Canton's diddy DM5 soundbar has smaller rooms in mind

Generally, we’ve been bigger fans of Canton’s soundbases (such as the DM 55, DM 75 and DM100) than its soundbars. The brand’s new DM5 soundbar will no doubt look to level that balance, however.

Aiming to pack the performance of its other models into a smaller box, Canton has made the 120-watt DM5 just 55cm-wide and 3kg heavy. Quite frankly, we’ve seen bigger Toblerones at Duty Free.

Its size should hopefully make the DM5 easier to house, whether that is on the wall or positioned it in front of or below your TV. Three EQ switches are designed to optimize performance according to its placement in your room.

Other sound modes include ‘voice’ for boosting dialogue; ‘hotel’ for limiting maximum volume; and the ‘eco’ power saving mode.

Whether it’ll have the performance to oust the Award-winning Yamaha YAS-207 is unknown, but the DM5 looks generous on the features front. It’s well connected for a soundbar at this price, with aptX Bluetooth alongside optical, coaxial and analogue inputs.

The DM5 is available in black or silver, priced £299.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.