Canton DM 50 TV Sound Plinth / Bar, alternative the DM50 is a top piece of kit excellent sound quality

Great service and even better sound. Great service and even better sound. I can switch off my sub titles now. Also, i am going to re watch the wire now i can hear everything.

Wow – how they got that sound from such a little box i’ll never know. I was in the market for some speakers because, i’d just purchased a shiny new samsung flat screen for my kitchen, and as expected the sound from these thin tvs are shocking – no depth, bass or clarity whatsoever. I therefore started doing my research on surround sound systems, sound bars and sound bases and looked at pretty much everything available from bose, philips, sony, yamaha, samsung etc then i read a review of the canton on what-hifi. Personally i hadn’t ever heard of canton before buying this all in one, but after looking up the company apparently they are the best speaker company in germany, that do 20k stereo speakers. With years of audio heritage. I didn’t want the hassle of all the wires and amps of a 5. 1 system and my extension where this needs to go is about 5x4m so it’s quite small. Fortunately i was able to wait for a friend who purchased first, shortly after he got it i asked him to borrow for the weekend so i could test in my extension before i pulled the trigger. When i first got it out of the box i was very surprised as to how small this thing was, it’s not much bigger than a standard dvd player, and very very thin. I thought to myself this thing is going to be rubbish.

My partner bought this for me as a birthday present (well actually i ordered it on her amazon account) and wow what a good choice it was. I have been looking at home cinema systems for months but have always been put off by the clutter of speakers around the room and the chore or having to take up the carpet to hide the cables. This product is an amazing solution for people like me who want great sound adding to their tv by just adding a small box underneath the tv. It was really easy to connect to the tv and it is easily strong enough to support my 42′ tv so no worries about that sitting on top of the canton. The sound is amazing and even normal tv sounds so much better than the cheap speakers in the tv itself. There’s a really clever function where the canton learns the commands from the tv’s remote control so i can use my pioneer tv remote to turn the volume on the canton up and down – it’s so easy even my five year old nephew has been enjoying it. The bluetooth connection is really good too and i have my ipad and iphone connected so it’s really good for music too. Sound quality is fantastic – films sound like they do at the cinema and mtv is like having the band in the room.It can be turned up really loud too so hope my neighbours enjoy my music collection.

I chose this soundbase for a couple of reasons; it’s to fit into an alcove beneath a new 40′ tv (ie: not enough width/space for a long soundbar), it doesn’t require a separate sub (the wires for a remote sub-bass things look cluttered), and the reviews of its audio quality were excellent. Out of the box, i managed to get the system installed within minutes. Connected to the tv, then programmed the canton dm50 with the tv’s remote so we only need the one remote so my wife doesn’t complain too much. Results: the soundbase fits perfectly under the tv-stand – literally looks like they were made for each other(and worth remembering to check measurements beforehand ). It’s completely clean-looking – discreet and without trailing wires. And the sound is phenomenal. Crisp at the top end, punchy in the bass. I mean it not only makes my ps4 games sound like they’re supposed to (the guns in destiny really sound like they have oomph, and battlefront tie fighters have a proper throaty screech), it makes everyday stuff sound immense. Who knew the theme for pointless had that much sonic woof ?options to change the bass and treble to suit your own taste, and to select from three preset eqs to reflect your set-up – whether the soundbase is sitting in a shelving unit, or beneath a tv, etc) you can also choose from two audio-ranges (wide and narrow).

To be fair, i never listened to the bose, cambridge audio or denon systems so can’t really compare, so you may be able to get the same quality sound for less. Saying that, i am not at all disappointed with this speaker. The sound is very clear and dialogue is not affected by the soundscape that is created by the 200 watts. I will say that the surround sound mode is a bit pointless with the stereo option sounding equally as good. If you want true surround sound, ignore your wife and buy loads of speakers, if not the get a sound bar/base.

Canton DM 50 TV Sound Plinth / Bar, 2.1 Virtual Surround System with 200watts in Silver : I bought it after reading a review in ‘what hifi’ and it is way better than my tv audio. However, i am a bit disappointed with its sound. The mid tones, especially vocals, are a bit underwhelming unless i jack the sound and then the bass is overwhelming. However, quite often its the compressed nature of the sound track that’s at fault, not the canton.

