Configuration – 4-way 5-driver system
Cabinet material – Glass reinforced balsa cored sandwich composite, carbon bre base
Cabinet colour – Piano, Pearl
Bespoke cabinet colour – Bespoke colour options available on request. Comes to an extra cost
Drive units – HF: D26 — 26mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loading Mid: D50 — 50mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loading Lower mid: C125S — 125mm with Tapered Tube loading Bass: C175 — 2 x 175mm metal coned unit with short-coil long-gap motor design
Bass loading – Exponentially tapered tube enhanced bass re ex
Sensitivity – 89dB @ 2.83Vrms at 1.0 meter on axis
Nominal impedance – 6 nominal, 4 minimum, low reactance
Frequency range (Hz) – – 6dB points: 29–36,000 Hz
First D26 Break Up mode – 44,000 Hz
Frequency response – 33–33,000Hz +/- 2dB on reference axis
Harmonic distortion (2nd and 3rd harmonics) – < 0.5% over frequency range
Crossover frequencies (Hz) – 220, 880, 3500
Power handling (music program) watts rms – 800
Loudspeaker dimensions – 1383mm (H) x 360mm (W) x 638mm (D)
Net weight – 45kg
Designed as an evolution of the original G1, the GIYA G2 brings you the same world-class technology and peerless sound quality. But at 80% of the height and half the volume of its larger sibling, the G2 is perfectly proportioned for medium-sized rooms, as well as larger spaces, making it easier to accommodate and live with.
A deeper connection
The similarities between the GIYA G2 and the larger models extend beyond the merely aesthetic. The G2 incorporates much of the same technology, too, including our new metal-dome D26 tweeter and D50 mid-driver, both with our patented Tapered Tube loading. Lower-mid frequencies are deftly handled by our C125S driver, with the evergreen C175 taking care of the bass. The result is huge, natural, transparent sound that faithfully delivers every detail, without ever becoming fatiguing.
The pursuit of perfection
The GIYA G2 follows the same design as the larger G1 and G1 Spirit – and for exactly the same reasons. The enclosure’s radical shape is designed to eliminate resonance and reflection, which colour and cloud the music. A major source of resonance in any loudspeaker is the back of the bass unit.
The conventional solution is to fill the reflex box with stuffing, which has an appealing simple logic to it. But while this works moderately well in reducing the effects of higher-frequency acoustic resonances, it also compromises the port output, so you lose weight, punch and articulation in the bass. Like all GIYA loudspeakers, the G2 has a reflex box that terminates in an exponentially tapered horn.
As well as annihilating resonances, this has the double advantage of giving you the full port output: every note comes through with perfect clarity. It’s this absorber horn, curving over the top of the enclosure, that gives the G2 its unique profile and uncluttered, addictive bass performance.
Exactly as the artist wanted it
Many loudspeaker manufacturers have a ‘signature sound’; a particular quality to the reproduction that, as a listener, you can tune into and recognise. Which is understandable from a marketing and brand perspective.
But musically, the last thing you want is your loudspeakers adding colours, textures and tones that weren’t in the original performance. You want them to bring you the music with absolute accuracy; unfiltered, uncoloured and transparent, with every note and breath clearly articulated.
Which is exactly what the GIYA G2 is designed to do. So don’t try listening out for ‘the Vivid Audio sound’, because there isn’t one. Just sit back and enjoy your favourite music exactly as the artist wanted you to.
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