Push-Pull Dual Drive

“Creating the next generation of Ars Aures KODO subwoofers was not something we undertook lightly. With a long legacy of market-leading innovation to live up to, we are proud to present the Ars Aures KODO Series, built to bring new force, authority and clarity to the critical bottom octaves for the listening pleasure of serious music and movie lovers everywhere.”

And when it comes down to it, don’t we all need a little more bass in our lives?


Why Your system Needs an Ars Aures KODO Series Subwoofer

Above and beyond the obvious, simplistic answer: “more and better bass”, the combination of a well designed and conscientiously constructed subwoofer and main satellite speakers offers worthwhile performance advantages that improve overall system performance in many critical areas that are equally relevant for stereo and surround, for movie viewing and music listening.

Here’s what happens when you physically separate reproduction of low frequency information from the upper and mid ranges. The most widely acknowledged benefit, of course, is improved deep bass extension, higher deep bass output levels and more control and authority, i.e., your system will play deeper, louder, cleaner, tighter bass.

With an Ars Aures KODO Series subwoofer, bass is exclusively reproduced by a speaker created and optimized for that purpose only. Removing the burden of deep bass from your main speakers provides major improvements in essential parameters such as mid-range purity and accuracy. By liberating your main speakers from handling the tremendous demands of low bass, you also increase their effective power handling capabilities significantly, so that they can play louder without distortion.

Because your main amplifier no longer handles deep bass, the amount of power needed to achieve a given output level from your main speakers is greatly reduced (typically -50%). This ensures that your amp remains well within its safe operating limits with considerable overhead readily available as needed. Independent placement of subwoofer and satellites allows you to select an optimal position for each specific frequency range. The spot that delivers best bass is almost never the one that also delivers best upper/mid performance. With no bass vibrations or internal bass pressure waves in your main speaker enclosures, resonances are eliminated for cleaner, clearer mid and high frequencies.

Since they no longer have to reproduce deep bass, your main speaker cabinets can be more compact with enhanced structural integrity for natural, uncolored sound and a narrow front that eliminates baffle diffraction distortion, resulting in more open, natural, three-dimensional sound.

No matter what some manufacturers may try to tell you, according to the immutable laws of physics: Big bass requires a big box.


Your Choice

Bass is so much more than explosive special effects, booming cannons in the 1812 Overture, the deafening roar of CGI monsters or even the most riveting, trouser-flapping, shake-your-booty dance beat.

It is the subtle, low-level ambient hum of a packed concert hall just before the first note is played. It is the soft, ominous rumble of thunder off in the distance.

It is all of these things and so much more. The bottom end of the audio spectrum is a crucial component in making the listening experience that much more real.

Ars Aures KODO subwoofer bring it all home to you.

Your final choice of KODO Series subwoofer model will naturally depend on many factors including room size, preferred listening levels, musical and cinematic tastes and, of course, exactly how dedicated you are to the quest for ultimate audio realism.


Ars Aures KODO Series Bass Drivers

The all-new KODO Series 6.5”, 8”, 10”, and 12” woofers have been tailored specifically to fulfill Ars Aures’s ambitious performance requirements. They employ open baskets for free air circulation, resulting in minimal mechanical distortion by eliminating any captive compressed air mass behind the cone. Cast baskets also offer a very rigid connection to the cabinet and improved heat dissipation from the motor system for reduced power compression


Introducing the Distortion Killers

The Ars Aures KODO Series implements aluminum AC shorting rings in the magnet system and aluminum pole spacers above the pole piece. These devices make a significant contribution to the KODO Series subwoofers’ ability to render extraordinary fine dynamic bass detail with high precision at all levels as the drivers maintain full control and respond instantaneously to the incoming signal, for unparalleled accuracy and authority in the bottom octaves.


SBR Suspension

The KODO Series half-roll suspension is designed to deliver extended long stroke cone motion with no mechanical losses within the driver’s linear excursion range. The surround is also designed to provide a high degree of damping of pressure build-up inside the cabinet in order to avoid collapse modes in the surround in the presence of large input voltage


Overhung Voice Coil on Titanium Former

The non-inductive Titanium voice coil former effectively eliminate mechanical damping in the moving coil. Titanium former offer key advantages, including mechanical rigidity and extreme thermal stability. The long coil diameter of 2” ensures long, linear cone motion and extraordinary power handling.


Push-Pull Dual Drive

The unique Ars Aures Push-Pull Dual Driver configuration eliminates distortion and delivers 6 dB of additional output for enhanced bass detail, articulation, authority and impact. With two identical drivers mounted in opposite phase in a push pull configuration, the distortion generated by the drivers, one in-phase and one out-of-phase, effectively cancels itself for significant improvements in overall system harmonic distortion measurements. Essentially, two drivers become one and their non-linear distortion products are eliminated.