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Canton GLE 5.1 Speaker System

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Canton's GLE 5.1 system


Introduction

Canton was founded in 1972 by four hi-fi enthusiasts with the goal of always producing the best speakers of their class. They currently offer numerous speaker and sub models in seven distinct product lines. They are continuously improving their products through an on-going R&D effort. I have always been drawn to their contemporary styling and clean, open sound.

The 5.1 system under review here is assembled from Canton's GLE line which, among their wooden cabinet offerings, is one step up from their entry-level CD line. The main speakers are the floor-standing GLE 470's. The center speaker is the GLE 455 CM. The rear speakers are the GLE 420's. The sub is the 10" AS 105 SC. You can get the whole package for a very reasonable MSRP of $2,792.

Specifications

  • GLE 470 Tower Speakers
  • Design: 2-1/2 Way, Floor-standing
  • Drivers: One 1" Silk Dome Tweeter, One 7" Aluminum Cone Midrage, One 7" Aluminum Cone Woofe
  • MFR: 40 Hz - 27 kHz, - 6 dB
  • Sensitivity: 87.5 dB (1W @ 1 Meter)
  • Power Handling: 170 Watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 4-8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 37.4" H x 7.5" W x 11.0" D
  • Weight: 34 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $549.50/each USA
  • GLE 455 CM Center Channel Speaker
  • Design: 2-1/2 Way, Sealed
  • Drivers: One 1" Silk Dome Tweeter, One 6.3" Aluminum Cone Midrange, One 6.3" Aluminum Cone Woofer
  • MFR: 63 Hz - 27 kHz, - 6 dB
  • Sensitivity: 87.5 dB (1W @ 1 Meter)
  • Power Handling: 140 Watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 4-8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 6.7" H x 17.9" W x 11.8" D
  • Weight: 15 Pounds
  • MSRP: $499 USA
  • GLE 420 Surround Bookshelf Speakers
  • Design: 2 Way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Silk Dome Tweeter, One 6.3" Aluminum Cone Mid/Woofer
  • MFR: 57 Hz - 27 kHz, - 6 dB
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB (1W @ 1 Meter)
  • Power Handling: 130 Watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 4-8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 11.6" H x 6.7" W x 10.2" D
  • Weight: 10 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $274.50/each USA
  • AS 105 SC Subwoofer
  • Design: Ported
  • Driver: 10" Forward-Firing Aluminum Cone
  • Amplifier Power: 200 W
  • MFR: 22 Hz - 200 Hz
  • Low Pass Filter: 55 Hz - 200 Hz
  • Phase: 0°-180° (Variable)
  • Dimensions: 19.9" H x 11.6" W x 16.9" D
  • Weight: 35 Pounds
  • MSRP: $699 US
  • Canton USA