Canton, the “largest German loudspeaker manufacturer for high-quality hi-fi, multi-room and home cinema systems with its own production in Germany”, provides the Canton Sound M one Soundbar that is characterized by its slim design and nonetheless has quite a full-blown audio performance up its sleeve.
Canton Sound M Soundbar: Technology and application scenarios
The new Canton soundbar is almost 73 centimeters wide, not even seven centimeters high and only ten centimeters deep. It houses four 50 mm aluminum woofers and two 19 mm tweeters with fabric domes in a classic two-way configuration, starting at 3 kHz. Instead of bass reflex openings, two passive drivers are also included, they should help that a profound bass reproduction is possible even without using a subwoofer. According to the data sheet, the built-in power amplifiers provide a total of 300 watts, although Canton does not indicate at this point whether it is RMS or peak power.
The Canton Sound M soundbar comes with an analog cinch input, five digital inputs (3 x HDMI, optical, coaxial) as well as an HDMI output (including ARC) and a sub out. It is part of the Canton Smart Wireless ecosystem and can be expanded by up to three Smart Wireless devices, for example subwoofers or surround speakers, but does not have its own WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS–Functionality.
Dolby Audio and DTS Digital Surround are decoded, and the Canton Sound M also generates a display on the connected television, which considerably simplifies set-up and operation – as we did when we tested the Smart soundbar 10 were allowed to determine.
The new soundbar is available in semi-gloss black and white, each with a remote control and a glass plate on the top.
Price of the Canton Sound M soundbar: 579 euros