John Stancavage of Part-Time Audiophile was pretty impressed by both the look and sound of the Vivid Giya G3 loudspeakers at this year’s RMAF:
“Clapton’s heavily rearranged “Layla” from that night has been played to death, but on the G3 it seemed to be presented with a new energy. The sound, for a smaller speaker in a large room, had unexpected weight and dynamics. The treble was refined and airy, Clapton’s underrated voice had texture and immediacy, and the bass — considering the relatively small low-frequency drivers — was deep and well-defined.
“Kyomi and Higher Note had spent considerable time measuring the room acoustically and experimenting with placement…The careful positioning created a wide, deep soundstage. In the sweet spot — which did not require me to lock my head in a vice, by the way — instruments emerged in sharp focus and were easily followed against an impressively black background.”