Canton DM 75 – Digital Movie Series Sound Plinth / Soundbase – Matt – Impressive for size and money.

Excellent improvement on tv sound. Brings action films to life.

The sound quality is good, but the remote not function very well. The sound quality is good, but the remote not function very well. The power button and volume button sometime work sometime not.

Impressive for size and money. . I first purchased the sony xt3 soundbase which was returned due to some cosmetic damage which turned out to be a blessing in disguise as i was not overly impressed with the sound despite all the reviews posted on amazon. The canton by comparison is a better sounding speaker marginally for tv with a deeper base,however where where it excels in comparison is with music, i intend sometime to hooked up with an external subwoofer. For the actual physical size of the speakers the sound although not room filling is most defiantly impressive for the money when you consider what you can spend on home hifi. As for not being able to decode dts i don’t think this is a real deal breaker again down to the physical size of the unit. Works well and simple to set up and use but don’t expect surround sound regardless of what canton will tell you in their marketing hype. I’ve now paired the speaker with an external warfdale subwoofer speaker for £150 and this really has taken the sound to another level for both music and fiilms. To be fair the base from the canton is adequate but i think if you want the best out of the unit this is most defiantly the way forward although i doubt your neighbours would think this :).

The product was really easy to install and was up an running within a. I have been in the market for a new sound system for a while, and this definitely delivered. The product was really easy to install and was up an running within a few minutes with an amazing sound. Flicking between the tv speakers and this canton illustrated an unbelievable contrast. The bass settings also proved to improve the sound considerably. From playing with the settings i also discovered i was able to sync my tv remote to operate this speaker. All in all an excellent system with a very simple setup and intuitive remote control. Bluetooth function proved very useful for music and when watching tv on my ipad.

No regrets, good purchase. . It was very easy to setup and sounds and looks great, i especially like being able to stream my music from my ipad via bluetooth. I personally like the fact that it doesn’t use hdmi, this means you can turn it on only if you want to.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Tips for getting the sound base working correctly
  • 5 start product.
  • Brilliant sound stage

Sounds absolutely fantastic i would highly recommend this product. Sounds absolutely fantastici would highly recommend this product, looks stylish easy to use and set up.

Good sound, let down by poor control options. . I bought a canton dm75 because of the rave reviews in the home theatre press and generally positive feedback from users here. The sound quality is excellent for the money and can’t really be faulted. Multiple inputs like coaxial digital meant that i can attach my bluray player and get 5. It was this that encouraged my to buy the canton rather than a sonos playbar which only has an optical input from the tv. However i (like many people i assume) have a number of other peripherals such as satellite box, apple tv, sonos preamp etc and here is the canton’s really big weakness, you can only change the input selector (tv, dvd, aux, bt etc) relative to its last position. It’s not possible via the remote to force the input to a particular one. This makes it impossible to reliably control with a single multifunction remote like a harmony. I contacted canton support in germany which confirmed there are no discrete ir codes that will force the unit to a particular input. Turning it off doesn’t help because the unit remembers the last input. I really hope that this is a software issue that might be rectified by a firmware update in the future but i’m not banking on it as canton support seemed disinterested in the glaring problem. I’ve never had a piece of audio or tv equipment where you can’t choose an input directly. If i had known of this weakness i would not have bought it.

Impressive sound from small box. My first day of using the dm 75 (after running it in for about 8-10 hours) i was very disappointed. Like a few of the dm 50 reviews dialogue and mid range from this unit was so muddied. Bass performance however was very impressive — you really don’t need a subwoofer with this. That was part of the problem the bass was massively overpowering everything. Perhaps because the wooden tv unit it was on was extending it?. I tried the drc setting, tried the stereo/surround settings, tried pre-set eq settings. Same result, muddied mid range.

