Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase : Great product, great service

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I had to have a white sound plinth to fit in with our completely white decor so the choice for research was severely restricted. However, having made a shortlist i then visited several specialists to listen to as many as i could, including a few which weren’t available in white. The canton stood out markedly from everything else, apart from the non-white sonos sound bar which was £200 more. It looks good, discreet and stylish, solidly built (this is not a flimsy piece of kit) and generally i am very pleased with the sound for both music and tv. I used to have an amazing separates sound system filling up two cabinets with speakers (black) on top, but having converted to digital this was the final piece in the jigsaw to replace the two black speakers. Admittedly the sound is not as good as the old system, which cost thousands of pounds 30 years ago, but it is still good and takes up a tiny fraction of the space. The reason for not giving it 5 stars: the bass has been turned down to the minimum (it is graded from -6 to +6) as otherwise the boom-boom on some music tracks can be to some ears distracting/annoying. Having done that it is perfectly acceptable. Although i purchased a tv wall bracket so that the plinth could sit below, i have ended up keeping the tv on one cabinet and the plinth 1.

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.

Quick easy set up using the optical lead enclosed. Be sure to remove the plastic caps at either end of the lead. Dying to see what this baby was capable off in regard to cinema surround sound in my lounge measuring 4m x 5m and placed in the centre. I placed my favourite action film and i was blown away with clarity watching the hurt locker, and explosions actually sounded real, full of bass and realism. Next i went into bluetooth mode and quickly paired with my iphone 5s to listen to some music. Again i was not disappointed listening to nothing else matters – metallica,one thing i will say is you need to have the volume set quite high like 67 or 70 to get a good return hence the 4 stars.

An instant improvement over the tv sound. Nice bass and a big confident sound easy to set up.

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).

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Incredible Sound
  • great depth, with sufficient bass at the default setting
  • VERY HIGH QUALITY SOUND BAR/PLINTH

I looked for something with really good, involving sound that didn’t fill the room with speakers or just amplified explosions and i found it. A really good product which is more subtle, rather than in your face, but still impressive. I have it sitting on a low cabinet with the tv mounted on top of it. I bought it because the sound from mewly acquired sony kdl 42w805 is not very good. Great to look at, but to listen. Run it in and take some trouble getting the right setting. You can choose from 3 positioning modes to optimise sound – in a cabinet,, on a cabinet with tv on it or on a cabinet with the tv wall mounted. I also prefer the stereo option to the surround option.

Had this for a month now, suburb sounds, easy to set up, blue tooth brilliant, good deep bass, vocals a pleasure to listen too.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

Nice punchy sound and easy to use. Nice punchy sound and easy to use, left this review for a few years to be sure and have been more than happy with it.
Nice punchy sound and easy to use. Nice punchy sound and easy to use, left this review for a few years to be sure and have been more than happy with it.
Outstanding speakers and supplier. After about 20 months mine stopped working. I sent it back and the supplier sent me an upgraded model. I am extremely pleased with the seller creative audio and the canton sound base.
Outstanding speakers and supplier. After about 20 months mine stopped working. I sent it back and the supplier sent me an upgraded model. I am extremely pleased with the seller creative audio and the canton sound base.
Fantastic unit – great sound and good looks. Absolutely love this sleek bit of kit. The sound is amazing and i’m really pleased i bought it. Allowed me to get rid of all my surround speakers (including the sub as the bass from this soundbase is superb as well)thoroughly recommend. (tip: don’t mislay the remote as there are no controls on this unit)better looking than the usual boring soundbars.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

Fantastic unit – great sound and good looks. Absolutely love this sleek bit of kit. The sound is amazing and i’m really pleased i bought it. Allowed me to get rid of all my surround speakers (including the sub as the bass from this soundbase is superb as well)thoroughly recommend. (tip: don’t mislay the remote as there are no controls on this unit)better looking than the usual boring soundbars.
The bass is not rich and powerful but that is to be expected for a small box. Canton make it easy to add a subwoofer which really helps the sound shine out. Remote seems a bit unresponsive but this could be the battery. I can recommend this box and the retailer i used was extremely helpful.
The bass is not rich and powerful but that is to be expected for a small box. Canton make it easy to add a subwoofer which really helps the sound shine out. Remote seems a bit unresponsive but this could be the battery. I can recommend this box and the retailer i used was extremely helpful.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

Absolutly fantastic, sound quality is awsome. Absolutly fantastic,sound quality is awsome,may not have an hdmi input but that is the only bad thing.
Absolutly fantastic, sound quality is awsome. Absolutly fantastic,sound quality is awsome,may not have an hdmi input but that is the only bad thing.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

A great sound bar system although i must agree with a review stating that with the analogue inputs there is an improvement in the quality of the sound at least in my experience. Optical connection offers very good sound so don’t hesitate to use optical if your tv supports it also i want to point out that the service was excellent as well the sound bar even arrived earlier then expected and everything was very neatly organized amazon even supplied me with a uk plug too.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

A great sound bar system although i must agree with a review stating that with the analogue inputs there is an improvement in the quality of the sound at least in my experience. Optical connection offers very good sound so don’t hesitate to use optical if your tv supports it also i want to point out that the service was excellent as well the sound bar even arrived earlier then expected and everything was very neatly organized amazon even supplied me with a uk plug too.
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).

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

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).

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – 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.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – 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.
Great sound, easy to set up but damaged front panel where the plug indented the foil speaker cover.
Great sound, easy to set up but damaged front panel where the plug indented the foil speaker cover.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

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.

This review is from : Canton DM 50 TV Soundbase, 2.1 200 W Virtual Surround Sound with Glass Top – Silver

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.
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