"Wonderful images of musicians performing in space"
"Excellent portrayal of fine detail"
"A vivid and articulate listening experience"
You want an exceptionally musical, high-performance loudspeaker but you don’t have the space to house a floorstander. Not a problem. We made the Super 10A specifically for you. Yes, a compact standmount loudspeaker may not have quite the same degree of bass ‘welly’ (as we say here in the north-east of England) as an equivalent floorstander. But don’t imagine for a second that you should compromise on that all-important lower-end presence, or on an impressively three-dimensional soundstage. And don't think that you won’t be holding your breath in that spilt second of silence between notes. Not least because our Super 10A is directly comparable in design to our series-topping Super 20A floorstander.
"Like all of the models in our Cardea series, the Super 10A is an exceptional communicator that delivers "a vivid and articulate listening experience" with "wonderful images of musicians performing in space" and "excellent portrayal of fine detail," says Hi-Fi News. “Compact monitors don’t come much better than this.” “If you want to hear a fine small loudspeaker, it is this one,” adds Hi-Fi World."
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.
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.
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.
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 and Naim SNAXO. Active operation opens up a wider upgrade path and enables a variety of performance and personalisation enhancing capabilities.
|Type:||2-way Bass reflex standmount|
|Mid/bass driver:||Kudos 180mm unit with cast chassis, coated paper cone and 39mm voice coil|
|Tweeter:||SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome|
|Sensitivity:||@1W 1m 87dB|
|Frequency range:||40Hz – 30kHz AIRR (average in-room response)|
|Recommended amplifier power detail:||25 - 200W|
|Speaker Dimensions:||350mm (h) x 200mm (w) x 270mm (d)|
|Finishes:||Black Oak Natural Oak Satin White Walnut|