Titan 505

Kudos Titan 505

 

Top-of-range performance in a compact size

 

The newest addition to our flagship Titan series, the Kudos Titan 505 is a standmount loudspeaker designed to deliver stunning, top-of-range performance to a wider range music lovers. Never let a smaller space or budget cause you to compromise on the sheer joy of your music.

 

All four members of the Titan family feature world class drive units crafted exclusively for Kudos by renowned Norwegian specialists SEAS.

 

In fact, all four models share the same superb quality K3 tweeter – a unique SEAS-Kudos design.  Based on SEAS’ legendary 29mm Crescendo K2 fabric dome tweeter, the K3 has undergone significant further development to precisely tailor its capabilities for the Kudos Titan design.  Enhanced features include an improved magnet system with copper shorting rings, a completely new resonance chamber and a new face plate profile, all engineered to deliver and even sharper, more dynamic and musically detailed performance.

 

The Titan 505 is a two-way design. Its twin mid-bass drivers are brand new and totally unique, featuring high quality double-coated hard paper cones to ensure superior stiffness while at the same time preserving the natural damping properties of paper. And, in common with our three Titan floorstanders, the 505 sports an isobaric arrangement in which the second mid-bass driver is carefully positioned internally back-to-back with the first. The result is significantly improved midrange clarity and bass response, as well as a reduction of bass distortion.

 

Kudos trademark minimalist, low order crossover is of course a key feature, made possible by our seamless matching of the drive units.  Alternatively the Titan 505’s crossover has been engineered such that it can be completely by-passed in order to facilitate active operation with selected systems including Linn Exakt and Devialet Expert (see below for further details).

 

While the Titan 505’s cabinet is obviously more compact than that of the floorstanding Titans, its bodywork remains impressively involved, featuring complex constrained layer damping in the side panels, cleverly designed to allow a stunningly convincing, true-to-life sound. The cabinet also incorporates the reflex port into the base panel in an adaptation of the Kudos fixed boundary design.

 

An optional, dedicated, seven pillar stand has been specially designed for use with the Titan 505. This high performance stand allows six of the seven pillars to be filled with the listener’s choice of material to dampen resonance and tune the speaker’s performance to their individual taste and situation. The top plate of the stand incorporates constrained layer damping to reduce resonance and the stand is bolted directly to the base of the Titan 505 for optimum results.

Type 2-way, isobaric bass reflex, standmount
Recommended amplifier power 25W – 250W
Sensitivity 87dB / @ 1 W / 1 m
Nominal  impedance 6 ohms
Frequency range 40Hz – 30kHz AIRR (average in-room response)
Tweeter SEAS-Kudos K3  29mm fabric dome
Mid/bass driver 2 x SEAS-Kudos 180mm unit with double coated paper cone, 39mm voice coil with copper shorting ring and aluminium phase plug
Dimensions 450mm (h) x 256mm (w) x 320mm (d)
Weight (per loudspeaker) 18 kg

Tineo

Red tineo

Walnut

Satin White

Black Oak

 

By special order:

Gloss White

Gloss Black

Do you have, or are you considering, a Linn or Devialet system? Kudos are delighted to be working with both Linn and Devialet to bring their exciting technologies into selected Kudos loudspeakers, including the Titan 505.

 

Linn Exakt

 

Exakt is a ground-breaking technology that turns the loudspeaker into an intelligent, connected, software-upgradeable product and enables a wide range of performance- and personalisation-enhancing capabilities in design, in manufacture and in-home.

 

In a Linn Exakt system the loudspeaker’s internal crossover is bypassed. Instead, Linn’s Exaktbox performs the crossover digitally, routing the bass, mid-range and treble signals through separate amplifiers and applying Exakt technology for greater control of the music signal and to optimise the loudspeakers’ performance for the room.

 

Read more about Linn Exakt technology

 

Devialet Expert System

 

Devialet’s Expert audiophile system combines all of the key components of high-end playback (preamplifier, amplifier, DAC, streamer, phono stage) in a single slim box: just add source and speakers. The system incorporates a raft of Devialet’s patented technologies, including SAM® (Speaker Active Matching) which enables the precise adaptation of the music signal to the specifications of your speaker model.

 

This is made possible by the powerful digital signal processing (DSP) at the heart of each Devialet system. Kudos have collaborated with Devialet to take the technology’s potential that little bit further in Kudos top-of-range loudspeakers: by configuring the DSP to operate as an active crossover specifically programmed to run Kudos’ active-ready speakers.

 

Discover more about the Devialet Expert system

 

At the flick of a switch

 

Thanks to Kudos’ collaborations with Linn and Devialet, the incredible performance of Linn Exakt and Devialet’s Expert system in active amplification mode are available to owners of the Titan 505.

Kudos Titan 505