The Vivid V1.5 offers Outstanding imaging, speed & resolution with beautiful aesthetics. Call us at 888-998-9335 to discuss how the V 1.5 will work in your audio system.
"The V1.5 is the best two-way speaker I have heard, as well as the best speaker under $10,000/ pair." - John Marks, Stereophile October 2010 ( full review)
"There's little extra in terms of control, composure or analysis that you can reasonably ask for at this price level: the real strength of these speakers isn't that they dig up masses of detail or do it in a tonally convincing way. It's more that they present all that detail and tonal neutrality in such a natural and unforced manner. - What HiFi
The floorstanding V1.5 uses the same tweeter and midbass drivers found in the B1, K1, and Giya loudspeakers in a slim, floorstanding enclosure. The drivers are time aligned, with the D26 tweeter sitting within a waveguide. The waveguide also controls directivity, the end result is spectacular imaging.
The V1.5 is suitable for small to moderate sized rooms, and can be powered by modest tube electronics to substantial solid state amplifiers. The speaker is easy to drive and will deliver whatever signal it is given with utmost clarity and neutrality. The 22 liter enclosure is suitable close to walls or free-field, meaning it will work in many types of rooms and please many significant others' sense of decor. One caveat, the Vivid V 1.5 is not a "child friendly" speaker. The drivers are delicate, it will dent quite easily with a careless prodding from a finger, and they do not tolerate direct hits from Nerf darts either...
The sleek and modern enclosure of the V1.5 is bonded to a stainless steel reinforced resin pedistal that gracefully complements the curves of the enclosure while concealing the twin sets of Van den Hul cabling. External connection is made through four high quality WBT terminals discreetly recessed into the heavy cast resin base. We have found it best to use loudspeaker cables terminated with banana plugs.
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|Configuration||2 way vented cabinet|
|Cabinet material||Complex loaded carbon fibre filled polymer|
|Finish||High gloss automotive|
|Drive units||26mm metal dome hf unit|
|Sensitivity||89dB/ 2.83VRMS @1m|
|Nominal Impedance (?)||8|
|Frequency range (hz)||6dB points 39 - 33,000|
|Frequency response (hz)||45 to 30,000 +/- 2dB on reference axis|
|Harmonic distortion (2nd and 3 rd harmonics)||< .0.5% over frequency range|
|Cross over frequencies (hz)||3000|
|Power handling (music program) watts rms||150|
|Loudspeaker dimensions (H, W, D cabinet, D base)||44.4, 10, 240|
|Net mass (kg)||50|
|Shipping dimensions (H, W, D)||51, 17, 9.5|
|Shipping mass (lb)||77|