Vivid Audio products have been designed with home theatre applications in mind from the start and the C1 is our answer to the crucial centre channel application.

C1 is a three-way system employing a single D50 mid range driver, between 900Hz and 4 kHz with the range beyond being handled by a D26 tweeter. Below 900Hz the C1 uses two C125 midbass drivers mounted on either side of the central mid and high domes. The two drivers are identically driven in order to preserve a symmetrical horizontal polar pattern at all frequencies.

Fourth order filters ensure phase coherence through both crossover points resulting in a seamless response. Optionally, the C1 may be mounted on its matched stand. Made from the same carbon fibre loaded polyester compound as the enclosure, it provides an exceptionally stable footing while holding the loudspeaker at a gentle angle to suit most floor mounted situations.

To further guarantee the stability of the complete system, a total of five custom spikes are mounted around the periphery of the base. Precision machined and gold plated binding posts are recessed into the rear of the cabinet and linked internally to the crossover boards using Van den Hul® cable throughout.


Specifications Vivid Audio C1
Configuration 3 way vented cabinet
Cabinet material Complex loaded carbon fibre filled polymer
Drive units HF: D26 – 26mm metal dome unit with tapered tube loading
MF: D50 – 50mm metal dome unit with tapered tube loading
LF: C125 – 2 x 125mm metal coned unit
Sensitivity 89dB @ 2.83VRMS at 1m on axis
Nominal impedance (Ω) 8
Frequency range (Hz) 43 – 36,000 Hz (-6dB)
Frequency response (Hz) 49 – 33,000 Hz +/- 2dB on reference axis
First D26 Break Up mode: 44,000 Hz
Harmonic distortion
(2nd and 3rd harmonics)
< 0.5% over frequency range
Cross over frequencies (Hz) 100, 900, 3,500
Power handling rms 300W
Loudspeaker dimensions 268mm (H) x 755mm (W) x 330mm (D – cabinet, D – base)
Net weight 38kg
Shipping dimensions 370mm (H) x 945mm (W) x 450mm (D)
Shipping weight 35kg
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