KAYA S12 delivers like any Vivid Audio loudspeaker a fine-detailed, transparent sound. The small footprint makes it the perfect studio monitor or a sophisticated loudspeaker for use in a multichannel system. Charming like the V1 from OVAL range, but built with technology from GIYA loudspeakers, KAYA S12 is even more an accessible way to bring the transformative Vivid Audio approach to the music you love the most.



Crucially, and despite its diminutive 12 litre internal volume, the KAYA S12 uses the patented exponentially tapered tube loaded reflex, first developed for its much larger sibling, the GIYA G1, but wrapped around the inside of the enclosure in such a way as to absorb resonance in all directions. Enjoying this near-ideal loading is the newly-designed long throw C100L driver delivering clean precise bass and uncoloured transparent mids to a surprisingly high level. High frequencies are handled by the same tapered tube loaded high-performance D26 tweeter used throughout the entire Vivid range. KAYA S12 is moulded from composite material available in a range of standard and custom automotive finishes.


Like KAYA 25 the KAYA S12 is also a two-way system. Although it is the smallest Vivid Audio loudspeaker ever, the technique is as grand and derived from it’s bigger siblings. KAYA S12 is  a genuine Vivid Audio loudspeaker in every respect. If size matters, KAYA S12 is the best candidate to deliver grand performance.


Given the modest size endless applications are possible. From pro-audio production studios to multi-channel setups and home cinema’s. KAYA S12 is easy to blend in any environment. With the state of the art optional stand KAYA S12 transforms into beautiful balanced design statement.

Top to bottom, the S12 sets a completely new bar for the engineering sophistication and achievable performance possible in such a small package. KAYA S12 is a true ode to joy.


Enhance your listening experience with these tailor made accessories for the KAYA S12. Both the loudspeaker stand and wall bracket are specially designed and crafted to perfectly match the shape of KAYA S12. The stand and S12 will become available as a package, the wall bracket will be sold separately.

Release of both accessories will be in the near future.


Specifications Vivid Audio KAYA S12
Configuration 2 way 2 driver system
Cabinet material RIMCast PU resin
Cabinet colour Piano Black, Pearl White, Oyster Matte
Bespoke colour Any PPG automotive colour available on request
Drive units HF: D26 – 26mm Tapered Tube loaded alloy dome
LF: C100L – 1 x 100mm alloy cone unit
Bass loading Exponentially Tapered Tube enhanced bass reflex
Sensitivity 87dB @ 2.83VRMS at 1m on axis
Nominal impedacnce (Ω) 8 Ohm (5,3Ohm Min)
Frequency range (Hz) 45 – 25,000 Hz (-6dB)
First D26 Break Up mode: 44,000 Hz
Harmonic distortion
(2nd and 3rd harmonics)
< 0.5% over frequency range at 1W
Cross over frequencies (Hz) 3,000
Recommended amplifier power 25W – 125W
Loudspeaker dimensions 400 mm (H) x 237 mm (W) x  254 mm (D)
Net weight 6 kg
Shipping dimensions 480 mm (H) x 250 mm (W) x 270 mm (D)
Shipping weight 8 kg (each)

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…‘vivid’ sound is in full effect here… – hi-fi+

August 2022 – Reviewed by Alan Sircom

‘Impressed’ doesn’t even describe my feelings toward the Vivid Audio Kaya S12. The Kaya S12 takes the ‘loudspeaker for small rooms’ concept to new heights.

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A uniquely amazing loudspeaker – Stereophile

March 2022 – Reviewed by Herb Reichert

Their defining trait is the beauty and intricacy of their projected soundspace … An absolute must-audition.

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S12 reviewed in Audiophile Magazine Nº 7 2021

Oct 2021 – Reviewed by Joël Chevassus

… a big crush, yes, totally unconditional for an extraordinary achievement.

What is not to love about that?

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****** for Kaya S12 in Ljud & Bild

Nov 2021 – Reviewed by Geir Gråbein Nordby

When the music appears as effortless and resolved – and neutral – as with the Vivid Audio Kaya S12, it is the music that determines the sound. Not the speaker.

The review is avialable in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish.

S12 reviewed in Audiophile Magazine Nº 7 2021

Oct 2021 – Reviewed by Joël Chevassus

… a big crush, yes, totally unconditional for an extraordinary achievement.

What is not to love about that?

Read the review starting at page 9 (in French)

Dreams are never lost, they only transform

Jul 2021 – Reviewed by Leonel Garcia Marques

Our Kaya S12 is considered one of the best monitors by reviewer Leonel Garcia Marques.

We’re proud.

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Jan 2021 – Reviewed by Ernst Neve

“Ik durf te stellen dat ik nog nooit zoiets indrukwekkends heb gehoord (…). De dynamiek is niet van deze wereld (…) terwijl de muzikaliteit altijd overeind blijft.”

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Techweek & KAYA S12

Nov 2020 – Reviewed by Ken Davidson

“There is simply a stage in front of you with musicians. An almost perfect illusion, with a fabulous speed, detail, reality and neutrality. The rendering of the middle area is very nice.”

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