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Old 12-15-2017, 10:23 AM
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Thanks will check it out....anyone I've ever heard from with the G1 or G2 1st generation loves them. The new generation of the G1 looks to be a serious upgrade to an already world-class speaker.

Ivan: If memory serves, you were thinking about checking out (the G2?). If my memory is correct, when will that happen?
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:27 AM
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Thanks will check it out....anyone I've ever heard from with the G1 or G2 1st generation loves them. The new generation of the G1 looks to be a serious upgrade to an already world-class speaker.

Ivan: If memory serves, you were thinking about checking out (the G2?). If my memory is correct, when will that happen?
Mark... unfortunately a very bad experience with the USA importer caused the Vivid brand to suffer.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:30 PM
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Extreme bummer!
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Mark... unfortunately a very bad experience with the USA importer caused the Vivid brand to suffer.
I wasn't aware of this change but Vivid has apparently setup new US distribution.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:46 AM
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That's certainly new.

I'm also amazed anyone had issues of any kind with Philip, but I admit I've only dealt with him as a customer, not as a retailer.

Edit: I reached out directly to Vivid's new US contact and found out the reason for the change:

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In this case, we are creating a direct presence for Vivid in the U.S., Vivid Audio LLC, and will be supporting all Vivid clients directly for any support should it be required.

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I’ve heard them they are incredible
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:51 AM
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A quite nice review of the G1 Spirits appears in the May/June issue of TAS, though I would disagree with the reviewer on a few points.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:13 AM
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On which points if I may ask Bill?
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:36 AM
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Sure.

The main one is that he complains that the Spirits are not as revealing on the high end as the Von Schweikert VR-55 Aktive, where I personally have found the VR-55 to be a bit harsh and bright. Not MBL Radialstrahler bright, but still unpleasantly "tizzy" on the high end.

To me at least the G1 Spirit sounds natural and pleasant, revealing all the detail without being fatiguing or in any way painful up top. There always seem to be arguments about this sort of thing; I also find B&Ws with their diamond tweeters to be too shrill up top, but Focal's tweeters in their Maestro Utopia Evo and the new Beryllium tweeters in the new Revel PerformaBe F228Be seem just right.

The amps the reviewer had on hand were a variety of models that can be a little rolled off up top themselves (except for some Pass amps) and so I wonder if they were just a more synergistic match with the VR-55s with their nature taming the top end and as a result sounding a little dull on the (IMHO more accurate) G1 Spirits.
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:58 PM
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Thank you for sharing Bill.

I've heard the G1 Spirit only on one occasion and they sounded very transparent to me.
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