Vivid Audio KAYA K45 (Oyster Matte)
MODEST PROPORTIONS. MIGHTY PRESENCE.
KAYA loudspeakers could only be made by Vivid Audio. Those curvaceous profiles. The patented technology. Above all, that astonishing sound quality, free from all resonance and coloration, that opens the window wide on the performance. And of course, they’re completely revolutionary, in their own understated way. Smooth, clean lines, and a detailed, focused sound that draws you in, holds your attention. Easy to live with. Truly life-enhancing.
ACCESIBLE AND EXTRORDINARY
The KAYA range is the authentic Vivid Audio listening experience, made more accessible. These three and two-way loudspeakers take all our patented technology and package it in sleek, compact enclosures: perfect for rooms where the sound system is part of the space, rather than the main feature, and great for home theatre. The position of the tweeter and mid-range driver gives KAYA speakers a more directional sound, taking you deeper into the performance. And once you’re in there, you can revel in every detail, and the seamless, uncluttered sound field created by our unique engineering-led approach.
The KAYA range is the authentic Vivid Audio listening experience, made more accessible by designers Matt Longbottom (London) and Christoph Hermann (Vienna). We teamed up with these specialist industrial designers to create the sleek subtle enclosures, which blend easily into any room. Compact and uncomplicated, Kaya loudspeakers offer a way to experience the Vivid Audio sound experience for those without a dedicated listening room, or who simply prefer a simpler, less radical look.
MADE FOR THE HOME
The KAYA range takes its name from the Zulu word meaning ‘home’. We chose it because the KAYA loudspeakers are designed to sit comfortably in any domestic space – and Zulu is the main ethnic language of South Africa, where our manufacturing facility is based.
The KAYA 45 is designed for everyday spaces, as well as dedicated listening rooms; to be part of the room, not necessarily its principal feature. Wherever you choose to locate it, KAYA 45 draws you deep into performance with its focused, natural sound, and reveals your favourite music in the kind of detail you never imagined possible.
NEW LOOK. SAME SOUND.
One of the defining characters of our loudspeakers is the incredible clarity and articulation in the bass. Gone is the muddiness, the blurring of the notes: all is perfectly separate and distinct. And that matters. After all, as Debussy (may have) said: music is the spaces between the notes. That clarity is the result of our patented absorber horn, which eliminates resonances and coloration. In the GIYA series, it curves over the top of the enclosure, creating that unmistakeable outline. It’s still present, for the same reasons, in the KAYA 45, but folded back on itself, so it fits neatly inside. So you can enjoy the same extraordinary sound, from a loudspeaker that’s also easy on the eye.
AN ATTRACTIVE DEVELOPMENT
The KAYA 45 is a direct descendant of our GIYA loudspeakers, and shares much of the same technology. This includes our Super Flux Magnets in the driver units. These radial magnets, still very unusual in commercial loudspeakers, naturally have a large hole in the centre, which allows the sound to flow naturally from the diaphragm into the absorber, free from resonances and reflections. On GIYA models, we use these magnets in the bass drivers: for KAYA, we’ve fitted them to the mind-range driver, too. Here, they reduce distortion and improve performance in the higher frequencies. And prove that you really can make a good thing even better.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
KAYA 45 can easily fill the largest room with sound. Compared to the four-way GIYA, it produces a slightly more directional sound field; this is largely a function of being a three-way loudspeaker, with the tweeter sound projected forwards rather than sideways. As a consequence, the sound is more focused, lending itself to more concentrated listening it’s also absolutely brilliant for home theatre, where the precise positioning of the sound source is a central element of the overall experience.
|Configuration||3 way 4 driver system|
|Cabinet material||Glass reinforced Soric-cored sandwich composite|
|Cabinet colour||Piano Black, Pearl White, Oyster Matte|
|Bespoke colour||Available on request|
|Drive units||HF: D26 – 26mm Tapered Tube loaded alloy dome
MF: C100se – 100mm Tapered Tube loaded alloy dome
LF: C125L – 2 x 125mm alloy cone unit
|Bass loading||Exponentially Tapered Tube enhanced bass reflex|
|Sensitivity||87dB @ 2.83VRMS at 1m on axis|
|Nominal impedacnce (Ω)||6 Ohm (2.8 Ohm Min)|
|Frequency range (Hz)||37 – 25,000 Hz (-6dB)|
|First D26 Break Up mode:||44,000 Hz|
(2nd and 3rd harmonics)
|< 0.5% over frequency range at 1W|
|Cross over frequencies (Hz)||300 – 3,000|
|Recommended amplifier power||25W – 500W|
|Loudspeaker dimensions||1,153mm (H) x 298mm (W) x 385mm (D)|
|Shipping dimensions||1,245mm (H) x 680mm (W) x 450mm (D)|
|Shipping weight||60kg (pair)|