CANTON REFERENCE SPEAKERS – HAND CRAFTED IN GERMANY
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.
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
The membranes of the K Series are manufactured in an elaborate
process. Up to 20 % of the existing molecular structure of the aluminium
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.