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"The sweet, rich tones of the Gurdjieff Ensemble's blul, oud, tar, and dap came through in Cinemascope and sharp-focused Ektachrome color. One of the high points of conducting this review was listening to folk songs by Armenian composer Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935), performed by the Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble on the album Komitas (24/96, ECM/Qobuz). I listened on a Friday morning at 6am, looking at a fresh 6" of snow falling silently outside my window. The sweet, rich tones of the Gurdjieff Ensemble's blul, oud, tar, and dap came through in Cinemascope and sharp-focused Ektachrome color. I felt like I was dreaming in a floating world.
With the Line Magnetic, the $12s sounded more grass-fed and tactile. The LM-518 IA made ECM's signature reverb sound extra-focused and harmonically correct. Clearly, the Kaya S12s were benefiting from a dose of triode-tube intangibles. could go on, but... I think you get the picture, Vivid Audio's Kaya S12 is a uniquely amazing loudspeaker, one I imagine will impress most audiophiles. But it is a bit of a shapeshifter. It sounded exciting, incredibly well sorted, and refined-but surprisingly different with every amplifier I tried.
Overall, the $12s are shy on bass but easy to drive; lightning fast, uber-transparent, micro-detailed, and extremely three-dimensional. Their defining trait is the beauty and intricacy of their projected soundspace, which exceeded that of my Falon Gold Rud An absolute must-audition."