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Any input on the Vento 890.2? I'm considering them for my next pair of towers.
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I can get a courtesy pairs of Canton inwall7 speakers from a friend for 200. .... but can't find anything about them.
i don't get it. What is so hard in typing "inwall" into the search field of Cantons official website?
Or just try this...

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i don't get it. What is so hard in typing "inwall" into the search field of Cantons official website?
Or just try this...

(somehow it's always these tapatalkers i think...)
If you're going to be a jerk and call me out on a search, maybe you should look at cantons website yourself. Especially since I acknowledged I that I couldn't I fine information I on it. Their website literally has no information about it other than a picture.

Besides, I'd like the opinion of someone who has heard these.

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If you're going to be a jerk and call me out on a search, maybe you should look at cantons website yourself. Especially since I acknowledged I that I couldn't I fine information I on it. Their website literally has no information about it other than a picture.

Besides, I'd like the opinion of someone who has heard these.

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Here is some basic data:

https://www.cnet.com/products/canton...speaker/specs/

https://content.abt.com/documents/27...r_Brochure.pdf
(page 48)

And take their stated freq. specs with a grain of salt... canton freq. specs are pretty much never correct.
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Here is some basic data:

https://www.cnet.com/products/canton...speaker/specs/

https://content.abt.com/documents/27...r_Brochure.pdf
(page 48)

And take their stated freq. specs with a grain of salt... canton freq. specs are pretty much never correct.
Thanks, I appreciate it.

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Any input on the Vento 890.2? I'm considering them for my next pair of towers.
As good as the Chrono series are -- I am confident that they would be a serious good set of speakers

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If you're going to be a jerk and call me out on a search, maybe you should look at cantons website yourself. Especially since I acknowledged I that I couldn't I fine information I on it. Their website literally has no information about it other than a picture.

Besides, I'd like the opinion of someone who has heard these.

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so it didn't come to your mind to try the native language page of the manufacturers product page with google translate neither... many hifi guys are obviously not really web aficionados... an no - you won't get any proper review for any in-wall speakers because there is no practical way to measure installed ones in a test room. Best chance is you ask your friend how they sound

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so it didn't come to your mind to try the native language page of the manufacturers product page with google translate neither... many hifi guys are obviously not really web aficionados... an no - you won't get any proper review for any in-wall speakers because there is no practical way to measure installed ones in a test room. Best chance is you ask your friend how they sound
Or he can ask on a popular speaker forum, in a specific thread about that brand of speakers, if anyone else owns them and how they sound to those people... which he just did here.

Honestly, I don't get it when folks belittle people asking questions about speakers -- in a speaker forum -- and then proceed to tell them to go to other sites. Sure, he could use google translate (which isn't exactly 100% accurate), and the specs are find-able (as I found them for him). But not everyone is web-savvy, and no need to be jerky about it. That auto-search reply is a bit old by now... it was slightly amusing like 10 years ago.
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Or he can ask on a popular speaker forum, in a specific thread about that brand of speakers, if anyone else owns them and how they sound to those people... which he just did here.

Honestly, I don't get it when folks belittle people asking questions about speakers -- in a speaker forum -- and then proceed to tell them to go to other sites. Sure, he could use google translate (which isn't exactly 100% accurate), and the specs are find-able (as I found them for him). But not everyone is web-savvy, and no need to be jerky about it. That auto-search reply is a bit old by now... it was slightly amusing like 10 years ago.
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Or he can ask on a popular speaker forum, in a specific thread about that brand of speakers, if anyone else owns them and how they sound to those people... which he just did here..
That is - without a shared reference point of experience - not more than BS talking to make everybody feel good or bad about sth. Opinion making without real use for any buying decision - not really what the "S" in AVSforum stands for. There is nothing one can learn from such discussions, nothing that is worth to share and keep in a thread that others would have to read through when they do their search.

And it makes a big difference saying "can't find anything about them" compared to "i tried canton.de and hifi-wiki.de and i'm still missing this or that information", BTW websites that have been referenced here in this thread many times, and while google translate is not good for love letters, for a table of technical specs it is.

For me a jerk in a forum is somebody who doesn't use minimum efforts to gather information before he writes and then makes not enough efforts time-wise to tell the whole story. (And sadly since this forum supports Tapatalk the quality of many threads went south. At least the page impressions and ad revenues went up i suppose.)

Install depth and tweeter design is easy to find out for Inwall 7, it's also easy to find out about what they lack in terms of specs and features compared to the newer ones of Canton and whether the value for those used ones is reasonable compared to list price of new ones.

How they sound is a good question especially if you buy online, but for experienced guys there is enough information to make a good guess i think.

But if you say you have a friend who owns them and wants to sell them, non of these questions should be hard to answer free of doubt, at least if you are not a jerk and your friend is not a jerk.

