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Manufacturer: Vivid Audio
The Vivid Audio K1 floor-standing speaker is the largest of the OVAL range and utilises the original unique Vivid Audio cabinet form.
When designing the K1, the Vivid Audio engineers wanted to gain the bass response of a larger speaker yet retain the agility and speed of a smaller design. Through extensive research, they perfected a reaction cancelling bass loading system that, when combined with a newly developed crossover, delivers progressively focused power with increasing frequency. The result? All the bass expected of a much larger design yet with the coherent detail of a simple driver.
The K1 floor-standing model is the largest of the range which employs the coupled front and back bass driver system and integral stand.
Vivid Audio K1 loudspeaker K1 employs a single D50 mid range driver, between 900Hz and 4kHz with the range beyound being handled by a D26 tweeter. Below 900Hz the K1 uses four C125 midbass drivers, two mounted on the front baffle and two mounted on the rear baffle of the cabinet. These four drivers are internally coupled in pairs via screw tensioning units for reaction cancelling. Through the use of innovative crossover circuity, all drivers receive the same signal at frequencies below 1ooHz while above this point drive to the lower and rear drivers is progressively attenuated leaving only the front upper driver to operate all the way to 9ooHz to ensure good vertical dispersion at crossover.
Fourth order filters ensure phase coherence through both main crossover points resulting in a seamless and symmetrical polar performance. Integral to the K1 enclosure is the stand, made from the same cast carbon fibre reinforced polyester compound as the enclosure, the stand provides an exceptionally stable footing further guaranteed by the use of a total of five spikes mounted around the periphery of the base. Adjustment of the two rear spikes and that at the front sets the correct attitude while the remaining two can then be brought into contact with the floor for maximum safety. Within each of the streamlined arms are hidden separate conduits to guide the Van den Hul® interconnectioning cable away from the two internally mounted crossovers into the base. Precision machined gold plated terminals are discretely located at the rear of the base to allow a visually unobtrusive connection to the outside world.
Every Vivid Audio loudspeaker cabinet is hand finished using an elaborate process to ensure the very best aesthetics and finish quality.
Vivid loudspeakers come in two standard colours: pearl white and piano black. But our range of possible colours is actually limited only by your imagination. In keeping with such an individual and unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any colour you specify...
Configuration: 3 & 1⁄ 2 way vented cabinetCabinet material: Complex loaded carbon fibre filled polymerFinish: High gloss automotiveHF – D26 – 25mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loadingMID – D50 – 50mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loadingLF – C125 – 4 x 125mm metal coned unit (coupled)Sensitivity: 89dB @ 2.83Vrms @ 1.0 meter on axisNominal Impedance (Ohm): 6Frequency range – 6dB points: 33 – 36,000HzFrequency D26 Break Up mode (Hz): 44,000Frequency response (Hz): 38 – 33,000 Hz +/- 2dB on reference axisHarmonic distortion (2nd and 3rd): < .0.5% over frequency rangeCross over frequencies (Hz): 100, 900, 4000Power handling (music program) watts rms: 600Loudspeaker dimensions (H, W, D cabinet, D base) mm: 1300, 440, 448Net weight (kg): 56Shipping dimensions (H, W, D) mm: 1420, 450, 560Shipping mass (kg): 70
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