In a world where space is increasingly at a premium and the task of accommodating large loudspeakers is undeniably challenging, the Vivid Audio team have been busy preserving the qualities of the original Giya G1 in increasingly diminutive enclosures. Now the range is joined by the G4 which packs all the unique features of the Giya principles into an enclosure just 1m in height.

Such a move was only made possible through the design of two new drivers, the C100S for the low mid-range, which retains the focussed field radial magnet of its larger predecessor, and the C125L long throw bass driver which uses the extended gap design used in the rest of the Giya range complemented by a novel ’maximum diameter surround’ to give the greatest mechanical throw for the given diameter of cone and chassis.

Exceptional purity through the mid and high frequencies is assured by the combination of the D50 and D26 aluminium magnesium alloy and carbon fibre dome drivers. With their patented catenary domes these two units deliver a high frequency performance to well beyond the range of human hearing. Exponential tapered tube loading behind every driver, including the bass, assures a crisp resonance-free delivery of the whole audio band.

Some have questioned if such a small loudspeaker can truly be considered part of the family but G4 embodies all the essential features without compromise and delivers a result that is completely worthy of carrying the name of Giya.

Item Value
Configuration: 4-way 5-driver system
Cabinet Material: Glass reinforced balsa cored sandwich composite
Finish: Multi component high gloss automotive
HF: D26 26mm alloy dome unit with Tapered Tube loading, catenary dome profile, radially polarised super flux magnet structure & isolating compliant mount
MID: D50 50mm alloy dome unit with Tapered Tube loading, catenary dome profile, radially polarized magnet structure & isolating compliant mount
Lower MID: C125S C100S alloy cone unit with Tapered Tube loading, short-coil long-gap motor design, 50mm CCA ribbon coil on highly vented former, highly aligned chassis
LF: Two C125L alloy cone unit with short-coil long-gap motor design, 50mm copper ribbon coils on highly vented formers, highly aligned chassis, radial magnet structures & reaction canceling compliant mount structure & reaction canceling compliant mount
Bass Loading: Exponentially tapered tube enhanced bass reflex
Sensitivity: 86dB @ 2.83Vrms and 1.0 meter on axis
Nominal Impedance (Ω) 6 nominal, 4 minimum, low reactance
Frequency range (hz): -6dB points 36 – 36,000
First D26 Break Up mode: -44,000 Hz
Frequency response (hz): 39 – 33,000 +/- 2dB on reference axis
Harmonic distortion (2nd and 3rd harmonics) <.0.5% over frequency range
Crossover frequencies (hz): 250, 1000, 4000
Power handling (music program) watts rms: 400
Dimensions (H, W, D) mm: 39.5″ (1011), 12″ (300), 18″ (460)
Net Weight (kg): 70.4 lbs. (32) each
Shipping dimensions (H, W, D) mm: 1200, 675, 530
Shipping Mass (kg): 209 lb. (95) per pair

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Press Reviews

.soundstage_reviewers_choice_icon“I can say that the G4 sounded neither small nor bass shy. In a remarkable feat of design, Vivid Audio has contrived to create, for smaller listening spaces, a loudspeaker that is of reference-level quality in all aspects of sound…This looker of a loudspeaker promises to deliver only the music in your collection—nothing more, nothing less. Given their size, what they can do is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Awards

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SoundStage! – Reviewer’s Choice 2014