planning my next upgrade which will be speakers was planning to go titan 606 which felt like next natural step up from my beloved super20s
however dealer thrown a curve ball in with some exdemo titan 707s and even titan 808s, any experience with these on the nap300, must say am very tempted by the 808s as is end game for me just wondering if the 300 will drive them well enough ?
for further context in terms of where i will ultimately take my system for end game would be pre-loved NAC552, Choral Mscaler (when ever it finally appears) and the innuos statement
A home trial is essential in my view. I couldn’t get on with the 606’s in my room at all. OK with the relaxed acoustic stuff I favour for setting up speakers, but I couldn’t get them to rock at all. No bass. Apparently they had only about 30 hour’s use on the clock (the man at Kudos suggested 300 optimum) but you can only judge on what you hear.
808s are pretty good with a 300. Bear in mind that fresh titans seem to take well over 200 hours to run in. When I had the dem set of 808s it took weeks before I was convinced they were the bees knees (they arrived with zero hours). The second set were instantly excellent with a 500 though I know that’s not a question you were asking
707s have a lot more bass than 606s but some have found them too much. I much preferred the 707s to 606s both active with two 300s but haven’t heard 707s with a single 300. Have heard 505s with a single 300 (my first Titan listening) and they were excellent. I think the titans were developed with a 300
If you are deciding between T606 and T707 you must hear both in your room to make a judgement, don’t be swayed by peoples opinions as only yours count. T808, easily fits in a T707 footprint if a little further apart as the soundstage is wider.
For years I drove my Kudos Titan T88s with 52/135s in a very large room.
These are the predecessors of the 808s and are essentially the same type of loudspeaker and I would guess are similar in how they respond to an amplifier.
My 135s drove them nicely and easily filled this large space with a very musical sound.
I have since upgraded my amp and preamp but I would have no doubt that the 300 would drive any new Kudos Titan quite easily. Especially in a small room.
Hope this info helps with your decision. Obviously hearing any of the Kudos speakers in your own room would be best.
Good luck, David