As I mentioned in the main body of my review, I have been professionally reviewing and testing loudspeakers for more than 10 years now. Almost 12 years to be exact. In that time, I have reviewed dozens of speakers, many of which cost more than the VIVID KAYA 45’s. Each time I have a set coming in for review, I get pretty excited thinking that maybe these will be the ones that will become my long-term reference. Then I’d find myself boxing them up and sending them back at the end of the review. This has happened over and over: the speakers arrive with great anticipation and then after living with them for a while, I conclude they weren’t really any better than what I have already or at least not a big enough improvement to justify the price.
The VIVID KAYA 45s are the first pair of speakers to break that cycle. They came in here all full of their bad selves and then proceeded to just slay me and every guest I had over. It was the most uncanny thing I have ever experienced.
These speakers made me stay up late at night in rapt attention. I was listening to more music than I have in years and I just couldn’t get enough. I don’t have them now as VIVID wanted me to ship them back for a dealer demo. I have been having strange withdrawal symptoms ever since I shipped them back. I can assure you that I will be buying a pair, they will become my long-term reference speakers, and the sun will shine again!