End of this discussion for me at this point - no use to debate more off topic.
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Any input on the Vento 890.2? I'm considering them for my next pair of towers.
I have not heard them; but I have the Ergo 1002 DCs, which are an older but similar design. I love the Ergos. They are nimble and sparkling clear and just ooze realism. I would expect the Ventos to surpass them by a good margin and by reputation, they do. I'd upgrade in a minute if I could.
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A little help rom someone st Canton owners

I'm looking at a pair of Canton CD 310s for ceiling mount Atmos surround. I like their small profile

Also considering the airmotiv(Emotiv) E1 surrounds for ceiling purpose. Slightly larger.

Feedback I've received many members indicates they favor the Airmotiv's due to a ribbon tweeter lacking in the Cantons.

Specs are very similar. Emotive are $100 cheaper

Anyone here can present some compelling evidence that Cantons are the better buy?
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Hi Canton Owners
I owned the Canton Chrono SL 590 DC Speakers.
My amp is the marantz pm5005 which has 40 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 55 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms.

I have enough volume and not going pass 9 o'clock. but.. question is, will more watts will bring more to the speaker?
the bass is not that exciting and i'm dying to see the drivers move at normal levls. ( they are not moving at all @ 9 o'clock)
Does the pm5005 enough or the marantz pm8005 (for example) with 70 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 100 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms will give me the full potential of the speaker..



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I already had a 100W into 8 Ohm receiver when I got my Cantons, so I can't say with absolute certainty; but the Boston Acoustic speakers I was using at the time I upgraded from 55 Watts to 100 certainly produced more bass with more Watts. Also, it looks like the 509s are rated for 160 Watts and are nor very efficient (88.3), so I'd say that they would benefit greatly from 100 Watts into 8 Ohms. I think Canton does not use long throw woofers, so the bass does not get sloppy and my woofers don't move all over the place like the old Cerwin Vegas I had many years ago. They just sound good.
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Does anyone have experience with Canton branded stands? I ordered a pair of the LS300 this week since they appear to have the mounting screw holes on the plate to directly connect to the points on the speakers. I know it's a best practice to fill them but I'm curious if it's really bad to not do so, I live in an apartment and have not a clue what I'd do with the remainder of a 50lb bag of playground sand.
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Does anyone have experience with Canton branded stands? I ordered a pair of the LS300 this week since they appear to have the mounting screw holes on the plate to directly connect to the points on the speakers. I know it's a best practice to fill them but I'm curious if it's really bad to not do so, I live in an apartment and have not a clue what I'd do with the remainder of a 50lb bag of playground sand.
I have Canton stands on my chrono book shelf speakers running as surrounds. Are you trying to put sand in the stands? The stands are solid on the bottom and the post are hollow. If you put sand in the you would have to do so in the post. But the speaker wire also runs inside the bottom of the post to the top for a clean look. I guess you can put sand in them and plug the holes and not run the wire inside the post. Or do small sand bags so they will not leak

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I have Canton stands on my chrono book shelf speakers running as surrounds. Are you trying to put sand in the stands? The stands are solid on the bottom and the post are hollow. If you put sand in the you would have to do so in the post. But the speaker wire also runs inside the bottom of the post to the top for a clean look. I guess you can put sand in them and plug the holes and not run the wire inside the post. Or do small sand bags so they will not leak

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I didn't bother filling the stands just yet but I'm happy with them. I did some listening at pretty high volume with my ear right up near them and didn't hear any resonance from the stands. The base finish is textured black, not shiny like it looks on ac4l's site and there's no logo on them which I prefer. I suspect they're using this year's stand photo for last year's model. Assembly was a little fiddly, there's a long threaded screw that's tricky to fit but so far they've been great. I'm using pre-terminated cables right now so they won't fit through the internal path but I'll make new ones at some point. The ports for wires are pretty small. Being able to screw the speakers directly onto the stands makes me feel a lot better here in earthquake country. My only real problem is that I learned that my living room floor is slightly slanted and my right speaker is just barely visibly higher than the left. The spikes are adjustable so I'll see what I can do.

2 months in with my Chrono 502.2s I'm extremely happy, for just about $500 including the stands I feel like I got a killer bargain, especially since my original budget was around 700 for speakers alone. Of course now part of me is thinking I should have sprung for the Vento 820 but I suspect that's just the usual level of AVS upgradeitis [which is probably why I'm now looking sideways at my otherwise perfectly acceptable subwoofer].
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Hey Everyone......newbie here.

I own a pair of Canton Fonum 501 DC that I purchased new a while back.

I know they may not be top of the line, but I like the way they sound.

I am currently looking for a center channel speaker for them and considering
the Canton GLE 455.2 listed on Accessories4less.

Any thought?
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I own a pair of Canton Fonum 501 DC that I purchased new a while back.

I know they may not be top of the line, but I like the way they sound.

