Bristol Show 2016 exclusive: Kudos Audio flagship Titan 808 loudspeakers to run ‘Actif Avec’ Devialet Expert system

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Bristol Show 2016 exclusive:  Kudos Audio flagship Titan 808 loudspeakers  to run ‘Actif Avec’ Devialet Expert system

In 2015 The Bristol Show saw the preview of Kudos Audio’s new flagship loudspeaker, the Titan 808, incorporating ground-breaking active Linn Exakt technology. Now, Kudos are ready to unveil yet another exciting development: active operation with Devialet’s Expert audiophile system.

Launched in 2015, the mighty Titan 808 is the new flagship of the Kudos range. It takes the place of the brand’s original Titan 88, but while the two may share a name, the new 808 is a completely unique design. Engineered and extensively tested using Kudos’ music-led approach to loudspeaker design, its drive units are among the best in the world, crafted exclusively for Kudos by renowned Norwegian specialists SEAS.

The Titan 808 can be run passively or actively. Last year the Kudos team collaborated with colleagues at Linn to incorporate Kudos’ active crossovers into Linn’s Exakt technology. In a Linn Exakt system the loudspeaker’s internal crossover is bypassed. Instead, the Exaktbox functions as a digital active crossover, routing the bass, mid-range and treble signals through separate amplifiers. As a result, an active set-up has the potential to deliver significantly more control, weight, impact and dynamics than its passive equivalent.  

Kudos ‘Actif Avec’ Devialet

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 speaker model. This is made possible by the powerful digital signal processing (DSP) at the heart of each Devialet system.

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