Excellent product, highly recommended. We have bought this soundbase to complete our 40′ samsung lcd tv and we are absolutely pleased with the purchase. It provides exactly the cinema-like experience we were looking for when watching movies.
I was anticipating something amazing after seeing the reviews of this item – especially on the which site where it came top of all those that have been tested by them. The atmosphere created by incidental music in films is very well conveyed and on downloaded youtube videos you are very much aware that it is the source material that is limiting rather than the sound base. Deep clean bass from ancient instruments like the tiorba is a revelation and really full sounds like a piano concerto are handled easily. Voices are more of a problem with the extra fullness of the frequency range sometimes negating the improvement in the mid-range voice frequencies – but here i must admit that i am over 70 and my ears may be the difficulty here. The controls are sensibly limited e’g’ the treble and bass boost and cut aren’t extreme enough to produce unpleasant sound even at the edges of their ranges nor does the ‘surround’ option produce an unnatural experience. Connection is easy and a bluetooth link to my phone was set up in seconds. Despite having bought this product in order to improve tv speech and finding this the weakest part of the performance i’m delighted with this product. After reading, and acting upon, the comment made by cenc on this review i’ve upgraded my rating to 5 star.
I was expecting something exceptional – the sound is good but i wouldn’t call it exceptional. After reading other reviews i was expecting something exceptional – the sound is good but i wouldn’t call it exceptional. Maybe i’m restricted by living in a terraced house where i can’t turn the volume up too high. Having said all that as i say the sound is rich and clear and i find i don’t need subtitles as often as used to and there are quite a few nice features like being able to have it switching off and on automatically when the tv is switched on and off.
- Classy looking soundbase with a richly powerful and adjustable sound
- I love that I can also use it as a high
- Tips for getting the sound base working correctly
Not a patch on the lg surround system it replaced, so if you watch a lot of movies – don’t buy this. Ok for slim screen tv’s for improved sound. Looks very sleek but i found the placement of the inputs fiddly and difficult to access. I waited ages before installing it and in fact, would have returned it after i’d set it it up and heard it due to my disappointment.
Classy looking soundbase with a richly powerful and adjustable sound. The soundbase option seems to be becoming an increasingly popular choice, despite being a relative newcomer in the tv audio market. This is the best sounding smaller base i have heard to date and, more importantly, one that gives the user a good amount of control over the settings, is easy to use, and i have happily shed a load of cables and separate speakers etc to accommodate it. The base is entirely black (silver and white options are available), very well built with a sleek black glass top. 3cm deep, just a tad over 7cm high (including the four shallow feet it sits on) and 55cm wide. The front speaker mesh is hard and classy looking, sitting behind which is a very well designed display panel. This has very clear (and large) blue text which makes it satisfyingly easy to see what options you are selecting with the remote, but otherwise shows nothing other than a feint, very small green light when in use or red one on standby, so nothing to distract the viewer at all. The display also conveniently displays the sound from the source when changing tv channels (e. The remote is one of the best i have seen for a tv sound system and very well built (solid and chunky) and simple and easy to use (cr2032 battery is included). Bass & treble can independently be adjusted to -6 to +6db, but i found the default setting pretty much spot on. There are also three settings to slightly adjust sound direction according to whether your tv sits right on the base, or the base is on a rack below or below a wall mounted tv. You can, with one button on the remote, switch between standard stereo and surround modes in an instant. You can also, using the infra red learning options, easily pair functions such as sound volume, on/off, mute, source etc with your tv standard remote. When i paired volume control with my samsung standard remote, the volume indicator appeared on the base display, not the tv screen. There are three cables provided in the box including a toslink digital optical, another digital coaxial connection to hook up a dvd or bd player etc directly if required, and an rca analogue connector. There is also a sub out port for a subwoofer if required. There are no hdmi connections, but if you already use your tv as a hub with dvd/bd, games console, set top box etc already hdmi connected to your tv, this means that all you need to do is plug in the digital optical cable from the sound base to your tv, change your tv speaker from tv speaker to audio out/external speaker and that’s it – it literally takes just a couple of minutes out of the box to set up and play.
Features of Canton DM55 2.1 Virtual Surround System – Black Glass
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- This 6-driver design transforms TV and movie sound, plus offers wireless music playback.
- Sleek, glass-topped soundbase sits discreetly under your flatscreen TV
- Ideal for larger rooms and flatscreens
- 6 drivers: 2 tweeters, 2 midrange, 2 subwoofers
- 2.1 channel amplification with 200 Watts system power
Sound is impressive but you do have to crank up the volume especially on different inputs with varying levels. Probably should have gone for the bigger version given the size of our living room.
Almost perfect but still wonderful alternative to separate ‘subs’ and rear speakers. I did exchange the white for the black but both are of equal build quality – we just felt that the black fitted in better for us. Also, purchased when on offer at £249 (nov 2016)wonderful, quality soundbasereplaced a wireless rear speaker surround sound system (one speaker failed)was apprehensive at first but after following the guidance to allow the canton speakers ‘settle’ over a few days, we’ve been 100% deligfhted with the quality of the sound. It’s possible to ‘tweak’ both the bass and the treble and the choice between stereo and surround makes a very noticeble difference on most films. Volume is way more than enough than we need or will ever use. Quality sound, though should be balanced and have sufficient ‘separation’ between full on bass and full on treble (i’m also sounding as if i’m very knowledgeable. I’m not, but i enjoy quality audio) to my ears, the canton does provide super clarity and ‘separation’ so that the spoken word or singing isn’t battling against ‘mushy’ ( it’s a persoanl technical term) background. It fits perfectly under our 4 legged samsung 40′ tvthe remote controler is re-assuringly ‘weighty’ and cleverly but simply designed. Well, a key reason we selected the canton was bluetooth. Perhaps we’re missing a setting choice but if we have bluetooth enabled on either phone or ipad, the canton seems to prefer that source to the tv (or dvd) source and has occasionally ‘switched’ from tv if we have begun using the devicewith bluetooth switched off on phones and ipad, there is absolutely no problem. We have set the canton to use tv as default source but we may well be missing some nuance setting. If i do find it, i’ll update this review (and will most certainly up the canton to 5 stars)if you find this report helpful, please like.