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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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"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 158.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This piece of kit lives up to to the HiFi reviews It is a lovely unit and it fits in really well and looks so neat.,as well as sounding great.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding, Great looking sound base After having looked at various other sound bars i decided to look at sound bases and this seem to be the best of the bunch. I needed something that was smaller than most as i only have a 32" TV but i also needed something slim and unobtrusive that looked good and sounded great, the Canton DM55 seemed to hit all those marks. Having gone to the Solihull Branch for a demo i was blown away by how fantastic it sounded compared to several other smaller sound bars, most of these seemed compromised compared to their bigger sibling. This sound more like a grownup AV system and i was most impressed by how it sounded with music as well as movies meaning i could free up one of my Sonos Play 3s to go into another room. Whilst Demoing the DM55 i was told about a bundle deal with the REL T-Zero and after hearing them together i was sold. Although the Canton DM55 sounds great without the T-Zero having them work together it adds another layer to the music
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than i imagined Purchased the Canton DM55 about a month ago so i thought i would wait until it had 'broken in' before i write my review. I am very happy with this and do not regret buying it at all . My set up is a 32" Sony Bravia and Humax hdr 1100s. I turned the Humax up to full volume which means the Canton can be as low as 30 and still be heard. I have not altered the bass/treble or the EQ modes. The sound is better than i imagined both at high and low volumes but i havent noticed much difference in surround sound. It looks stylish with the glass top and the controller is heavy and well made, unlike some comments mentioned it is also responsive from over 3 metres away and from wide angles. I also own a Cambridge Audio TV2 and you can hear the difference (both HiFi award winners). I have taken out a 6 year warranty but if it broke i would replace it straight away because i think it is that good !
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class I listened to many soundbase and bars before making this purchase, some in store at RS (thanks RS Leeds). I needed something to ideally fit in a corner TVs unit so size was a factor in my decision-making, as was cost (something under £350). For movies, the Canton unit suits me fine - it's got enough base to make a good impression without giving you a headache - if I wanted more base my choice would have been the Harman Kardon (sc20 I think). However, I also wanted something with strong musicality and this is what clinched it for me with the Canton- the music reproduction is crispy clear yet soft and the sturdy remote allows good equalisation. I also sampled the Bose solo 15 and new Orbitsound P one 70: I was underwhelmed by the Bose and the orbit sound gave good movie base punch but the Bluetooth hissed and I got a static shock every time I touched it. All round winner therefore in this price range was the Canton - google tells tales of reliability issues so 6 yr warranty recommended.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound & Build Quality Purchased this from Cambridge store, I'm limited to something under 60cm due to TV cabinet size, that aside I'm glad I had that restriction as I would probably have overlooked this gem of a soundbase. From the moment you take I opened up the box I was impressed. The build quality is simply stunning. The glass top adds a touch of class, the remote is quite simply the highest quality remote I have ever used. More important is the sound, exceptional vocals, amazing bass & truly dynamic sound range. I had a Denon soundbase that now resides in the spare room that I thought would never be beaten for <£300. If you are looking for a soundbase in the sub £300 market then buy one of these. Amazing service as always @ RS Cambridge too.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transforms the TV experience Glad I bought this soundbase. Classy design, easy to set-up and use and fantastic sound. I'm using it in conjunction with a Sony Bravia TV and the difference in sound quality from the TV speakers is a transformative experience.. Playing music from your phone via Bluetooth is superb too. Tracks with some deep sub-bass sound fantastic. Try Kieza's 'Hideaway' or FKA Twigs' 'Two Weeks' and you'll see what I mean. The bass is sexy. It's like being in a club(it will be great for parties ha.) The no HDMI issue is easily solved. I connected both my VM box and my TV to the device's optical digital input with an optical digital splitter(reasonable from ebay.) The only small criticism I have is the directionality issue with the remote. You pretty much have to be pointing it straight at the sensor to get a response. If you try using it from an angle, nowt happens. Apart from this I have no complaints and thoroughly recommend this product :)
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality. Excellent unit, really easy to set up and use. Could have an HDMI socket to make it even better, but this is much better than the Cambridge unit it replaced. Learns TV remote effortlessly. Good display, and great design.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced, near hi-fi sound I had a Philips HTL140 I was never happy with, being unable to douse the predominant bass to acceptable levels - probably perfect for war movies but obtrusive for classical listening. The DM55 seems to allow an extensive range of balance controls and my initial impressions are very positive on a range of music including opera and various mp3 3 sources. Oh, and it does war movies pretty well too. A very well mannered product at a fair price.
Date published: 2017-04-15
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