Kudos Active Operation

Our Titan series and ‘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 crossovers. Active operation opens up a wider upgrade path and enables a variety of performance and personalisation enhancing capabilities.


Devialet’s Expert audiophile system combines all of the key components of high-end playback (preamplifier, amplifier, DAC, streamer, phono stage) in one single, extremely thin 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 Kudos loudspeaker. This is made possible by the powerful digital signal processing (DSP) at the heart of each Devialet system that ensures you get the very best from your Kudos speakers.



Exakt is a ground-breaking new technology that has revolutionised the world of hi-fi. It delivers the most direct connection ever made between the listener and the artist, and turns a Kudos loudspeaker into an intelligent, connected, software upgradeable product.


Exakt enables a wide range of performance, and personalisation-enhancing capabilities in design, in manufacture and in-home. Sources of noise and distortion that exist in the traditional analogue hi-fi chain are eliminated so what is heard is a more faithful reproduction of the music as it was recorded.

The Linn Exaktbox can be software-configured to optimise performance for select Kudos loudspeaker models and amplifier combination, delivering all the benefits of Exakt technology.



Naim Audio’s SNAXO crossovers enable active analogue amplification with select Kudos loudspeaker models.

The SNAXO 362 suits the Kudos Titan 707 and 808 loudspeakers. With the Kudos Titan 707 loudspeaker it can be used in a bi-amped configuration with two stereo power amplifiers, or four mono amplifiers. With the Kudos Titan 808 loudspeaker it can be used in tri-amped configurations with three stereo power amplifiers, or six mono amplifiers.

The SNAXO 242 suits two-way loudspeakers, and can be used in bi-amped configurations with two stereo amplifiers or four mono amplifiers and can be partnered with the Titan 505, 606 or Cardea Super 10A or 20A models.

The output level to each loudspeaker drive unit can also be adjusted by means of the cermet potentiometers mounted inside the unit.



The new Exposure VXN crossover has initially been developed for active operation with Kudos Audio’s top-of-range loudspeakers. Kudos Audio’s flagship Titan series, as well as the ‘Super’ models in its Cardea series, are all configured to allow simple by-passing of the internal crossover for active operation, opening up a wider upgrade path and enabling a variety of performance enhancing capabilities.

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