Canton Vento 890 DC

Canton showed a trend towards narrow constructions with the carat series, directed but with harmoniously rounded Vento 809 (test: AUDIO 3/05) deliberately an a design Renaissance. The success was certainly one reason to optimize the successor model number 890 only in questions of detail and bring a complete redesign on the market for Canton.

  1. Canton Vento 890 DC
  2. Data sheet

Developer Frank Göbl made especially membranes and drive. His choice on a manganese alloy, providing a lightweight, stiff and at the same time less resonance vulnerable membrane fell at the tweeter. Coil carrier and one inch dome are formed from a piece of Tin, which improves heat dissipation as well as the stability. The windings are short and move in a relatively long magnetic gap; the expert speaks of a lower suspension coil. This technique has the advantage of being able to perform high strokes at lower moving mass. The dispersion constant to keep and the rest not from bottom to top their rising equity bundling to leave, a tandem of waveguide and acoustic lens ensures depending on the frequency a widening or narrowing of the beam angle.

For low – and midrange speakers Canton uses pure aluminium – and also a lower slope coil, which is rather unusual in the bass range. Inside of the case no standing waves arise, which could find their way to the listeners by way of the reflex tube or not so hard membranes, the Vento series has a housing Cabinet to the rear. Six thin fiber plates are under pressure over a large area to this form of glued, the is similar to a curved dam particularly stable against Druck__und__Verwindung__zeigt.

Who knows the harsh everyday of HiFi-Tester, to the very subtle differences between electronic components and the comparatively gigantic differences when two boxes of compared from. The Canton Vento 890 and the completely different built KEF XQ 40 (AUDIO 3/08), however, sounded almost like twins – an unmistakable sign that both developers are tonally right. The XQ projected in the final Opera stage II of Wagner’s “Lohengrin” (Kubelík, DG) closer and further, more air to breathe let the players while the Canton went to works directly, for even tighter and tearing with. Wonderfully, as the dramatic events at the peak, the ban on motive, deepened without hitting only a fraction of this highly complex music. Like the KEF also made forgotten that a box here “only” and “only” played an ordinary CD, so consistent and of course the acoustic action worked.

When it came to the fun, the Canton showed surprisingly versatile: “On every street” by dire straits (PolyGram) for example, require less sound fidelity and stage presentation, but that firm dynamics and pressure in the bass. The former provided the Vento in abundance, the thrust she held back a little in favour of the timings. Despite ping pong stereo and historic drum sound, “Strange days” by the doors (Warner) has similar drive by top guitarist Steve Vai not particularly clean and rather slim played “Flex-able”.

Canton Vento 890 DC

Manufacturer Canton
Price €2600.00
Rating 91.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 22.0 x 112.0 x 35.5 cm
Weight 28.5
Color High-gloss cherry, silver, black, white
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 3
Working principle of full Active
Connections BI-wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 107 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 48 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 39 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 3 ohm
Audiophile, neutral, and playful with great sound color palette box
Freestanding deep bass with limited authority
Bass quality 80
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 80
Attention to detail (precision) 95
Dynamic 90
Maximum level (vitality) 80
Neutrality 100
Imaging 95
Spatial (airiness) 95
Processing Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 91
tested in issue: 2 / 09