Sound Design Distribution brings Vivid Audio Moya M1 to the UK

In conjunction with Vivid Audio, UK distributor Sound Design Distribution has introduced a new flagship loudspeaker to the UK – the Vivid Audio Moya M1.

Conceived to demonstrate that extending a speaker’s bass response also improves the perception of higher frequency bands, this floorstander is designed and hand-manufactured entirely inhouse from Vivid’s signature carbon-reinforced sandwich composite. The Moya M1 is a five-way, 13-driver system featuring four extensively braced bass enclosures, each with aerodynamically optimised reaction-cancelling ports. Each module houses two proprietary C225-100H, 225mm alloy diaphragm bass drivers arranged in a horizontally opposed configuration, their magnets united by a steel tie-bar to eliminate cabinet vibration and minimise any turbulent effects which may limit low-end linearity, as well the need for a heavy enclosure.

Equipped with 100mm voice coils in a 45mm gap rare-earth radial magnet system, the eight side-firing C225s are complemented by two front-firing C175-76, 175mm carbon fibre reinforced mid/bass drivers, a single C100SCu, 100mm carbon-fibre reinforced midrange, a D50DLC, 50mm ‘Diamond-Like Coated’ aluminium alloy upper midrange dome – all with tapered tube loading – and a D26 DLC Diamond-Like Coated 26mm aluminium alloy tweeter.

The company explains the DLC process involves a material that can be applied to the surface of the aluminium domes at a temperature well below melting point. Thus: “the contrasting properties between the DLC and the aluminium substrate heightens shear losses and significantly dampens the ‘Q’ of the break-up.”

All drivers are developed from Vivid Audio’s existing options and optimised for use in the Moya M1. The speaker makes use of a passive, five-way, fourth order Linkwitz-Riley crossover in three parts, where the mid and high sections are placed well away from bass sections. Sensitivity is quoted as 93dB with a nominal impedance of 5ohm.

The only hitch? It’ll set you back £400,000!

Available to buy now, you can find out more about the Vivid Audio Moya M1 here.

Sound Design Distribution (UK distributor)