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Hot on the heels of the highly successful Kudos X2 ‘baby floorstander’, the X3 goes above and beyond with its larger size, extended bass and exciting dynamic range.
The X3 uses the same high quality tweeter as its ‘baby brother’ the X2, but marries it with a new 18cm mid-bass driver. The driver’s cone is made from a mixture of paper and reed fibres, combining inherent stiffness and natural damping with light weight to improve transient and dynamic response as well as overall clarity. A copper-clad aluminium voice coil further enhances transients and dynamics, while a copper shorting ring reduces distortion. A cast chassis gives the main driver optimal stability.
Both drive units are of exceptional quality, manufactured exclusively for Kudos by Norwegian specialists SEAS and specifically designed for the Kudos loudspeaker range.
Excellent integration between the two drive units allows the use of a low order, high quality crossover for minimal electrical interaction with the signal. All internal wiring features The Chord Company’s Sarsen loudspeaker cable, selected through extensive testing of a range of alternatives.
The 78cm tall X2, the ‘baby’ of the Kudos range, is a compact two-way floorstander designed to bring the Kudos sound to the smaller living space and/or budget.
While it may take up a little less space in both listening room and wallet, there’s certainly nothing ‘small’ about the X2’s design and performance.
The drive units are manufactured exclusively for Kudos by Norwegian specialists SEAS and have been specifically crafted for the X2’s more compact size. Both drivers are of exceptional quality and the mid-base driver uses a cast chassis for optimal stability. The two drive units are woven together with bespoke crossover components from experts Clarity Caps and Mundorf, producing one of the most musically rewarding compact loudspeakers ever.
The 15-litre, reflex-ported cabinet is constructed from 18mm high density MDF specifically chosen for its acoustic properties and carefully tuned to minimise cabinet colouration and time smear. The reflex port is situated on the bottom of the cabinet, where the plinth then provides a fixed boundary gap for the port to work optimally, as well as giving additional stability.
Kudos X2 £1595 pair
Kudos X3 £2250 pair
Pro-Ject Essential 3A Turntable
Priced at £299
The new ProAc Tablette 10 is a tenth generation of the Tablettes launched in 1979. The Tablette 10 is an all new design, using a thin walled heavy damped infinite baffle enclosure which is the same as the BBC LS3/5a. This design allows the Tablette 10 to be positioned against the wall, unlike a ported enclosure (not recommended).
The new Tablette 10 has cutting edge new drive units, the bass driver has a Paginna Mika cone which is reed leaves mixed with Mika and coated with an acoustic dope.
The crossover has been specially designed for a sealed enclosure with a network which shapes the response to give a rich bass and an extremely transparent midrange. The tweeter is our well known 1 inch silk dome used in many of ProAc's other models.
During the design several speakers were used as comparison those being the LS3/5a, ProAc D2, Spender BC1 and Quad Esl 57.
We urge people to listen and compare with other makes and models as we are sure you will find the music intoxicating.
ProAc Tablette 10
Priced at £999
The Response D18 has proven to be one of ProAc's most successful loudspeakers receiving critical worldwide acclaim. However, the D18 is only available with a dome tweeter, so to satisfy demand for people wanting a ribbon tweeter ProAc has redesigned the D18 using an upgraded cabinet with new bass loading, new crossover network and the ProAc ribbon tweeter used in other ProAc models. This new exciting model is called the D20R and with the upgrades the sound quality has improved in all areas. Improvements comprise of a new cabinet with bass loading used in D30 and D40 models. A new crossover network and a ProAc ribbon tweeter as used in D30 D40 K6. The result is a wonderful open and expansive midrange with a substantial bass, ProAc ribbon tweeter giving sweet and detailed high frequencies, a large sound stage is also a bonus.
ProAC response D20 R speakers
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Small appearance with large stage presence. Meet the new RESPONSE DB1
Small mini monitor type loudspeakers have become very popular for those wishing for a high quality sound with a minimal visual effect.
Although the mini monitor type speaker can be quite accurate and indeed sound better than many bigger loudspeakers, which obviously have not been made with the same care, the Achilles heel of a small loudspeaker is the bass extension and sound stage size. A big loudspeaker can produce low octaves and give you a large sound stage ideal for large orchestral and high level rock; however they can be an eyesore and dominate the room visually. ProAc have set out to try and achieve in a small speaker a sound normally associated with a larger speaker particularly the bass response.
The DB1 cabinet is slightly larger than the previous model; the cabinet is made from different thicknesses of high density MDF and further damped by bituminous damping to control cabinet resonance. A newly designed long throw bass driver with raised spider and linear motor system was used and ported at the rear. The cone is made from mikapulp which is then elastic coated and fitted with our ProAc acrylic pole damping phase plug. The new crossover was designed to give a flatter response at high levels and the tweeter is a ProAc 1 inch silk dome similar to that used in the ProAc Response D2.
ProAC response D30 RS speakers
Small appearance with large stage presence. Meet the new RESPONSE DB3
Small high quality loudspeakers have become very popular, being less of an eyesore whilst reproducing some quite respectable sound quality. The new Response DB3 has a similar cabinet size to the Response DB1. There are structural and visual differences to the cabinet of the Response DB3, it also employs a new bass driver and crossover which have been chosen for their exceptional performance with a more affordable price.
The new Response DB3 has a wonderfully rich and extended bass quality, loaded with a single reflex port in the rear of the cabinet. The tweeter is our ProAc one inch soft dome used in many other ProAc designs. This one inch silk dome has a superbly flat response with electrostatic type detail and sweetness to its qualities.
A newly designed bass driver with a special surround and dust cap, allows extra information from the voice coil giving a smoother transition of frequencies to our one inch dome tweeter. The bass driver is a long throw design with a raised spider and linear motor system. The new bass driver is responsible for the remarkable bass extension.
