Vivid Kaya 45

Apr 20, 2010
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We just received our demo pair. I will have them up and running this weekend :)

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The Kaya 45s are set up so now the break in begins.

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sbo6

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Congrats Scott, I thought you weren't carrying Vivid any more? Also, I thought your G1s sounded outstanding. They make the Kayas look like little babies! ;-)
 
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I picked the line back up recently :cool:
 
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These little guys have a very big open sound even with a giant beside them.

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I have heard the Kaya 90 demoed at a show and I thought it sounded great. I have a question regarding the Kaya's side firing woofers. In a small room, 12x11x9 (feet) would side firing woofers be a bad idea compared to woofers facing the listening, such as in a Paradigm Persona 3F.

I am considering the Kaya 45 or Paradigm Persona 3F for the following acoustically treated room.

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I have actually found the side firing woofers can sometimes provide better placement flexibility over a front firing woofer. And you get two woofers per speaker in a very compact design.
 
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If you make it to Dallas you are welcome to come by and hear the Kaya 45's.

I also have a Mola Mola Kaluga with DAC you can hear. I don't have an M-900u but I can get my hands on a M-600 that you could hear in my demo room.
 
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Getting to Dallas is not a problem. Though I have heard the Kaya 90 before and it is a great sounding speaker. I do not need to be convinced of that.

So do you think that the Kaya 45 would work in my treated room without any type of room correction (DSP)? Or would I be better of with a stand mount speaker? If so, have you had the opportunity to compare the Kaya 45 with a Giya G4?
 
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I worked with an acoustician and my demo room is well treated with RPG BAD panels and modex plates mainly(no over damping). No DSP for me either.

It would be a great idea for you to hear the Kaya 45s in my treated room. I can also let you hear the G1s standing next to the Kaya 45s.

I have never heard the G4s as the previous Distributor was not importing that model.
 
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I emailed Vivid and they come back to me with some info on how the Kaya disperses the sound. I then emailed the sound technician who helped me acoustically treat my room. We compared notes and now Vivid, the sound tech, and I now think this room can handle the Kaya 45.
 
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