Vivid Audio Giya G3 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Four-way, five-driver, floorstanding loudspeaker with vented enclosure. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) aluminum-dome tweeter, 2" (50mm) aluminum-dome upper-midrange driver, 4.9" (125mm) aluminum-cone lower-midrange unit, two 5.5" (135mm) aluminum-cone woofers. Crossover frequencies: 220Hz, 880Hz, 3.5kHz. Frequency response: 36Hz–33kHz, ±2dB on reference axis. Frequency range (–6dB): 33Hz–36kHz. Sensitivity: 87dB/2.83V/m. Impedance: 6 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum. Harmonic distortion: <0.5% second and third harmonic over frequency range. Power handling: 800W program.
Dimensions: 45.7" (1161mm) H by 13.4" (341mm) W by 22.75" (578mm) D. Weight: 90.2 lbs (41kg).
Finish: High-gloss automotive paint.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 3043, 3044.
Price: $39,990/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 10.
Manufacturer: Vivid Audio Ltd., 3 Marlborough Rd., Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8UF, England, UK. Vivid Audio (PTY) Ltd., PO Box 343, Kloof 3640, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Tel: (27) 31-705-4168. US distributor: On a Higher Note LLC, PO Box 698, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693. Tel: (949) 488-3004. Fax: (949) 488-3284. Web:

Vivid Audio Ltd.
US distributor: On a Higher Note LLC
PO Box 698
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(949) 488-3004

remlab's picture two 5.5" drivers go that low? The low frequency harmonic distortion must be extremely high when the speakers are played loud. 

John Atkinson's picture

remlab wrote:
How the hell do two 5.5" drivers go that low? The low frequency harmonic distortion must be extremely high when the speakers are played loud.

I think these Laurence Dickie-designed drive-units are something special. You will note both that I didn't hear any harmonic distortion on low-frequency warble tones and that the speaker did play very loud without strain in my approximately 26' by 15' room.

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile

remlab's picture

If the G3's can do that, then they really must be something special..(But I can't imagine the motors being anything more than downsized versions of the G1 woofer motors.)

JakePurches's picture

Dear Remlab - no - the G3 uses exactly the same motor system as the G2 and the G1. Only the cone size is smaller. In fact the G3 is substantially over shoved in its design which gives a particularly precise snap over the original G1 design. The new G1 Spirit has a much larger motor to get a similar snap and kick in the bass that the G3 and G2 have.

adexx's picture

Hi John

Where the Kubala's biwired? If not which jumpers did you use? Do you think these speakers benefit from biwiring or not?

John Atkinson's picture
adexx wrote:
Were the Kubala's biwired?

Yes, I used the speakers biwired, which is what the manufacturer recommends.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile