German speaker manufacturer Canton have launched their latest soundbases, the DM76 and DM10.

Larger than the current DM60, these new models are sized for contemporary big-screen TVs, as average screen size in the UK has steadily increased, so has the need for larger soundbars.

Canton DM76 Soundbase

With dimensions of 72.5×7.1x32cm (WxHxD), the DM76 is is suited for TV screen sizes of 40in and upwards. A 200W amplifier drives a two-way stereo loudspeaker array, comprising a pair of 50mm midrange drivers and two 19mm fabric-dome tweeters. A downward-firing subwoofer section adds four 100mm bass drivers .

Canton DM101 Soundbase

The DM101 is larger still, an option for TVs with a screen size of 50in or greater with a cabinet measuring 100×7.1x33cm (WxHxD). It also incorporates a 200W amplifier but increases the number of 50mm midrange drivers from two to four, two per channel. The complement of tweeters and downward-firing bass drivers is the same as in the DM76.

DTS TruSurround

Users can choose between 2.1 stereo and virtual surround modes, including a surround mode specifically for music, with decoding for Dolby Digital and DTS TruSurround.

Bass, midrange and treble controls enable the user to tailor the sound according to taste, while three equaliser presets facilitate sonic adjustment to suit the soundbar’s location. Additional settings include a Voice Mode that emphasises speech for added clarity, a Hotel Mode that allows the maximum volume level to be restricted and Lip-Sync technology that synchronises speech precisely with the visual content displayed onscreen.

Bluetooth aptX

The DM76 and DM101 are designed to be simple to set up and use, with one signal cable from the TV and another for power. Coaxial and optical digital inputs are provided, together with an RCA analogue input. Bluetooth with aptX support and Easy Pairing is also included, for streaming audio from smartphones, tablets and the like. Cables for all inputs are supplied in the box, and there is also an output to enable connection of an external subwoofer.

A range of convenience features includes IR-learning to control the soundbar with the connected TV’s remote, a dedicated remote handset is also included, plus automatic on/off switching in line with the TV, a sleep timer and a power-saving Eco Mode.

The main cabinet is fashioned from reinforced HDF, specified to support up to 40kg so that even the largest contemporary TVs can be placed on top. There is a lacquered finish, a top surface made from heat-treated glass and an integrated metal grille, behind which lies a blue LED display.

Price & Availability

Both models are available now in a choice of black or silver. RRPs :

Canton DM76: £449

Canton DM101: £549

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