Canton Vento Reference 3 DC

KEW

KEW

Audioholic Overlord
As for the dealer in question I’ll leave that to him to post if he prefers. I respect his privacy and what he does for a living. His shop is not open to everyone, you have to get an appointment. Even has a waiting list due to his other profession.

As I said before I can contact him and his company to make an appointment. If anyone is ever interested.
In the SF bay area, right?
 
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mtrot

Audioholic
So, I found out that white definitely has zero WAF! Cherry and black are okay. Sadly, our discussions about actually buying speakers are still in the hypothetical vein. Working on it.:cool:
 
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snakeeyes

Audioholic Ninja
So, I found out that white definitely has zero WAF! Cherry and black are okay. Sadly, our discussions about actually buying speakers are still in the hypothetical vein. Working on it.:cool:
Ya I actually got complemented by the GF on the Black Vento 836 on black LS300 stands in the Den. But the white Vento 820.2 was not well received... so those will stay in the bedroom 2.1. Win/Win. :)
 
Trell

Trell

Senior Audioholic
They have the 896.2 DC in cherry but the 866.2 center is in white or black. I think @Trell mentioned that before.
That is the case, sadly. I've asked Canton last year if the planned to offer the bookshelves and the center in cherry and Canton said no.
 
Alex2507

Alex2507

Audioholic Slumlord
As for the dealer in question I’ll leave that to him to post if he prefers.
Right, because this dealer might prefer not taking our money.

I respect his privacy and what he does for a living. His shop is not open to everyone, you have to get an appointment. Even has a waiting list due to his other profession.
In this other profession, is he open to taking anybody's money or is that a "Take my Money by Appointment Only" operation as well ?

As I said before I can contact him and his company to make an appointment.
Hey, not that I don't trust you but can you show me where you said that before? This request you might actually be able to satisfy because I haven't read this whole thread to call you out on more real facts you just made up.

If anyone is ever interested.
We're interested! Look around, it's an audio forum not a sowing circle. :rolleyes:

Heeeeeyyyyyyyy ... this dealer, does he ONLY see people that you pre-approve? Are you like his booking agent?

One more thing, in your dealers other profession, does he have a different IP address that you post from with a different user name to like your own posts? I'm only asking.
 
Timforhifi

Timforhifi

Junior Audioholic
KEW was already told that he could contact and I’d setup a meeting.

this dealer doesn’t do it for money, it’s all for fun. He runs huge parts of probably the biggest company in the world. So I can’t give his address to his massive warehouse/studio where millions of dollars of equipment stays. I was lucky enough to meet him 20 years ago in San Fran after a game.

so good luck with trying to tear me down. It’s not working. Again thanks for all the support to everyone else. Only one IP address here but maybe I’m able to go back in time post for many years then open a new account just to secretly like it.

I’m done with the back and forth. I’ve tried for many posts but keep on getting pulled back in.
 
Alex2507

Alex2507

Audioholic Slumlord
KEW was already told that he could contact and I’d setup a meeting.
After the way he treated you?

KEW or Keith sounds like you have a real problem with me.
Your magnanimity is boundless.

this dealer doesn’t do it for money, it’s all for fun. He runs huge parts of probably the biggest company in the world.
Uh huh, a no name dealer that runs a huge no name company and hangs with you, a no name guy ...

So I can’t give his address to his massive warehouse/studio where millions of dollars of equipment stays.
Oh yeaaaaaah ... millions of dollars of equipment with a zero dollar security budget.
Happens all the time.

so good luck with trying to tear me down. It’s not working.
In the words of PENG
The part should not be stated as though it was a fact.

Again thanks for all the support to everyone else.
Nothing you say will go unchallenged. You won't show proof of this support because it's made up! Nobody is supporting you. The real posters you interacted with were being polite until you started talking about chip amps in Denons and 4 point 2 way crossovers ... points you failed to address btw.

Only one IP address here but maybe I’m able to go back in time post for many years then open a new account just to secretly like it.
That's about the only way you're gonna rack up any credibility here: Time Travel.

I’m done with the back and forth.
Apology accepted. :)
 
Gryph

Gryph

Junior Audioholic
Ok so back to speakers for a second,

Thanks to all for the actual Canton chatter on this thread as well as a few of your personal speaker reviews, the info helped guide me towards the next audition.
 
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Kingnoob

Kingnoob

Audioholic Chief
Hmm, as I may be coming down to deciding between Canton vs Focal, I'd be interested in KEW's opinions on tweeters, i.e., Focal Be vs Canton ceramic vs Canton al-mg.
Just sound really good to command that high of a price , how do you even find a job that pays enough to afford high end audio ? Most jobs around me don’t even pay a living wage . I apply weekly no luck yet need a desk job .

How do you even hear the these speakers if no stores carry them ?


Reptilians invading in year 2025
Tesla spoken to them
 
Gryph

Gryph

Junior Audioholic
Just sound really good to command that high of a price , how do you even find a job that pays enough to afford high end audio ? Most jobs around me don’t even pay a living wage . I apply weekly no luck yet need a desk job .

How do you even hear the these speakers if no stores carry them ?


Reptilians invading in year 2025
Tesla spoken to them

I don’t have a bunch of HIFI shops around me so I mostly shop the online discount racks and roll the dice after a bit of due diligence researching the speakers/audio gear I’m interested in.
Others in dense population areas do well buying used gear locally and they can generally have a listen before handing over their money.
 
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mtrot

Audioholic
I don’t have a bunch of HIFI shops around me so I mostly shop the online discount racks and roll the dice after a bit of due diligence researching the speakers/audio gear I’m interested in.
Others in dense population areas do well buying used gear locally and they can generally have a listen before handing over their money.
Yes, it is daunting to think about paying $2K or more for some Vento or Vento Reference without being able to hear them in home, or even at a local dealer. And I similarly do not have much in the way of audio shops near me; Dallas is about two hours away. That is why I have recently attended AXPONA and RMAF, in that I at least can get an idea of what "good" sounds like.

But it is also nice to have a forum like this, wherein one can find the opinions of people who actually have used these Cantons in their homes and have compared them to competing speakers.
 
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revrob57

Audioholic Intern
My Canton Reference 3 DC speakers continue to impress me at all sound levels. After living with these speakers and playing them everyday for the last 2 months they are the best speakers I have heard or owned for 2-channel music. The Cantons, to me, are a revelation as they dig deep into the soundstage and present many of the songs as realistic as one can hope for in an audio system.

For those who need to listen to a speaker before they purchase, that can be a very daunting task. To just rely on others and reviewers can present a bias opinion. No one wants to admit that their gear doesn't sound good or even great. For me I took a chance on buying the Cantons without hearing them and relying on others.

In the end I feel like a got the bargain of the century or at least the decade. Granted that everyone hearing is not the same. Not having the same the gear or listen room may have more to do with how the speaker sound than anything else.

Goo luck in your pursuit to finding the perfect system for your taste, finances, and ears.
 

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