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.
The Super 10 is one of our favourite speakers. These compact stand-mounts reward high end electronics yet can be used in comparatively modest set-ups. They will work in small to mid-sized rooms yet have driven surprisingly large ones too.
The Super 10 takes an improved version of the the C10’s superlative Crescendo soft dome tweeter and combines it with a newly-developed mid/bass driver and a fully re-engineered crossover.
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.
The newly-developed mid/bass driver incorporates a copper shorting ring in its voice coil designed to minimise eddy currents, as well as an aluminium phase plug to act as a heatsink.
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. Internal wiring from The Chord Company is specifically chosen for its musicality and resistance to the effects of vibration.
The Super 10’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.
The easy 8 ohm impedance means that the Super 10 will perform seamlessly with a wide range of valve and solid state amplifiers.
These are Linn Exakt ready and can be set up for fully active operation within moments.
|Type||2-way, bass reflex, standmount|
|Recommended amplifier power||25W – 300W|
|Sensitivity||87 dB / @ 1 W / 1 m|
|Nominal impedance||8 ohms|
|Frequency range||40Hz – 30 kHz AIRR (average in-room response)|
|Tweeter||SEAS-Kudos Crescendo K2 29mm fabric dome|
|Mid/bass driver||SEAS-Kudos 180mm cast chassis unit hand-treated paper cone, 39mm voice coil with copper shorting ring and aluminium phase plug|
|Dimensions||350mm (h) x 200mm (w) x 270mm (d)|
|Weight (per loudspeaker)||9 kg|