The Vivid Audio B1 proved itself to be a truly world-class speaker from a new brand that clearly knows how to get results. If you want to hear more of the music and less of the speaker, there's not a lot of serious competition.
Discovering just how resolute this speaker is makes us wonder if we ever got the best out of the B1 some five years ago. Somehow we doubt it. The Vivid K1 is undoubtedly one of the finest speakers on the planet. Lord only knows how the Vivid Giya manages to improve on its performance.
Could it be that Vivid Audio's products are destined to become one of South Africa’s most important high-tech ambassadors - and one of Durban's most famous exports? If what I heard was anything to go by, the Zulu shield-shaped loudspeakers are set to spread a vividly musical message about this country across the globe!
Their mad looks grab you straight away, but delve deeper and you'll discover remarkable engineering and even more impressive sound. These Vivids truly rock. The Vivids present masses of detail and convincing tone in an incredibly natural and unforced manner.
Looks aside, a deliberate Vivid characteristic is extremely wide mid-band dispersion, gradually narrowing with ascending frequency. The result is natural sound in most listening rooms.