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  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
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  • Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
  • 1 line input
  • Digital in: 1 optical, 1 coax
  • Virtual surround sound
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
1 line input
Digital in: 1 optical, 1 coax
Virtual surround sound

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)



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This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (Subject to availability. Only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it... IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*

* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
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LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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"Beautifully built, sounds gorgeous, and its more affordable than before whats not to love?"What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016

Hi-Fi quality sound for your TV
Canton are a leading German loudspeaker company, so the DM55's superb sound comes as little surprise. Twin, soft dome tweeters are matched to 50mm midrange units to give exceptional vocal realism. Compared to the boxy and distorted sound of typical TV speakers, the DM55 sounds open, detailed and natural. Hear details that the TV's speakers simply glossed over or distorted.

Powerful bass with twin built-in woofers
The DM 55 goes further still by offering a powerful and extended bass response. Twin, downward firing 100mm woofer cones give this sound base depth and high volume dynamics that even other soundbars and sound bases struggle to match. This sound base gives you the sort of powerful, dynamic sound that you'd usually only expect from a separate amp and speaker system. For even more bass, simply connect up a sub via the dedicated output.

Adjustable sound to suit
You can tune the sound to your taste with the DM55's three preset EQ modes. These are designed to get the best sound out of the sound base with or without a TV placed on top and when placed in a rack. Stereo and surround modes tailor the sound for watching movies or listening to music via the Bluetooth streaming. Finally, lip sync adjustment means the sound syncs with the image, without any annoying delay.

Bluetooth music streaming
As well as making your TV sound great, the Canton DM 55 also offers easy Bluetooth music streaming. Using the high quality apt-X Bluetooth codec, you can stream music from your smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth-equipped laptop or desktop computer. Stream your music library or use a music streaming service such as Spotify and enjoy a massive range of music in Canton quality.

Easy to connect
Unlike some, the DM55 comes with both optical and coaxial digital inputs. Combined with the analogue input, this makes it suitable for pretty much any TV.

Elegant style
With its subtle high gloss top and semi gloss body, the DM55 takes sound base style to a whole new level. Despite its good looks, the DM55 will still hold TVs up to 40kg in weight - enough for all but the largest sets. A quality remote control is also included and, thanks to an IR learning function, is compatible with your TV's remote. Finally, a multifunction display keeps you informed of all the settings and adjustments made.

High-end style meets even higher quality sound for a listening experience that transforms your TV's sound.

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Sound Features
Does the soundbar come with a separate subwoofer or built-in subwoofer for added bass?
Power Output
The power output of the soundbar in watts RMS
200w Total
Connection Features
HDMI Configuration
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Number of USB sockets.
Coaxial Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
Optical Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
Dedicated Port
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
Audio Inputs
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
1 x RCA Phono pair
Does the soundbar/base feature an HDMI interface? This not only offers an easy connection with your TV but also the highest quality sound and vision.
Networking Features
Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Smart Phone Remote
Can you use a Smart Phone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
Eco Friendly
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
150 (max)
General Features
Dimensions of speaker cabinet (H x W x D) in mm
68 x 545 x 300
Sub Dimensions
Size of cabinet (H x W x D) mm.
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Subwoofer Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Included Cables
Speaker/interconnect cables included with the package. Please note that in most cases, these are basic cables only and would often benefit by being upgraded.
Optical Cable, Coaxial Cable, Phono Cable
Soundbars are bar-shaped speakers designed to fit in front of or below your TV.
Sound base
Sound bases are box-shaped speakers, designed to fit beneath your TV.
IR repeater
Does it have an Infra Red (IR) repeater? This means that it won't matter if the soundbar blocks your TV's remote control sensor. The signal will be detected by a sensor on the soundbar and relayed through to the TVs sensor.
Learning TV volume
Does the soundbar/base learn your TV's volume controls? A learning IR (Infra Red) sensor will learn your TV's remote volume control - meaning you only need your TV's remote, and not the soundbar/base one, for most TV watching.
Wall Bracket
Wall bracket standard or optional?
Maximum width of soundbar or sound base in mm
Maximum height of soundbar or sound base in mm
CANTON DM55 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 148.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aesthetically pleasing So far very pleased with the Canton DM55 sound base. Have connected mine to the excellent REL T Zero Sub for that extra deep base My only minor niggle is the slowish response to the remote commands Best looking sound base out there
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canton DM55 This is a far superior sound bar-very well made by a German speaker company, it looks good and is not too bulky.Adjustments are easy snd the remote control simple to use. We are delighted with the sound it produces and we tried the stereo effect for music and this is stunning.Can't praise it enough!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too soon to judge reliability Had item for 2 weeks - so far no problems. However after having read other reviews I realised that reliability was a big issue for this product so decided to take out the 6 year warranty. A little disappointed with level of sound. It ranges from 0 - 99 however it is basically on mute for anything under 30. You need it to be on at least 60 plus to get a reasonable level of sound. I have put that I recommend this product as it was a straight yes or no option but only time will tell if it has proved to be a 'sound' purchase.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought this based on the many reviews and recommendations online. When I first starting using it, I thought it sounded terrible and that the TV speakers were better. The instructions say it needs 20hes of use to "break-in". I've prob used it for about 15hrs so far and the sound is now completely different. Audio is fantastic with real depth and good base. Speech is now very clear. Links with the TV for auto startup and shutdown.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a sound one box solution I needed decent sound for the lounge tv, but was under strict instruction no big boxes no wires and no clutter. A sound base seemed the ideal solution, but all the ones I listened to just made the sound louder but not much better. the guys at richer sounds suggested try the Canton DM55and wow proper HiFi quality sound. Surround sound it isn't and I would still rater listen to music on my little Denon system, but it is a huge improvement in quality even when being used at sensible volume. it worked strait from the box and there were no issues with lip sync even when watching tv through a Sky box.The only fly in the ointment is that some reviewers question the units reliability. Mine has been fine so far and Richer Sounds have a fine record of replacing problem items so I could buy with reasonable confidence.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice sound Easy to set up but not much finger room for making the connections .Good clean sound and plenty of power.Smart looks and unpretentious. We don't demand an awful lot from our sound system but we do expect to hear clear speech.The Canton D55 delivers.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Soundbase The Canton DM55 is a gorgeous piece of kit. Wonderfully made in a simple black unit, the sound quality is excellent for the home. The customer service at Richer Sounds was top notch as always.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Upgrade Having overhead soundbases being demonstrated at our local John Lewis, I was amazed at how much the technology has come on since we bought an Onkyo LS-3100 four years ago. A quick trip down to the local RS and in store demonstration of the Yamaha and Canton soundbases. The Yamaha was impressive at it's price point, but the Canton sound quality was another notch up and was on sale for only £50 more. We were offered a 48 hour loan so I could do a back to back comparison with the Onkyo, using my own selection of TV programmes and films. What a difference it makes to be able to do the comparison in the room where you are going to listen to it. 48 hours later the deal was done and having used it for a couple of days now, the more I listen to it the more I am impressed with it's clarity of presentation. Music is that bit crisper; dialogue is that bit clearer. Many thanks to Patrick, the Stockport Store Manager, for the superb service.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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