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.
- Floorstanding speaker Canton Vento 880 DC
- 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.
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
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||19.5 x 99.0 x 28.0 cm|
|Color||High gloss white / black, cherry, silver|
|Bass principle||Two-way bass reflex|
|Number of ways||3|
|Working principle of full Active|
|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 depth (bass Foundation)||70|
|Attention to detail (precision)||95|
|Maximum level (vitality)||65|
|Sound judgment||very good 84|
|tested in issue:||6 / 10|