Vivid Audio G2 Giya Speaker at T.H.E. Show

Last week at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, CA, I heard the G2 Giya speaker from Vivid Audio for the first time. This is the newer, smaller sibling to the original G1 Giya, both of which I profiled here.

The G2 Giya was being demonstrated by online high-end retailer On a Higher Note using a Brinkmann Oasis turntable, modified Revox PR99 reel-to-reel tape deck, Luxman E-1 phonostage, and Luxman M-800A 2-channel power amp. Diana Krall's Live in Paris LP sounded deliciously open, and a tape of Nat King Cole and George Shearing one generation away from the original master was gorgeous, with surprisingly excellent quality for being some 50 years old. The Giya speakers did these recordings proud with excellent bass extension, a clear midrange, and plenty of top-end air, even in a funky hotel ballroom.