Bristol Show press launch: Kudos Audio to preview new flagship Titan 808 loudspeaker with ground-breaking Linn Exakt technology
As final preparations for The Bristol Show 2015 take shape, Kudos Audio is delighted to announce two very exciting developments to be previewed at the event.
Introducing the Titan 808: believe everything you’ve heard
Until now, the mighty Titan 88 has held its own as Kudos Audio’s flagship loudspeaker – and for good reason. Designed without compromise to be the clearest, most coherent and musically engaging loudspeaker the company had ever created, the Titan 88 was the embodiment of all of Kudos’ design ideals combined into one package. Featuring world-class components, many of which were custom-designed in collaboration with some of Europe’s top specialists, the Titan 88 sought to deliver the ultimate musical performance and was rewarded with a fervent cult following among audiophiles in-the-know.
Now Kudos is ready to unveil the prototype of its successor: the new Titan 808. Only the two isobaric bass drivers remain identical to those in the original T88. The mid-bass driver, tweeter and crossover have all been advanced and refined, while the all-new and even more complex cabinet features a stunningly avant-garde design.
And there’s more…
Linn Exakt & Kudos
Kudos Audio has been working with industry leaders Linn to bring the incredible performance of Linn Exakt into the Kudos range of loudspeakers.
Launched by Linn in 2013, Exakt is a ground-breaking new technology that has revolutionized the world of hi-fi. It delivers the most direct connection ever made between the listener and the artist, and turns the 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 any loudspeaker and amplifier combination, delivering all the benefits of Exakt technology.
In a system using an Exaktbox, the original analogue crossover in the loudspeaker is bypassed and instead, the Akurate Exaktbox performs the crossover digitally, while applying Linn’s Exakt technology to eliminate distortion, correct for drive unit variation and optimise the loudspeakers’ performance for the room.
In September 2014, Linn launched Exakt support for the iconic Bowers &Wilkins Nautilus. Now the team at Kudos is delighted to be working closely with Linn to develop Exakt support for its three top-of-range speakers: the Super 10, Super 20 and the new flagship Titan 808.
Press launch at The Bristol Show 2015
Members of the press are invited to join the teams from both Kudos and Linn in rooms 408 & 409 at 3.30pm on Friday 20th February, where we will unveil, demonstrate and explain the Kudos / Linn Exakt project.
Both teams will be present throughout the show, so please feel free to join us at any time. We look forward to seeing you there.
Tel: 0845 458 6698
Email: [email protected]
Linn Products Ltd
Andrena McBain, Marketing
Tel: 0141 303 5777
Email: [email protected]
For more information, product samples or high-resolution print-ready images please contact David Denyer on 07976 646 404 or [email protected].
About Kudos Audio
Kudos Audio began life as a maker of award-winning speaker stands until renowned designer Derek Gilligan took over the helm and Kudos was relaunched as a specialist in high performance loudspeakers. Since then, the company has gone on to win worldwide respect and numerous awards. Kudos speakers have established themselves as some of the best-sounding available, with each model setting a standard at its respective price point.
Why? Kudos takes an uncommon approach to loudspeaker design. In his earlier career as a live sound engineer, Derek discovered that traditional technical measurements don’t reflect everything that we hear. While these measurements are useful for fault analysis, they don’t necessarily optimise a product’s musical abilities. This inspired Derek to pursue an alternative methodology, using music as the primary tool in loudspeaker design and assessment. This departure from traditional approaches takes confidence and a wealth of experience, and contributes towards what makes Kudos different – as well as making it one of the fastest-growing UK loudspeaker companies in recent years.
Derek and his team, based in Country Durham, work closely with some of Europe’s finest suppliers to ensure that the best possible components, connections and craftsmanship are brought together in the development of the Kudos range.
Linn Products Ltd
Linn design and make the best music systems in the world. Based in Scotland and established since 1973, Linn manufacture everything in-house, from the electronics in their industry-leading Linn DS technology to the loudspeakers found in homes around the world. The iconic Sondek LP12 turntable continues to set the standard for vinyl playback and the latest digital stream players out-perform any CD or network music player available. Their latest Exakt technology has revolutionised hi-fi, delivering the most direct connection that’s ever been made between the artist and the listener. Putting intelligence into the loudspeakers, Exakt enables a wide range of performance- and personalisation-enhancing capabilities in design, in manufacture and for the customer’s room, heralding a new era of personalisation for hi-fi.
Linn systems are sold through a worldwide network of specialist retailers who also share a passion for enriching people’s lives through music. Linn were awarded a Royal Warrant in 2002 as suppliers of entertainment systems to the Royal Household, and received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2012.
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