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Old 10-24-2013, 08:50 PM
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Default Madrid Audio Show

Vivid G2 & Nagra 300P





A friend that attended the show says the sound was spectacular and best in show.
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Portugal...Really?

I heard the G2's little brother last week, the GIYA G3. I thought they sounded like a $50K transistor radio, flat & 2 dimensional. This may have been attributed to the dealer's setup effort.



Personally, I think Vivid Audio loudspeakers look ugly.

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Old 10-25-2013, 08:16 PM
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The G3 in a proper system sounds great. I'm listening right now with great pleasure.

The looks are controversial. I like it, but not in that white /pearl you posted. But these speakers can be ordered in any color. I went black.

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MyPal......really? :-)

You have to learn to play nice with the locals when you visit a sub-forum otherwise it comes across as intentionally provocative, particularly if you are very brief. I hope you are not telling us that you did not enjoy The Fifth Element.

While I have yet to be impressed with the G3 myself in person I suspect you may be right on the setup issue. I get great results with lesser Vivids at home. I have also said on the looks front that I prefer the B1. That being said, my listening room has a pair of B&W 804 s at the rear and the B1 at the front. Once you get used to the curves the boxy shape of most speakers is pretty unappealing. A bit like a Volvo 240.

I would be interested to know if anything else in Madrid came close to the Vivids.

I find the cable lifts funny to look at in that photo go the G2s. I use Nordost Valhalla which sits on its edge and looks very different and less obtrusive
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The G3 in a proper system sounds great. I'm listening right now with great pleasure. The looks are controversial. I like it, but not in that white /pearl you posted. But these speakers can be ordered in any color. I went black. Sent from my iPhone using A.Aficionado
Can I ask how you have yours set up and the partnering equipment? Any photos. I would post photos myself but you can't just upload here, you have to use that bucket site or whatever.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:48 AM
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I don't have any updated photos.

You can see the system pictures here, from the time I was still using the great Vivid B1, now upgraded to G3:

http://www.audioaficionado.org/membe...al-system.html

I've been too busy to update that thread with new pictures.
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