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Canton DM 50 and DM 9 Surround Bars Preview

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Canton DM50 and DM9 Soundbars

Canton DM50 and DM9 Soundbars

Summary

  • Product Name: DM50 and DM9 Soundbars
  • Manufacturer: Canton
  • Review Date: September 27, 2013 02:16
  • MSRP: $TBA
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
  • Buy Now

DM 50

  • Type: 2.1 Virtual Surround System
  • Engineering Principle: 3-way Bass reflex system
  • Systempower: 200 watts
  • Frequency response: 40...23.000 Hz
  • Crossover frequency: 170 / 3000 Hz
  • Woofer: 2 x 100 mm (4'')
  • Midrange: 2 x 50 mm (2'')
  • Tweeter: 2 x 19 mm (1''), Fabric
  • Connection: 1 analog Input (chinch); 1 bluetooth 4.0 interface (apt-X codec); 1 digital Input (coaxial); 1 digital Input (optical); 1 Sub Out

DM 9

  • Type: 2.1 Virtual Surround System
  • Engineering Principle: 3-way Bass reflex system with passive membrane
  • Systempower: 200 watts
  • Frequency response: 40...23000 Hz
  • Crossover frequency: 170 / 3000 Hz
  • Woofer: 4 x 100 mm (4'')
  • Midrange: 2 x 50 mm (2'')
  • Tweeter: 2 x 19 mm (1''), Fabric
  • Connection: 1 analog Input (chinch); 1 bluetooth 4.0 interface (apt-X codec); 1 digital Input (coaxial); 1 digital Input (optical); 1 Sub Out

Today we took a look at the two new surround bars from Canton. The first was more of a surround platform large enough to place your display on. The DM 50 is 21.5'' x 2.6'' x 11.8" and can hold up to 70 pounds. It has two 4" woofers on the bottom for additional bass and ports on the rear at either end. The front has two, 2" midrange drivers and two, 1" tweeters. There are a number of ways to connect to the Canton DM 50 including analogue (RCA), coaxial, or optical. It has a subwoofer output for additional bass. Lastly, you can connect to the DM 50 via Bluetoot 4.0 with the apt-X codec.

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The DM 50 has bass and treble control, Dolby Digital Decoding, DTS TruSurround, Remote control, an LED Display, LipSync function for exact speech synchronization, and Virtual surround sound & stereo playback. The DM 50 sports 200 watts of power. We took a quick listen and we were surprised by how much bass the DM 50 could produce. They use phase to simulate surround and, on the showroom floor, we couldn't get a good enough listen to experience how well it worked. For more information, please visit Canton.

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Next up was the Canton DM 9. This was a true surroundbar at 35'' x 4.7'' x 2.8'' and is the thinnest bar they've released to date. It has all the same features as the DM 50 but it is in a smaller enclosure. This one has integrated keyhole mounts for wall mounting or angled feet so you could place it on a shelf and aim it slightly up or down depending on your seated position. Both the Canton DM 50 and DM 9 have 3 presets to adjust the acoustics to the setup location, a simple one-cable installation - just one cable to your TV and one cable for power, and can be controlled with the included remote or mapped to your TV-remote. For more information on the DM 9, please visit Canton.

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