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Canton’s Townus Passive & Wireless Speakers Cross The Pond: AXPONA 2023

The Canton Townus range includes four passive loudspeakers, two active wireless speakers and one subwoofer along with center, on-wall and height speakers for home theater.

Canton Townus Loudspeakers

Bluebird Music, a distributor of high-performance audio products since 2000, is announcing the North American availability of the Canton Townus Passive and Active Speakers.

It feels like it has been many years since Canton’s products have been available in Canada and the United States and we’re happy to see their loudspeakers getting the exposure that they deserve.

To kick things off, Bluebird Music is showing the Canton Townus series at Axpona (Audio Expo North America) from April 14th-16th which is being held just outside of Chicago.

The Canton Townus series is designed to provide great performance while carrying affordable price points. There are two Townus series categories: Traditional Passive and Smart Active.

Cabinet Design

Canton’s Townus passive and active loudspeakers both feature enclosures with fine surfaces, harmonious proportions, rounded cabinet edges, and screwless integration of the drivers into a slim baffle. 

Surfaces come in silk matt or high-gloss lacquers as well as fine real wood veneers.

The cabinets are built and reinforced with internal bracing. They feature strategically placed damping material inside the cabinets, selected high-quality crossover components, and high-quality internal cabling. The downward firing bass reflex port contributes to the speakers’ accurate, tight, deep bass and makes the speakers less demanding of in-room placement. The rounded cabinet edges also improve sound dispersion.

Drivers

Townus midrange and bass drive units are made from Canton’s proprietary titanium diaphragms, low distortion double cone design, and patented Dispersion Control and Wave Bending technology. 

These elements combine to not deflect at low frequencies and remain well-controlled by even modestly powered amplifiers.

Townus loudspeakers preserve dynamic contrasts even at high sound levels not typical of speakers at their price points.

The 25mm dome tweeters feature lightweight ceramic domes of aluminum ceramic oxide. A waveguide is included that optimizes the tweeter so that it can reproduce frequencies up to 40 kHz.

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Canton Townus 90 Floorstanding Speaker
Canton Townus 90

4 Passive Speakers

There are four Passive Townus Speakers and one powered subwoofer: 

  • Canton Townus 90 Floorstanding Speaker
  • Canton Townus 30 Standmount Speaker
  • Canton Townus 50 Center Channel Speaker
  • Canton Townus 10 On-wall/In-Ceiling Speaker
  • Canton Townus 12 Subwoofer
Canton AR5 Height Speaker
Canton AR5

Tip: Canton’s AR5 Dolby Atmos speaker can be used with both the previously released Vento and Townus home theater speaker setups. 

Canton Townus 30 Bookshelf Speaker
Canton Townus 30
Canton Townus 50 Center Channel Speaker
Canton Townus 50
Canton Townus 10 On-wall Speaker
Canton Townus 10
Speaker ModelTownus 90Townus 30Townus 50Townus 10 AR5
MSRP$3,495/pair$1,495/pair$895/each$1,095/pair $1,499/pair
Speaker TypeFloorstanding CompactCenter Channel Wall or Ceiling Dolby Atmos® Multifunction
Engineering Principle3-way closed2-way bass reflex2.5 way bass reflex2-way closed2-way closed
Nominal Music/Power Handling150/300 W90 / 140 wattsTBA60 / 100 watts60 / 100 watts
Frequency Response20Hz to 40kHz38Hz to 40kHzTBA45Hz to 40kHz50Hz to 30 kHz
Crossover Frequency 170Hz/3.2 kHz3kHzTBA3.2 kHz3.2 kHz
Woofer2 x 174 mm (6.85”), titanium1 x 174 mm (6.8”), titanium (Wave surround)1 x 154 mm (6.1″), Titanium (Wave-Sicke)
Midrange or Midrange/Woofer1 x 174 mm (6.85”), titaniumNone2 x 1 x 154 mm (6.1″)1 x 154 mm (6.1″), titanium (Wavesurround)
Tweeter1 x 25 mm (1”), ceramic1 x 25 mm (1”), ceramic1 x 25 mm (1”), ceramic1x 25 mm (1″), Ceramic1 x 25 mm (1″), ceramic
Nominal Impedance4 to 8 ohms4 to 8 ohms4 to 8 ohms4 to 8 ohms4 to 8 ohms
Dimensions (WHD)25 x 105 x 36 cm
(9.8″ x 41″ x 14″)
21 x 36 x 28 cm
(8.3″ x 14.2″ x 11″)
TBA19 x 29,5 x 10 cm
(7.5″ x 11.6″ x 3.9″)
17 x 26 x 14.5 cm
(6.7″ x 10.2″ x 5.7″)
Weight 24 Kg
(53lbs)
8.1 kg
(17lbs)
TBA3.5 kg
(7.75lbs)
3.6 kg
(8 lbs)
Canton Townus Sub 12 Subwoofer
Canton Townus 12 Subwoofer
Speaker ModelTownus Sub 12
MSRP$1,995 each
Speaker TypePowered Subwoofer
Engineering PrincipleBass Reflex with Passive Radiator
Power Output250 / 400 watts
Frequency Response20 to 200 Hz
Crossover Frequency (Adjustable)50 to 200 Hz
Speaker Driver1 x 308 mm (12.1”), titanium (Wave surround)
Passive Radiator1 x 308 mm (12.1”), passive
Connections2 high-level inputs (loudspeaker cable) and 2 low-level inputs
Control FeaturesAutomatic on/off switch/Adjustable volume/Adjustable phase limiter/Adjustable crossover frequency
Dimensions (WHD)36 x 47.5 x 50 cm (14.2” x 18.7” x 19.7”)
Weight 21 kg (46.3 lbs)

