Vivid are have introduced their most compact loudspeaker to date in the Kaya S12. Although the internal volume of this loudspeaker only measures 12 litres and puts less than 7kg on the scales, it is filled to the brim with Vivid’s patented technologies. The Kaya S12 shares drivers with its larger siblings, employs an exponential tapered tube on the D26 tweeter and as a world first offering, has a patented Omni-Absorber cabinet.
The Omni-Absorber “annihilates” the resonances that all other two-way monitor designs suffer from. Apparently it took years to develop this tech which combines the vertical absorbtion seen in existing models and provides it in the horizontal plane as well. Chief designer and co-founder Laurence Dickie says somewhat obliquely, “If we would not have solved/cracked this problem, what would be the point of offering it?” This is the first Vivid to be produced at the company’s UK facility and retails for £6,000 a pair. A matching stand will be available shortly and the Kaya S12 is available in a range of colours as well as green.