Bluebird Music to Distribute Canton in USA and Canada
Wed, 02 Dec 2020
Buffalo, NY, December 2, 2020---- Bluebird Music, distributor of high-performance audio products since 2000, is pleased to announce their appointment as US and Canadian distributor of loudspeakers from Canton. In business for nearly half a century, Canton is the largest manufacturer of loudspeakers in Germany, and will be the seventh brand distributed by Bluebird, joining Weiss Engineering digital products, AVM (Audio Video Manufaktur) electronics, Jadis vacuum tube electronics, SME turntables, Questyle personal audio products, and loudspeakers from Vienna Acoustics.
“Canton is a large and thriving company, and we're thrilled to represent them”, said Jay Rein, President of Bluebird Music. “Canton make their own drivers, cabinets, crossovers and hardware in-house, rigorously controlling quality in ways that small makers and assembly houses simply can't. Every single speaker is hand-finished and individually tested at Canton's two factories in Europe. The company is still owned by the Seitz family, founders of the company nearly 50 years ago, and is actively managed by them. Their pride and care are exhibited in every Canton speaker, and they have invested in R&D facilities that few companies can match, including their own anechoic chamber and materials research lab.”
“Canton speakers provide incredible performance and value at every level, from small stand-mounts all the way up to the state of the art Reference series--- which can compete with any speakers made. All Canton speakers are backed by the stability and resources of a well-established, major company, and every speaker is warranted for five years. Canton speakers utilize meticulous joinery and stunning finishes---we’re happy to be able to offer them alongside Vienna Acoustics speakers. With the two brands, we feel we’re offering the very best in fine European craftsmanship. Canton is a company with a long, proud history, and they'll be around for decades to come.”
---GLE series: includes a $695 stand-mount, and two floorstanders at $1,195 and $1,495.
---Chrono series: includes a $995 stand-mount, and three floorstanders from $1,895 to $2,695.
---Chrono SL series: has a large stand-mount at $1,495, and two floorstanders at $3,395 and $3,795.
---Vento series: includes a large, high-performance standmount at $1,895, and three floorstanders from $3,495 to $4,995.
---Reference series: this no-holds-barred range includes a standmount at $3,495, and six floorstanders from $5,500 to $30,000 US retail.
Active subwoofers, on-walls, and center channels are available, along with dedicated stands.
“In addition to sounding terrific with impeccable build quality, Canton’s finishes provide additional value,” said Rein. “The GLE and Chrono lines come in decor black or white; the Chrono SL, Vento, and Reference lines come in high-gloss black or white finishes--with certain models available in makassar or cherry, as well. We’re certain that Canton can provide the perfect speaker for the most-demanding audiophile, and for any style of home.”
Bluebird Music will begin shipping Canton loudspeakers to dealers in December 2020. Click picture at right for larger image.
About Bluebird Music: Founded in 2000 and led by Founder and President Jay Rein, Bluebird Music is a full service, value-added distributor of hi-fi products of the highest quality. Bluebird believes in fully supporting highly-skilled retailers who are passionate about great sound. Products distributed by Bluebird can be found at over 100 select dealerships in the US and Canada.
About Canton: Founded in 1972 and led by Founder Gunther Seitz and his son, Managing Partner Achim Seitz, Canton is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of quality loudspeakers. Located in Weilrod, Germany, with a second facility in the Czech Republic, the company’s 140 employees design, fabricate, assemble by hand and quality-check every pair of loudspeakers. Research and development facilities are state of the art, and include an anechoic chamber.