Can I check whether any of you good folk are using Kudos’ cable with 500 kit?
I am contemplating trying this between a 500 and 808s but wondering if it is a good option, vs say SL. I assume it should be given that the 808s are cabled internally with KS1… but I’d prefer some empirical evidence to support the decision to plunge or not
Thanks for any advice
Well i have a 500 system, nd555, 552/500. I had naca5 and tried the top true signal audio, Naim superlumina, and Tellurium Q. In the end for my room and system the Kudos ks-1 was the cable that i found worked best.
My only advice is to listen for your self, in your own room……i thought buying cables would be easy, buying a black box was much easier. Best of luck.
Thanks for the info - out of interest how would you characterize KS1 vs SL sound, based on your experience?
Robbo - Might be worth a read of this thread from last year
Thanks James, I did see this… did polar bear end up keeping it? I wondered if others had tried (and kept) it in a 500 level system; as that post title infers, its relative inexpense begs the question as to whether it should be taken seriously at that level, but maybe it is just a bargain?
I recognize more expensive does not necessarily work better - this coming from the guy who doggedly stuck with the stock lavender cable rather than “upgrade”’ to another interconnect for the NDS (until suoerlumina appeared, that is!)
Well i could not really hear a difference of any note between nac5 and SL……but KS-1 was more detailed with better mid range and treble. I think as i have posted before is room related, it is heavily damped with carpet, curtains etc
I’m not sure. Let’s see if we can wake him @Polarbear.
Speaker cables aside, I hope your 808s are settling in nicely
On my list too to replace WH Phantom, not on 500 kit though.
The 808s have indeed settled in nicely - although some system optimisation needed now to get the most out of them.
I will post a detailed report once I get the rest in place, but very happy with them so far.
I have KS - 1 in my 300DR to T505, IMO the KS- 1 cable is a must in any demo
Blimey, you can’t get a decent kip round here
Yes, I am still using my Kudos speaker cables. They took a while to settle down but once they did there was more in the mids and high’s and just a more enjoyable sound.
Sorry to wake you from late hibernation
Good to hear the cable worked out for you. Did you happen to A/B it against SL at all ?
A baby seal for breakfast would have been welcome
Be careful with the termination plugs you use, stay away from the chords. I didn’t try Super Lumina at the time, it was a replacement for NACA 5. I have heard SL cables Nd I haven’t been tempted, partly due to cost, I have 8m cables and that’s costly,
I had Witch Hat Phantom (good) to replace NAC A5, then Superlumina (really good)…
When I changed to Kudos 606, I moved to the KS-1, pretty good…good bass, sweet mid/treble, smooth, more delicate and nuanced than the SL (now sold)…IMHO, I would estimate 90% of the SL sound at a very much lower price…
Occasionally I do miss a little of the SL organic sound with a little bit of the Naim ‘slam’…
In a few weeks I will put the Witch Hats in to see how they sound on the 606’s…
Best to try them in your space, the cost is relatively low…
I have the Tellurium Q Ultra black II with my Titan 606 and 250DR (I hope shortly to trade in for a 300DR) but I’m tempted to try Kudos KS-1 and Witch Hat Phantom speaker cable.
Quick question - what plugs do you recommend to use with the KS-1?
Stick to the Naim connectors, you can’t go wrong with them