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Outstanding sound

Emersive TV & Moviesound with Dolby Atmos.


Easy Multiroom operation.

Easy Operation

Control keys and remote control for direct operation.


Easy streaming options

Spotify Connect

Listen comfortably to music over the integrated Spotify Connect.


Easy connection with tv and source devices via HDMI


Upgrade flexible with smart products and active speakers.

High quality

High-quality manufactured according to Canton quality standards


Easy setup via the On-Screen Display

Smart and Wireless with Dolby Atmos

Expand your speakers with the flexible Smart Connect 5.1 from Canton. The wireless multi-channel AV preamplifier with Dolby Atmos® technology combines up to 8 wireless speakers from the Smart series (three pairs of speakers, one center and one subwoofer) with up to 6 wired active speakers (two pairs of speakers, one centre and one subwoofer) or power amplifiers. In addition, the Smart Connect 5.1 serves as an upgrade for any standard stereo system to create virtual 3D home cinema sound. Even with an analogue tube amplifier, Virtual Dolby Atmos® can be enjoyed. The variable connectivity and ease of use with 4K compatible HDMI connections including eARC set new standards as a modern, room-filling music and home cinema system. The Smart Connect can be flexibly adapted to your listening room and your listening habits, conveniently via remote control from the on-screen menu of your TV. With Apple AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Chromecast built-in features, you can effortlessly and conveniently stream your favourite music wirelessly. Whether stereo, in a home cinema set with the maximum expansion level as a 7.1.4 system or for connecting an existing amplifier to your home network - the possibilities with the Smart Connect 5.1 are many.

Wireless transmission
in High Res

For active speakers and power amplifiers as well as for your Canton Smart speakers, the high-quality AV amplifier Smart Connect 5.1 serves as a flexibly configurable interface and connection centre. The basis for impressive sound experiences is created here by a loss-free and high-resolution transmission of up to 24 bit / 96 kHz. This enables a combination of 6 active speakers or power amplifiers and up to 8 Smart speakers. The multidimensional virtualiser ensures stunning 3D surround sound - even with only 2 speakers connected. The powerful DSP enables high-end stereo sound and impressive multi-channel sound. With the Smart Connect 5.1, the variations are versatile and unique: stereo or multi-channel, wired or wireless, the flexible combination of both worlds up to a 7.1.4 setup as well as SingleRoom and Multiroom streaming - everything is possible.

3D Sound-Upgrade
For your Amplifier

The Smart Connect 5.1 makes it possible to integrate your existing stereo amplifier into the WLAN. As a 3D audio DAC, it delivers virtual surround sound to your existing stereo setup. The powerful DSP and Virtualizer enable 3D surround sound from all sides - even with only two connected speakers in stereo setup. In addition, the Smart Connect 5.1 can be connected to your TV via HDMI eARC and combined with additional Smart speakers to create a home cinema setup. So you can easily turn your existing stereo amplifier into a home cinema amplifier.

Control centre
for home cinema sound and picture

The Smart Connect 5.1 brings your TV's razor-sharp picture to life with immersive, room-filling sound, thanks to four HDMI connections including eARC and HDCP2.2. As multi-channel sound formats, the Smart Connect 5.1 supports Dolby Atmos®, DTS HD and the video format HDR (High Dynamic Range). Using the on-screen display on the TV, you can conveniently set up the system and adjust it perfectly to your needs and sound preferences. Thus, in addition to the direct connection to the TV, the Smart Connect 5.1 functions as a control centre for a wide variety of players: from CD players, game consoles, Blu-ray players, a classic radio receiver to music streaming via smartphones. The freely configurable inputs and outputs provide flexible connection options for your active speakers, power amplifiers or external players.

Easy operation
also with voice control

In addition to manual operation via the app, you can also start and pause playback, adjust the volume or operate an entire Canton Smart System by voice. Although there are no built-in microphones in our Smart Connect 5.1, the multi-talent still offers the highest possible compatibility when it comes to voice control. There are two ways to operate the Smart Connect 5.1 by voice: Use the Siri or Google Assistant voice assistants of your smartphone or an external Apple or Google device of your choice. In this way, you can play your favourite music either at the touch of a button or by voice in any room you wish.

