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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Anthony June, May 21, 2002.
Looking for input on the Canton Karat speakers.
I auditioned these at the Sony showroom in Manhattan because it was the only place I could find them. In fairness the setup was much less than ideal with the surrounds having to hang from the ceiling, but I left being unimpressed. They sounded ok but nothing special and not, I thought, worth the price. They look great though and are very narrow for towers. Again the showroom was terrible so I can't say I got its best shot but then it was the only place within 60 miles that carried them. My biggest complaint was the way everything sounded muffled and mixed together.
I am very dissapointed. these speakers have an enourmous amount of detail. Thank you for your input.
IMHO, the Canton Ergo line are better sounding speakers than the Karats. Having auditioned both a couple of years ago, I chose the Ergos for our 5.1 setup. The Karats are fine-sounding speakers, the Ergos are better (again, IMHO).
BTW, and this goes both for the Ergos and the Karats, anything less than an amp that can drive a 4 ohm load will not make the Cantons sound their best. While this is true of many high-quality speakers, it is almost a necessity with the Cantons. They are not an easy load to drive.
Canton Ergo 92DC (mains, rears)
Canton Ergo CM51 (center)
Thanks for you input. I have the Karat M70's front , CM7 Center,M30 Rears and M10 for Side fill.
I am running a Lexicon MC12B and The LX7 amp.
The thing that I am very pleased with is that they are very detailed and clean but they do not stand out! You do not get ear fatigue and they seem to go away!
So I am very anxious to get some Ergos ordered up!
PM me and let me know what you find in you Ergo's.