VIVID AUDIO KAYA K45

KAYA loudspeakers could only be made by Vivid Audio. Those curvaceous profiles. The patented technology. Above all, that astonishing sound quality, free from all resonance and coloration, that opens the window wide on the performance. And of course, they’re completely revolutionary, in their own understated way. Smooth, clean lines, and a detailed, focused sound that draws you in, holds your attention. Easy to live with. Truly life-enhancing. 

One of the defining characters of our loudspeakers is the incredible clarity and articulation in the bass. Gone is the muddiness, the blurring of the notes: all is perfectly separate and distinct. And that matters. After all, as Debussy (may have) said: music is the spaces between the notes. That clarity is the result of our patented absorber horn, which eliminates resonances and coloration. In the GIYA series, it curves over the top of the enclosure, creating that unmistakeable outline. It’s still present, for the same reasons, in the KAYA 45, but folded back on itself, so it fits neatly inside. So you can enjoy the same extraordinary sound, from a loudspeaker that’s also easy on the eye.

South African Vivid Kaya 45 has a look like no other speaker I know of, but it was the sound that really made me gasp

- Stereo

… They never failed to please, with any musical source at any reasonable listening level.

- Stereophile

I found the VIVID Audio KAYA 45 speakers to be the most transparent and musical speakers I have reviewed

-Home Theater High Fidelity

Omtaler av Vivid Audio Kaya K45

 

Vivid Audio Kaya 45 – The whole, musical truth […] the Kaya 45 is musically compelling – and that is what sets great loudspeakers apart from merely good ones.
-Audio Video South Africa

I found the VIVID Audio KAYA 45 speakers to be the most transparent and musical speakers I have reviewed in my more than 10 years of professional reviewing experience.
-Home Theater High Fidelity

Kaya means ‘home’ in Zulu, the language of the people who build Vivid loudspeakers, I would happily give it some space in mine.
-HiFi+

Specifications Vivid Audio KAYA 45
Configuration 3 way 4 driver system
Cabinet material Glass reinforced Soric-cored sandwich composite
Cabinet colour Piano Black, Pearl White, Oyster Matte
Bespoke colour Available on request
Drive units HF: D26 – 26mm Tapered Tube loaded alloy dome
MF: C100se – 100mm Tapered Tube loaded alloy dome
LF: C125L – 2 x 125mm alloy cone unit
Bass loading Exponentially Tapered Tube enhanced bass reflex
Sensitivity 87dB @ 2.83VRMS at 1m on axis
Nominal impedacnce (Ω) 6 Ohm (2.8 Ohm Min)
Frequency range (Hz) 37 – 25,000 Hz (-6dB)
First D26 Break Up mode: 44,000 Hz
Harmonic distortion
(2nd and 3rd harmonics)
< 0.5% over frequency range at 1W
Cross over frequencies (Hz) 300 – 3,000
Recommended amplifier power 25W – 500W
Loudspeaker dimensions 1,153mm (H) x 298mm (W) x 385mm (D)
Net weight 25kg
Shipping dimensions 1,245mm (H) x 680mm (W) x 450mm (D)
Shipping weight 60kg (pair)