Introducing Vivid Audio Kaya S12 loudspeaker

The Vivid Audio Kaya S12 is now in production. Here are some pertinent facts and information about Vivid’s newest loudspeaker!

Many of our readers may be familiar with Vivid Audio, which is based in the UK.

They have been producing some ground breaking loudspeakers which audiophiles and discerning music lovers have been so impressed with, they usually leave a demonstration of their speakers with an “awe-inspiring” impression in their minds. Some have even expressed sentiments such as, “The most transparent and musical loudspeakers they have ever reviewed and/or listened to”.

The Vivid loudspeaker line currently includes 3 products here from “top of the line” (and most expensive) as well as 2 other models— which are no less impressive, but at lower price points. These consist of the GIYA, the KAYA, and the OVAL.

However, a brand-new model has just been developed and in the process of being released. While it is a stand mounted monitor with a smaller internal volume, it will share many of the foremost qualities of their larger loudspeakers as well as many of their most coveted design technologies. The new loudspeaker is called the Vivid Kaya S12. (ABOUT VIVID Audio Design Philosophy of the new S12 – video .

The Sound Advocate has had some recent communication with Vivid Audio’s partners Todd Sutherland and Jim Noyd and hope to have a sample of the new Kaya S12 for review quite soon. In the meantime, here is Vivid’s press release concerning the new Kaya S12 loudspeaker below.

VIVID AUDIO KAYA S12-with stand


September 25, 2020 — West Sussex, UK — We are very proud to introduce you to the revolutionary Vivid Audio Kaya S12. Although the internal volume of this loudspeaker only measures 12 litres and puts less than 7 KG on the scale, it is filled to the brim with our patented technologies. The Kaya S12 shares our coveted drivers with its larger siblings, employs our exponential tapered tube on the D26 tweeter and as a world first offering, uses our patented Omni-Absorber cabinet.

The Omni-Absorber annihilates the common distortion all other two-way monitor designs suffer from. We could say with pride that it took us years to develop and actually that is true. To quote our chief designer and co-founder Laurence Dickie, “If we would not have solved/cracked this problem, what would be the point of offering it?”

KAYA S12 delivers like any Vivid Audio loudspeaker a fine-detailed, transparent sound. The small footprint makes it an incredible two-channel speaker, the perfect studio monitor or a sophisticated loudspeaker for use in a multi-channel 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. At Vivid Audio, we’ve made our name on our loudspeakers’ world-class sound quality and engineering excellence. Our loudspeakers look, and sound, unlike any you’ve ever experienced before. From a blank sheet of paper to finished product, every Vivid Audio loudspeaker is created for a single purpose: to bring you perfectly transparent, natural sound, free from colour, resonance and reflection. Which means you get to enjoy the music you love in a whole new way: exactly as it was written, performed and intended to be heard. Production of the Kaya S12 has started in our UK factory.

Vivid Audio Kaya S12 Specifications:

Configuration:2 way 2 driver system
Cabinet material:RIMCast Polyurethane
Drive units:HF: D26 – 26mm tapered tube loaded alloy dome LF: C100D – 1 x 100mm alloy cone
Bass loading:Exponentially Tapered Tube enhanced bass reflex
Sensitivity:87dB @ 2.83VRMS at 1m on axis
Nominal impedance (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:6,0 kg (each)

Vivid Audio Web:

For more information please contact:

Jim Noyd ~ Noyd Communications Inc. T: 310-951-3768 E:  

Todd Sutherland E:


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