‘Impressed’ doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings toward the Vivid Audio Kaya S12. This takes the ‘loudspeaker for small rooms’ concept and takes it to new heights. Its combination of stereo focus, detail and clean bass give the Kaya S12 make it a cerebral performer; the outstanding sense of musical performance and excellent beat give it some heart, too. While it might not be the first choice for dub reggae or church organ fanatics, I’d happily trade bass weight for bass precision, especially as trying to get both in the same box needs both a larger investment in loudspeakers and a far bigger room. Those of us living in ‘The Big City’ – where space is at a significant premium – have just got a new champion to fight our corner.