Floorstanding Speaker Canton Vento 880 DC

A bit you felt reminded of the story of David and Goliath as the compact Canton Vento 880 DC next to the hulking Quadral Platinum ultra 9 in the hearing room.

  1. Floorstanding speaker Canton Vento 880 DC
  2. Data sheet

They tried claim to build narrow boxes without major compromises in the bass, at Canton in the past mostly due to lateral Woofer and a great depth to redeem in the carat series. The Ventos remained with their curved shape of reason, however, rather on the large side, decent to accommodate low-frequency surface on the baffle. With the Vento 880 DC different now for the first time the Hessians from this line.

No 20-centimetre-wide measures the slim, just two 16 woofers have space on their front. The get hard bass work force faster in distress than their large counterparts in the Vento reference 1.2 DC (AUDIO 8/09) – so the box as a 3-way concept was established and separated at 300 Hz between bass and midrange drivers, to keep a clean voice sounds even at higher levels. In the base area, a bass reflex tube works down; whose sound can spread through freely between the base plate and the four quite massive feet. The already mandatory in the Vento series titanium dome with tricky sound leadership takes over high tones.

Biblical duel

But a truly biblical surprise victory here was not expected, but tonally, both played at a very similar level. Since the Quadral for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto sounded somewhat closed and homogenous, where the canton was able to present more details. On the other hand, the Platinum in the very bass-heavy “the race” by Yello fully played out their volume and put quite a few body hit the more bubbly acting Canton with clearly contoured deep bass waves. However, the Vento countered in Herbie Hancock’s jazz classics with a tremendously cohesive room and engaged of course represented instruments, she could get subjectively more dynamic even out the recording as the Quadral, which ultimately points forward had just under the nose. But what wife would prefer not the slender Canton?

Canton Vento 880DC

Manufacturer Canton
Price €2000.00
Rating 84.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.5 x 99.0 x 28.0 cm
Weight 23.0
Surfaces Lacquer veneer,
Color High gloss white / black, cherry, silver
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 3
Working principle of full Active
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 103 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 52 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 42 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 3 ohm
Of course, naturally transparent and musically sounding box
Wonder dynamics, deep bass has little power
Bass quality 75
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 70
Attention to detail (precision) 95
Dynamic 85
Maximum level (vitality) 65
Neutrality 90
Imaging 90
Spatial (airiness) 85
Processing Very good
Sound judgment very good 84
tested in issue: 6 / 10