LINN Kudos Tuners

Kudos

Linn's Entry AM/FM Tuner. Availible in Boxed or Sneaky Module.

User Reviews (4)

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Csacred   Audio Enthusiast [May 17, 2009]

The Kudos is a GREAT match to my modest but so musical system (Accuphase E202 amp, LS3/5a Rogers speakers and Ikemi CD player). Considering the Kudos was over $1600 new, I was expecting it to be good.
The truth is, with a decent antenna, it sounds as good as my Ikemi CD player!!! In other words, it sounds very VERY musical. I surely don't feel the need to upgrade, I couldn't be more happy with my system now.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
creek   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 17, 2006]
Strength:

Précision et rapidité sans froideur
Superbe image stéréo
Beaucoup de détails
Qualités des timbres vraiment de haut niveau.
Le son ne reste pas coincé dans les enceintes,
La musique respire avec beaucoup l'aisance.

Weakness:

Par rapport au Magnum et Accuphase et d'autres spécialistes, le Kudos est plus sensible à la position de l'antenne.

Je suis un passionné de tuner fm, c'est de loin la source que j'écoute le plus. Pratique car la radio nous aide souvent à choisir notre achat de cd. Je ne dis pas que c'est toujours bien, mais parfois on est surpris par des découvertes. Quant on a pas un style de musique précis, la radio est une bonne source.J'ai possédé de très nombreux tuners fm haut de gamme, Magnum Dynalab; 100, 102,108, Creek T43 (excellent tuner), McIntosh MR7084, Accuphase; T-106, T-107, T-109, Rega, Aura TU-80, Classé Audio T-1, T+A 1000.... Bref.... j'en ai eu beaucoup et j'en oublie encore beaucoup. Me voici maintenant avec le Linn Kudos, pour être plus précis, je possède le préampli Linn Wakonda avec le tuner Sneaky Kudos intégré. Donc j'écoute mon préampli Wakonda avec tuner intégré comme tuner simplement car je possède un bon ampli intégré, Euphya Alliance 270, Kimber 8TC comme câblage HP et Spendor S8 comme HP. C'est la première fois que j'écris un avis sur un tuner, pour vous dire!!! J'ai bien envie de continuer ma folle aventure avec un Linn Pekin???!!!

Similar Products Used: Magnum MD 100, 102,...
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bill Maynor   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 30, 1999]
Strength:

CD quality reproduction when used in conjunction with a quality antenna

Weakness:

Switching from FM > AM confusing.

The module allows a Linn Majik I owner to convet the unit into a reciever. This is not as heavy an investment as the Kremlin and does not take up more shelf space in that the module fits into the Majik I.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Joe Cardoso   Audio Enthusiast [May 18, 2000]
Strength:

Tremendous transparant delivery of even the faintest channels. Compact size with AM. Great functioning remote, with 50 channel presets.

Weakness:

A little confusing to use without the remote. A very small price to pay since I use the remote

I didn't want to pay this much for a tuner ($1800) but I got to a stage in my life where I wanted quality hi-fi. This Linn Kudos tuner is flat out like listening to a cd. Nice clear highs, acurate midrange and surprisingly tight low bass. The FM noise? well, there isn't any, thats why I often think there is a cd playing. This is a high quality tuner that may be hard to find new in the USA now. I recently heard Linn is sending the US a cheaper ($1000) tuner called the Pekin and discontinuing the Kudos here. The Kudos will still be available to Europe PROBABLY WITHOUT THE BRILLIANT, SWITCHABLE, POWER SUPPLY IT NOW HAS. Linn's flagship tuner the Kremlin is still available everywhere. That will be the Tuner I eventualy will upgrade to...

SYSTEM:

LINN KLOUT
LINN KARIN
LINN KUDOS
LINN AV5140'S
AH! TJOEB 99

Similar Products Used: An advent 300 is all I have for comparison. It was a fine tuner and phono preamp for its day, but no comparison to the Kudos.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
dan   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 14, 2001]
Strength:

cd quality sound, very good base response for a tuner

Weakness:

display could be larger - hard to read from any distance
controls a little difficult to use without remote

I recently purchased a Linn Kudos and i have to say im very impressed with the overall sound quality, which i would compare to near CD. what impresses me the most is the bass this tuner can re-create, it gets pretty low while not sounding tubby.
I actually think it has a cleaner and fuller/richer sound than my Magnum Dynalab FT101A.
It also does a good job of pulling in distant stations.
At $1800 they are not cheap but if you use a tuner alot like i do than its definitely worth listening to.
Apparently this tuner will now be replaced by a cheaper version called the Peking at about $1000.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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