Smart Connect 5.1

In this video we introduce you to the new Smart Connect 5.1 with all its functions and features. The wireless multi-channel AV preamplifier with Dolby Atmos® technology combines up to 8 wireless speakers from the Smart series with up to 6 wired active speakers or power amplifiers. In addition, the Smart Connect 5.1 serves as an upgrade for any standard stereo system to create virtual 3D home cinema sound.

Highlights Smart Connect 5.1

Experience Ultimate Sound with the Smart Connect 5.1 by Canton

Expand your speakers and experience music and movies in a new dimension with the flexible preamplifier Smart Connect 5.1 by Canton. This versatile streamer combines cutting-edge technologies with an impressive variety of connectivity options, making it the ideal centerpiece for any home theater or music system.

Versatile Connectivity and Cutting-Edge Technology

The Smart Connect 5.1 is equipped with Dolby Atmos® technology and allows the combination of up to 8 wireless speakers from the Smart series (three speaker pairs, one center, and one subwoofer) as well as up to 6 wired active speakers (two speaker pairs, one center, and one subwoofer) or amplifiers. This flexibility makes it one of the most advanced 5.1 preamplifiers on the market.

High-Quality DAC for Your Stereo System

Use the Smart Connect 5.1 as a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) and transform any standard stereo system into a home theater system with virtual 3D sound. Even with analog tube amplifiers, the Smart Connect 5.1 enables the use of Virtual Dolby Atmos®, making it an invaluable digital preamplifier.

Easy Operation and Customization

Thanks to the user-friendly remote control and the on-screen menu of your TV, the Smart Connect 5.1 can be flexibly adapted to your listening room and habits. The 4K-compatible HDMI ports including eARC set new standards for HDMI preamplifiers and ensure seamless integration into your home theater setup.

Wireless Streaming and Modern Features

With integrated features like Apple AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and Chromecast built-in, you can effortlessly and conveniently stream your favorite music wirelessly. These functions make the Smart Connect 5.1 a leading HiFi streamer and high-end network player.

Perfect for Vinyl Lovers

The Smart Connect 5.1 also serves as a preamplifier for turntables, allowing you to enjoy the warm, authentic sound of your vinyl records in the best quality. Thanks to its versatility, it is suitable for both classical music lovers and modern audiophiles.

Versatile Applications

Whether you want to use the Smart Connect 5.1 as a Bluetooth preamplifier for wireless audio streaming, as a mini preamplifier in a compact setup, or as a preamplifier for subwoofers in a powerful home theater – the possibilities are almost limitless. It is also excellent as a preamplifier for turntables and offers the ideal solution for discerning audiophiles.

Excellent Test Results

The Smart Connect 5.1 has received top marks in various HiFi preamplifier tests and stereo preamplifier tests. These awards underscore its outstanding quality and performance. It is regarded by many experts as the best preamplifier in its category.

Buy the Smart Connect 5.1 by Canton

Experience the future of home theater and music enjoyment with the Smart Connect 5.1 by Canton. With its impressive performance, versatile connectivity options, and modern features, it is the ideal preamplifier for any sophisticated audio setup. Whether you are looking for an AV preamplifier, a DSP preamplifier, or a high-end preamplifier – the Smart Connect 5.1 meets all your needs.


The Smart Connect 5.1 by Canton offers you the opportunity to experience your home theater and music in a quality you never thought possible. With its combination of cutting-edge technology, flexibility, and user-friendliness, it sets new standards as a high-end preamplifier. Whether you want to stream music, watch movies, or listen to vinyl records, the Smart Connect 5.1 is the perfect choice for those who do not want to compromise on sound quality. Buy now and elevate your audio experience to the next level.

