Impressive for size and money. . I first purchased the sony xt3 soundbase which was returned due to some cosmetic damage which turned out to be a blessing in disguise as i was not overly impressed with the sound despite all the reviews posted on amazon. The canton by comparison is a better sounding speaker marginally for tv with a deeper base,however where where it excels in comparison is with music, i intend sometime to hooked up with an external subwoofer. For the actual physical size of the speakers the sound although not room filling is most defiantly impressive for the money when you consider what you can spend on home hifi. As for not being able to decode dts i don’t think this is a real deal breaker again down to the physical size of the unit. Works well and simple to set up and use but don’t expect surround sound regardless of what canton will tell you in their marketing hype. I’ve now paired the speaker with an external warfdale subwoofer speaker for £150 and this really has taken the sound to another level for both music and fiilms. To be fair the base from the canton is adequate but i think if you want the best out of the unit this is most defiantly the way forward although i doubt your neighbours would think this :).
Looks great, sounds great, but falls short on connection options. This unit produces amazing sound and looks great, just as a lot of the professional reviews say. It misses out on five stars from me though due to what i consider to be the glaring omission of at least one hdmi input. In fact i had to return the unit for this reason as i discovered my panasonic plasma tv does not output dolby digital/dts from the optical out (which is not uncommon i have since found out). I then had to connect all my av peripherals to the unit via optical (ps3), coaxial (sky+hd) and the analog connectors (the tv itself). I (and my wife) then found it a major hassle to keep switching the tv’s input and the canton’s input when i wanted to change devices. In the end it just felt like integrating this unit in to my setup was a major hassle and i couldn’t imagine my patience improving with the connection issues in the long term. Come on canton, it’s 2014, please release a dm 75 equivalent soundbase with hdmi connections (3 in, 1 out with arc preferably) and the ability to decode dts (e. Someone like myself would be glad to pay another £50-£100 pounds on top of the current price to have these features and it would easily be the market leading product given its already impressive performance.
Good sound, let down by poor control options. . I bought a canton dm75 because of the rave reviews in the home theatre press and generally positive feedback from users here. The sound quality is excellent for the money and can’t really be faulted. Multiple inputs like coaxial digital meant that i can attach my bluray player and get 5. It was this that encouraged my to buy the canton rather than a sonos playbar which only has an optical input from the tv. However i (like many people i assume) have a number of other peripherals such as satellite box, apple tv, sonos preamp etc and here is the canton’s really big weakness, you can only change the input selector (tv, dvd, aux, bt etc) relative to its last position. It’s not possible via the remote to force the input to a particular one. This makes it impossible to reliably control with a single multifunction remote like a harmony. I contacted canton support in germany which confirmed there are no discrete ir codes that will force the unit to a particular input. Turning it off doesn’t help because the unit remembers the last input. I really hope that this is a software issue that might be rectified by a firmware update in the future but i’m not banking on it as canton support seemed disinterested in the glaring problem. I’ve never had a piece of audio or tv equipment where you can’t choose an input directly. If i had known of this weakness i would not have bought it. Here are the specifications for the CANTON DM 75:
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- Available in 3 colours
- 3-Way Bass Reflex system
- 200Watt digital amplifier
- Includes APTX Bluetooth, i.e. You can play music from your phone and tablets in high quality
- 2.1 Virtual Surround System
No regrets, good purchase. . It was very easy to setup and sounds and looks great, i especially like being able to stream my music from my ipad via bluetooth. I personally like the fact that it doesn’t use hdmi, this means you can turn it on only if you want to.
Excellent improvement on tv sound. Brings action films to life.
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The product was really easy to install and was up an running within a. I have been in the market for a new sound system for a while, and this definitely delivered. The product was really easy to install and was up an running within a few minutes with an amazing sound. Flicking between the tv speakers and this canton illustrated an unbelievable contrast. The bass settings also proved to improve the sound considerably. From playing with the settings i also discovered i was able to sync my tv remote to operate this speaker. All in all an excellent system with a very simple setup and intuitive remote control. Bluetooth function proved very useful for music and when watching tv on my ipad.
The sound quality is good, but the remote not function very well. The sound quality is good, but the remote not function very well. The power button and volume button sometime work sometime not.