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  1. I chose this soundbase for a couple of reasons; it’s to fit into an alcove beneath a new 40″ tv (ie: not enough width/space for a long soundbar), it doesn’t require a separate sub (the wires for a remote sub-bass things look cluttered), and the reviews of its audio quality were excellent. Out of the box, i managed to get the system installed within minutes. Connected to the tv, then programmed the canton dm50 with the tv’s remote so we only need the one remote so my wife doesn’t complain too much. Results: the soundbase fits perfectly under the tv-stand – literally looks like they were made for each other(and worth remembering to check measurements beforehand ). It’s completely clean-looking – discreet and without trailing wires. And the sound is phenomenal. Crisp at the top end, punchy in the bass. I mean it not only makes my ps4 games sound like they’re supposed to (the guns in destiny really sound like they have oomph, and battlefront tie fighters have a proper throaty screech), it makes everyday stuff sound immense. Who knew the theme for pointless had that much sonic woof ?options to change the bass and treble to suit your own taste, and to select from three preset eqs to reflect your set-up – whether the soundbase is sitting in a shelving unit, or beneath a tv, etc) you can also choose from two audio-ranges (wide and narrow).
  2. This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Sound Plinth / Bar, 2.1 Virtual Surround System with 200watts in Silver

    It is much bigger than you expect – you need a shelf at least 35cm wide beneath your tv for it to sit on. The sound is good but i can not say that i am experiencing a ‘cinema like’ experience – surround mode appears to give a hint of echo. The best thing is how it handles music viabluetooth from my pc.
  3. This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Sound Plinth / Bar, 2.1 Virtual Surround System with 200watts in Silver

    Certainly an improvement on tv speakers but only marginal. Certainly not surround sound. A little disappointing for the price.
  4. This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Sound Plinth / Bar, 2.1 Virtual Surround System with 200watts in Silver

    Great sound, easy to set up but damaged front panel where the plug indented the foil speaker cover.
    • Great depth, with sufficient bass at the default setting. I have had a couple of soundbars before this one, and while both were bassier than the tv speakers, neither had the clarity needed to hear clearly. The sound of the canton is superb: great depth, with sufficient bass at the default setting and speech is crystal clear. The surround sound works very well. The ability to set the on switch and the volume to my samsung tv remote is very useful. One thing that puzzles me is that when you attach the canton to your tv, you are attaching an external speaker, i would have thought. But when i set it as an external speaker in the samsung menu, the canton did not like it all. It was only by leaving it as the internal speaker that it worked properly. Whatever, this is a great soundbase.
      • I bought this to replace a hi-fi sound system as i needed to regain living room space. This unit was picked based on the what hifi awards and i’m not disappointed. From unboxing to working unit took all of 10 minutes and that included reading the manual for the settings. It is worth adjusting the unit to suit your room as out of the box the bass is set too high. They recommend a run-in period for the speakers and yes they did improve on use. The surround effect is excellent especially as i gave the soundbase a challenging setup inside a cabinet. On initial listening i was very aware of the narrower soundstage (well my hifi speakers had been about 8′ apart) but this was quickly forgotten by the pleasure in listening. The bluetooth streaming function works great too. The weighty remote and chic glass top give a very high quality appearance to the whole package.
  5. Very high quality sound bar/plinth. Really pleased with this sound bar, after performing a detailed survey of available units from many other manufacturers also. Very high quality sound and the display only indicates for a few seconds while adjustment changes are being made. As a result, the unit also looks very attractive when in use. Nice size compromise also, being significantly smaller than the really large units that are available, but also much more robust and bigger than typical smaller portable units.
  6. This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Sound Plinth / Bar, 2.1 Virtual Surround System with 200watts in Silver

    Very pleased, vast improvement over tv sound. Very pleased , vast improvement over tv sound. Placed on shelf under tv so had adjust sync a little but no problem ,.
  7. This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Sound Plinth / Bar, 2.1 Virtual Surround System with 200watts in Silver

    Anton sound bar by canton delivered by gadget-south-side. I have had this a few weeks now. It is a very accomplished system. The remote control is robust and includes blueooth for ipod/phone music playing whic is of good quality. I chose this system based on what hifi reviews d because it came 5th in their top 10. The other systems were considerably more expensive and larger. This suited me as it was a system that is all in one place and gives good overall sound effect for movies etc. The unit i have is a second delivery from canton.
    • Great product, great service. I bought this a) to improve the sound quality from the tv, & b) to listen to spotify via bluetooth. The sound quality in both cases is remarkable given the ‘box’ is compact & unobtrusive, (sits very well under a 32″ telly), and the surround sound performance from dvds is pretty impressive. Stacks of volume, easy to setup & use, what’s not to like. Incidentally, the first one i received was faulty ( sound disappeared, had to switch off & on to restore) – richer sounds were superb, replaced it promptly, excellent communication & they use a great delivery company, the one that emails you with a 1-hour delivery slot.

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