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Kudos Audio X2 Mini Floorstanding Speaker

"The Kudos X2 eloquently makes the point that you shouldn't pick on the little fella."

Hi-Fi News Jan '11
"Its main strength is an impressively lively demeanour, with a vibrant, open and coherent sound quality"
Hi-Fi Choice, Oct '10

Black Cherry
Rosenut Oak
White Walnut


The X2 is the first product in a new range of Kudos loudspeakers designed to bring as many of the attributes of the Cardea range as possible to an entry level product.  During development of the X2 it was quickly nicknamed the MC2 (Mini Cardea 2) partly due to its looks of a scaled down C2, but also due to its remarkable ability to deliver many of the sonic hallmarks which have set the C2 apart from the pack. 

The cabinet is constructed from 18mm high density MDF specifically chosen for its acoustic properties and is carefully tuned to minimise cabinet colouration and time smear.  The cabinet is beautifully finished with real wood veneer, and using experience gained with the Cardea range, the reflex port is situated on the bottom of the cabinet; the plinth then provides a fixed boundary gap for the port to work optimally, as well as providing additional stability.

The drive units are manufactured exclusively for Kudos by Norwegian specialists SEAS and have been specifically designed for this application.  Both drivers are of exceptional quality and the main driver uses a cast chassis for optimal stability.  These drive units and cabinet are woven together with bespoke crossover components from specialists Clarity Caps and Volt to produce one of the most musically rewarding compact loudspeakers ever.

Main driver:

Kudos 15cm coated paper cone and 26mm voice coil


Kudos 25mm soft dome




Nominal 8 ohms


780mm x 166mm x 206mm (hwd)

Frequency response:

30Hz – 25kHz AIRR (Average In Room Response)