Kudos Audio originally began life as a maker of award-winning speaker stands until renowned designer Derek Gilligan took over the helm and Kudos was relaunched as a specialist in high performance loudspeakers.
Hidden Systems have been watching Kudos Audio interest in Linn's Exakt Digital Speaker filter technology to be one of the first speaker companies to adopt and build filters for LINN's Exaktbox Crossovers - take a look here https://exakt.design . As a LINN dealer for the last ten years, we heard the amazing Titan 505 at the Bristol Hi-Fi show 2018 and decided to have a listen at our Windsor store. Their 606 white demo models were not taken away and we plan to invest in their Titan 505 too.
Kudos Simple Passive to Active Jumpers
It has always been difficult to convince HiFi to A/B passive versus active speaker systems and Kudos have a system that is easy to do just that.
Exakt is a ground-breaking technology that turns the loudspeaker into an intelligent, connected, software-upgradeable product and enables a wide range of performance- and personalisation-enhancing capabilities in design, in manufacture and in-home.
In a Linn Exakt system the loudspeaker’s internal crossover is bypassed. Instead, Linn’s Exaktbox performs the crossover digitally, routing the bass, mid-range and treble signals through separate amplifiers and applying Exakt technology for greater control of the music signal and to optimise the loudspeakers’ performance for the room.
Since then, Kudos has evolved into one of the UK’s fastest-growing loudspeaker companies in recent years and has won numerous awards along with a worldwide following of audiophiles and music lovers. Kudos speakers have established themselves as some of the best-sounding available, with each model setting a standard at its respective price point.
Devialet’s Expert audiophile system combines all of the key components of high-end playback (preamplifier, amplifier, DAC, streamer, phono stage) in a single slim box: just add source and speakers. The system incorporates a raft of Devialet’s patented technologies, including SAM® (Speaker Active Matching) which enables the precise adaptation of the music signal to the specifications of your speaker model.
This is made possible by the powerful digital signal processing (DSP) at the heart of each Devialet system. Kudos have collaborated with Devialet to take the technology’s potential a little further in Kudos top-of-range loudspeakers: by configuring the DSP to operate as an active crossover specifically programmed to run Kudos’ active-ready speakers.