[Canton] Smart Townus 8

Active and wireless

The Smart Townus 8 of Townus Serie: Timelessly elegant

We are proud to present our brand new loudspeaker series "Townus", with which we would like to appeal to all people for whom timeless design and high-quality appeal are important. In reference to the roots and the location of our company headquarters, in the middle of the Hessian Taunus, we have created the same sounding name Townus for the new speaker models. The newly created Townus series impresses with its timeless, elegant design and its high-quality materials - ideal for urban people who value design and quality. In the word creation Townus, we also refer to the connection of the modern and pulsating life in a city and the rather quiet and rural Taunus, where the creators of this timeless and modern speaker series have their origin.


The Smart Townus 8

With the Smart Townus 8, we present the newest member of our large Smart family. In the same design as the passive Townus models, the smart variant ensures enthusiasm with its extensive equipment and the best technical ingredients. The Smart Townus 8 scores with its timeless elegance, superior build quality and, of course, its excellent sound characteristics. This makes the slim Smart Townus 8 floorstanding speakers the ideal playing partner for anyone looking for speakers that are visually understated, but sonically the measure of all things. The fully active Smart Townus 8 are equipped with powerful amplifiers that provide 350 watts of power to each floorstanding speaker. This eliminates the need for external power amplifiers and speaker cables. Simply set them up in the desired location, connect the power cable and feed player, and off you go with the listening fun in your home. The wireless signal transmission with 24-bit signal processing between the speakers ensures music playback of the highest quality.


Comfortable connection

Our Smart Townus 8 makes it easy for you: You can connect whatever your HiFi heart desires to the numerous inputs. For this purpose, analog connections in high-quality XLR and RCA versions are available, in addition to the digital variants in optical and coaxial design. A USB input with XMOS allows contact with computers and of course our Smart Townus 8 can stream music in the best quality wirelessly via Bluetooth with aptX. We include a selection of cables so you can start playing music right away at home. Thanks to the smart features of the Smart Townus 8, you can expand the floorstanding speakers with additional Smart speakers from Canton - for example, with the compact Smart Townus 2. In this way, you can build a high-sounding home theater set in single-room operation or integrate your Smart Townus 8 as an excellent-sounding member in a multi-room system.


Excellent components

The elegant Smart Townus 8 impress with excellent sound performance in all situations. To achieve this, we use two potent woofers with 154 mm double cones made of titanium in the optimally dimensioned cabinet volume. These woofer specialists are complemented by a 154 mm midrange driver and the finely resolving tweeter with 25 mm aluminum oxide ceramic and transmission front plate for outstanding dispersion characteristics. The quartet of speakers is powered by a precisely tuned Class D amplifier with 350 watts of power per speaker. Our wave surround technology, the very solidly built cabinets with internal bracing and the strategically placed damping material keep sound damaging resonances away from these speakers. The screwless Diamond-Cut aluminum rings of the drivers used are not only a visual highlight - they also increase the stability of the tweeter, midrange and woofer.


Soloist and teamplayer

You can use the Smart Townus 8, quite classically, as a stereo speaker and combine it as you wish with other speakers from the Canton Smart family. In this way, you can create a 4.0 home cinema system in no time at all, without any wiring. The center channel is created virtually, with precise dialog reproduction and the best speech intelligibility from the mids. Canton's rigid titanium double cones not only ensure a tidy appearance, they also guarantee dynamic bass reproduction with the highest precision and best timing. With the Smart Connect 5.1, you can expand your system almost at will: make your Smart Townus 8 the main speaker of a multi-channel surround system and supplement it with additional speakers from our Smart series. In this way, you can expand your personal home theater step by step up to a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos configuration - for impressive movie sound from all directions.



Product Data


Type : Active wireless floorstanding speaker

Engineering Principle : 3-way bass reflex

Systempower : 350 watts per speaker

Frequency response : 24...30.000 Hz

Crossover frequency : 160 / 3.100 Hz

Woofer : 2 x 154 mm (6.1"), Titanium (Wave surround)

Midrange : 1 x 154 mm (6.1"), Titanium (Wave surround, TCC)

Tweeter : 1 x 25 mm (1''), Ceramic


1 x Analogue input (chinch)

1 x Bluetooth® 3.0 Interface (apt-X® Decoding for transmission in CD quality)

1 x Digital Input (coaxial)

1 x Digital Input (optical)

1 x USB-Input with XMOS® technology

1 x XLR (Balanced)


Decoder: Dolby Audio®, DTS Digital Surround®

Internal wireless network to connect to other Smart Series models

Bluetooth® wireless technology


Virtual Surround for Stereo, Musik & Surround Sound

Virtual Center at 4.0 home cinema mode

Special Features

Wireless transmission between speakers

Easy installation - one cable to the TV set, one cable to the wall socket

Volume adjustment per loudspeaker

Setting the listening distance per loudspeaker

Voice function - for better speech reproduction in stereo & surround sound

Equalizer - adaptation to spatial conditions

Dynamic Range Control - Setting the Dynamic Range

Sleep timer - Setting the turn-off time

IR learning function - controllable with TV / system remote control

Input Direct Dial - ideal for system remote controls

IR clear function - simplest deletion of unwanted learning functions

Automatic switch-on and switch-off

Configuration of the inputs - Input renaming

LipSync function - for exact speech synchronization

System Volume - Setting the Maximum Level

Restore factory settings - Reset function

Wireless Speaker Pairing - pairing of the wireless loudspeakers

Bluetooth Select - Automatically selects BT input

Autoplay Function - Automatic Bluetooth® Playback

USB Playback

fabric grill with magnetic mount

Warranty : 2 years

Dimensions (WxHxD) : 23 x 101,5 x 33 cm (9.1 x 40" x 13") (W x H x D)

Weight : 21 Kg

Power consumption : ECO/MAN: 0,5 watts, NSB: 1,5 watts (factory setting)

Carton Content

1 x Smart Townus 8 (master)

1 x Smart Townus 8 (slave)


Fabric grill (magnetic)

Short manual