Originally Posted by gbus
The new 9.2’s arrived today and were quickly tossed on some stands for a little demo time.
As for the sound signature, as I’d hoped and expected it’s just more of that Canton Vento signature sound but with a bigger fuller feel to it. That could have more to do with the fact that the speakers now have dual HSU ULS-15’s backing them up.
I will at some point in the future turn off the subs and bass management along with working out best speaker placement where I’ll have just the one pair set up at a time and have a good listen to them and see if I get that same feeling.
Hello congratulations on new setup. I am looking at same thing just can't get an idea of 9.2 sound except for you tube with headphones. I and doing same 2 HSU ULS-15. I do about 60/40 HT but more music lately. Any feedback early on? Looking at 9.2, Vento 836.2 or KEF R3 but can't get a real life sound comparison unless I order A4L and then return one of them.
Right off I’ll tell you I’ve not heard any KEF’s in person only online as you’ve been doing with the Cantons so can’t really offer any insight on those.
I can say my entry into the Canton realm was similar to yours in that I had no way to audition any of the speakers locally, so I bought in with a pair of sale priced Chrono 502.2 bookshelf speakers to get my feet wet.
I liked those speakers so much, and at under $300 I picked up a second pair and used them as my L/C/R speakers in a small 3.1 HT setup.
That positive experience gave me the courage to try a more expensive pair from the Vento line, where I picked up a set of 820’s for a small 2.0 dresser system which turned out to play absolutely stunningly and has now led me to owning six pair of Cantons.
That HT setup is currently 876 towers and an 826 BS speaker as the center completing my L/C/R, along with the original 502.2 speakers pulling surround duty.
The other pair of 502.2’s are in a small 2.0 setup in my loft.
It’s still early on but these new Canton 9.2’s could very well displace my Focal Aria 906’s from main stage in my current 2.2 setup. The ULS-15 has been fantastic and I’m glad I gave one a try and now two after the less then stellar results I’d gotten with the single 10” Velodyne I started with.
I can’t tell you how the 836.2 and 9.2 compare or if the 9.2’s higher price is justified or necessary for your application but for me it was a speaker I was comparing when I bought my Focal 906’s but at the time had never heard a Canton speaker and was unwilling to take that big of a risk. And yet here we are now.