Canton GLE 420 given the price class sent a model of truth in the AUDIO listening room. You expect compromises – and not listen.
- Canton GLE 420
- 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
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17.0 x 29.5 x 26.0 cm|
|Color||Silver, walnut, beech, cherry, black|
|Bass principle||Two-way bass reflex|
|Number of ways||2|
|Working principle of full Active|
|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|
|squeaky clean, dynamic, fast, detail, analysis as thrust can|
|Not so big bass Foundation|
|Bass depth (bass Foundation)||45|
|Attention to detail (precision)||75|
|Maximum level (vitality)||50|
|Sound judgment||well 64|
|tested in issue:||3 / 09|