Canton Reference 2 2023 walnut front with grills removed over white background
Canton Reference 2 2023 black front with grills removed over white background
Canton Reference 2 2023 walnut front with cloth grills over white background
Canton Reference 2 2023 black front with cloth grills over white background
Canton Reference 2 2023 walnut rear over white background
Canton Reference 2 2023 black rear over white background
Canton Reference 2 2023 walnut profile over white background
Canton Reference 2 2023 black profile over white background

Canton Reference 2 2023 | Passive High-End Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

Regular price$20,000.00


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The 2023 Canton Reference 2 Raises the Bar Even Higher at the Pinnacle of Fidelity and Luxury in Audio Experience

  • Stand at 46" | 3-Way Bass Reflex System | 630W
  • Perfect for reference level stereo reproduction and home theater applications, even in very large rooms
  • Features all-new rounded cabinets and new mid and bass drivers optimized with high-strength Black Ceramic Tungsten
  • 4 speaker drivers operate in a 3-chamber system, enhancing the acoustic qualities of each
  • Advanced bass wave-guide for optimized frequency delivery and separation
  • 10 year warranty on all Canton Reference Passive Loudspeakers
  • Price is per PAIR

Canton Reference 2 Walnut 2023 in home decor with couch and plant

New Canton Reference 2023

Canton has been a leader in loudspeaker audio technology for over 50 years and the number one loudspeaker company in Germany. The new 2023 Reference Series are Canton’s highest performing speaker series to date and replace the Reference K Series originally released in 2015.

The new Reference Series features entirely new cabinets that offer exceptional sound with a smaller footprint than their predecessors as well newly developed drivers utilizing cutting-edge proprietary composite materials developed in Canton’s own materials science lab.

At the heart of the Reference 2023 Series is the all-new rounded cabinet. The new, intricate cabinet structure has been meticulously engineered to minimize unwanted resonance and are manufactured on a specially designed 5-axis CNC milling machine. The Reference 2023 Series also features new mid and bass drive units optimized and refined with a new high-strength Black Ceramic Tungsten material.

The Reference 2023 speakers are manufactured with the utmost care at the company headquarters in Weilrod, Germany. Thanks to the use of first-class materials and components, consistent and precise quality is guaranteed. The high-quality walnut veneer is refined using a special sanding technique and matte lacquer treatment.

Visually and Technically Innovative

The cabinets of the Canton Reference 2 are designed according to the latest acoustic findings free of edges. Their elegant form follows function, resulting in a speaker with remarkable characteristics. In addition to its modern design, it is also extremely stable and provides a perfect basis for sound-optimized radiation. The workmanship of the cabinets is of the highest quality and allows for aesthetic integration in any living environment. 4 speaker drivers operate in a 3-chamber system, offering perfectly-sized volumes for each branch of the 3-way speaker design. The double-bass configuration with 8.6" woofers, in conjunction with the optimized dispersion ratio of the latest generation bass guide, ensures enormous low bass, while also allowing flexible placement of the Reference 2 in the listening room. The 6.8" midrange driver, deliberately positioned at the top of the speaker, ensures authentic, lively reproduction of voices. Visually and acoustically the ideal complement is the powerful BC tweeter with 1" dome tweeter made of black aluminum oxide ceramic.

Canton Reference 2 2023 black lower woofer detail

Sound Optimized

The Reference 2 loudspeakers integrate all drivers flush into the round baffle with the aid of the new 3D ASW (Asymetric Waveguide Ring) cover rings made of polyoxymethylene (POM). These optimize the dispersion characteristics in the high frequency and mid ranges. The enclosure design is focused on sound optimization and uses strong multi-layer laminate and sophisticated damping and internal stiffening for low-resonance enclosures. The new crossovers with epoxy resin-glass fabric composite and a copper overlay of 70 µm allows for large dim-ionized conductor cross sections and minimization of magnetic field interference, ensuring optimum performance and precise sound.


The Reference 2 speakers are equipped with WBT's low-mass nextgen™ binding posts and high-quality gold-plated copper bridges, enabling single, bi-wiring and bi-amping operation. The terminal plate of the Reference 2 speaker has been extended by a level adjustment (Room Compensation) allowing the SPL of the midrange and tweeter to be precisely raised or lowered in 1.5 decibel steps, optimizing the speakers for a variety of listening room characteristics and listening positions.

Canton Reference 2 Walnut 2023 rear highlighting binding posts


  • Acoustic Principle / Resonator: 3-Way Bass reflex system
  • Radiation Direction: Downfire
  • Tweeter
    • Quantity: 1
    • Size: 1"
    • Material: Aluminum oxyd ceramic
  • Midrange
    • Quantity: 1
    • Size: 6.85"
    • Material: Black ceramic tungsten (Wave-surround)
  • Woofer
    • Quantity: 2
    • Size: 8.62"
    • Material: Black ceramic tungsten
  • Nominal load capacity: 370W
  • Music load capacity: 630W
  • Transmission range: 19-40000 Hz
  • Crossover frequencies: 160 / 3000 Hz
  • Impedance: 4 / 8Ω
  • Efficiency (2.83V/1m): 88 db
  • Level Adjustment: yes
  • Weight: 136 lb
  • Dimensions: 13.7" x 45.6" x 20.9"
  • Canton 10-Year Warranty
  • Canton Reference 2023 Manual

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