Exceptional, Custom-Made Drivers
Kudos’ one-of-a-kind drivers are custom designed in collaboration with leading European experts, SEAS. All four Cardea series models feature Crescendo K2 fabric dome tweeter, a development of SEAS’ superb (and justifiably costly) Crescendo unit re-engineered exclusively for Kudos. The mid/bass drivers are unique to each model.
The drivers are precisely matched and seamlessly aligned to work together, as one, delivering an effortless ‘just right’ sound. You’ll know it when you hear it.
Low-Order Crossover and Minimal Design for a Purer Sound
The purer the signal, the truer the sound. A Kudos loudspeaker preserves a clean and clear audio signal by favouring a minimal design with their trademark, low-order crossover. The Cardea Super series’ superior quality components are tailored specifically for Kudos to stringent tolerances. They include Mundorf’s MResist Supreme resistors and air-core inductors, and ClarityCap’s unique CopperConnect technology capacitors.
Fixed Boundary Bass Reflex Loading
Since bass plays such a powerful role in how we hear music, Kudos' floorstanding Cardeas pay particular attention to delivering superior sound at the all-important lower end. The Super 20A’s fixed boundary bass reflex loading is key to a more agile, nuanced, textured and detailed bass reproduction.
The Cardea series’ modernist aesthetic looks elegantly simple on the outside, yet the inside is reassuringly hard-working. In a true marriage of form and function, design and materials combine to effectively manage unwanted vibrations while leaving the natural dynamics of your music blissfully undisturbed.
Active Configuration (Upgradeable)
Like the Titan series, ‘Super’ Cardea models are configured to allow simple by-passing of the internal crossover for active operation with leading electronics including Linn Exakt, Devialet Expert, Naim SNAXO and Exposure VXN. Active operation opens up a wider upgrade path and enables a variety of performance and personalisation enhancing capabilities.
- Bass reflex
- SEAS-Kudos 180mm Mid-bass driver cast chassis unit hand-treated papercone, 26mm voice coil with copper shorting ring and aluminium phase plug
- 30Hz – 30kHz AIRR frequency range (average in-room response)
- Sensitivity: @1W, 1m, 88dB
- Finishes: Black Oak, Red Tineo, Satin White, Tineo, Walnut
- 8 ohms nominal impendance
- 25W - 300W recommended amplifier power detail
- SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome Tweeter
- Dimensions: Height 925mm, Width 200mm, Depth 270mm
- Weight 22kg