Vivid latest B1D speaker at X Audio...
The 10’th Anniversary limited edition B1 Decade (2015) includes many improvements over the original B1 design (2004): Lightweight balsa-core, polymer-composite cabinet structure similar to the Giya series; with a much higher resonance frequency than that of the original B1’s carbon fiber reinforced, plastic cement cabinet.
Woofers are a fresh design where the motor assembly has been pushed forward to encapsulate the voice coil, reducing flux leakage considerably, leading to greater woofer efficiency. With the new bass/mid woofers, Laurence Dickie has improved the crossover to better attenuate the output from the rear driver above the 100Hz lower crossover point.
New tweeter grills were designed to protect the individual centenary domes.
A magnetically attached grill, similar to that used in the Giya series is now offered for this new B1 Decade.
The limited edition B1 Decade will retail for US$28k in piano black or Ferrari Corsa Red. While the original B1 stays in the line-up at $17k. We have received many enquiries from existing B1 owners wishing to upgrade to the B1 Decade, so this limited edition series should sell out quickly world-wide.