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Old 05-04-2018, 05:40 AM
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Default Vivid Introduces New Kiya Speakers Line

The press release discusses affordability, and these appear to be based on Giyas without the top spiral.

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Vivid Audio KIYA 45 is the latest creation from the Imagineering of Laurence Dickie, the father of the Nautilus loudspeaker and the current Vivid Audio product range. The midpoint loudspeaker from the new range of speakers span a price range of approximately 18,000 Euros down to an entry-level model that will be lower than the current entry point. KIYA is Zulu language for 'home'. These speakers bring the same acoustic properties that are found with the high-end GIYA speakers but in a more home friendly, conservative form. The large curled outboard exponential tapered horn found on the Giya speakers and first seen on the Nautilus loudspeaker, are wrapped inside the KIYA range using a new technique for Vivid, the re-entrant absorber horn. This space-saving system gives the same benefits to the bass response found on the more expensive GIYA range, which is clean and extended.

This is the first 3-way speaker from Vivid, and the 50mm mid range dome has been dispensed with in favor of the new Mid/bass driver developed in-house. It is carbon stiffened aluminum piston with extended flat frequency response to cover the entire midrange. The bass comes from twin 125mm bass drivers in the Vivid tradition of reaction canceling format.

…Power handling is 300 watts bass excursion limited.
18,000 Euros is approximately $21,500 US, so I suspect these will replace the Oval line.

Personally I have to say that I'm not an instant fan of the aesthetic design of these, because they look to me like Giyas with the spiral cut off (of course they're more than that.)



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Personally I have to say that I'm not an instant fan of the aesthetic design of these, because they look to me like Giyas with the spiral cut off (of course they're more than that.)
To me, it looks like a schmoo.
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To me, it looks like a schmoo.
Hah! +1 - but nevertheless a very clean looking design.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:15 AM
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I really like the aesthetics of the Giyas but these look like alien pods ready to hatch.

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Hah! +1 - but nevertheless a very clean looking design.
Yes! Needs a mustache
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Would have to see them in person as something looks off
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To me, it looks like a schmoo.
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