Joining the Giya Family!

kleinbje

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Hi All

I recently purchased some used G3's and expect delivery next week. These are dream come true speakers and I cant remember being this excited for a physical object in a long time. It brings me back to my teens where I'd sit in a Barnes&Noble for hours looking through all of the audio mags and drinking Boylans Black cherry. I'd be there for hours wishing I could have a stereo like the ones I was reading about.(at 16 didn't not seem remotely possible) The room is 11.5*13.5*7.5. Looking for set up and placement suggestions. Spike's etc. Also curious about the included jumper quality, as I hear space is tight under the speaker. Naim Super lumina speaker Cables.



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DaveyF

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Great choice in speaker! I think you will be very pleased with your new Giya G3's. In a room of your size, i suspect you may have to toe -in the speakers considerably. Also, room acoustic treatments would most likely be highly beneficial once you have your new speakers. I would consider a straight ahead set-up initially and then experiment with toe-in. The straight ahead set-up might work well, or you may find that significant toe-in will be better. On another thread, the new Giya Spirits were found to work best with severe toe-in. ( in the particular room that they were being auditioned). Good luck and great speaker!
 

flez007

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I have always liked the Giya´s sound, particularly with DartZeel electronics, but your Naim set-up will surely be up to the task! Keep us updated on your findings.
 
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congratulations ..... marvelous speakers
Spikes , rubber feet or castors , makes very little difference , use whats convenient to you (according to Vivids boss man)
The links are as good as anything else , same links as my G1's and my G1 spirits , I think they are the same wire used internally which is van den hul .
Positioning is taste and room size dependent.. my pal with G3's has them well into the room , about 8ft apart , toed in so they "cross over" about a ft from his face and he listens 6 ft from the speakers, quite nearfield
They will reveal any changes you make downstream , my pal uses a Devialet 120 with them
I would spend more time positioning them and spend more money on room treatments than fiddling with the electronics used to drive them...
 

kleinbje

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On their way, just a few more days. I can't wait. In my room if I do 8 feet apart I will be closer than the recommended .8M to the side walls. Also that seems like a lot of toe in, I'll need to experiment. Keep the advice coming.

Jeff


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Jan 29, 2014
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So what do you think so far?
I definitely think you need more toe in tho...
 

kleinbje

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They are spectacular. I will still need to experiment with positioning, when adjusting toe in Rodney what should I pay attention to to know when I've reached the sweet spot.
The ceiling mount is a bitch on the back to install but in the long run makes vacuuming easier.;)

I have been listening to a bunch of records tonight and none have sounded remotely close to what I am hearing now. Stones SF German OP, Uncle Tupelo Sundazed LP Comp, Faces A Nod is...UK First Pressing, and Radiohead OKNOTOK LP 3. The separation, the pin point imaging, the dynamic acceleration, the grab your attention factor. Looking forward to spending more time.
 

LL21

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I've never seen the Giyas ceiling mounted before.

Very creative placement!! ;)
Imaging must be very weird though! ;)
 
Jan 29, 2014
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Klein , look/listen for the position that detaches the music from the speakers..you will get pinpoint imaging with a broad and wide soundstage , left to right and front and back..you should be able to place any instrument in 3d space.
 

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