Vivid Audio launched themselves in July 2004 with the Oval line of B1, K1, and C1 models, but it was a few years before their efforts percolated into the consciousness of the world of high-performance audio. Following on the Ovals’ heels came the Giya line, named for a Zulu tribal dance. Giya range of loudspeakers G1, G2 and G3 is one of the best and most expensive in the world. Unique design speakers are defined by proven acoustic principles, from the refined hand-built drive units to the technologically advanced vacuum infused composite enclosure. Their unique shape reduces sound imperfections to a level which produces perfect audio clarity and eliminates the speaker’s ‘sonic signature.’
The big Giya G1 was a watershed moment for the company, and the fulcrum for its subsequent success. It comes with a standard price of $70,000. After the Giya G1 came the Giya G2 – the looks and nearly all the performance of the GIYA G1 but in a smaller package and a bit more affordable loudspeakers which sell for $50,000. And last in the line is a baby Giya, the Giya G3 loudspeakers in a package which is easily accommodated into the more typical home environment, priced at $40,000.
“Having produced high quality loudspeakers for Vivid Audio and other luxury loudspeaker brands for more than 20 years, I knew there was a gap in the market for something that produced a little extra – the Vivid Audio Giya range provides a guaranteed outstanding audio experience. The speakers quite literally allow the listener to hear music as they’ve never heard before,” said Laurence Dickie, who designed these pioneering speakers. Based in Brighton England, Laurence Dickie had made a name for himself as inventor of the B&W Matrix and designer of their flagship Nautilus as well as the Turbosound Polyhorn and Dendritic horn systems for professional loudspeakers.