Pricing and Availability

  • Townus 90 floorstander – $3,495/pair
  • Townus 30 standmount – $1,495/pair
  • Townus 50 center – $895 each
  • Townus 10 on-wall – $1,095/pair
  • Townus 12 subwoofer – $1,995
  • Canton AR5 height module – $1,499/pair

Standard finishes are high-gloss black lacquer or a silk-matt white. A natural walnut real wood veneer finish is also available for a small upcharge.

Townus passive speakers are now in stock at Bluebird Music and authorized dealers. Canada prices are forthcoming. 

Smart Townus Wireless Active Loudspeakers

Canton Smart Townus 2 Active Wireless Bookshelf Speakers
Canton Smart Townus 2 Active Bookshelf Wireless Speaker

In addition to the core cabinet and speaker drivers, the Smart Townus speakers also contain built-in amplifiers that provide 350 watts of power to each speaker. 

This eliminates the need for external power amplifiers and speaker cables, but you still need to connect them to an AC power outlet.

Tip: Smart Townus speakers use wireless inter-speaker signal transmission with 24-bit signal processing. This means you don’t need to make a wired connection between a speaker pair. 

Smart Townus speakers are extremely easy to set up and can connect automatically. They also have internal wireless network capability that allows connecting other Canton Smart Series models.

Smart Townus speakers provide the following input options: 

  • Analog RCA and XLR
  • 3 digital (coax, optical, and USB).
  • Bluetooth 

Since you don’t need an additional amplifier or stereo/AV receiver to use them, just place the speakers in a desired location, plug each speaker into the wall power outlet, and connect your sources to the Master speaker. 

Canton Smart Townus 8
Canton Smart Townus 8 Active Floorstanding Wireless Speaker

There are two Townus Active speakers:

  • Canton Smart Townus 8 Active Floorstanding Speaker 
  • Canton Smart Townus 2 Active Bookshelf Speaker
Speaker ModelSmart Townus 8Smart Townus 2 
MSRP$4,495/pair$1,995/pair
Speaker TypeActive Wireless FloorstandingActive Wireless Compact Bookshelf
Engineering Principle3-way bass reflex2-way bass reflex
System Power Output350 watts per speaker350 watts per speaker
Frequency response24Hz to 30kHz27Hz to 30kHz
Crossover frequency160Hz /3.1kHz3kHz
Woofer2 x 154 mm (6.1″), Titanium (Wave surround)
Midrange or Midrange/Woofer1 x 154 mm (6.1″), Titanium (Wave surround, TCC)1 x 154 mm (6”), Titanium (Wave surround)
Tweeter1 x 25 mm (1”), Ceramic1 x 25 mm (1”), Aluminium-manganese (Wave surround)
Input Connections (Analog)1 RCA Unbalanced/1XLR Balanced! RCA Unbalanced/1XLR Balanced
Input Connections (Digital)1 x coaxial/1 x optical/1 x USB-Input with XMOS® technology1 x coaxial/1 x optical/1 x USB-Input with XMOS® technology
Bluetooth ver 3.0 with AptX and AutoplayYesYes
Input RenamingYesYes
Surround Sound Audio DecodingDolby Audio®, DTS Digital Surround®Dolby Audio®, DTS Digital Surround®
Surround Sound Audio ProcessingVirtual Surround for Stereo, Music & Surround Sound/Virtual Center at 4.0 home cinema modeVirtual Surround for Stereo, Music & Surround Sound/Virtual Center at 4.0 home cinema mode
EqualizerYesYes
Dynamic Range ControlYesYes
LipSyncYesYes
Voice AdjustYesYes
Sleep TimerYesYes
Dimensions (WHD)23 x 101.5 x 33 cm
(9.1 x 40″ x 13″)
19 x 35 x 28 cm
(7.5″ x 13.8″ x 11″)
Weight21 kg
(46.3 lbs)
6.8 kg
(15 lbs)

Pricing and Availablity

  • Smart Townus 8 floorstanding speaker – $4,495/pair
  • Smart Townus 2 bookshelf speaker – $1,995/pair

Smart Townus speakers are now in stock at Bluebird Music and authorized dealers. Finishes are the same as for Townus. Canada prices are forthcoming. 

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