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Canton GLE 490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 360 reviews of Canton GLE 490. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price are also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: Canton GLE 490 Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Silver)Canton GLE 490 Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Silver)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Yang (

Canton GLE 490 Floor-standing Speakers, GLE 455 Center Channel, GLE 430 Bookshelf Speakers, and AS 105 SC Subwoofer


Amidst the many dividing lines in the world of audio and video is the line between those that believe speakers must be single purpose, and those that believe speakers can be multi-purpose. The purposes in question are often music and home theater...

The Canton GLE system was an interesting experience for me. It had been some time since I had the opportunity to audition a full-range speaker, and as I noted it was a remarkable contrast to the innumerous sub/sat systems in my past. It is difficult to...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Canton's GLE 490 DC is a 3-way floorstanding speaker. Able to handle up to 320 watts, each speaker houses two 8-inch aluminum wave surround woofers, a 7-inch aluminum wave surround midrange driver, and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter.


Crossover frequency:300.3200 / 3200
Frequency range:20 - 3000 / 20 - 30000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):32 / 320
RMS rated power:15 / 150


Color of product:Black / Silver / Walnut / White
Detachable protection cover: Yes

Energy Management

Power source type:AC


Amplifier: No
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Driver cone material:Aluminium
Mid-range driver diameter:7.09
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):7
Mid-range driver size:7 / 7.09
Number of drivers:4
Number of Speakers:1
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit
Speaker enclosure:Reflex
Speaker placement:Floor
Speaker type:3-Way
Transducer material:Polyfabric
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:0.984 / 1
Tweeter Size:0.984 / 1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:7.87
Woofer diameter (imperial):8
Woofer Size:7.87 / 8

Other Features

Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Dimensions (W x D x H):8.3 x 41.3 x 11.8
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):8.3 x 41.3 x 11.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):8.27 x 12.2 x 41.7 / 8.27 x 41.3 x 11.8
Number of products included:1
Type:Floor-standing speakers


Bass reflex: Yes
Equalizer: No
On/Off switch: No
Remote controlled: No
Remotely operated:N

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power source type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 12.2
Height:41.3 / 41.7
Weight:32.8 / 42.3