Impressive for size and money. . I first purchased the sony xt3 soundbase which was returned due to some cosmetic damage which turned out to be a blessing in disguise as i was not overly impressed with the sound despite all the reviews posted on amazon. The canton by comparison is a better sounding speaker marginally for tv with a deeper base,however where where it excels in comparison is with music, i intend sometime to hooked up with an external subwoofer. For the actual physical size of the speakers the sound although not room filling is most defiantly impressive for the money when you consider what you can spend on home hifi. As for not being able to decode dts i don’t think this is a real deal breaker again down to the physical size of the unit. Works well and simple to set up and use but don’t expect surround sound regardless of what canton will tell you in their marketing hype. I’ve now paired the speaker with an external warfdale subwoofer speaker for £150 and this really has taken the sound to another level for both music and fiilms. To be fair the base from the canton is adequate but i think if you want the best out of the unit this is most defiantly the way forward although i doubt your neighbours would think this :).

Excellent allround,solid unit,downside the volume has to be up quite high.

Good sound, let down by poor control options. . I bought a canton dm75 because of the rave reviews in the home theatre press and generally positive feedback from users here. The sound quality is excellent for the money and can’t really be faulted. Multiple inputs like coaxial digital meant that i can attach my bluray player and get 5. It was this that encouraged my to buy the canton rather than a sonos playbar which only has an optical input from the tv. However i (like many people i assume) have a number of other peripherals such as satellite box, apple tv, sonos preamp etc and here is the canton’s really big weakness, you can only change the input selector (tv, dvd, aux, bt etc) relative to its last position. It’s not possible via the remote to force the input to a particular one. This makes it impossible to reliably control with a single multifunction remote like a harmony. I contacted canton support in germany which confirmed there are no discrete ir codes that will force the unit to a particular input. Turning it off doesn’t help because the unit remembers the last input. I really hope that this is a software issue that might be rectified by a firmware update in the future but i’m not banking on it as canton support seemed disinterested in the glaring problem. I’ve never had a piece of audio or tv equipment where you can’t choose an input directly. If i had known of this weakness i would not have bought it.

This is a wonderful piece of kit that was my one indulgence for reaching a certain age. We have a panasonic plasma tv that’s a few years old now. It’s much heavy and deeper than the latest cigarette-paper-thickness tv’s that are available, so it has room for some meatier speakers. I wondered whether i would notice much difference when i switched to this box. I needn’t have worried – the difference is astonishing. I had taken to watching movies with the subtitles on so that i could work out what the actors were mumbling. With this box, dialogue is crisp and clear, and the bass has to be experienced. We watched american sniper the other day. It starts with a tank moving through a war zone.

Brilliant sound stage, very detailed sound, i own the dm 100 just a little longer. Much better than currys rubbish.

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Canton DM 75 – Digital Movie Series Sound Plinth / Soundbase – Matt : Nice neutral sound

Impressive sound from small box. My first day of using the dm 75 (after running it in for about 8-10 hours) i was very disappointed. Like a few of the dm 50 reviews dialogue and mid range from this unit was so muddied. Bass performance however was very impressive — you really don’t need a subwoofer with this. That was part of the problem the bass was massively overpowering everything. Perhaps because the wooden tv unit it was on was extending it?. I tried the drc setting, tried the stereo/surround settings, tried pre-set eq settings. Same result, muddied mid range.

Tips for getting the sound base working correctly. Tips for getting the sound base working correctlybelow is a short guide which should help you access voice and hotel settings. Press and hold the ‘sound’ button on the remote control for at least three seconds. ‘lip’ will show up on the display. To adjust lip sync, use the volume ‘+ or -‘ keys to toggle up or down in steps of 10ms. Press the ‘sound’ button briefly to move to the next function. ‘sub’ will show on the display. To switch the subwoofer output on/off, use the volume ‘+ or -‘ keys. Press the ‘sound’ button briefly to move to the next function. ‘eq’ will show up in the display.

CANTON DM 75 – Digital Movie Series Sound Plinth / Soundbase – Matt White

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  • 2.1 Virtual Surround System

Sounds absolutely fantastic i would highly recommend this product. Sounds absolutely fantastici would highly recommend this product, looks stylish easy to use and set up.

