vibration, electromagnetic and electrostatic distortions.