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MINNEAPOLIS (8/16/06) — Canton, Germany’s leading loudspeaker manufacturer, has introduced the CD 3200, a 2-1/2-way active loudspeaker that boasts a built-in 200-Watt IcePower amplifier module and four aluminum 4-inch mid/bass drivers. The new model features the same elegant cabinet design and driver arrangement as the acclaimed CD 300 speaker, but has been engineered to make optimal use of the increased power and response the internal amplifier provides. “If it were a performance automobile, the CD 3200 would be what is referred to as a ‘sleeper’,” comments Frank Gobl, Canton’s head of engineering. “The elegant, well-heeled exterior really belies the powerhouse performance capabilities of this speaker. The IcePower amplification module is widely recognized as the gold standard for digital audiophile amplification, and we have re-tooled the drivers and crossover network of our already outstanding CD 300 line to really dial in the performance. This is easily the finest aluminum-body loudspeaker we have ever introduced, and will outperform anything in or near its class.”
The Canton CD 3200 employs enhanced versions of the 4-inch aluminum cone woofer used throughout the CD 300 series. For the active loudspeaker, this driver has been re-engineered with an enhanced motor structure and dramatically increased excursion capabilities for an improvement in power handling and deep bass response. The inclusion of Canton’s sinusoidal rubber surround and newly engineered spider assembly allow for the substantial excursion increase, and also contribute to the improved lateral displacement control.
High frequency reproduction in the Canton CD 3200 is handled by Canton’s lauded ADT-25 aluminum-manganese tweeter, employed in the company’s high end Vento, Karat, and Ergo loudspeakers. The speaker uses a sophisticated 2-1/2-way crossover, whereby the lower pair of 4-inch drivers reproduce low-frequency bass signals exclusively, while the upper pair reproduce both bass and midrange sounds. This arrangement provides the equivalent surface area of an 8-inch woofer for bass reproduction, while maintaining focused soundfield development in the critical midrange frequencies.
The Canton CD 3200 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $1600 each.
Canton is the largest manufacturer and best-selling brand of loudspeakers in Germany. It was founded in 1973 by a group of audio enthusiasts who defined their mission “to always develop the finest loudspeakers in their class.” For more information about this and other fine Canton products, visit http://www.cantonusa.com or call 612-706-9250.
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