Stimpy Posted September 27, 2016 Report Share Posted September 27, 2016 OK. So I grabbed an older issue of Stereophile, as I needed reading material, for the 'Library'. I didn't pay much attention to which issue it was, other than noting the ugly B&W (or so I thought) Nautilus speakers on the cover. As such, out of curiosity, I flipped to the article, and found that these weren't B&W speakers, but were Vivid Audio Giya G3 speakers. And it turns out, the same engineer designed both models, and the Giya G1 model, for a new South African speaker company. Interesting reading so far, so I keep reading, and glancing back at the pictures. Reading and glancing, reading and glancing, and slowly (I have a slow system too), noticed that these speakers looked and sounded familiar!?! Looked again, and then it hits me; these are AR speakers! Front mounted tweeter, upper dome mid, lower cone mid, and opposed side-mounted woofers! Well shucks, they're modern AR90's, and the G1's are modern AR9's!!! I didn't have time to finish the article (that's for another 'day'). But, it got me to wondering; does it really take $39,990 to recreate an AR90, and $64,990 to build a modern AR9??? Were our speakers really that good? So far ahead of their time, that a modern version would cost more than a luxury car? Maybe so. Maybe I should respect what I have, and show it more love. But it did point out that I guess the AR Vertical Series were ground-breaking and influential. More so that I knew or realized. Nice. I guess I have better taste that I thought too! For the curious: Giya G3 Vivid Audio Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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