The C175 features an even more exceptional force to weight ratio but, when coupled to its dedicated low pass filter, the subjective result is clearly from the same stable as its larger sibling – the C225.
One result of our novel approach to low frequency system design is that the final transfer function is quite independent of driver parameters. so when it came to creating the Giya G2 bass drivers, with half the radiating area of C225, we were able to preserve the motor assembly unchanged and simply reduce the cone diameter. Of course this means the C175 features an even more exceptional force to weight ratio but, when coupled to its dedicated low pass filter, the subjective result is clearly from the same stable as its larger sibling.
Using the same motor also means C175 shares the same long linear travel as C225 and identical suspension profiles give a similar mechanical performance. And just one glance at the chassis design will leave you in no doubt that this driver is 100% Vivid Audio.
Floating Bass Drivers & Reaction Cancelling Mount
In both Giya models the bass drivrs are fitted with silicone O-rings mounted in peripheral grooves. These O-rings guarantee an air-tight seal on to the gently tapered mounting apertures as the drivers are drawn into position by the internal dual-threaded coupler. And, while the drivers are mounted in a reaction - cancelling configuration, the extra decoupling action provided by this compliant mounting absolutely ensures that the last traces of chassis motion will not be transferred to the enclosure so further ensuring the highest levels of acoustic purity.
At Vivid Audio we take the opportunity to consider every aspect of the construction of our products and, while it is customary to use printed circuit boards for most electronic assembles, we have found that for the best results, hard wired crossovers impart a transparency of the reproduction which is unequalled by other construction methods. Each of our inductors is trimmed to be exactly the correct value and assembled by hand onto the hard-wired circuit board together with precision polypropylene capacitors and wire wound resistors for all primary signal circuitry.