Canton Smart Soundbar 9

Canton announces Smart Soundbar 9 to your Wireless Surround System

Canton has announced the Smart Soundbar 9 which they hope will become the starting point of your wireless home cinema speaker system.

German-based home cinema superstars Canton is ready to unleash its next generation of top-notch soundbars, equipped with a slew of sonic smarts including Wi-Fi streaming.

Smart Soundbar 9

First up is the Smart Soundbar 9. The slender soundbar has Chromecast built-in, allowing you to stream from Spotify, Tidal, Google Play Music, Deezer and TuneIn over Wi-Fi. Native support for Spotify Connect also enables direct streaming from Spotify.

Canton Smart Soundbar 9

Additionally, through the magic of Wi-Fi, you can connect the soundbar to other speakers to create a wireless multi-channel home cinema system. For instance, you could add a Canton Smart SUB 8 subwoofer to make a powerful 3.1 system. You could then add a pair Smart Soundbox 3 speakers for full 5.1 surround sound – all wirelessly.

2.4GHz and 5GHz WLAN connections are supported, while the addition of aptX Bluetooth enables you to stream directly from Bluetooth-equipped devices without connecting to the Wi-Fi network.

Canton Smart Soundbar 9

The Smart Soundbar 9 packs a host of high-quality audio tech including 300 watts of amplification powering eight drive units. The driver line-up includes four bass drivers and two midrange drivers – all with 50mm aluminium cones – plus two 19mm fabric-dome tweeters. A pair of passive drivers with 147x57mm diaphragms further augment the bass to deliver impressive depth and punch.

Canton Smart Soundbar 9

These drivers work in tandem with DTS TruSurround to deliver a spacious and immersive performance. There is also support for Hi-res audio, up to 24-bit/96kHz.

Connectivity is catered for by four HDMI ports – three inputs and one output, all HDCP 2.2-compliant and supports 4K Ultra HD video. Additionally, the HDMI output supports ARC.

Two digital audio inputs – one optical and one coaxial – provide further connectivity, together with a stereo RCA analogue input. A dedicated subwoofer output is also present.

The Smart Soundbar 9 measures 89x7x10cm (WxHxD) and is quite the looker too. The main cabinet is fashioned from reinforced MDF, embellished with a heat-treated glass top and integrated metal grille.

Price and availability

The Smart Soundbar 9 is available from late July in a choice of black or silver at an RRP of £699.