Yves Bernard André has been a staple of the French Hifi scene since 1981, when he started YBA officially. He has been involved in designing hifi products from 1971. In 2012, he decided to sell a majority stake in his business to very famous and well regarded Chinese company Shanling. I have a sweet tooth for some of their products and even considered buying one of their flagship products for my daughter - a work of art and music!
Interestingly enough, until recently YBA was not distributed in Australia, although the CEO is no other than my good Australian friend Jacki Pugh, nor even in France, where it originated! It took two years to persistent but picky Jacki to find suitable partners in both countries! So, let's the drums roll and announce that Audio Heaven in Melbourne and JFF Diffusion near Lyon in France (JFF comes from the initials of the owners Jean-François Richard and Fabrice Thievon) are the new distributors of YBA in Australia and France respectively.
Both companies are very well versed in high-end audio products and I encourage you to visit their websites to find out more. I will certainly make sure that I review the "outside the square" DC10 Audio speakers later.
I would also recommend you read this Australian Hifi Magazine reviews of YBA products here and a review of the new YBA Heritage CD 100 is published in the latest issue of the magazine and should be on line soon.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.