With dimensions of 72.5×7.1x32cm (WxHxD), the DM76 is optimised for TV screen sizes of 40in and upwards. A 200W amplifier drives a two-way stereo loudspeaker array, comprising a pair of 50mm midrange drivers and two 19mm fabric-dome tweeters. A downward-firing subwoofer section adds four 100mm bass drivers to deliver the low frequencies.
The DM101 measures 100×7.1x33cm (WxHxD), and is designed to be paired with TVs with a screen size of 50in or more. It incorporates a 200W amplifier, yet increases the number of 50mm midrange drivers from two to four – two per channel. The complement of tweeters and downward-firing bass drivers is the same as in the DM76.
Users can choose between 2.1 stereo and virtual surround modes – including a surround mode specifically for music – with decoding for Dolby Digital and DTS TruSurround.
Bass, midrange and treble controls enable the user to tailor the sound according to taste, while three equaliser presets facilitate sonic adjustment to suit the soundbar’s location. Additional settings include a Voice Mode that emphasises speech for added clarity, a Hotel Mode that allows the maximum volume level to be restricted and Lip-Sync technology that synchronises speech with the visual content displayed onscreen.
The DM76 and DM101 are designed to be simple to set up and use, with one signal cable from the TV and another for power. Coaxial and optical digital inputs are provided, together with an RCA analogue input. Bluetooth with aptX support and Easy Pairing is also included, for streaming audio from smartphones, tablets and the like. Cables for all inputs are supplied in the box, and there is also an output to enable connection of an external subwoofer.
Features includes IR-learning to control the soundbar with the connected TV’s remote – a dedicated remote handset is also included – plus automatic on/off switching in line with the TV, a sleep timer and a power-saving Eco Mode.
The main cabinet is fashioned from reinforced HDF, specified to support up to 40kg so that even the largest contemporary TVs can be placed on top. Both models are available in a choice of black or silver.
RRPs as follows:
Canton DM76: £449
Canton DM101: £549