OVAL B1 DECADE
WHAT A DIFFERENCE 10 YEARS MAKE
THE MOST REALISTIC WAY TO ENJOY THE AUTHENTIC VIVID AUDIO LISTENING EXPERIENCE
We broke new ground when we launched the original B1 loudspeaker back in 2005. Now, everything we’ve learned since has gone into the new B1 Decade. Drawing on 10 years of knowledge, experience and R&D, the B1 Decade incorporates materials and technology from our revolutionary GIYA loudspeakers, bringing our astonishing clarity and transparency of sound to a wider audience.
What a difference 10 years make
Like all Vivid Audio loudspeakers, the B1 Decade is instantly recognisable thanks to its radical design. In a market still dominated by square cabinet speakers, the B1 Decade stands out as a perfect example of form truly following function.
It takes its inspiration from nature, where there are no straight edges, right angles or flat plane surfaces. As the human ear itself demonstrates – and our own acoustic research proves – smooth curves help ensure optimum clarity and sound quality.
This pioneering loudspeaker also benefits from new drivers and filters that take mid-range and upper-register performance to a totally new level.
Configuration: 3 and 1/2 way vented cabinet
Cabinet material: Balsa-cored quadraxial glass composite sandwich
Cabinet colour: Red or Black
Base and pedestal: Fibre-loaded polymer complex
Finish: High gloss automotive
- HF: D26 – 26mm metal dome unit with tapered tube loading
- Mid: D50 – 50mm metal dome unit with tapered tube loading
- Bass: C125d – 2 x 125mm alloy coned unit (coupled)
New topology rare-earth magnet design
Sensitivity: 89dB @ 2.83Vrms at 1.0 metre on axis
Nominal impedance: 4
Frequency range (Hz): – 6dB points: 34 – 36,000Hz
First D26 break-up mode 44,000Hz
Frequency response: 38 – 33,000Hz +/- 2dB on reference axis
Harmonic distortion (2nd and 3rd harmonics): < 0.5% over frequency range
Cross over frequencies (Hz): 130, 900, 3500
Power handling (music program) watts rms: 300
Loudspeaker dimensions: 1095mm (H) x 265mm (W) x 375mm (D); Base: 420mm (D)
Net weight: 36kg