Configuration – 3 way 6 driver system
Cabinet material – Glass reinforced Soric-cored sandwich composite
Cabinet colour – Piano, Pearl, Oyster Matte
Bespoke cabinet colour – Bespoke colour options available on request
Drive units HF – D26 – 26mm tapered tube loaded alloy dome
MF – C100se – 100mm tapered tube loaded alloy cone
LF – C125L – 4 x 125mm alloy cone
Bass – Loading Exponentially tapered tube enhanced bass reflex
Sensitivity – 90dB 2.83VRMS/1m
Nominal impedance – 6 Ohm (4 Ohm Min)
Frequency range – (Hz) 35Hz- 25kHz (-6dB)
First D26 break-up mode – 44kHz
Harmonic distortion – <0.5% over frequency range (2nd and 3rd harmonics)
Cross over frequencies – (Hz) 300Hz and 3kHz
Recommended amplifier power – 25W- 500W
Loudspeaker dimensions – 1202(h) x 370(w) x 540(d) mm MASS 38 kg
Shipping dimensions – 1245(l) x 430(w) x 590(h) mm MASS 55kg (each)
Our top-of-the-range KAYA model, the KAYA 90 delivers an effortless, powerful and focused sound that connects you directly and intimately with the music. These three-way floor-standing loudspeakers combine some of our very best audio technology with a slim, unobtrusive profile, making them easy to live with, as well as a joy to listen to.
A rich pedigree
Like all the KAYA series, the KAYA 90 shares its DNA with our GIYA loudspeakers. That family connection is immediately evident visually in the KAYA 90’s smoothly curved contours. But it’s your ears that will truly confirm their common ancestry. The KAYA 90 is so called because it has an internal volume of 90 litres. That, combined with its four patented reaction-cancelling drivers and Tapered Tube loading – the same technology we pioneered with GIYA – gives the KAYA 90 its astonishing clarity and articulation in the bass.
The curved bass absorber horn is the defining external feature of our GIYA loudspeakers. As with everything we do, it’s there for unarguable engineering reasons: it absorbs resonances and coloration, so you can hear every note with perfect precision and clarity. But we’d be the first to admit such a radical look isn’t for everyone. With the KAYA 90, the horn is still there; for the same reasons, and giving you the same benefits. The difference is that it’s folded back on itself, so it curves round inside the enclosure. So KAYA 90 gives you the same resonance-free sound in the lower mid-range, from a slimmer, more understated profile you may find easier to live with.
A deep understanding
With many conventional three-way loudspeakers, it’s possible to tune into the bass, mid-range and tweeter as separate parts of the sound field. That’s something we’ve worked strenuously to avoid with KAYA 90. Using all-aluminium drive units, and crossovers developed and built entirely in-house, we’ve made the transition between drivers totally seamless. We’ve also set the tweeter in a shallow waveguide, so that the sound is projected forwards rather than dispersing sideways. The result is perfect continuity in the sound, and a more focused listening experience unaffected by your room acoustics.
An accessible package that brings your favourite music compellingly to life
KAYA loudspeakers could only be made by Vivid Audio. Those curvaceous profiles. The patented technology. Above all, that astonishing sound quality, free from all resonance and coloration, that opens the window wide on the performance. And of course, they’re completely revolutionary, in their own understated way. Smooth, clean lines, and a detailed, focused sound that draws you in, holds your attention. Easy to live with. Truly life-enhancing.
Accessible and extraordinary
The KAYA range is the authentic Vivid Audio listening experience, made more accessible. These three and two-way loudspeakers take all our patented technology and package it in sleek, compact enclosures: perfect for rooms where the sound system is part of the space, rather than the main feature, and great for home theatre.
The position of the tweeter and mid-range driver gives KAYA speakers a more directional sound, taking you deeper into the performance. And once you’re in there, you can revel in every detail, and the seamless, uncluttered sound field created by our unique engineering-led approach.
In developing the Kaya range Vivid Audio drew on the experience and creativity of Industrial designers Matt Longbottom and Christoph Hermann. For them, Kaya has been a perfect Design challenge – create a design language that builds upon Vivid Audio’s core philosophy of using sound to inform design – but can remain calm and approachable throughout the diverse family of products.
Much of Matt Longbottom’s work has been influenced by the use of surface modelling techniques to bring beauty and detail into industrially manufactured products. This speaker series draws from his experience in furniture design where human contact with design is at its most natural.
In addition Christoph Hermann demonstrated his expertise in generative design to optimise the speaker grilles by reducing material obstruction to an absolute minimum. Together they created this beautifully sculpted, digitally informed yet highly engineered speaker series.