I often enjoy reading about people’s listening experiences at HiFi shops, so thought I would post my experience.
I have read a lot of reviews on Kudos speakers, and after a recent NDX2 and 282 upgrade, I thought it time to try some new speakers.
My system: NDX2, 282, 200, Core, Dynaudio Focus 140s
Demo system: NDX2, 282, 250, hicap, Core (200 unavailable)
Location - Department of Music, Petworth.
First up, Kudos Super20’s:
My first thought was wow, I’m really not getting everything out of my dynaudios! The S20s had so much more detail. The midrange was amazing. The S20s didn’t have the same sort of bass as my dynaudios though, and having had them for 10years, rightly or wrongly, I was used to that more “weighty” sound (that dynaudios are famous for). I would sum up the S20 as very detailed and neutral (piano key strokes etc were to die for)
Next up the Kudos Titan 505’s:
My first thought was “I can’t believe these speakers are made by the same company, they sound completely different”. The 505’s were far more “musical” and all those other adjectives that Titans are famous for. The soundstage (bass to treble range) was broader than the S20s. However, after hearing the S20s midrange and detail, I was left feeling that the 505’s wasn’t presenting all the music.
Last up the Kudos Titan 606s:
Now at this stage I was getting worried, because “what if the 606’s are just like the 505’s”. First track - wow! My foot couldn’t stop taping to the beat and I almost cried. Big grin across my face. I can only describe the 606’s as a blend of the S20s and 505’s. They have the detail of the S20s and the “musicality” of the 505’s. Track after track, big smiles and emotional feelings…
The S20s and 505’s are great speakers, but they didn’t make me smile, so I couldn’t justify buying them.
The 606s are just something else, and will place an order for a pair very soon (once I have sold my house and can actually afford a pair!)