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Canton DM 55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews of Canton DM 55. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, 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 products in the same category the Canton DM 55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = 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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AVTech Awards 2016/2017


Although the smallest of Canton's three-strong soundbase range, there's still nothing small about the DM55's sonic ability. The six drivers (two tweeters, two mids and two woofers) combine with an onboard 200W power plant to conjure an exciting,...

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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

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Canton DM55 review


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

Jul, 2017

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Impressive sound; great value


I had to return the first DM55 as it developed a fault after 3 days, but Richer Sounds were swift to replace it. This soundbase looks great and appears to be very solidly constructed. Sounds cleanest on the stereo setting and improves TV sound a lot,...

Sep, 2018

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great sound and quality build


I bought the sounder a few weeks ago and love it. So much better than my panasonic sound bar and sub woofer

Sep, 2018

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Superior Sound Base


I initially wanted the Cambridge Audio sound base but was put off by the physical size. After reading reviews I went for the Canton .I received excellent service at Richer Sounds Liverpool and am impressed with my purchase-very easy to set up and happy...

Aug, 2018

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Canton DM55


I bought this for my daughter and son in law, they love it, was easy to set up, looks good, great sound and really clear.

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (

Sound is great,


We had bought a well known similar product for the same price but were disappointed with the sound, spoke to a salesperson at lichfield and had some good advice re our budget and quality. He ordered it in for us and we are very pleased with the sound...

Jul, 2018

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