This loudspeaker is more radical than it looks, and it looks pretty wild. Vivid do not follow convention in cabinet materials or drive unit shape, what look like regular drivers are in fact catenary domes which are shallower than regular domes and have lower colouration. The ‘box’ consists of glass-reinforced composite skins with a balsa wood core, and if that were not enough, every driver has a tapered tube behind it to absorb rear radiation. Technological innovation has been harnessed to produced one of the very best loudspeakers on the planet, with the lowest colouration and the greatest potential to deliver musical realism the like of which is extremely rare. It’s expensive but there are plenty of more spendy speakers that aren’t as good.