Canton Sound System?

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Canton Sound System?

Post by Woolmeister » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:17 am

Is it any good?

How many speakers and how many watts is it rated at, please? Does it give you anything else over the standard audio system?

Currently looking at used Kodiaq vRS models - some of them have Canton; Some don't. Just wondering if it's a worthwhile upgrade.

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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by Zach » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 am

10 speaker (including centre speaker and subwoofer), 570W amp. Has DSP so surround sound and sound focus changing (all, front, driver). Worthwhile if you like listening to music on the road, which I assume you are if you're asking about it. You should however keep in mind that it's not going to be on par with the likes of a Bowers & Wilkins or Burmester sound system. I did test drive a new RS4 over a few days with B&O and wasn't impressed, the Kodiaq's Canton system honestly sounded just as good, surprisingly.
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by Silverbear » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:56 am

I don't have it and can report that Radio 3 plays perfectly well on the standard system supplied with the SE.
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by Colin Lambert » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:12 am

I had obligatory Canton as a prezzy from Skoda for being a very early adopter. ( would much rather have had the money off or some other extra that I actually wanted.)
Having had 3 Yetis before the Kodiaq and 2 Karoqs since, I would say, if you have to pay extra, don't bother. My hearing is pretty good and I can hardly notice the difference on radio 3 or classic FM.
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:43 pm

Zach wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 am
10 speaker (including centre speaker and subwoofer), 570W amp. Has DSP so surround sound and sound focus changing (all, front, driver). Worthwhile if you like listening to music on the road, which I assume you are if you're asking about it. You should however keep in mind that it's not going to be on par with the likes of a Bowers & Wilkins or Burmester sound system. I did test drive a new RS4 over a few days with B&O and wasn't impressed, the Kodiaq's Canton system honestly sounded just as good, surprisingly.
I would agree that it doesnt touch B&W in terms of overall performance theres not much that would, that said Canton isn't in that region for price. You get what you pay for and in real terms it's not expensive.

If you like listening to music (other than Radio 3 or Classic FM) then I would recommend it. But as I have said several times on this forum the head unit and speakers are only as good as the source of music. If it's a standard FM signal or low bit rate MP3's then chances are it won't be that noticable, if your listening to high quality FLAC or CDs then you will.

I actually find the extra sub to be a little to heavy and intrusive at times but that's easily changed within Columbus.

Colin was correct in saying that wind and road noise is a slight issue.
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by Fuzzz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 pm

Still canton is waaaaaay better than standard system. Standard system is totally crap...the worst I ever heard...so if possible take the canton...set the mode to DRIVER and voila...
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by Old and Grumpy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:22 pm

Fuzzz wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Still canton is waaaaaay better than standard system. Standard system is totally crap...the worst I ever heard...so if possible take the canton...set the mode to DRIVER and voila...
Strange! I listen to Classic FM, (on DAB), on the standard system and the quality is certainly not crap. That's more than can be said about some of the music played on other radio stations!
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by Fuzzz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:33 pm

Taste of sound is personal...I do not like standard system.
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by C2atb » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:05 pm

If you want a bit of depth to your music then it’s needed

I’ve never owned a car without a subwoofer but seriously miss when I’m in a rental you really hear what your missing
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Re: Canton Sound System?

Post by Silverbear » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:38 pm

C2atb wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:05 pm
If you want a bit of depth to your music then it’s needed

I’ve never owned a car without a subwoofer but seriously miss when I’m in a rental you really hear what your missing
I'm not even sure I know what a subwoofer is.
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