CANTON Reference K1 floorstand ceramic/tungsten 7"mid 2x12"bass 90dB 18Hz-40k

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CANTON REFERENCE K series - "TIMELESS CREATIONS for ULTIMATE MUSICAL PLEASURE

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REFERENCE K SERIES
The Reference K Series marks the beginning of a new age of sound. Characterised by the classic virtues of the Reference family, a constant drive for innovation and a focus on the fundamental elements of sound, it strives for ever greater perfection. A perfection that is achieved in an impressively practical way.

"Developing loudspeakers is like living in a monastery. Strict asceticism and a focus on essentials lead to a steady improvement in virtues. For me, the new Reference K Series represents one more step towards inner maturity, outer perfection and complete sound. With its great potential it offers greater composure and more thrilling vivacity than ever before".……Frank Göbl The designer of the Reference K Series

REFERENCE K1 - STRONG
It is powerful. It is mighty. As our benchmark product it offers an impressive blend of charm and modesty. On the outside it exudes self-confidence. On the inside it is a sensitive connoisseur, that follows every nuance of sound with enthusiasm and due respect.

TECHNOLOGY - First class components. 
Perfection is all about the detail. This is why the components of the Reference K loudspeakers are carefully checked and acoustically optimised. The results are impressive right down to the very last nuance of sound.

CHASSIS - Innovative driver technology
The drivers of the Reference K Series have been comprehensively redesigned. To maximise their rigidity while maintaining optimum internal damping, the woofer and midrange cone drivers are now also fitted with a ceramic-tungsten membrane. Not only does this enhance their outward appearance, but it also ensures a precisely controlled swing-in and swing-out behaviour across the whole transmission range. The natural resonance is therefore always outside the transmission range.

CERAMIC-TUNGSTEN TECHNOLOGY
The membranes of the K Series are manufactured in an elaborate process. Up to 20 % of the existing molecular structure of the cone is transformed into a ceramic structure and refined with tungsten particles. The result is a membrane with an optimum ratio of rigidity to weight and improved inner damping.

PERFECT TWEETERS
Ceramic is a unique material in the world of sound. That’s why the Reference tweeters have evolved still further to include a one-piece ceramic dome for the K Series. The one-piece wave guide, which first appeared in the Reference Jubilée, now supports the dispersion characteristics of the K system.

STRIKING TCC MIDRANGE SYSTEM
The triple-curved cone membrane of the midrange speaker with its ceramic-tungsten structure represents an optimum design standard. Together with the new, tripled-folded wave surround, it gives extreme rigidity and excellent balance in terms of the swing-in and swing-out behaviour through to the highest frequencies. Another new feature in the shape of the high quality front rings made from die-cast aluminium increases the mechanical stability of the driver system.

INNOVATIVE WOOFERS
The woofers now also come with a ceramic-tungsten membrane. This gives optimal control of the surround behaviour, allowing perfect bass tones at all volumes.

REVIEWERS COMMENT:
Sound judgment: 106 points
Price / Performance: "Outstanding Value for Money" Iincorruptible-neutral, extremely dynamic Superbox with incredible reserves.

STEREO - Edition: 10 Published: 09/2015 
Sound level: 97%
Value for money: "Excellent" (4 out of 5 stars)
"The new, 134-kilogram Canton flagship is a balanced, as well as very dynamically fantastic top speaker!"

SOLID CABINET DESIGN
The acoustically optimised cabinet with its organic curved baffle offers significantly improved dispersion characteristics. The solid construction of high quality 50 mm multi-layer laminate sets new standards in terms of stability. The characteristic bow shape of the cabinet is created from solid material in a special process.

BASS-GUIDE
The floorstanding loudspeakers of the Reference K Family operate with the new Bass-Guide® bass reflex system. Vibrations are directed away from the cabinet and flow noise is reduced. The usable inner volume of the loudspeaker is maximised while the external dimensions remain the same and there is greater flexibility in the set-up location. The distance from walls or corners no longer has much impact.

SURFACES 
The elegant, high gloss, “piano finish” surface is applied and polished in a 12- stage process. It gives the cabinets of the Reference K Series a sensation of extraordinary depth. Acoustically optimised, two-part fabric covers with magnetic fastenings complete the exclusive look.

SPEAKER CONNECTION TERMINALS
The high quality connection area with four gold-plated screwclamp terminals is suitable for cable diameters up to 10 mm2 and special cable shoes. This provides secure connections Crossovers with long-term stability.

CROSSOVERS
The crossovers of the Reference 1 K and 3 K speakers discreetly separate the bass, mid-range and treble ranges. Only selected components with no tolerance are used in the manufacture of their low-resonance circuit boards. Here it is not just a matter of separating an audio signal but also of creating sounds.

EXCLUSIVE CABLING
Cabling is reduced to a minimum. The cables themselves are specially developed for the Reference K loudspeakers. The design, with its special core and six twisted individual conductors per phase, ensures optimum sound transmission from the connection terminal to the chassis.

GRILL COVERS
Acoustically optimised fabric covers with magnetic fastenings complete the exclusive look.

SURFACE - Available on the following finishes:
Black lacquer “piano finish“ (standard)
White lacquer “piano finish” (optional)

MANUFACTURING QUALITY
We develop and manufacture the loudspeaker systems of our Reference K Series in our own workshops. This is the only way we can satisfy the quality standards required, eliminate fault tolerances and achieve the high sound perfection of our premium products. DESIGNED and HAND MADE MANUFACTURE in GERMANY

Features

Specifications

Awards

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Features

- 1x Ceramic dome Tweeter w/ one piece wave guide
- 1x Ceramic / Tungsten Mid w/ triple-curved cone membrane & Triple-folded wave surround for max flexibility and die-cast ali front rings for max rigidity.
- 2x Ceramic / Tungsten Woofers for perfect bass tones.
- Cabinet of high quality 50 mm multi-layer laminate 
- Piano finish surface is applied and polished in a 12 stage process.
- Terminal with separate level adjustment of +/- 1.5db on Mid & Tweeter
- Base Plinth with Bass-Guide® Reflex system
- High-end cable system
- Gold plated bi-wiring / bi-amping screw clamp terminals
- Fabric grill with magnetic mount
- DC Technology ('Displacement Control'), developed by Canton prevents the uncontrolled deflection of the bass loudspeaker membrane at low tones. It suppresses the subsonic (i.e. not audible) oscillations and allows the bass tones to sound perceptibly sharper and more precise.
- The Complete loudspeaker system is develop and manufacture in our own workshops in Germany. This is the only way we can satisfy the quality standards required, eliminate fault tolerances and achieve the high sound perfection of our premium products. DESIGNED and HAND MADE MANUFACTURE in GERMANY

Specifications

Type - High-End floorstanding speaker
Engineering Principle - 3-Way, Bass reflex system
Nom. / Music power handling - 500 / 900 Watts
SPL (1 watt/1m) - 89 dB
Frequency response - 18Hz…40kHz
Crossover frequency - 180/3.000 Hz
Woofer - 2x 310 mm, Ceramic - Tungsten membrane
Midrange - 1x 180 mm, Ceramic - Tungsten (with Triple Folded Wave Surround - TCC-Triple curved cone)
Tweeter - 1x 25 mm, one piece Ceramic - Ali dome with wave guide.
Nominal Impedance - 4…8 Ohm
Dimensions - 1250H x 480W x 690D mm
Weight - 134kg each

Awards

STEREO (German mag) AWARDS REFERENCE K1 VERY HIGH 97% RATING - AWESOME

Videos

CANTON REF K1 introduction