The sound quality is good, but the remote not function very well. The sound quality is good, but the remote not function very well. The power button and volume button sometime work sometime not.

Excellent improvement on tv sound. Brings action films to life.

CANTON DM 75 – Digital Movie Series Sound Plinth / Soundbase – Matt White : Sounds absolutely fantastic i would highly recommend this product. Sounds absolutely fantastici would highly recommend this product, looks stylish easy to use and set up.

Excellent allround,solid unit,downside the volume has to be up quite high.

No regrets, good purchase. . It was very easy to setup and sounds and looks great, i especially like being able to stream my music from my ipad via bluetooth. I personally like the fact that it doesn’t use hdmi, this means you can turn it on only if you want to.

Excellent improvement on tv sound. Brings action films to life.

Brilliant sound stage, very detailed sound, i own the dm 100 just a little longer. Much better than currys rubbish.

The product was really easy to install and was up an running within a. I have been in the market for a new sound system for a while, and this definitely delivered. The product was really easy to install and was up an running within a few minutes with an amazing sound. Flicking between the tv speakers and this canton illustrated an unbelievable contrast. The bass settings also proved to improve the sound considerably. From playing with the settings i also discovered i was able to sync my tv remote to operate this speaker. All in all an excellent system with a very simple setup and intuitive remote control. Bluetooth function proved very useful for music and when watching tv on my ipad.

After upgrading to a yamaha yas-101 sound bar a couple of years ago at around £200 it was time for another upgrade. Bought on the strength of a what-hifi sound base and sound bar product of the year award i hunted the internet high and low and found two sites selling the canton dm 75 for £349 which is a £100 saving on most websites including amazon. I have to say i am delighted with the sound base. Often sound bases are base heavy which is fine for movies but no good for normal day to day tv programs where speech sounds artificially deep voiced. Don’t get me wrong, when you need base it is there in abundance and without the need for a separate subwoofer. Music also sounds first rate and with its bluetooth connectivity playing music from my ipad is a revelation. The dm 75 has a big footprint so make sure it fits either inside your open cabinet or on top of your cabinet. Also worth mentioning is that this sound base can be set up to use your existing tv or sky remote control. If you can’t find your remote control there are no buttons on the actual sound base so it will be useless. Also there are meant to be three default sound settings depending where the unit is located. To be honest they all sound the same to me and i have a good ear for this sort of thing. There is a stereo and surround sound simulation button that does make a difference though.

This is a wonderful piece of kit that was my one indulgence for reaching a certain age. We have a panasonic plasma tv that’s a few years old now. It’s much heavy and deeper than the latest cigarette-paper-thickness tv’s that are available, so it has room for some meatier speakers. I wondered whether i would notice much difference when i switched to this box. I needn’t have worried – the difference is astonishing. I had taken to watching movies with the subtitles on so that i could work out what the actors were mumbling. With this box, dialogue is crisp and clear, and the bass has to be experienced. We watched american sniper the other day. It starts with a tank moving through a war zone.

Impressive for size and money. . I first purchased the sony xt3 soundbase which was returned due to some cosmetic damage which turned out to be a blessing in disguise as i was not overly impressed with the sound despite all the reviews posted on amazon. The canton by comparison is a better sounding speaker marginally for tv with a deeper base,however where where it excels in comparison is with music, i intend sometime to hooked up with an external subwoofer. For the actual physical size of the speakers the sound although not room filling is most defiantly impressive for the money when you consider what you can spend on home hifi. As for not being able to decode dts i don’t think this is a real deal breaker again down to the physical size of the unit. Works well and simple to set up and use but don’t expect surround sound regardless of what canton will tell you in their marketing hype. I’ve now paired the speaker with an external warfdale subwoofer speaker for £150 and this really has taken the sound to another level for both music and fiilms. To be fair the base from the canton is adequate but i think if you want the best out of the unit this is most defiantly the way forward although i doubt your neighbours would think this :).

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