Stereo Magazine reviews Canton Townus 90

The quality of workmanship as well as of the cabinet‘s inside and outside is outstanding for the price range. 
A look behind the scenes furthermore reveals that the team around lead developer Frank Göbl has once again done a great job. The technology found in it is largely derived from the considerably more expensive Vento product family.
The ingredients for the drivers are usually found in speakers from the upper four- and five-digit price range: ceramic, titanium and aluminum-manganese are the keywords. The dome tweeter is thus made of an extremely light and stiff aluminum oxide ceramic alloy, with its front plate being shaped in such a way that its radiation harmonizes as precisely as possible with the midrange system.
The midrange driver features a titanium-aluminum cone to provide an excellent balance between stiffness and high internal damping without resonances in its operating range. Here, too, the developers focus on dynamics and compression-free operation, for which the folded ‘Wave’ surround is helpful.
Every speaker from Canton sounds powerful, even at low volumes. Still, its full potential only really unfolds when you move the volume towards twelve o‘clock. The fact that distortions meanwhile have been minimized across all realistic situations is thus hardly surprising.
We were suddenly seized by a wave of nostalgia; one that threw us into an ocean of 80s rock music. It went from Aerosmith to Van Halen, with stops at INXS, Whitesnake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers; and we celebrated it as it should be celebrated, with volume levels suitable for a proper party.
The ‘Cantonists’ behind this speaker have managed a remarkable feat here; one which, even in higher price ranges, usually falls flat on its face when attempted. Delivering an almost exemplary neutrality on the one hand, combined with the ability to make rock music, with its often mediocre sound quality, rock thrillingly. To grip the listeners, to engage and animate them to those awkward attempts at dances and sing-alongs, which even in our long-gone wild times always led to looks full of pity from the bystanders.
Michael Lang, Stereo Magazine, January 2022

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