OVAL V1 s • w • h

While being two-way systems the V1 range of loudspeakers maintain the Vivid philosophy of pistonic operation throughout the frequency spectrum. The V1 w, V1h and V1s are best suited to mounting near to boundaries such as wall or desktop use.

V1 is replaced by Kaya S12

All V1 models use the C125 aluminium cone driver to handle the range up to 3kHz. Mounted on soft silicone rubber O-rings in the proprietary cast carbon fibre loaded polyester enclosure, structural resonance is kept to a minimum allowing these patented driversto deliver an exceptional mid-range transparency along with an articulate bass common to all Vivid products.

High frequencies are handled by the patented D26 in a variant specially adapted to sit at the apex of a shallow waveguide unique to the V1. Not only does this perfectly time align both frequency ranges but also affords directivity control to match that of the mid-range through crossover, a frequently overlooked issue in two way designs, resulting in the smoothest power response.


Specifications Vivid Audio V1 s • w • h
Configuration 2 way vented cabinet
Cabinet material Complex loaded carbon fibre filled polymer
Drive units HF: D26 – 26mm metal dome unit with tapered tube loading
MF/ LF: C125 – 1 x 125mm metal coned unit
Sensitivity 89dB @ 2.83VRMS at 1m on axis
Nominal impedance (Ω) 8
Frequency range (Hz) 42 – 33,000 Hz (-6dB)
Frequency response (Hz) 47 – 30,000 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) 3,000
Power handling rms 150W
Loudspeaker dimensions 635mm (H) x 255mm (W) x 195mm (D)
Net weight V1s = 17kg, V1w = 13kg, V1h = 15kg