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.”
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 C20’s superb quality components, including Mundorf inductors and resistors, and ClarityCap capacitors, are tailored specifically for Kudos to stringent tolerances.
FIXED BOUNDARY BASS-REFLEX LOADING
Since bass plays such a powerful role in how we hear music, our floor standing Cardeas pay particular attention to delivering superior sound at the all-important lower end. The C20’s fixed boundary bass-reflex loading is key to a more agile, nuanced, textured and detailed bass reproduction while minimising room interactions.
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.
|Type:||2-way Bass reflex standmount|
|Mid/bass driver:||Kudos 180mm unit with cast chassis, coated paper cone and 26mm voice coil|
|Tweeter:||SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome|
|Sensitivity:||@1W 1m 88 dB|
|Frequency range:||30Hz – 30kHz AIRR (average in-room response)|
|Recommended amplifier power detail:||25 - 250W|
|Speaker Dimensions:||270mm (width) x 340mm (depth)|
|Finishes:||Black Oak Natural Oak Satin White Walnut|
|Weight per loudspeaker:||18kg|