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Canton CD100 first thoughts and a question

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by plonky, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. plonky

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    Took delivery of my Canton CD100 fronts and CD50 centre today. Thought I'd give them a quick whirl and overall I am very pleased indeed. They are beautifully crafted and even the missus asked me when will I be getting another pair for the surrounds so they all match !

    I currently have the Tannoy FX 5.1 with an extra speaker for 6.1 so I will keep the surrounds and the Sub for now. The FX package was pretty good but I always thought the centre lacked something... depth? presence? Not sure of the right word to use.

    Anyway, I am running things from a Yamaha 1500 and I haven't really readjusted the settings yet to accomodate the Cantons, besides lowering the LFE crossover.

    Movies
    The difference is immense, even at low volumes (want to run the speakers in). The sound seemed to immerse the room considerably more and the front left and right channels were far more defined.
    The centre speaker was a huge improvement with clearer dialogue (to my ears anyway)

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    Not *quite* so amazing as yet. The Tannoys were a joke with Pure Direct - more like Tinny FX 5.1 :D The Cantons were definitely better but the lack of bass was still noticeable. In straight mode (with sub) things sounded pretty good but I need to do some tweaking. Speaking of tweaking, would they qualify as "Large" fronts? And should the CD50 be classed as "large" centre?

    To be honest it's probably a 90/10 split in favour of movie/tv use but if I can get the music side sweet then that will change :thumbsup:

    Got the speakers from Tenspot with UPS COD.
     
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    I recieved my CD100's and CD360F on the 19th Jan, so it's nearly a month now. Not sure how many hours i've used them.

    They are just getting better and better, i not a dramatic improvement in sound when i replaced my Cambridge Audio Digital Coax Intercnnect with 1 i brought from Mark Grant, i noticed i'd to lower the volume of the amp to keep it at the same level i'm use too.

    I'm sure it could be argued changing cables while running in speakers isn't a great idea from a comparing cable point of view, cause the speakers are getting better each day so to change a cable in the middle might seem like the cable it responable when in fact it's probably a bit of speakers being run in more and the cable.
     
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    Do you have the CD100s set up as large or small speakers?
     
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    Sorry meant to add that bit as well.

    Mine are set to large all 3.
     
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    I am just about tu buy Canton CD, 100 CD50, CD10 and Canton Karat AS200 Subwoofer, now! i am also considering KEF......something (not sure what)
    I want to know if someone here has any comment on that? And could be able to shere his/her opinion? I am using Denan 2508

    Bjössi
     
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    I am using Denon 2805
     
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    Seems very cheap - did you have to pay import duty?
    One thing that worries me, it shows only one speaker on the picture of the CD100's - the price is for a pair?? :suicide:
     
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    You don't pay tax on goods bought from within the EU. Prices are per unit not per pair.
     
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    They are €333 for a pair
     
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    Could anyone let me know the the diameter of the round base of the CD100's please?
     
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    9" or 23cm
     
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    Thanks plonky. Sorry to be a pain, but whats the diameter of the CD100 itself? I know it's not exactly circular. so maybe just the width then?
     
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    Hope this helps :)
     

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    Thanks for your response on that plonky :)
     
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    Just a heads up for tenspot, a mate ordered Mon eve and arrived Thur morning..good service from all concerned.
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