Published On: September 19, 2008

Canton Introduces Three-in-one Sound Bar LCR Loudspeaker System

Published On: September 19, 2008

Canton Introduces Three-in-one Sound Bar LCR Loudspeaker System

Canton's Paul Madsen expects this audiophile grade, extruded aluminum soundbar to make a charge at lower priced models in this emerging loudspeaker category. Packing the best speaker technology from Germany and a form factor that matches today's HDTVs, one can see how it would be successful.
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Canton, Germany's largest and best selling manufacturer of loudspeakers, has introduced the Sound Bar CD 90 SB, a loudspeaker system that comprises three individually isolated two-way speakers that share a single enclosure designed for horizontal mounting above or below a flat-screen TV.

The CD 90 SB joins Canton's CD family of compact, extruded aluminum speakers that are available in silver or black finish. According to the company, the Sound Bar's configuration of three speakers in one chassis delivers the same home theater soundstage that would normally be produced by separate left, right and center speakers but with simpler installation, and aesthetics designed to match with flat panel video displays.

"We expect the Sound Bar to be an important addition to the Canton line-up," said Paul Madsen, President of Canton USA. "This is a product our dealers have been clamoring for and Canton's engineering team has exceeded our high expectations. It is a perfect match for the CD family of speakers that is already so popular with dealers."

Each of the Canton CD 90 SB's three channels consists of a 1/2-inch aluminum dome tweeter, 3-inch aluminum woofer, and a 3.9-kHz crossover network in an acoustically isolated segment of the enclosure. All three channels employ driver, circuitry, and cabinet engineering to deliver a frequency response of 80 Hz to 25 kHz. A passive filter circuit blocks unwanted low-frequency signals that can generate harmonic distortions.

Like all the Canton CD speakers, the CD 90 SB is magnetically shielded. It is 39.9 inches long, 3-1/2 inches high, just under 4-inches in depth, and it includes wall-mounting brackets. Like all Canton CD-series speakers, it is finished in silver or black brushed aluminum with perforated metal grills. It can be matched with any of Canton's AS line of active subwoofers and compact CD 10 speakers for a complete surround home theater system.

The Canton CD 90 SB LCR speaker system will be available from Canton dealers in September with a suggested retail price of $650.

Canton Electronics Corporation is the US distributor for Canton Elektronik GmbH., Weilrod, Germany. Canton is the largest manufacturer and best-selling brand of loudspeakers in Germany. It was founded in 1973 by a group of audio enthusiasts who defined their mission simply "to always develop the finest loudspeakers in their class." Since the late 1970s, Canton products have been available in the in the U.S., where they are popular with specialty retailers and custom installers.

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