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Canton DM 55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews of Canton DM 55. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Canton DM 55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Canton DM55


The DM55 is the successor to Canton's superb DM50 soundbase, which scooped our award for Best Soundbar back in 2014. This new version throws in some fresh features and improved sound quality, all of which is likely to consolidate the German brand's...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Canton DM 55 review


Best soundbase Awards 2016. Canton continues its record of building excellent-sounding, easy to use soundbases...

Rich, expansive sound ; Deep, punchy bass ; Loads of detail ; Excellent build and finish ; Easy to use

Some may want HDMI inputs

Beautifully built, sounds gorgeous, and it’s more affordable than before – what’s not to love?

Sep, 2015

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Canton DM55 review

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The Canton DM55 is a sound base with built-in subwoofers, suitable for TVs sized 40-inches and under. It may be a pricey option compared to other similarly sized sound bars and bases, but with the plaudits this model has picked up in the press, is it a...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Canton DM55 review


A great soundbase that's perfect for space-savers on a budget

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Markus13 (

Great sound from this Canton sound base.


My father asked me to help him get a sound base unit for his 43inch LG TV. Looking at the reviews I picked the Canton not just for its sound quality which is clear and detailed, but also for the quality of the unit itself. Lovely glass shelf plus easy...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Nosbig (

Can I hear TV dialogue?


Bought 2 weeks ago and working well. When the programmes have clear speech then this product does a good job of amplification. Helps to avoid the use of subtitles except when speech is of poor or muffled quality. Certainly an improvement on TV speakers...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: plummy1963 (

Two failed units


Really disappointed with this device. The first one failed within six months. The replacement has now failed after 15 months. Am about to return it and replace it with Sonos. The sound is great but the build quality is poor. The first unit failed when...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Curly Top (



Reason for purchase - to improve sound of TV and to replace an old Hi-Fi system that was rarely used. I like to listen to TV programs with humour but was regularly missing the punch line. Very annoying. Speech clarity much improved. Have also...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Olaf (

Good sound, especially for speech


We had an orbit sound bat that was fine but speech was not as clear as we wished. Having read reviews we settled on the canton as it did everything we wanted in one box. Speech on TV and DVD is much clearer and it's easy to use. Nice to have a proper...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Bluesnapper2 (

Excellent clear sound


We replaced a Panasonic 5.1 home cinema, which was ok but clarity of sound was an issue. The Canton unit has been an excellent purchase, just one unit and two wires,: power and Optical cable - it delivers very clear sound good treble and good bass and...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:DTS TruSurround,Dolby Digital
Audio output channels:2.1
RMS rated power:200


Cassette deck: No
Colour of product:Silver
Type:Midi set


Display Type:LED


Bass adjustment: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes


Bass reflex: Yes
Mid-range driver diameter:5
Mid-range driver size:5
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:200
Tweeter diameter:1.9
Tweeter size:1.9
Woofer Diameter:10
Woofer size:10


Bluetooth version:3.0

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC, Coaxial, Optical, RCA / Coaxial, Optical
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:APT-X
Bluetooth version:3.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB port:N
Wireless Connection: Yes


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):150


FM radio:N

Soundbar speaker

Crossover Frequency:3000
Mid-range driver diameter:5
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):5.08
Number of mid-range drivers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:2
Number of woofer drivers:2
Soundbar speaker RMS power:200
Tweeter diameter:2.54
Woofer Diameter:10
Woofer diameter (imperial):10.2


Bass reflex:Y
Subwoofer included:Y
Subwoofer location:Built-in

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
Colour of product:Black / Silver / White
Docking connector type:Not supported
Frequency range:40 - 23000
Power consumption (average operating):0.38

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:30 / 300
Height :6.8 / 68
Soundbar weight:5.3
Width:54.5 / 545