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

"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 Plus

"The Titan 505 is not just another hefty standmount, its combined technologies give it an edge even at this price and I would encourage anyone who enjoys music to have a listen."

The Ear

"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

"This speaker is a masterpiece, a nigh on perfect blend of engineering and soul that makes everything you play an event"

AVForums - Best in Class

"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

"A luxury loudspeaker and high-end active crossover come together with extraordinary effect."

Hi-Fi Choice | February 2020

"If you like what these standmounters set out to do, we doubt whether you’ll find preferable alternatives. When it comes to delivering a direct, agile and punchy sound the 505s are excellent."

What Hi-Fi?

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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  1. Mike Giblenn

    505 review

    Still running these speakers as only had for 3 months. Upgraded from super 10a’s. most noticeable is bass response, superb from a relatively small enclosure.
    Treble is very accurate and very well balanced with the bass. I have had numerous speakers over the years but can’t imagine a better performer for the price and size.
    A big thank you to the Audiobarn for great service as well.

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  2. David Metcalf

    Titan 505 perfection

    Owned these a few months having first heard them at Bristol 2019 playing a Spanish tinged version of Wish You Were Here, amongst some other very cool stuff on the Kudos playlist. They are stunning in every way: resolution, imaging, bass and build quality. I am hearing stuff on tracks I have played thousands of times that I have never heard before. They look stunning too. The best pair of speakers I have ever heard . And I have heard a lot! Service from The Department of Music, Petworth was also exceptional. I am a very, very happy customer.

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