Canton CD 300 Series Overview
With the new trend towards flat panel displays and silver colored electronics (at least for televisions) it is no wonder several manufacturers are releasing space-saving loudspeaker designs custom-tailored for the person living with 21st century technology. We previously reviewed Canton 's Karat Reference Series loudspeakers and found them to be competitive performers for their price. Now it was time to see if this German company could mesh form with function and not leave us wanting for more.
We found the Canton CD 300 Series speakers to be incredibly attractive and rather solidly constructed - likely due to their brushed aluminum silver enclosures. Considering that the drivers are also aluminum, you've got a lot of metal packed into these speakers and their size belies their weight. The two CD 300 floorstanding loudspeakers come shipped in pairs in a single large box. The center and surrounds were the venerable CD 360 F loudspeakers, which, in addition to being incredibly flexible are a near perfect timbral match to the CD 300. The subwoofer that was provided for review was the Karat AS 200 SC, a 10" down-firing subwoofer that reportedly extends to 22Hz yet maintains a relatively small footprint.