Enclosing a volume of just over one quarter of that of the G1, the new Vivid Audio G3 is the answer to those seeking the purity of reproduction of the GIYA series in a package which is easily accommodated into the more typical home environment.
A pair of newly developed bass drivers lay the foundation on which this, the smallest member of the family is built. Retaining the motor structure and suspension profiles of the larger siblings, the C135 is well capable of producing substantial bass energy despite its reduced diameter. The top of the bass enclosure displays the now uniquely familiar curl of the tapered tube absorber to completely eliminate the top to bottom resonances and deliver sharp accurate bass.
In every other frequency band the G3 is virtually identical in performance to G1 and G2: the C125 alloy cone handles the low-mid frequencies while the D50 and D26 catenary dome drivers cover the mids and highs respectively with each being rear loaded with independent exponential horns. In a departure from the design tradition of the other models, the G3 proudly witnesses each of these absorber horns with the low-mid horn linking round to the bass absorber horn in a graceful loop which is spanned by the two smaller tubes of the mid and high frequencies.
GIYA G3 Specifications
Preliminary specification - October 2011.
The complete specifications of the GIYA G3 will be available upon its final release.
Configuration: 4-way 5-driver system
Cabinet: Glass reinforced balsa cored sandwich composite
Finish: Multi component high gloss automotive
HF: D26 (patented) with Tapered Tube loading, catenary dome profile, radially polarized super flux magnet structure & isolating compliant mount
MID: D50 (patented) with Tapered Tube loading, catenary dome profile, radially polarized magnet structure & isolating compliant mount
MID-BASS: C125S with Tapered Tube loading, short-coil long-gap motor design, 50mm copper ribbon coil on highly vented former, highly aligned chassis, radially polarized magnet structure & isolating compliant mount
LF: Two C135 with short-coil long-gap motor design, 75mm copper ribbon coil (preliminary) on highly vented former, highly aligned chassis, radial magnet
structure & reaction cancelling compliant mount
Bass loading: Exponentially tapered tube enhanced bass reflex
Sensitivity: 87dB @ 2.83Vrms and 1.0 meter on axis
Impedance (Ohm): 6 nominal, 4 minimum, low reactance
Frequency range - 6 dB points: 33 - 36,000 Hz
First D26 Break Up mode: 44,000 Hz
Frequency response (Hz): 36 – 33,000 +/- 2 dB on reference axis
Harmonic distortion: (2nd and 3rd) < 0.5% over frequency range
Crossover frequencies (Hz): 220, 880, 3500
Power handling (music program) watts rms: 800
Dimensions (H, W, D) mm: 1161, 341, 578
Net weight (kg): 41
Shipping dimensions (H, W, D) mm: (kg): 1514, 674, 1300
Shipping mass (kg): 65