In an effort to re-shore as much production as possible, Yorkville Sound has moved the production of most of the active and passive loudspeakers in the popular YX Series back to the company’s Canadian manufacturing facility in Pickering, Ontario.
The company states that opting for Canadian production means improved quality and reliability in a North American-made product for the same price as the previously overseas manufactured product.
“We’re very happy re-shore this popular and cost-effective PA series for a variety of reasons,” explains Yorkville Sound Vice President Jeff Cowling. “It keeps our North American facility busy, it provides us a improved time-to-market factor, and gives us more control over quality and performance. The YX Series is still a budget-oriented series, but the sound and build quality we can provide is extraordinary.”
Further, the company notes that YX Series cabinets use 5/8-inch plywood cabinet construction, all-metal bar handles, metal input plates, integrated speaker mounts and custom-punched and perforated all-metal grilles, a notable feature set for North American made loudspeaker product at these price points.
All domestically built YX Series cabinets are now shipping, with plans for additional models to be brought back into the North American factory throughout 2014 and beyond.
New “Made in Canada” YX Series cabinets include:
YX12C: 200-watt Program (400-watt peak) 12-inch passive loudspeaker, MSRP US $ 349
YX15C: 300-watt Program (600-watt peak) 15-inch passive loudspeaker, MSRP US $ 409
YX15PC: 300-watt Program (600-watt peak) 15-inch active loudspeaker, MSRP US $ 625
YX18SC: 400-watt Program (800-watt peak) 18-inch passive loudspeaker, MSRP US $ 469