You want an exceptionally musical, high-performance loudspeaker but you don’t have the space to house a floorstander. Not a problem. We made the Super 10A specifically for you. Yes, a compact standmount loudspeaker may not have quite the same degree of bass ‘welly’ (as we say here in the north-east of England) as an equivalent floorstander. But don’t imagine for a second that you should compromise on that all-important lower-end presence, or on an impressively three-dimensional soundstage. And don't think that you won’t be holding your breath in that spilt second of silence between notes. Not least because our Super 10A is directly comparable in design to our series-topping Super 20A floorstander.

Like all of the models in our Cardea series, the Super 10A is an exceptional communicator that delivers "a vivid and articulate listening experience" with "wonderful images of musicians performing in space" and "excellent portrayal of fine detail," says Hi-Fi News. “Compact monitors don’t come much better than this.” “If you want to hear a fine small loudspeaker, it is this one,” adds Hi-Fi World.



Kudos’ one-of-a-kind drivers are custom designed in collaboration with leading European experts, SEAS. All four Cardea series models feature our Crescendo K2 fabric dome tweeter, a development of SEAS’ superb (and justifiably costly) Crescendo unit re-engineered exclusively for Kudos. The mid/bass drivers are unique to each model.
The drivers are precisely matched and seamlessly aligned to work together, as one, delivering an effortless ‘just right’ sound. You’ll know it when you hear it.



The purer the signal, the truer the sound. A Kudos loudspeaker preserves a clean and clear audio signal by favouring a minimal design with our trademark, low-order crossover. The Cardea Super series’ superior quality components are tailored specifically for Kudos to stringent tolerances. They include Mundorf’s MResist Supreme resistors and air-core inductors, and ClarityCap’s unique CopperConnect technology capacitors.



The Cardea series’ modernist aesthetic looks elegantly simple on the outside, yet the inside is reassuringly hard-working. In a true marriage of form and function, design and materials combine to effectively manage unwanted vibrations while leaving the natural dynamics of your music blissfully undisturbed.



Like the Titan series, our ‘Super’ Cardea models are configured to allow simple by-passing of the internal crossover for active operation with leading electronics including Linn Exakt, Devialet Expert and Naim SNAXO. Upgrading to active operation enables a variety of performance and personalisation enhancing capabilities.

What others say

"Wonderful images of musicians performing in space"
"Excellent portrayal of fine detail"
"A vivid and articulate listening experience"

Hi-Fi- News

"The Super 10s are illuminating, letting life stream into the music.. If you want to hear a fine small loudspeaker it is this one; they are well worth hearing."

Hi-Fi World

"I think what one may lose in scale versus a floorstander, a standmount adds in speed and agility without, at least in the case of the Kudos Cardea Super 10A, any sacrifice of musicality, tuneful but fast bass, rhythm or timing. "

The Ear

"The Super 10As are outstanding speakers for the price, delivering class leading insight and transparency"

What Hi-Fi?



  • 2-way
  • Bass reflex
  • standmount

Nominal impedance

  • 8 ohms

Mid/bass driver

  • Kudos 180mm unit with cast chassis, coated paper cone and 39mm voice coil

Recommended amplifier power detail

  • 25W - 200W

Frequency range

  • 40Hz – 30kHz AIRR (average in-room response)

Speaker Dimensions

  • 350mm (h) x 200mm (w) x 270mm (d)


  • @1W
  • 1m
  • 87dB


  • SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome


  • Black Oak
  • Natural Oak
  • Satin White
  • Walnut

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  1. Mike

    Super 10A

    I thought long and hard before buying ( one of the benefits of Covid and the supply issues, no impulse purchases!)

    My room is an an awkward shape- 4×3 m and in the roof, my main concern was too much bass and lack of sound stage.

    I need not have been worried. In addition to the wonderful top end and seamless integration, the bass is in a different league. It is remarkably defined and has transformed my listening of some of my older records ( kinks, stones etc… ) . The 1960’s and 70’s bass is now just so tuneful. And contrary to some comments on the soundstage I find it very 3 dimensional, particularly with live recordings

    On very limited number of modern rock recordings there is just a touch of bloom in the bass, but the 95% of other recordings benefit hugely from how this speaker has been voiced

    I always buy British as I love the quality of service and the personal touch, I sent an email query to Kudos on suitable stands for the super 10A and received and email from the MD?


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  2. Thomas Payne

    A single Super 10A, a one off, arranged by Toby through my local dealer Ceritech in Cinderford. I needed to replace a Linn AV5120 centre speaker after my Linn Kabers were replaced in December 2017 by a superb pair of Kudos Super 20A speakers. My dealer asked Toby if there was any chance of a single S10A to use for the purpose of a centre channel speaker and I was lucky that there was a single cabinet in the factory that could be built. Being “voiced” the same as my S20As the S10A is so much better at evrything than the centre speaker it replaced, I’m delighted with it and Kudos as a company who made the speaker specifically for me.

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  3. Chris Speed

    Super 10a speakers - very super indeed!

    Having had Kudos Cardea 2s I was familiar with the signature sound. Having moved to a dedicated ‘music room’ and agreeing that a stand mounted speaker would be more family friendly I began to look for options. I auditioned several but none came close to the Super 10s. I went for black ash and they look spectacular in situ. My LP12 front end is a perfect blend. They are now run in and sound better than on demo. The depth and richness is staggering from such a small unit. You get it at low volume too. The sound sage is pin point accurate and close your eyes and you’d swear the instruments are in the room with you. I heard brushes on cymbals for the first time! I asked Custom Design to build stands based upon their FS 103 range (review on their site) which they kindly did: a perfect platform for the perfect speaker.

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