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Kudos Cardea Super 20A floor standing loudspeaker

£4,999.00 £3,399.00

Kudos Cardea Super 20A loudspeaker with Isobaric bass loading.

What we Say:

The Kudos Cardea Super 20A is a medium sized 2 way floor standing loudspeaker with stunning looks and sound.

Every aspect of the Cardea range screams quality. The drivers are modified top of the range SEAS units from the Crescendo range.   The cabinets are lovingly made in Yorkshire in a range of sumptuous real wood veneers. The passive crossovers are all low order designs using the highest spec components to ensure as little gets in the signal path as possible. Final assembly and test and assembly is done in County Durham along with all R&D.

The New Cardea A models  differ from most conventional loudspeakers as they can be converted from passive operation to active use by simply removing a set of link bars on the rear of the loudspeakers. Active operation does require additional investment in the supporting electronics but the improvements of active operation need to be heard to be truly appreciated.

For anyone out there looking for  an SBL, Allae  or SL2  replacement the Kudos Cardea  Super 20A should make for a very compelling listen. It can do scale, dynamics and has oodles of subtle detail which gets right to the heart of the music. Put the Super 20A  at the very top of your shortlist.

More details about the Titan series and other Kudos ranges on the following link. https://kudosaudio.com/

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What they say:

SUPER 20A

We’ll always have a soft spot for the Super 20A here at Kudos. The Kudos brand was launched with the Cardea series, and the Super 20A is the topmost development of the series. Think of the last time you met somebody who was so fascinating, so entertaining and so utterly engaging, and who had a voice so captivating, that you could happily listen to them forever. That’s the feeling you get on meeting a Cardea Super 20A. In short, it’s a brilliant communicator and it knows how to hold a room. It’s also incredibly insightful, probing into the depths of each recorded musical performance in order to faithfully expose everything that’s in there.

“The sense of occasion was electric, like being hard-wired into the original performance with so much texture and detail, fiery virtuosity, and drama,” says Hi-Fi Plus magazine. “Beautifully clear, open and lively… revealing every last layer of fine micro detail.” “Deliciously authentic,” adds Hi-Fi News. “It’s a loudspeaker that is indeed a little bit special.”

    The Cardea series is available in a range of luxurious real wood veneers. They are Walnut, Oak, Cherry, black oak and Satin white.

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 our 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 our 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, our 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.

INTERIOR DESIGN

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, our ‘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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type

  • 2-way
  • Bass reflex
  • Floorstander

Nominal impedance

  • 8 ohms

Mid/bass driver

  • SEAS-Kudos 180mm cast chassis unit hand-treated papercone, 26mm voice coil with copper shorting ring and aluminium phase plug

Recommended amplifier power detail

  • 25W – 300W

Frequency range

  • 30Hz – 30kHz AIRR (average in-room response)

Dimensions

  • 925mm (h) x 200mm (w) x 270mm (d)

Sensitivity

  • @1W
  • 1m
  • 88 dB

Tweeter

  • SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome

Weight (per loudspeaker)

  • 22 kg

WHAT OTHERS SAY

“The Super 20 really grabs your attention”
“Uncompromising in revealing the strengths and weaknesses of recordings”
“Moreover, its vivid clarity tends to shine a spotlight on musical performance too”

Hi-Fi News