Cambridge Audio YoYo (L) Is a Complete Home Audio Wireless Hub

July 3 2018, 02:00
Cambridge Audio announced the Yoyo (L) home audio hub, the third speaker in its stylish Yoyo range of wireless speakers. This is a WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth system, with HDMI ARC, digital and analogue inputs, Chromecast and Spotify Connect built-in, combining the simplicity and convenience of a wireless speaker with the scale and performance of a dedicated home theater solution, priced at $399. The largest in the Yoyo series, the (L) features six drivers and Waves MaxxAudio digital processing for a wide immersive response.
With the release of the Yoyo (L), British audio specialists Cambridge Audio have positioned the classical home audio hifi brand in the front line of market trends, with a complete range of stylish and great sounding wireless speakers that are a perfect solution for both users who simply use their mobile devices as a source, homes with wireless home-audio networks, and even to complement the brand's classic range of high-quality hifi components which also include modern streamers and network players.

But the new Yoyo (L) all-in-one home audio hub is much more, bringing the convenience of a wireless speaker directly to center of a modern living room, with built-in Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, as well as ARC and Optical Inputs for TV and home theater use. According to the brand, the Yoyo (L) is the third and final speaker in the Yoyo bluetooth range, which also includes the desktop/portable Yoyo (S) model, and the stereo pair Yoyo (M), each differing in size and offering a multitude of different functions and features. 

All Yoyo models share a common design, wrapped in acoustically transparent British wool woven, sourced at Marton Mills in Yorkshire, and a unique sound design, carefully crafted by the brand's hi-fi engineers, using multiple drivers and tuned digital processing to achieve the best possible results. Being the largest in the series, the Yoyo (L) is the most ambitious design, able to generate precise imaging and room filling sound powered by front and side mounted full range drivers and woofers.

Innovations extend to the Yoyo (L) specifications, featuring a full range driver and subwoofer in each of the front, left and right sides of the product. Each driver also has its own high-performance, low distortion amplifier, all within the compact but structurally robust enclosure. The front mounted drivers allow for superior presence and staging while the side-mounted drivers give wider dispersion and a huge, room filling, truly immersive sound. The Digital Signal Processor (DSP) in Yoyo (L) uses MaxxAudio, a suite of advanced audio enhancement tools from Waves, able to increase volume on perceptually critical frequencies. There's also four EQ settings to optimize the response for Movie, Music, TV and Voice, with a separate control for bass in each of these modes.The result is a speaker that can faithfully reproduce a music performance or a movie soundtrack, throughout the entire room, neither adding nor taking anything away from the original recording, so that even the subtlest nuances can be clearly heard and enjoyed.

The Cambridge Audio Yoyo (L) is also exceptionally well connected, offering easy compatibility with the widest range of devices. In addition to TOSLINK optical and aux connections, it offers Bluetooth and Spotify Connect and, for maximum flexibility, HDMI ARC connection to a TV. Yoyo (L) also features Chromecast wireless built-in, allowing users to listen to and control their favorite music without the hassle of pairing. For Bluetooth devices, the Yoyo (L) also features NFC pairing, and the built-in USB port allows users to physically plug-in and charge their smartphone or other USB mobile device. In addition, the Yoyo (L) will learn the TV remote’s volume commands for seamless integration.

The Best of British theme also extends to Yoyo (L)’s design which features the Yoyo range’s use of ‘sound-transparent’ British fabrics. The materials have been specially created as part of an exclusive partnership with world renowned British weavers Marton Mills and gives all of the Yoyo range a sophisticated, high quality and stylish look and feel. Marton Mills’ manufacturing process also included the application of a NanoSphere treatment, to ensure the cloth is both water and dirt repellent. Available in Dark Grey or Light Grey, the Yoyo (L) has been designed for simple installation on a TV stand, shelf or sideboard, ready for all day use by the whole family.
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