September 25, 2020 — West Sussex, UK — Although the internal volume of this loudspeaker only measures 12 litres and puts less than 7 KG on the scale, it is filled to the brim with our patented technologies. The Kaya S12 shares our coveted drivers with its larger siblings, employs our exponential tapered tube on the D26 tweeter and as a world first offering, uses our patented Omni-Absorber cabinet.
The Omni-Absorber annihilates the common distortion all other two-way monitor designs suffer from. We could say with pride that it took us years to develop and actually that is true. To quote our chief designer and co-founder Laurence Dickie, “If we would not have solved/cracked this problem, what would be the point of offering it?”
KAYA S12 delivers like any Vivid Audio loudspeaker a fine-detailed, transparent sound. The small footprint makes it an incredible two-channel speaker, the perfect studio monitor or a sophisticated loudspeaker for use in a multi-channel system.
Charming like the V1 from OVAL range, but built with technology from GIYA loudspeakers, KAYA S12, is even more, an accessible way to bring the transformative Vivid Audio approach to the music you love the most. At Vivid Audio, we’ve made our name on our loudspeakers’ world-class sound quality and engineering excellence. Our loudspeakers look, and sound, unlike any you’ve ever experienced before. From a blank sheet of paper to finished product, every Vivid Audio loudspeaker is created for a single purpose: to bring you perfectly transparent, natural sound, free from colour, resonance and reflection. Which means you get to enjoy the music you love in a whole new way: exactly as it was written, performed and intended to be heard.
Production of the Kaya S12 has started in our UK factory.
2 way 2 driver system
HF: D26 – 26mm tapered tube loaded alloy dome
LF: C100D – 1 x 100mm alloy cone
Exponentially Tapered Tube enhanced bass reflex
87dB @ 2.83VRMS at 1m on axis
Nominal impedance (Ω):
8 Ohm (5,3Ohm Min)
Frequency range (Hz):
45 – 25,000 Hz (-6dB)
First D26 Break Up mode:
(2nd and 3rd harmonics):
<0.5% over frequency range at 1W
Cross over frequencies (Hz):
Recommended amplifier power:
25W – 125W
400 mm (H) x 237 mm (W) x 254 mm (D)
6,0 kg (each)
Press Release 2020, Vivid Audio, Kaya S12, loudspeaker, loudspeaker 2020
True to Vivid Audio, an inordinate engineering effort was invested to completely remove cabinet resonances in a two-way bookshelf form factor. The result we believe is a world first. The following images show the results we are so excited about:
The first result was the development of the Axisymmetric absorber, full benefits and no distortion, unfortunately this would result in a problem with the cabinet design.
The Omni ABSORBER (patented) is a development from the VENTED EXPONENTIALLY TAPERING cabinet developed for GIYA in 2007. The application of this technology in bookshelf form not only addresses vertical modes within the cabinet, but modes in ALL PLANES resulting in the cleanest presentation available today!
About VIVID AUDIO
From blank sheet of paper to finished product, every VIVID Audio loudspeaker is created for a single purpose: to bring you perfectly transparent, natural sound, free from colour, resonance and reflection. As an engineering-led company, they build their loudspeakers to rigorous technical standards, not price points.