Vivid Audio Music Seminar at Coup de Foudre Montreal

September 26 – 27, 2014

A big thanks to Coup de Foudre Audio in Montreal for hosting a fun music event and for their amazing hospitality.  Vivid Audio’s Chief Engineer/Designer, Laurence Dickie, was the presenter in an interactive technical and music seminar where he opened our eyes and ears, demonstrating how the sound we hear coming from the front of the loudspeaker is colored by what happens behind and inside your loudspeakers mechanically, electronically and acoustically.

_1020365The audience was in awe at the end when they realized the lengths Vivid Audio went through to bring the sum of parts together to create as “transparent a window to our musical performance” as possible, a brand promise Vivid Audio strived to keep during the past decade.


Laurence Dickie felt right at home in this friendly metropolitan city.   When having a video chat with our host Coup de Foudre, Vivid Audio’s designer, Mr. Dickie was barely able to contain his excitement of being able to connect with customers to share his life’s passion. See Video

Dic & Doug at CdeFNot only did we have lots of face time with the audience for two evenings straight, we were fortunate to have Doug Schneider from Soundstage! Network pop over for a visit from Ottawa.  He put our Professor Dickie through some tough questions.  To see the interview, go here.


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Vivid Audio Giya G3, Luxman C-900u, M-900u & DA-06 DAC

Coup de Foudre Montreal Equipment and Play List
System 1
Vivid GIYA G3, Luxman DA-06 DSD DAC, Luxman M-900u & C-900u
Just A Little Lovin’ Shelby Lynne
St. James Infirmary Louis Armstrong – 12″ single
Le Font Cache Sur Tes Genoux Cécile McLorin Salvant – LP to DSD
Grizzly Bear Angus & Julia Stone – LP to DSD
Beethoven to Egmont Overture Colin Davis
The Last Ship Sting
These Small Things Coles Whalen
La Corrida Francis Cabrel
Vivid GIYA G3, Luxman DA-06 DSD DAC, Luxman M-900u & C-900u
Vivid GIYA G3, Luxman DA-06 DSD DAC, Luxman M-900u & C-900u


System 2
Vivid Audio V1.5, Luxman L-550 Ax & PD-171 (turntable)

Before the audience arrived, Danny at Coup de Foudre cranked up the system in this room for me to hear and I can honestly say that this is the best sound quality I have ever heard from the V1.5 at any store in N. America.  Graeme and his crew have a magic touch when it comes to setting up a system!

Luxman PD-171, Luxman L-550Ax & Vivid Oval V1.5
Luxman PD-171, Luxman L-550Ax & Vivid Oval V1.5


by Philip O'Hanlon

Music Evangelist and Master of Musical Enjoyment—Philip spends his time looking for fine music, tuning up synergistic electronic components to get the best sound, and making music compilations so he can share his listening journey and experiences with friends and acquaintances.

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