Canton Vento vs Chrono SL (models with ceramic tweeters)

Gryph

Gryph

Junior Audioholic
Hey Guys-
Quick question, Just got my Canton SL 596.2 towers and center.

Using for both HT and music. What do you guys recommend for surround book shelfs? i really would like to match everything with the equivalent model of bookshelf surrounds but the sl 536.2 are a little pricey for me right now. Would older models different models match well with my Chronos?

All my speakers are in white. Would like to at least complete the 5.1 set up for now. Currently doing 3.1 with sunfire sub.

I’m using the Chrono 502.2 as surrounds and center with Vento 820.2 for front L,R in my small HT setup and it all matches up well and sounds great to me.
The 502.2 are still under $300 in black at ACC4LESS, your budget should appreciate the 71% off on the 502’s if black ash will work. Could always do a white vinyl wrap on the cheap to match the towers.
 
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Gryph

Gryph

Junior Audioholic
Latest update, I really want the white 820’s back in my BR dresser 2.0 setup. The Focal 906’s I’d moved there temporarily just didn’t work nearly as well in the space as the 820’s. So towards that end I have a pair of black 826’s coming for the front L/R speakers in the LR 5.1 HT setup freeing up the 820’s again.
Win, win as I see it as the room is now another pretty nice spot for listening to 2 channel or multi channel music in the cozy second floor living room.
The Focal stand mounts went to my third story loft, and currently paired with an older Onkyo AVR I had up there running an earlier 5.1 system.
I pulled out the old TV, center channel speaker and surrounds, so now I’ll likely just add a sub and call that spot good as I don’t really need another TV up there.

And since I was being constructive and had a day off I went and picked up my 876 towers from FedEx freight as they’d been sitting there stagnating in the warehouse for the last few days.
I now have the 876’s set up and ready to go, but I’m letting them acclimate to current temps/humidity levels in the house over night before firing them up which is pretty tuff as I really want to hear them.
 
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snakeeyes

Audioholic Ninja
Latest update, I really want the white 820’s back in my BR dresser 2.0 setup. The Focal 906’s I’d moved there temporarily just didn’t work nearly as well in the space as the 820’s. So towards that end I have a pair of black 826’s coming for the front L/R speakers in the LR 5.1 HT setup freeing up the 820’s again.
Win, win as I see it as the room is now another pretty nice spot for listening to 2 channel or multi channel music in the cozy second floor living room.
The Focal stand mounts went to my third story loft, and currently paired with an older Onkyo AVR I had up there running an earlier 5.1 system.
I pulled out the old TV, center channel speaker and surrounds, so now I’ll likely just add a sub and call that spot good as I don’t really need another TV up there.

And since I was being constructive and had a day off I went and picked up my 876 towers from FedEx freight as they’d been sitting there stagnating in the warehouse for the last few days.
I now have the 876’s set up and ready to go, but I’m letting them acclimate to current temps/humidity levels in the house over night before firing them up which is pretty tuff as I really want to hear them.
I probably should have warned you. LOL :). Within a couple weeks after I moved my 820.2 pair from the bedroom to the den, I was shopping again on A4L and found the 836 pair for the den so I could return the 820.2 pair to the bedroom setup. :)
 
Gryph

Gryph

Junior Audioholic
I probably should have warned you. LOL :). Within a couple weeks after I moved my 820.2 pair from the bedroom to the den, I was shopping again on A4L and found the 836 pair for the den so I could return the 820.2 pair to the bedroom setup. :)
Haha yea, I really love those 820.2’s paired with my PM7005 for 2.0 music and while the temporary move to the living room was indeed a useful test run in my small HT setup, I do want the 820’s back on the bedroom dresser likidy split as they’ve been missed there for sure.
I expect the black 826’s will be an as good or better speaker for completing that small HT setup and I’m sure I will even end up listening to more music based content in that space as well.

The 876 towers are up and running now as well and so far I’m hearing what I was expecting from them so happy with that choice as well.
More to come with those as I get more time on them.

Thanks,
GB
 
Gryph

Gryph

Junior Audioholic
My 876’s have been in play for a little while now and I’m happy to report that they really are a great fit in this space and the Canton sound is definitely to my taste. I’m absolutely enjoying every bit of my listening time with these speakers and feel the upgradeitis has pretty much worn off, at least as far as need and musical satisfaction are concerned.
The added low end extension I’m now enjoying is just what I was looking for from these little towers and I no longer find myself contemplating a sub like I had when running the last few stand mounts in this spot.

The small HT setup is also providing a much more immersive experience having gone from 3.1 with mis matched speakers to 5.1 with the much nicer Cantons speakers across the front and rear.
The two channel as well as new multi channel music listening is also much improved now and it has been interesting delving into the different sound programs the AVR offers though the number of menu choices and sub menu’s can quickly become a labyrinth when one is used to far more straight forward 2 channel equipment.

Thanks again for all the questions, answers and guidance that was offered and found in this thread.

cheers,
GB
 

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