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G1 Giya

"I've heard some extremely expensive speakers, costing two and even three times the Vivid's price, that can do one or two of the things the G1 Giya do so well. But I can't think of any speaker I've auditioned that does everything as well as the Giyas: superb imaging, unmatched dynamic range, holographic soundstaging, and that immutable, possibly unquantifiable quality known as musicality.

Is Vivid Audio's G1 Giya the best loudspeaker I've ever heard ? Yes. And it will be my yardstick from now on. Whether or not you can afford a pair, you should listen to them so that you know exactly what is possible in a high-end loudspeaker." 

Wes Phillips, July 2010 Stereophile



G1 Giya was awarded the Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2008 at the annual competition held by the "STEREO SOUND", which is the most authoritative audio magazine in Asia. (The prize was once given to K-1).
On top of that, G1 Giya won the "GOLDEN SOUND" prize, which is given only to the best of the Grand Prix winners.

The best twenty models of the audio equipments introduced in the past  year are selected as the Grand Prix winners by seven-member selection committee of expert writers and editors of the Stereo Sound.


 G1 Giya in Barrolo red during CES 2008
 "it is the Giya's sound that steals the show, conveying music with obvious neutrality, an unadorned midrange, quick transients, and deep, powerful low frequencies."

Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat February 2010 (USA)



Giya in Artic Silver

 "Its hard to stress just how well the Giya G1 addresses the problems that usually afflict loudspeakers, it manages to seemingly eliminate perceived distortion and reveal the msuic in all its dynamic, tonal and temporal glory."

Jason Kennedy HiFi+ (UK) issue 70


There is no reason why good designs should be ugly; while the Nautilus was ground-breaking in 1994, its natural form and beauty continues to be pleasing to the eye even to this day. Giya is a new organic design from Laurence Dickie, which can be enjoyed as a musical instrument and / or as a unique piece of sculpture.

Giya breaks new ground for Vivid in that it is the first true floor-standing, four way design and its unique shape is quite distinct from the shield shaped B 1. While it has a narrow front profile, to the side it sports two new 12" side-firing Vivid woofers, mechanically coupled in a reaction canceling design.  The cabinet is unusual in that it conatins a port on either side, behind the woofers tuned to 23 Hz. Then above the bass reflex cabinet is the bass cavity's folded horn. Giya's folded horn consists of a massive duct curving away from the center of the bass drivers, exponentially tapered and smooth, and carefully coiled to avoid abrupt discontinuities. Its natural line and form is the outcome of winding a tapered tube to save space, while preserving the optimum curvature-to-width ratio. The horn folds in on top of itself behind the top of the cabinet and there is an open space in the middle. The mid to upper bass resonance absorbing folded horn is tuned to 100 Hz and converts the woofer's back wave energy above 100 Hz into heat.


The cabinet itself is a fresh departure for Vivid in that it is manufactured from the same materials used in the formula 1 race cars, as well as the off-shore, high performance race boats, namely a vacuum infused fiber composite, reinfored with carbon fiber.  In any one of the six standard metallic automotive paint finishes, Graphite, Oyster, Sahara, Chocolate & Borollo Red.



The narrow front profile allows the speakers to project a soundstage as if they were a much smaller speaker, almost an over-sized book shelf speaker. 




These beautiful speakers are full of ground breaking technology, here is an over-view of the Vivid Audio Patents applied to the Giya: (click on the under-lined heading to view its White Paper.)


1.    Super Flux Magnet on the D26

2.    Centenary Dome on the D26 & the D50, combined with a carbon fiber stiffening ring

3.    Hyper Perforated Voice Coil Formers on the C125 & C225 woofers

4.    Compliantly Mounted Reaction Canceling LF units

5.    Tapered Tube Loading

6.    Exponentially tapered vented LF cabinet enclosures  


Examples of other industries employing a similar cabinet enclosure technique as utilized in the Giya due to the extreme rigidity and low mass  

i.        Airbus A380 on certain important structural panels

ii.       65' & 80' Maxi Yachts as used in the America Cup due to their 40% saving in mass. 

iii.      Off-shore Race Boats.


Link to Giya Stereo Sound Review here.

Link to Giya Preview in SoundStage here.


 "The incredible resolution of low-level detail means that harmonics, reverb, imaging and all manner of detail are brought to the fore."

Jason Kennedy HiFi+ (UK) issue 70



Dic with the G1 Giya in Munich 2009. (photo courtesy of Doug Schneider, SoundStage) 





CONFIGURATION:                        4 way, 5 driver system


CABINET:                                        Vacuum infused, carbon fibre reinforced, advanced composite


FINISH:                                            Multi-component, high-gloss automotive


HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER:        Vivid Audio D26 (patented)

                                                            Catenary Dome Profile

                                                            Radially polarized, super flux magnet structure

                                                            Isolating compliant mount

                                                            Tapered Tube Loading


MID FREQUENCY DRIVER:         Vivid Audio D50 (patented)

                                                           Catenary Dome Profile

                                                           Radially polarized, super flux magnet structure

                                                           Isolating compliant mount

                                                           Tapered Tube Loading


MID-BASS DRIVER:                     Vivid Audio C125S

                                                           Short-Coil, long-gap motor design

                                                           50 mm copper ribbon coilon a highly vented former

                                                           Highly aligned chassis

                                                           Radial magnet structure

                                                           Isolating compliant mount

                                                           Tapered Tube Loading


BASS DRIVERS:                             Two of Vivid Audio C225

                                                           Short-Coil, long-gap motor design

                                                           75 mm copper ribbon coilon a highly vented former

                                                           Highly aligned chassis

                                                           Radial magnet structure

                                                           Isolating compliant mount

                                                           Tapered Tube Loading

                                                           Mechanically coupled, Reaction cancelling


BASS LOADING:                            Exponentially tapered tube absorber

                                                           critically tuned  reaction cancelling vents (patent pending)


SENSITIVITY:                                 91 dB @ 2.83 Vrms and 1.0 meter on axis


IMPEDANCE:                                   6 ohm nominal, 4 ohm minimum, low reactance


Frequency Range:                         -6 dB points, 23 - 44,000 Hz


Frequency Response:                  30 - 41,000 +/- 2 dB on reference axis


Harmonic Distortion:                    <0.5% over frequency range


Crossover Frequencies:               220, 880 & 3,500 Hz


Power handling, watts rms:        800 (music  program)


Dimensions: H x W x D(mm)      67" (1700) x   17" (440) x  31½" (800)


Weight: (KG)                                  176 (80) nett, 300 (136) shipping            




Stock colours shown above; custom colours are also available; care to match your Porsche or Ferrari - no problem !

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