SUPER 10A

Take one of the world’s finest tweeters and marry it with a newly-developed mid/bass driver and a fully re-engineered crossover. “Compact monitors don’t come much better than this,” said Hi-Fi News. Never one to let the dust gather, Kudos designer Derek Gilligan set himself the challenge of pushing the boundaries of the C10 standmount to see how far its design could be taken for maximum performance. The result is the Super 10A, perfect for the audiophile with a small to medium sized listening room who wants an exceptionally high quality music system but can’t house a pair of large floorstanding loudspeakers. The Super 10A takes the C10’s superlative Kudos Crescendo K2 soft dome tweeter and combines it with a newly-developed mid/bass driver and a fully re-engineered crossover. The easy 8 ohm impedance means that the Super 10A will perform seamlessly with a wide range of valve and solid state amplifiers.

 

EXCEPTIONAL HAND-MADE DRIVERS

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.

 

LOW-ORDER CROSSOVER AND MINIMAL
DESIGN FOR A PURER SOUND

Both drive units are unique to Kudos and are carefully matched to integrate seamlessly, requiring only a simple low-order crossover. In this case the crossover has been fully upgraded with new Mundorf inductors and non-inductive resistors, as well as Mundorf Supreme (gold/silver/oil) capacitors. These components are produced to very tight tolerances and are individually tested and hand selected.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN

The Super 10A’s reflex-ported cabinet is constructed from 18mm high density MDF specifically chosen for its acoustic properties. Internally, the cabinet is optimally damped to minimise resonance and externally, it is handsomely finished in a choice of real wood veneers or a satin white paint. Both drivers are neatly flush-mounted into the cabinet and the grille is held by magnets to maintain a clean appearance.

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

Specifications

Type

  • 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)

Dimensions

  • 350mm (h) x 200mm (w) x 270mm (d)

Sensitivity

  • @1W
  • 1m
  • 87dB

Tweeter

  • SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome

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