Surround Sound Speaker Systems

Canton GLE 490 Floor-standing Speakers, GLE 455 Center Channel, GLE 430 Bookshelf Speakers, and AS 105 SC Subwoofer

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Canton GLE 4x0 Speakers

Introduction

Amidst the many dividing lines in the world of audio and video is the line between those that believe speakers must be single purpose, and those that believe speakers can be multi-purpose. The purposes in question are often music and home theater (alternatively music or home theater depending on what side of the line you are on.) A more pertinent question for this review might be: "How well Canton goes from Pure Music to surround sound in one package?"

Specifications

  • GLE 490 Floor-standing
  • Design: 3-way, Ported
  • MFR: 54 Hz - 24 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Crossover: 300 Hz, 3.2 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 90.5 dB
  • Power Handling: 150 Watts
  • Dimensions: 41.3" H x 8.3" W x 11.8" D
  • Weight: 42.2 Pounds/each.
  • MSRP: $1,399/pair USA
  • GLE 455 Center
  • Design: 2-1/2 Way, Sealed Enclosure
  • MFR: 78 Hz - 24 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Crossover: 400 Hz, 3 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Power Handling: 80 Watts
  • Dimensions: 6.7" H x 17.9" W x 11.8" D
  • Weight: 15.4 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $499/each USA
  • GLE 430 Bookshelf (Used for the Surround Channels)
  • Design: 2-way, Ported
  • MFR: 62 Hz - 24 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Crossover: 3 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Power Handling: 90 Watts
  • Dimensions: 14.2" H x 7.5" W x 10.6" D
  • Weight: 14.7 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $649/pair USA
  • AS 105 SC Subwoofer
  • Design: Ported
  • Driver: 10" Aluminum
  • MFR: 22 Hz - 200 Hz
  • Adjustable Low-Pass: 55 Hz - 200 Hz
  • Dimensions: 19.9" H x 11.6" W x 16.9" D
  • Weight: 35.3 Pounds
  • MSRP: $699 USA
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