I am currently looking for a center channel speaker for them and considering
the Canton GLE 455.2 listed on Accessories4less.
I would aim for the Chrono center -- however if budget is tight, then go for the GLE
https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...r-black/1.html

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Some sincere advice for 2 channel users. Get the Isotek Ultimate system Set-up Disc and use it!
I thought my Canton Ergo towers sounded excellent after I used all the best geometric formulas to position them and my listening chair.
Still, I wondered because my room is so oddly shaped.
I got this disc and it took me quite a bit if adjusting to realize my approach had been all wrong.
For my offset room the best position is with BOTH speakers toed to the LEFT!
The results were as great as any single upgrade I have ever done to my system since I got the Ergos.
Greater than going from a Rotel receiver to a Primare I32 integrated or from MM to MC.
I was giddy when I finished the adjustments and listened to my first familiar music.

If anyone takes my advice and tries it, please post here. I'd love to hear your experiences.
I am in no way related to this product.
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Just a heads up, Accessories4less got a bunch more GLEs and Chronos in stock, they are the last generation like what they had this summer. Tempted by the Chrono 503 but I haven't even had my 502s for 6 months yet.
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I decided on the Canton GLE 455.2, because it has a soft dome tweeter just like my Fonum 501 DC's.

Arrived from accessories4less last week, still breaking it in.....but all I can say is WOW it sounds great.

I know my new Canton GLE 455.2 center and my older Fonum's floor standing speakers
are not top of the line Canton, but they sure as heck sound better to me than anything I've heard at BestBuy.


I realize that everyone has their own listening preference, so just to give you an idea of mine.
If Canton did not exist.....PSB would probably be my next choice.
Based on the PSB's I have listened too, I believe Canton and PSB sound similar
(considering they are in the same price range/level .....entry, middle, high end).
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I decided on the Canton GLE 455.2, because it has a soft dome tweeter just like my Fonum 501 DC's.

Arrived from accessories4less last week, still breaking it in.....but all I can say is WOW it sounds great.
Not a bad choice -- most people would be happy with that set-up. And in reality, most reports are positive. And yes, PSB does make nice speakers.

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Has anyone run power amps on Canton chrono series? Looking at getting a monolith 7 or outlaw 7140. I really would like to see if these speakers will open up some more.

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Does anybody have these Canton GLE 420.2 bookshelf speakers (see link below):

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ck-pair/1.html

Or the Canton GLE matching center channel (see link below):

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ck-each/1.html

If so, could you give me your opinion on them? My main listening wants/needs are for HT (90% of the time) and seldom for music. I bought some budget Polks (T15/30), but after further consideration I decided to return them and do some more research before making another hasty decision. I want a very clear, detailed, crisp center channel...but not too bright. At the price these are now they seem like a really great choice, just trying to get a little more input on them. My other option right now is the Sony Core bookshelves and center.
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Does anybody have these Canton GLE 420.2 bookshelf speakers (see link below):

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ck-pair/1.html

Or the Canton GLE matching center channel (see link below):

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ck-each/1.html

If so, could you give me your opinion on them? My main listening wants/needs are for HT (90% of the time) and seldom for music. I bought some budget Polks (T15/30), but after further consideration I decided to return them and do some more research before making another hasty decision. I want a very clear, detailed, crisp center channel...but not too bright. At the price these are now they seem like a really great choice, just trying to get a little more input on them. My other option right now is the Sony Core bookshelves and center.
I recently purchased the center speaker (but you knew that ).

I use it for 90% HT, and it sounds exactly the way you described your sound preference.

Did you read the reviews on Amazon Germany?

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Does anybody have these Canton GLE 420.2 bookshelf speakers (see link below):

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ck-pair/1.html

Or the Canton GLE matching center channel (see link below):

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ck-each/1.html

If so, could you give me your opinion on them? My main listening wants/needs are for HT (90% of the time) and seldom for music. I bought some budget Polks (T15/30), but after further consideration I decided to return them and do some more research before making another hasty decision. I want a very clear, detailed, crisp center channel...but not too bright. At the price these are now they seem like a really great choice, just trying to get a little more input on them. My other option right now is the Sony Core bookshelves and center.
I assume Boombox13 may differ in opinion, but I'd say go either with the chronos if you can afford them, or Q100s instead. Cores are fine too, just that the Q100s (and assume Chronos) are better.

I used to own the GLE 456 center, and although it was quite nice for music, I found it lacking as a center. Basically it's sort of the opposite of what you want ... it wasn't super detailed or crisp, and I found the bass sometimes muddied dialogue a little bit.

If you stated you wanted a setup primarily for music, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the GLEs (although even then, I'd probably say go for a chrono center mismatch for HT use) ... but for almost all HT, I'm not sure the GLE meets your detailed, crisp requirements.

Kef Q100s kind of does (although ideally use it vertically as a center if you can). Core isn't bad either, although no idea how the Core center is. The Kefs to me were like the Cores w/ detailed tweeters.

So I'd say Chronos, Kefs or Cores.
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