Canton GLE 420

Canton GLE 420 given the price class sent a model of truth in the AUDIO listening room. You expect compromises – and not listen.

  1. Canton GLE 420
  2. Data sheet

The 420 is the smallest autonomous box of the GLE series. Including ranks still nominally only the GLE 410 – Canton but designed as pure rear speakers to the wall. The 420 looks, however, as real, adult compact monitor, it is best on a stand. The amplifier must be not ultra-muscular. Like all speakers from the Taunus also the GLE 420 with a high efficiency throws against the listener from the stereo-axis.

The obvious benefit for the budget-conscious buyer: Here is to have the know-how of the precious chassis from the large Carat series for modest 340 euros in the pair. All developments of Canton. A squeaky clean, but not just intrusive 25 mm fabric dome is combined with a 16-centimeter-bass. All components was bred on neutrality and load stability. Especially the small canton has high qualities of timing: the soundstage appeared more detached from the level of the boxes in our test at the proxies, the harmonious unity of tweeter and woofer was far above price range. Especially the bass grooves fine and controlled, if also not particularly deep into space.

If Tom Waits whispering a ballad intoxicated before a small jazz trio, then the GLE 420 high Analysis followed the course of the double bass, without losing the Lord on the MIC out of focus – a clever mix of Studio monitor and fancy speakers.

Canton GLE 420

Manufacturer Canton
Price €340.00
Rating 64.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.0 x 29.5 x 26.0 cm
Weight 4.5
Surfaces
Color Silver, walnut, beech, cherry, black
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 2
Working principle of full Active
Facilities
Connections single wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
RCA
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 103 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 64 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 51 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 4 ohm
Review
squeaky clean, dynamic, fast, detail, analysis as thrust can
Not so big bass Foundation
Bass quality 50
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 45
Attention to detail (precision) 75
Dynamic 55
Maximum level (vitality) 50
Neutrality 75
Imaging 70
Spatial (airiness) 70
Processing well
Sound judgment well 64
tested in issue: 3 / 09

 

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