C10

Featuring what must surely be one of the finest tweeters in the world, the C10 is an outstanding compact standmount loudspeaker that’s won a legion of admirers.

 

The 29mm Crescendo K2 fabric dome tweeter, driven from a six magnet array and with a moulded alloy back chamber, is based on the legendary (and justifiably costly) Crescendo unit from Norwegian specialists SEAS, but has been further developed by SEAS exclusively for Kudos. This is almost certainly one of the finest tweeters in the world, with an unrivalled ability to accurately reproduce high frequencies without smearing of fine detail or compression.

 

The mid/bass driver is an 18cm unit manufactured with a cast chassis for high stability and incorporating a coated paper cone, which offers high power handling with a clean bass and very smooth frequency response.

 

As with all Kudos loudspeakers, the two drive units are carefully matched to integrate seamlessly, requiring only a simple low-order crossover which ensures minimal electrical interaction with the signal and reduces phase errors, blurring and other unwanted effects. To fully enable the best performance from the superb tweeter, the high quality crossover components and wiring include capacitors made specifically for Kudos by Clarity Caps to the highest possible tolerances, and internal cabling from renowned specialists The Chord Company.

 

The 12-litre reflex-ported cabinet is constructed from 18mm high density MDF specifically chosen for its acoustic properties. Internally, the cabinet is optimally damped and braced to minimise resonance. Externally, it is handsomely finished in a choice of real wood veneers or a satin white paint. Both of the drivers are neatly flush-mounted into the cabinet and the grille is held by magnets to maintain a clean appearance.

 

The easy 8 ohm impedance means that the C10 will perform effortlessly with a wide range of valve and solid state amplifiers.

Type 2-way, bass reflex, standmount
Recommended amplifier power 25W – 200W
Sensitivity 87dB / @ 1 W / 1 m
Nominal  impedance 8 ohms
Frequency range 40Hz – 30kHz AIRR (average in-room response)
Tweeter SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome
Mid/bass driver Kudos 180mm unit with cast chassis, coated paper cone and 39mm voice coil
Dimensions 350mm (h) x 200mm (w) x 270mm (d)
Weight (each loudspeaker) 9 kg

Satin White

Satin White

Walnut

Walnut

Rosenut

Rosenut

Oak

Natural Oak

Cherry

Cherry

Black

Black Oak

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hifiworld

“The C10’s top end is sublime… details were impeccably rendered”

 

“base lines were clear and well defined, with excellent levels of detail and rhythmical alacrity”

 

Hi-Fi World