Canton Reference 9K black 3 quarter front right no grill over white background
Canton Reference 9K black 3 quarter front right with grill over white background
Canton Reference 9K black 3 quarter top left no grill over white background
Canton Reference 9K white 3 quarter front right on LS860 stand over white background
Canton Reference 9K black 3 quarter front right on LS860 stand over white background
Canton Reference 9K cherry 3 quarter front right on LS860 stand over white background
Canton Reference 9K black 3 quarter rear over white background

Canton Reference 9K | Passive High-End Compact Speakers (Pair)

Regular price$3,695.00


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**DISCONTINUED: The Canton Reference K Series is sold out and discontinued. Check out Canton's latest successor Reference 9 2023.

The Reference 9K, While the Most Compact of Canton's Reference K Line, is Surprisingly Grown-up and Huge in Sound

  • Stand at 16" | 2-Way Bass Reflex System | 200W
  • Tweeter: 1" | Midrange/Woofer: 6.85"
  • Ceramic tungsten midrange/bass driver specially developed for a powerful performance and breathtaking bass
  • Cabinets are made of high-quality, multi-layer laminate with a complex finishing process
  • Canton LS860 speaker stand not included and sold separately
  • Price is per PAIR

Canton Reference 9K black on white buffet outdoors with nearby shrubs

Canton's Smallest ... and yet Very Big!

The most compact of Canton's Reference K speakers is the 9K, but in terms of sound, it's huge! Surprisingly grown-up and sovereign, it is blessed with all the virtues of the famous Reference K loudspeaker family. Thanks to its small dimensions, harmonious proportions and noble surface design, it is suitable for any living ambience. The ceramic tungsten loudspeaker drivers specially developed for the Reference K series are also used in the Reference 9K. With a diameter of 6.85", the high-end bass-midrange driver ensures powerful bass and accurate, balanced mids. Thanks to our patented, low-loss wave surround and the outstandingly resolving ceramic tweeter, the Reference 9K impresses with excellent fine dynamics, especially at low volumes. The acoustically optimized enclosures with curved side walls and rounded edges ensure ideal dispersion characteristics of the compact speakers.

Canton Reference 9K black on LS860 stand with plants


Canton develops and manufactures the loudspeaker systems of their Reference K Series in their factory in Weilrod in the Taunus region. This is the only way to maintain necessary quality standards, minimize tolerances, eliminate any defects, and keep the high sound requirements for top products. The Reference 9K cabinets are made of high-quality multi-layer laminate and undergo a complex finishing process: the high-gloss "Piano Finish" surface sealant is applied, sanded and elaborately polished in twelve work steps. It gives the Reference 9K cabinet an overwhelming depth effect. As an alternative, the Reference 9K are offered in an even more refined and visually truly impressive variant: the cabinets in cherry real wood veneer with "Piano Finish" are pure craftsmanship and inspire with their lively grain and warm color tone. Acoustically optimized fabric covers, which elegantly hold on the baffle by magnetic fastening, round off the noble appearance sovereign.

pair of Canton Reference 9K black speakers on LS860 stands in living space with fireplace in between

Best Equipment and Technology

The Reference 9K benefits sonically from its solid multi-layer laminate enclosure, which keeps sound-degrading resonances away from the speaker drivers used. In the low-mid range, Canton uses their most technically mature and advanced drivers, taking full advantage of the excellent material properties of the aluminum-ceramic cones. These cones are refined with tungsten particles which are characterized by their enormous stiffness combined with high, internal damping. Additionally, this is all achieved with very low weight and extended frequency range. The excellent 1" dome tweeter with aluminum oxide ceramic diaphragm is used in the high frequency range. The finest crossover components, the stiffening of the housing, and the meticulous sonic tuning ensure the highest possible fidelity.

The Reference 9K is equipped with high-quality biwiring/ biamping connection terminals, allowing the low and high frequencies to be driven separately with different amplifiers or with specialized cables. 24k gold-plated, sturdy screw terminals with an accommodation of cable cross-sections up to 10mm2, ensure optimal signal transmission.

Canton Reference 9K black rear highlighting speaker terminals


  • Acoustic Principle / Resonator: 2-Way Bass reflex system
  • Radiation Direction: Backfire
  • Tweeter
    • Quantity: 1
    • Size: 1"
    • Material: Aluminum oxyd ceramic
  • Midrange/Woofer
    • Quantity: 1
    • Size: 6.85"
    • Material: Aluminum ceramic tungsten (Wave-surround)
  • Nominal load capacity: 120W
  • Music load capacity: 200W
  • Transmission range: 25-40000 Hz
  • Crossover frequencies: 3.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 4 / 8Ω
  • Weight: 31 lb
  • Dimensions: 9.8" x 16.1" x 15"
  • Canton 10-Year Warranty
  • Reference K Operating Manual

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