TITAN 505

Small on size, big on immersion. If it’s everyday elation you’re after, the 505 offers all of the key Titan design features in a compact, standmount loudspeaker.  

 

EXCEPTIONAL, CUSTOM-MADE DRIVERS

The Titan series features drive units crafted exclusively for Kudos by world-leading specialists SEAS. All four Titans share the same superb K3 tweeter, a version of a legendary SEAS unit specially re-engineered to tailor its capabilities for the Titans. A two-way design, the 505’s twin mid/bass drivers are brand new and unique to this loudspeaker. All drivers are precisely matched and aligned to work together seamlessly, delivering an effortless ‘just right’ sound. When you hear it, you’ll know it.

 

LOW-ORDER CROSSOVERS AND MINIMAL DESIGN FOR PURER SOUND

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 Titan 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.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN

The best designs are a marriage of form and function. The Titans’ modernist design blends effortlessly into the contemporary home. Concealed within, however, is highly a complex system of differential panel resonance control. While keeping a rigorously tight grip on any and all unwanted vibrations, this smart system gives full and free rein to the natural dynamics of your music.

 

ISOBARIC WITH FIXED BOUNDARY LOADING

Bass is key to how we hear music, so our Titan series goes above and beyond in ensuring superior sound at the all-important lower end. The Titan 505’s isobaric and bass reflex loading is cleverly engineered to deliver a more agile, nuanced, textured and detailed bass reproduction.

 

ACTIVE CONFIGURATION (UPGRADEABLE)

The Titan series is configured to allow simple by-passing of the internal crossover for active operation with leading electronics including Linn Exakt, Devialet Expert and Naim SNAXO. Active operation opens up a wider upgrade path and enables a variety of performance and personalisation enhancing capabilities.

UNDER THE SKIN OF TITAN

Click on the image to your right to discover some of the expertise, engineering and emotion that go into a Kudos Titan loudspeaker.

Isobaric arrangement in which the second mid/bass driver is carefully positioned internally back-to-back with the first for superior bass reproduction and reduced distortion

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Cabinet is constructed from multi-thickness High Density Fibre Board to control panel resonance

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Resonance control pads to control the energy flow and release from the inner cabinet

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Low order crossover and minimal high-quality components for a purer sound

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Fixed boundary gap port arrangement for easier room placement

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Bespoke SEAS Kudos Crescendo K3 29mm fabric dome Tweeter

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Bespoke SEAS mid/bass drivers with 39mm voice coil and copper shortening ring enhanced performance

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What others say

"Don’t be fooled by the compact exterior, this is one of the best standmounts that Adam Smith has ever heard"

Hi-Fi Choice | June 2019

"Whether you view it as a stepping stone to active drive of a passive loudspeaker end in its own right, the Kudos Titan 505 is one of the most impressively well-balanced loudspeakers in its price and beyond."

Hi-Fi + | September 2019

Specifications

Type

  • 2-way
  • Isobaric bass reflex
  • standmount

Recommended amplifier power detail

  • 25W-250W

Sensitivity

  • @ 1W
  • 1m
  • 87dB

Nominal impedance

  • 6 ohms

Frequency range

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

Tweeter

  • SEAS – Kudos Crescendo 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

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