For more information or to book a demonstration contact us on 028 91 812417
ProAc have updated the D30 to a D30S. Still available in a dome or ribbon tweeter - Response D30DS and D30RS respectively
ProAc have developed a new bass driver using a cone similar to that used in our Response D48, the cone is made from pulp and Mika and is coated with an acoustic dope it also now has a phase plug to improve detail at the crossover point, which will give a more natural sound.
The Response D30S' now offer a beautifully flat response. The new bass driver and crossover will give better mid-range detail and a wider sound stage.
The D30S offers an exceptional accurate portrayal of the music with powerful bass response and excellent midrange detail with low colouration. They also offer a resistive load and are easy to drive. We use a crossover with the finest quality components split for bi-wiring and bi-amping through our beautiful nickel silver terminals.
The new D30DS/RS cabinet dimensions will stay the same and will still be available in Black, Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, Oak and White as standard with extra finishes in Ebony or Rosewood.
The price will stay the same as the old model.
Moores HiFi is celebrating 50 years as a premiere hifi shop based near Belfast, Northern Ireland. We regularly have new products arriving from manufacturers such as Arcam, Naim, Proac, Chord Electronics and many more, with a range to suit various pockets. Feel free to contact us or pay a visit to the store to ask about what we have to offer. Here’s a selection of new arrivals for you to get excited about.
Chord Clearway speaker cable
Chord Epic Speaker Cable
Chord C-line Interconnects
Chord Shawline Interconnects
Chord Sarum T
The twenty5 series is the culmination of a quarter of a century of research, obsessive design and craft to produce the very finest loudspeakers for home listening. Every element in the design has been considered in order to create finely tuned, transparent speakers capable of revealing music’s subtlest shades and deeply emotional details.
Available in a variety of styles and finishes to suit the décor of any home, modern or traditional, the range hones and refines our established ATL concept with new drivers and Laminair, the result of recent research into the aerodynamics of the transmission line. With a natural, balanced tone and rich, enveloping bass at all levels from whisper-quiet upwards, the surprisingly svelte twenty5 series can provide you with an unequalled listening experience that redefines what you’ve come to expect from high-fidelity performance.
Moores HiFi are pleased to announce that we have been appointed Northern Ireland retailer for P.M.C. Loudspeakers and will be stocking the full Twenty5 series Please contact us for details.
The twenty5.21 is proof that great things come in small packages.
The PMC Twenty5 range comes in four stylish finishes;
Walnut, Amarone, Diamond Black and Oak.
PMC twenty5.22's outclass
Read all about it!!...Hi-Fi Choice review twenty5.23
NAIM CD5XS compact disc player
As our premium entry-level player, the CD5 XS doesn’t just sound better than our CD5si: it also gives you more scope for growth. You can make its sound even more expressive by adding our FlatCap XS power supply component. Alternatively,by adding a CHORD 2 QUTE DAC to the digital output you can really make a huge improvement to the sound. Add an ND5 XSnetwork player and Naim amplification and you’ll have an accessible high-end separates system capable of delivering a seriously convincing sound no matter how you choose to listen.
Stiff, extruded aluminium casework provides excellent resistance to external vibration
High performance drawer and transport mechanism as with our premium CDX2 model, providing low resonance, low-inertia disc operation
BNC digital output for connection to external DAC
NAIM NACN272 pre amplifier/streamer
Those with files on network-attached storage can take advantage of the Naim's UPnP hi-res streaming, while Spotify Connect and aptX Bluetooth enhance the NAC-N 272's credentials. There's also vTuner internet radio, an Apple-compatible USB input and a number of optical and coaxial digital inputs. A built-in headphone amplifier completes a thorough feature set.
NAIM NAP200DR power amplifier
The NAP 200 has been revitalised and reintroduced for 2015 with the addition of a Naim DR (Discrete Regulator) module to power its partnered Naim preamplifier. This comes alongside small improvements to some internal componentry and layout that combine to lift its musical performance even further than the original.
Naim Supernait 2 amplifier
It’s been almost 30 years since we designed our first integrated amplifier: time enough to define and refine the technical ingredients essential to high-end performance. Our reference quality SUPERNAIT 2 represents the pinnacle of this accumulated knowledge. It is both the most sophisticated integrated amplifier we’ve ever created and a classic Naim Audio product, shot through with the soul of the original, iconic NAIT.
SUPERNAIT 2 combines an 80W power amplifier with six individually decoupled input sockets and borrows advanced technology from Naim Audio’s flagship preamplifier, the NAC 552. In employing the latest Naim Audio DR (Discrete Regulator) circuits in its power supply, it sits right at the forefront of Naim Audio amplifier technology.
World Class Sound…..
NAIM UNITI ATOM
Uniti Atom is a beautiful, compact multi-source music player that will seduce you with its amazing sound quality and outstanding feature-set. Its 40-watt integrated amplifier and high-resolution music streaming capabilities will fill your home with stunning high-fidelity sound. Uniti Atom is perfect as a high-end main system or even for use in the kitchen or study, where space is at a premium. Just add speakers. Our Naim App for iOS and Android combines all of your music sources in one place, making Uniti Atom even more appealing.
XM HP Headphone Amplifier
Custom-made toroidal power transformer
High quality all aluminium casework and extruded front panel
High quality resistors & capacitors used in the signal path
All discrete audio output stage with high drive capability for low impedance headphones
2 pairs of 6.35mm jacks and 2 pairs of XLR sockets allowing 2 pairs of headphones to be used at one time
Moving magnet phono and two line level inputs
Two coax (bnc) and two optical inputs and one class 2 USB input with DSD
Separate pre-amp output
Three year guarantee
Available in black or titanium