Canton Chrono SL 520

Not everyone who puts emphasis on extreme tonal naturalness and a rich bass Foundation, has the necessary space in upmarket until 700 euro to confront a Floorstanding speaker into the living room. Many others like look also very reluctant in his blessed not to big boxes.

  1. Canton Chrono SL 520
  2. Data sheet

Canton was actually still a gap in the own offer, which was to close it: between the series Carat and Chrono Hesse positioned the new Chrono SL series. The very Petite looking through their compact front panel Chrono SL 520 brings their volume not the width, but the comparatively large depth, which, after all, is 29 centimeters. Thus, the baffle is the omnidirectional way.

Ever the developers paid some attention to the directional characteristics of metal drivers. The aluminum manganese dome drive and vibration system known from the carat – and Vento series got a concave transmission front plate which performs several tasks. You are concentrated in the acquisition frequency at 3 kilohertz and adapt so that the viewing angle of the tweeter of the low midrange driver. The 16 cm cone with its qualified compared to the reference series through additional windings to higher-lift in this area which also begins, to bundle the sound. Also, the Horn-like attachment at the bottom of the dome with an identical stroke effect brings 3 decibels more sound pressure, which in turn minimizes the distortion.

The front plate shape determined by computer simulation and extensive measurements also provides the rest at 20 kilohertz to an improved omnidirectional. The wonderfully processed high-gloss housing works better than the lacquer film combinations of the Chrono series and helps the network goes with the traditional brand on touting, still deliver to weave.

Showed in the listening room itself already after the first round, that it was a very homogeneous field with short distances between the individual subjects in this test. Although the Canton visually easier with its narrow front view acts as the Nubert, she threw no less weight in the bass. Hard to believe how low and fed up with the low-frequency reproduction managed the Chrono. Abysmal electronic bass lines as on the album “Touch” by Yello (Universal) were very dry and precise. Pop music possessed tremendous kick and perfect timing.

To the SL 520 presented the heights very differentiated and fine drawing, not to be clever or even hard. Her slender keynote range was the only character in the Canton catch left. After all, this vote of the ESS playback came forward and helped the canton to reveal many details. The sound broke away completely from the boxes. The Oscar Peterson Trio seemed free to stand, which also grows in all three dimensions far beyond the boxes in the room.

Compared to the Chrono 502 consulted for direct comparison (test: 8/2007, 71 sound points, 580 euros) the SL 520 was a track less crotchety and overall simple more exciting and natural. The moderate price of the Chrono SL 520 worth it so clearly.

Canton Chrono SL 520

Manufacturer Canton
Price €640.00
Rating 74.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.0 x 29,0 x 29,0 cm
Weight 5.7
Surfaces Paint
Color Gloss black, high-gloss white
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 2
Working principle of full Active
Connections single wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 98 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 59 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 44 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 4 ohm
Transparent, joyous game box with a more precise figure and deep, contoured bass
could do with more fundamental and reserves
Bass quality 70
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 65
Attention to detail (precision) 80
Dynamic 70
Maximum level (vitality) 45
Neutrality 85
Imaging 80
Spatial (airiness) 80
Processing Very good
Sound judgment well 74
tested in issue: 3 / 10