MSRP: MSRP $15000
Vivid Audio’s B1 is an extraordinarily good loudspeaker that has midrange and high-frequency neutrality, transparency, and refinement that are second to none. In resolution and detail in those mid- and upper ranges, every other speaker I’ve heard comes in second to it. Listening with the B1 was like training a microscope on my records — it was truly revelatory in that regard. This makes the B1 a reference-caliber monitoring tool and a great home loudspeaker.. Doug Schneider – SoundStage
Configuration: 3 & 1⁄ 2 way vented cabinet
Cabinet material: Complex loaded carbon fibre filled polymer
HF – D26 – 26mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loading
MID – D50 – 50mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loading
LF – C125 – 2 x 158mm metal coned unit (coupled)
First D26 Break Up mode: 44,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 89dB @ 2.83Vrms and 1.0 meter on axis
Nominal Impedance (Ohm ): 4
Frequency range – 6dB points: 35 – 36,000Hz
Frequency response: 39 – 33,000 Hz +/- 2dB on reference axis
Harmonic distortion (2nd and 3rd): < 0.5% over frequency range
Cross over frequencies (Hz): 100, 900, 4000
Power handling (music program) watts rms: 300
Loudspeaker dimensions (H, W, D cabinet, D base) inches: 43″, 10.5″, 14.75″, 16.5″
Net weight (kg): 38
Shipping dimensions (H, W, D) inches: 49.25″, 17″, 21″
Shipping weight (kg): 50
By breaking all of the conventional rules for dynamic loudspeaker design, the designers at Vivid Audio have created an audiophile’s dream in the Vivid B1 loudspeaker. Amazing performance, leading edge technology and breathtaking aesthetics make the Vivid B1 loudspeaker one of the most desirable and unique loudspeakers available.
Not everyone can accommodate a large Giya in their listening room and Vivid Audio responded by developing the V1, B1 and K1 series of speakers. Rather than treating the smaller speakers as a lower priced model and sacrificing quality for price, the designers at Vivid Audio went about designing a speaker system that maintained the family pedigree except in a smaller enclosure. The results are clear: the Vivid B1 is a huge success and regarded widely by reviewers around the world to be one of the finest speaker systems available.
The Vivid Audio B1 is a mid-sized, floor standing speaker. It is obvious at first glance that this is not an ordinary square box speaker. Questioning and reinventing every aspect of basic speaker design, Vivid Audio was able to create the B1 and it’s incredibly dynamic, boxless sound. Gone are the flat, parallel wood surfaces and traditional front mounted drivers. Rather, you are presented with a sculpted piece of art that both looks beautiful and offers a sound that will certainly bring a smile to any audiophiles face.
As with all of it’s designs, the Vivid B1 is the result of form following function. Designed to be virtually invisible and free of distortion, the cabinet is made from a carbon polymer and designed in a clever way to cancel all traditional cabinet resonances. Also, the Vivid B1 uses patented proprietary drivers that are coupled to tapered tube absorbers to totally eliminate back wave energy. Take those driver units and mount them to the back surface of the speaker rather than the front and the result is clear: a speaker system that delivers just music and none of the colorations normally heard in traditional speaker designs.
The Vivid B1 is cut from the same cloth as it’s big brother, the Vivid Giya. It utilizes the same front firing drivers as found in the Giya which gives the B1 a sonic signature very similar to the Giya. The B1 also mounts a 6.5 inch mid bass driver on the rear surface directly behind the identical front mid bass driver providing substantial punch. In typical Vivid fashion, the rear mounted bass driver also service to neutralize cabinet resonances below 100hz.
The Vivid B1 speaker system represents a dream-come-true to an audiophile. World class performance, leading-edge technology and a look that more resembles a sculpted work of art than a speaker. Audiophiles around the world agree that the Vivid B1 represents an outstanding value and offers both form and function that will serve music lovers for a lifetime.