Kudos 707

I’m pleased to say that any concerns about choosing them in preference to the 707s were completely and utterly blown away - as I was - when I played the first few tunes.

These are truly stunning speakers.

I’d spoken with Dave at Kudos before they arrived and he’d advised giving them a good 200-300 hours before making any decisions, saying that I might even question why I’d bought them but to bear with it.  Not a bit of it. They were fabulous from the first few notes (Pitch Black “It’s the Future Knocking”).  God, they groove. They totally engage. The tweeter is just... fabulous, utterly fabulous and the bass, oh the bass. Real grunt, totally unexpected in my listening room.     (Trentemoller “Take Me into Your Skin” was a wow!). As satisfying as my Isobariks were many years ago in a perfect listening environment, but so, so much more.

Three nights on the trot have been very, very late indeed as, gratifyingly, they completely work @ 7.00 on the dial, as they do at 12.00. The play list is currently at 268 tracks.

Could you ever say that a £9,000 pair of speakers were a bargain? I think you can; these are tremendous.

 

 

 

 

That appears to be a great result - congrats on making a good call in the dealer's listening room - potential gamble pays off!  Presumably from the comments from the other Dave, things will only get better as they settle in - hope that's how it plays out for you (and that your family enjoy their new earplugs!!).

Peter 

Thanks Peter, yes, it was inevitably a relief that they have worked so well and, theoretically at least, there’s more to come. 

Been running them 24/7 at a “discreet” night-time volume but my wife commented this morning about the music that woke her at 3.00 am. Ear plugs it is then.

Paired with Naim 555DR/552DR/300DR my recently acquired Kudos 606 sound absolutely fantastic. They replace the SL2 I felt were not meeting my expectations. 606 provide quality treble beyond belief. Medium is excellent and bass goes deep down. None of these qualities are lost at low volume and that is also amazing.     

Phil the Geezer posted:

Paired with Naim 555DR/552DR/300DR my recently acquired Kudos 606 sound absolutely fantastic. They replace the SL2 I felt were not meeting my expectations. 606 provide quality treble beyond belief. Medium is excellent and bass goes deep down. None of these qualities are lost at low volume and that is also amazing.     

Phil, may I ask what source you are using?

nigelb posted:
Phil the Geezer posted:

Paired with Naim 555DR/552DR/300DR my recently acquired Kudos 606 sound absolutely fantastic. They replace the SL2 I felt were not meeting my expectations. 606 provide quality treble beyond belief. Medium is excellent and bass goes deep down. None of these qualities are lost at low volume and that is also amazing.     

Phil, may I ask what source you are using?

My source is Naim CD555. My listening room is 4.50m x 3.50m. When I first heard a pair of 606 at the Indulgence Hi-Fi show and then at a retailer, I was not overly impressed probably because of the large listening rooms. The home demo in my much smaller environment was stunning. WOW, what a result.   

Phil the Geezer posted:
nigelb posted:
Phil the Geezer posted:

Paired with Naim 555DR/552DR/300DR my recently acquired Kudos 606 sound absolutely fantastic. They replace the SL2 I felt were not meeting my expectations. 606 provide quality treble beyond belief. Medium is excellent and bass goes deep down. None of these qualities are lost at low volume and that is also amazing.     

Phil, may I ask what source you are using?

My source is Naim CD555. My listening room is 4.50m x 3.50m. When I first heard a pair of 606 at the Indulgence Hi-Fi show and then at a retailer, I was not overly impressed probably because of the large listening rooms. The home demo in my much smaller environment was stunning. WOW, what a result.   

Thanks Phil. I have only heard the 707s (in passive and active modes) at a dealer demo day and at a small show fronted by very decent Naim sources/amplification and I was very impressed on both occasions. It is the 606s I am really interested in though due to cost and size considerations. So It is interesting to hear from 606 users.

MM - Smallish. About 4 x 3 metres; thought the room 'vents' via the arch.

Side cheeks (which extend about an inch from the rear of the cabinet) are 23 cm or 9" off the back wall. Isobaric bass loading enables the 707's to work  well in my room, delivering deep, clean tight bass with modest back-space.

I ran 'em with grilles to start with, but 'naked' gives a little more clarity.

John.

 

Clive B posted:

The Kudos 707, together with the PMC Fact12, is on my list of possibles in case there is a need to replace my Naim NBLs. Currently I'm leaning more towards the Fact12s.

Hi Clive, just about to replace active NBLs / 3 nap250.2s trying a preowned pair of Wilson Sasha's passive nap500dr,,,,, really hoping for the best of course. I just find it really difficult to audition speakers.If it doesn't work I'll return to nibbles?

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