CANTON Vento 896.2 DC 8" 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker Cherry Gloss Each
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CANTON Vento 896.2 DC 8

CANTON Vento 896.2 DC 8" 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker Cherry Gloss Each

Item #: CANTVENTO896.2DCCHYA
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$2,999.99
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Item Condition:
New
Manufacturers Warranty:
5 Year
Manufacturers Part #:
Vento 896.2 DC
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Description

Description

Premium loudspeakers for an extraordinary sound experience

A perfect symbiosis to pamper the ears and eyes in equal measure: The HiFi loudspeakers of the Vento .2 series combine high quality components to form a coherent overall concept that is both acoustically and visuall impressive.

MUST BE PURCHASED IN PAIRS (qty will be automatically adjusted to 2 speakers when adding to cart)

In the organic design of the cabinet, titanium cone membranes are used in the midrange and woofer areas, while an acoustically optimised ceramic tweeter system provides precise sound: The particularly lightweight yet rigid material has been honed in countless listening sessions.

What makes the Vento.2 even better?

Along with the first-rate tweeter system made from ceramic and high-fidelity titanium membranes, the Vento .2 series also offers a new look with modern screw-free diamond-cut aluminum rings. In the bass areas, the large freestanding loudspeakers boast a double cone membrane with a continuous surface, which works together with the larger cabinet size and a more powerful version of the curved form to give an even greater and more detailed sound.

All special features at a glance

• Ceramic tweeter system

• Titanium woofers and midrange speakers

• Wave-surround technology

• Screw-free, diamond-cut aluminum rings

• High-quality connection terminals

• Conical black spacers

• New and modern base construction with elegant bevels

• Fabric cover with magnetic fastening

• High gloss cabinet surface

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE VENTO SERIES

Developed with a love of details that work together in perfect harmony – the accurate craftsmanship of these premium loudspeakers meets even the highest standards: Screw-free, diamond-cut aluminium rings provide visual highlights for the tweeter, midrange and woofer speakers while also increasing the stability of the loudspeaker system. With the floorstanding models, a modern socket construction with down fire design provides improved bass reproduction. Elaborately crafted black conical spacers round off the appearance. 

All loudspeakers of the Vento .2 series are lacquered, sanded and sealed in an eight-stage process. They are available in white and black, and some models are also available in cherry veneer. 

Ceramic tweeter system

With the ceramic tweeters, a transmission front plate optimises the dispersion characteristics and the effectiveness of the transition to the woofers and midrange speakers. This reduces distortion and gives a better overall frequency response.

Titanium membranes

Both the midrange speakers and woofers of the Vento series use titanium membranes. The triple-folded wave surround ensures a controlled swing-in and swing-out behaviour.

Cabinet geometry

The organic shape of the high quality, solid, multi-layer laminate cabinet ensures an elegant appearance and allows a large internal volume.

Specifications

Specifications

Type

Floorstanding speaker

Engineering Principle

3-way bass reflex

Nom. /Music power handling

180 / 340 watts

SPL (1 watt/1m)

88,5 db

Frequency response

20...40.000 Hz

Crossover frequency

250 / 3.000 Hz

Woofer

2 x 8'', Titanium (Wave surround)

Midrange

1 x 7'', Titanium (Wave surround)

Tweeter

1 x 1'', Ceramic

Nominal Impedance

4...8 ohms

Special Features

DC-technology
fabric grill with magnetic mount
Gold plated bi-wiring/bi-amping screwclamp terminals

Warranty

5 years

Dimensions (WxHxD)

W: 9.7" | 11.2" with base
H: 43.3" with base and equipment feet
D: 13.4" | 14.9" with base

Weight

66 lbs

Carton Content

Vento 896.2
Equipmentfeet Spikes
Equipmentfeet
Fabric grill with magnetic mount
Manual

Item Condition

Item Condition

New

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Reviews

Reviews

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5.0 1 CANTON Vento 896.2 DC 8" 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker Cherry Gloss Each

About that long heralded "German engineering"

5 CANTON Vento 896.2 DC 8" 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker Cherry Gloss Each
Reviewer: from Cayman Islands
These Canton Ventos just add to the legend. After moving into a bigger space, I considered upgrading to floorstanders from my Kef LS50's. I drank the Kef "Kool-Aid" and enjoyed it immensely, so I considered the Kef R series floorstanders but I found them too boxy (the physical shape not the sound). While sound IS the primary consideration for my audio purchases, aesthetics play a big role as well.

Unfortunately, I don't have much local access to audio hardware so I depend on reviews and online shopping to scratch my audio itch. Accessories4Less has long been one of my goto sites for great prices, supplemented by eBay and Amazon. The Focal Aira series ticked the performance and affordability boxes, but I couldn't see myself sharing my living space with them long-term, so I passed.

The Canton Reference 5 and Vento 896.2 in the cherry laminate finish aced aesthetics, price and size. My final consideration was "Are they any good/how do they sound?" Older reviews of the Reference/Vento series were all positive, but I couldn't find much on the current offerings. I read somewhere that the Cantons are really popular in the EU, so I used Google Translate to search and read reviews originally in German/French/Italian etc. The positive reviews persisted so I decided to pull the trigger on the Vento 896.2 after I couldn't source the Reference 5 in Cherry.

Necessity dictates I use a freight-forwarder which adds to the delay. I simply couldn't wait to wrap my ears around these Canton beasties. Once I swapped out my much loved LS50's with the Cantons, I launched into a massive listening session. I use Roon to manage my music collection (CD's ripped to FLAC) and supplement it with a Qobuz high-res subscription. My music taste is just about omnivorous and includes rock/jazz/classical/country/folk/electronic/reggae/soca/calypso/bluegrass/reggaeton to name a few. I kept queuing up song after song, and had to restrain myself from jumping to a new song after only listening for a few seconds.

My placement options were essentially restricted to to same space the standmount LS50's had previously occupied. Fortunately the LS50's like some space around them, so the Canton's had room to "breathe". It was just a matter of alignment toe-in etc. The Canton reviews suggested limited toe-in, so I started with facing them directly at the rear wall. This sounded just fine, imaging was good. On Dave Brubeck's Take 5 I could place the precise location (width and depth) of each instrument. Compared to the LS50's with their sealed SVS sub accompaniment the sound was meatier. Jimi Hendrix's guitar had more slam. I expected some loss of precision and possibly airiness but the Canton's held their own. I'm glad I was alone, as I couldn't get this idiotic grin off my face. I threw on Thrift Shop because the line "This is f***ing awesome!" kept bouncing around in my skull.

I am obviously still in the honeymoon phase; it's been a few days but I'm loving every minute. If there is any credence to break-in, I only stand to benefit! The only negative so far, is that I’m sleep starved from spending countless hours in front of my new darlings. My significant other had to give the repurposed LS50’s some love, as they were distraught after the Canton coup. I’ll never get rid of my LS50’s (all the hype about them is true) but the Cantons have usurped their former role as my primary transducers. I know that a bigger budget could get me something better, but I'd be up to my neck in both debt and diminishing returns. So yeah, chalk another one up to awesome "German engineering"!

Mark
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