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January 26, 2018

Kudos Audio to preview prototype of new Titan 505 standmount loudspeaker at Bristol Show

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2018 promises yet another Bristol Show exclusive from British brand Kudos Audio. Chief designer Derek Gilligan and his team will preview a prototype of the new Titan 505 stand-mount loudspeaker.

The 505 is the latest addition to Kudos’ flagship Titan series, created to bring high-end performance to a wider range of budgets. The Titan 808 is the company’s ultimate statement model, from which trickle-down technology was subsequently drawn to create two smaller and more affordable floorstanders, the Titan 707 and 606, both launched last year. Now, the Kudos team have realised their additional goal of bringing the Titans’ soul-stirring musicality into a stand-mount speaker.

It’s something Gilligan has been passionate about ever since his earlier career as a live sound engineer. “You have to know how to make the whole crowd go wild,” he says, “not just the guy in the front row.” Now, as a loudspeaker designer and engineer, he translates that maxim into bringing that ‘go wild’ feeling to a wider range of music lovers at home, “because having a smaller space and/or budget shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on the sheer joy of your music.”

In common with all of Kudos’ upper-end models, the Titan 505 has the capability to run in active mode with high-end systems including Naim, Linn and Devialet, allowing a raft of performance-optimising options.

So, with all of that in mind, the Kudos room at this year’s Bristol Show will focus on showing how a modest yet high-quality system can deliver the musical goods in spades. The prototype of the new Titan 505 will be partnered with Naim’s Uniti Nova all-in-one player. Come along, take a seat, listen in, have a chat. Derek and his team will be on hand to share thoughts and answer questions.

Join Kudos in Room 206 on the 2nd Floor.

Plus: to hear more of the Kudos range visit Audioquest in room 202 who will be running a Linn Aktiv system with the Kudos T606, and Quadraspire in room 114 with the Kudos Super 10.

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2nd Floor: 206

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