Vivid Giya G3

dallasjustice

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I am curious if you have ever listened to Earl Geddes speakers? Not sure if he has shown at hifi shows recently. His off axis measurements are very good, unfortunately I dislike the way the speakers look :(
I know. I would love to hear the Summa. But I've never had the chance. I've emailed him and he seems like a really great dude. I think he's the type of designer who I'd be most interested in their speakers. He did say he would be open to doing Acourate crossovers/delay on his Summa. Of course, I'd have to pay for all of that. I really don't like the minidsp solution he has for his active version. But the passive Summa measures great too. If I bought one of his models, it would be purely on specs. I can't do that.
 

anders

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I know. I would love to hear the Summa. But I've never had the chance. I've emailed him and he seems like a really great dude. I think he's the type of designer who I'd be most interested in their speakers. He did say he would be open to doing Acourate crossovers/delay on his Summa. Of course, I'd have to pay for all of that. I really don't like the minidsp solution he has for his active version. But the passive Summa measures great too. If I bought one of his models, it would be purely on specs. I can't do that.
I did not know he had an active version. His top of the line monitor when I was investigating was a 2-way, and he had optimized the passive crossover very well for that model.
 

gtl

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Not too sure if this is an appropriate place to ask this, mods please delete this if necessary.

I was wondering if anyone could provide some advice for choosing between the Vivid Giya G2 and G3.

I have 2 rooms, one 11.5' by 21'. Around 241.5 square feet. With 9' ceilings. Would the G2 be suitable?

I also have another smaller living room is 10.5' by 12.5'. Around 131.25 square feet with an open space to a dining area.

Not too sure which room I am placing the speakers yet of if I will be forced to shift it to living room with the dining area in future

I am comfortable with paying the extra for the G2, but I was just wondering if the G3 is a better fit? Would the bass be overpowering for the G2? I don't want to always think of what I am missing if I get the G3 instead of the G2.

I really appreciate anyone's advice on this.

Thank you
 

bplexico

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Not too sure if this is an appropriate place to ask this, mods please delete this if necessary.

I was wondering if anyone could provide some advice for choosing between the Vivid Giya G2 and G3.

I have 2 rooms, one 11.5' by 21'. Around 241.5 square feet. With 9' ceilings. Would the G2 be suitable?

I also have another smaller living room is 10.5' by 12.5'. Around 131.25 square feet with an open space to a dining area.

Not too sure which room I am placing the speakers yet of if I will be forced to shift it to living room with the dining area in future

I am comfortable with paying the extra for the G2, but I was just wondering if the G3 is a better fit? Would the bass be overpowering for the G2? I don't want to always think of what I am missing if I get the G3 instead of the G2.

I really appreciate anyone's advice on this.

Thank you
The guidance I received from Philip O'Hanlon, whom I trust is the following, to put this in context I have a room that is ~13.5 Feet wide by 23 feet deep with 9 foot ceiling.

For my room his recommendation was the G3, like you I was willing to spend extra for the G2.

He recommends at least a 400 sq. ft. room for the G2s.

Consider that he could have made a sale for the larger G2, but recommended the G3. I have no regrets with my purchase and trust Philip fully.

Barr

BTW I do have some open space in my room as well into a kitchen and the living room,
 

gtl

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Thanks for sharing your experience! Looks like I should go ahead with a G3 then.

How is the bass with the G3? Are you using any subwoofers? I have no intention of getting any subwoofers, hence the thought of getting a G2 since it extends much lower.

The guidance I received from Philip O'Hanlon, whom I trust is the following, to put this in context I have a room that is ~13.5 Feet wide by 23 feet deep with 9 foot ceiling.

For my room his recommendation was the G3, like you I was willing to spend extra for the G2.

He recommends at least a 400 sq. ft. room for the G2s.

Consider that he could have made a sale for the larger G2, but recommended the G3. I have no regrets with my purchase and trust Philip fully.

Barr

BTW I do have some open space in my room as well into a kitchen and the living room,
 

bplexico

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Hello - I am happy with the bass I am getting from the G3's and do not use Subwoofers. Not sure where you are located but if in US I have found Philip a helpful person to bounce questions off of in regards to the Vivid Audio line.

Please note that there are others who have the G3s and use subwoofers, I don't think that approach is wrong and they have valid reasons for doing so. For me, I am quite happy with them as is, without the use of subwoofers.

Guess part of that answer depends on the room and how much bass you like...;)
 
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Not too sure if this is an appropriate place to ask this, mods please delete this if necessary.

I was wondering if anyone could provide some advice for choosing between the Vivid Giya G2 and G3.

I have 2 rooms, one 11.5' by 21'. Around 241.5 square feet. With 9' ceilings. Would the G2 be suitable?

I also have another smaller living room is 10.5' by 12.5'. Around 131.25 square feet with an open space to a dining area.

Not too sure which room I am placing the speakers yet of if I will be forced to shift it to living room with the dining area in future

I am comfortable with paying the extra for the G2, but I was just wondering if the G3 is a better fit? Would the bass be overpowering for the G2? I don't want to always think of what I am missing if I get the G3 instead of the G2.

I really appreciate anyone's advice on this.

Thank you
The only thing to do here is audition a pair of g2. In the larger room and the smaller room. Bit of a pain I konw but then you will know. Any other solution will leave you with a level of uncertainty.

I do use a sub, will end up with two subs but more for room reasons. The G3 gives good bass, very good in fact.



Cheers
 
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I have heard all the vivid speaker s, the G3 and the G2 many many times
The G2 is the same as the g3.. all you get is a slight increase in scale with the G2's and more bass.. and they are a lot bigger
My choice would be G3's and twin high quality subs .. run G3's full range
 

Ron Resnick

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Michael, my apologies for being late to this thread.

Congratulations on the G3! And your room looks great!

I heard the G1 (or was it G2?) with Steve at T.H.E. Show in Irvine and I thought the speaker sounded fantastic!
 

Asamel

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Funny story...

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Asamel

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Just starting to listen but nothing I've noted so far. The woofers fire to the sides so...