Kudos Audio Cardea C20 Loudspeaker Review
December 11, 2021 § Leave a comment
Wired to the crossover using the company’s own KS-1 speaker cable – yours for £30 per mono metre – are drive units developed in co-operation with Norwegian SEAS. These comprise a custom version of the SEAS Crescendo K2 29mm tweeter, and a 180mm mid/bass unit with a coated paper cone, and as open a chassis as possible. Both drivers and crossover are designed in accordance with Gilligan’s ‘keep it simple’ philosophy.
With its rated 88dB sensitivity and 8ohm nominal impedance, the C20 is hardly the trickiest of loads for an amplifier, and at 20kg apiece the speakers are manageable for most of us. They come with their ‘floating’ plinth – onto which the downward-facing reflex port vents – ready attached, so it’s just a matter of screwing in the high-quality spikes provided, levelling and positioning them, and connecting them up.