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    New Vivid

    How did a company go from building beautiful, graceful, elegant speakers to this fugly monstrosity?

    Reportedly $465k. M1







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    Re: New Vivid

    Best sound, looks be damned? Actually, I'd rather look at these than the Beolab 90s! But then, that's faint praise.
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    Re: New Vivid

    Quote Originally Posted by slowgeezr View Post
    Best sound, looks be damned?
    Who knows? Looks like the took the Tekton approach. 13 drivers.

    I think the Giya series looks elegant and sounds great. These? New Vivid. A monstrosity. I don’t get it.


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    Re: New Vivid

    I hear you. A very good friend of mine went from the Giya G2 to the G1Spirit and they are both graceful in appearance and beautiful in sound.
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    Re: New Vivid

    Expectations, you want both looks and sound for only $465K, LOL
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    Re: New Vivid

    Just stumbled across this video that provides insight into the design; (text below is from the caption of the video)

    "Laurence Dickie is a true hi-fi originator. While employed at Bowers & Wilkins in the 1980s to early 1990s, he invented the company’s patented Matrix-enclosure and tapered-tube technologies. He also designed the legendary Nautilus loudspeaker, which debuted in 1993 and is still produced by Bowers & Wilkins today.

    In 2004, Laurence Dickie cofounded Vivid Audio with Philip Guttentag. Since then, the company has carried on producing innovative speaker designs unlike anything that the world has ever seen. Now, after 20 years, Dickie has designed a new flagship speaker, the Moya M1. As this video explains, the Moya M1 is a five-way design with eight woofers, which not only provide astonishing bass depth, but also an effortlessness to the sound that no speaker has been able to convey before. Watch this video to learn how Laurence Dickie arrived at this innovative driver arrangement."


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    Re: New Vivid

    don't care what they sound like, I wouldn't own those
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    Re: New Vivid

    A true test for the well heeled only-the-sound-matters crowd.

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    Re: New Vivid

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    Re: New Vivid

    They look like Jay's wet dream...
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    Re: New Vivid

    Good lord...eek!
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    Re: New Vivid

    Wow
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    Re: New Vivid

    gorgeous, a no brainer

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    Re: New Vivid

    I would never spend that much so they are simply a curiosity like all the other top of the heap/money grab speakers. I would like to hear them however.
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    I think they're cool looking, plus in person stuff usually looks better. That brown / red's gotta go though...
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    Re: New Vivid

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    How did a company go from building beautiful, graceful, elegant speakers to this fugly monstrosity?

    Reportedly $465k. M1


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    Re: New Vivid

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    monstrosity. I don’t get it.

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    Funny as in some WhatsApp group I'm in, I used those same exact words for this "creation"...
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    Re: New Vivid

    Matching headphones?

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    Re: New Vivid

    This is a similar reaction to a new BMW design ….. the front end may be fugly, but the performance is exhilarating!!
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    Re: New Vivid

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    How did a company go from building beautiful, graceful, elegant speakers to this fugly monstrosity?



    Natural evolution of the specie, Mike!
    Amazing!

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