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Canton DM 55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 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. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about 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 95/100 = 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: Googy2010 (

Early days but pleased so far


I have had this for just a week, bought as replacement for an Orbit Sound unit which had some sound issues (unclear speech, some resonance). So far I am pleased with the sound. Controls are easy and bluetooth connectivity is useful. Have yet to really...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Digger50 (

Good all rounder


Excellent alternative to a full blown 5.1 cinema system.Easy to set up with well balanced sound.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Swk1 (



Has improved the quality of sound particulary speech .

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: bananandy (

Lives up to reviews


This unit is highly rated by the trade magazines and rightly so. Really wanted the 100 unit, but it was too big for the space available. Not to worry this unit produces great sound. it's really easy to set up, no need to read the instructions, its...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: bferguson006 (

Terrible reliability


I purchased this product approximately 2.5 years ago. Around 18 months after purchase it started to develop a fault whereby the unit would not play sound but it was intermittent so I decided to live with it. Now just after the warranty has expired the...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Phil66 (

Not ideal


I bought the Canton DM55 because I was hoping for greater speech clarity when watching TV, however accepting not much can be done about actors mumbling. The Canton had good reviews and was ideal in terms of dimensions and looks. However it was...

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