Smart Connect 5.1 Technical specifications

Smart Connect 5.1

Item no.: 04153


1.23 kg

Packing dimensions:
33 x 10,5 x 21,5 cm

Packing weight:
1,76 kg

Dimensions (WxHxD):
24,5 x 5,2 x 14 (9.7" x 2" x 5.5") cm

Stand By (Eco):
< 0,47/1,94/7,2/7,8/5,3

Extended data

Input sensitivity/impedance 1kHz, 100W/4Ω:
310mVrms / 47kΩ

Max. Input signal analogue input 1kHz, 1% THD:

Frequency response 10-450000Hz:

THD+N 1kHz, 1Vrms:

Nominal output level:

Max. Output level:

Max. Reinforcement:

Signal to noise ratio:

Channel separation (1kHz):

S/PDIF audio formats:
Dolby® Digital, DTS® Digital Surround, PCM 2-kanal 24 Bit/192kHz

Cabinet material:

Used radio frequencies:
521 = 5180MHz 522 = 5210MHz mm

22 MHz

Max. Transmitting power:
7,9mW (+9dBm)

3x Input (4K, 3D, HDR, HDCP2.2, CEC) 1x Output (eARC, 4K, 3D, HDR, CEC)

Optical input:

Coaxial input:
2x S/PDIF RCA (Cinch)

Analogue input:
1 (Stereo) RCA (Cinch)

Analogue outputs:
6 RCA (Cinch)

USB A (Service)

Advanced connection information

Bluetooth® Standard:
Vers. 4.1

Bluetooth® profile:
A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3

Bluetooth® max. transmission power:
10mW (+10dBm)

100 Base- TX/ 10 Base-T (RJ45)

IEC C8 (100-240V~, 50/60Hz, max. 10W)

HDMI® audio formats:
Dolby Atmos®, DTS-HD® Dolby® True HD, DTS-HD® Master Audio, DTS-HD® HRA (High Resolution Audio) Dolby Digital PlusTM, DTS® Express (DTS® Low BitRate) Dolby® Digital, DTS® Digital Surround, PCM (2-8 Channels, 8-24Bit, 44,1-192kHz)

Supported video formats:
640x480/60 Hz 720x480 /60Hz 720x576 /50Hz 800x600 /60Hz 1024x768 /60Hz 1280x720 /50, 60Hz 1280x1024/ 60Hz 1920x1080 /24, 30, 50, 60Hz 1920x1200 /60Hz 3840x2160 /24, 25, 30, 50, 60Hz

HDMI® Standard / Copy Protection:
HDMI® 2.0b / HDCP 2.2

Other HDMI® features:
3D up to 1080p, xvYCC, Deep Colour

Supported HDR:

WLAN Standard:
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

available security method:

WLAN setup:
Google Home App, Apple Airplay2

Supported streaming protocols:
Chromecast built-in for Audio, Spotify Connect, UPnP, Airplay2

Supported file formats:

WLAN Max. Transmitting power:
63mW (+18dBm)

Dolby Atmos licensed:

Virtual Atmos:

Operation via Canton APP possible:

Room calibration via Canton APP:

Operation possible on the unit:

Sound settings can be saved to presets:

Saving of playlists to presets possible:

Volume adjustment per speaker:

Setting the listening level per speaker:

Voice function - for better voice reproduction in stereo & surround:

Equalizer - adaptation to spatial conditions:

Dolby® Surround

Bass adjustment:

Midrange adjustment:

Tweeter adjustment:

Extended special features

Integrated bass management:

Adjustable phase adjustment of the subwoofer:

Dynamic Range Control - Setting the dynamic range:

Sleep timer - setting the switch-off time:

IR learning function - controllable with TV / system remote control:

Input-direct selection - ideal for system remote controls:

Input-direct selection - ideal for system remote controls:

Automatic switch on and off:

Configuration of the inputs - Input renaming:

LipSync function - for exact speech synchronisation:

System volume - setting the maximum level:

Restore factory settings - Reset function:

Wireless Speaker Pairing - Pairing the wireless speakers:

Bluetooth Select - Selects BT input automatically:

Autoplay function - Automatic Bluetooth® playback:

max. Anzahl der koppelbaren Funklautsprecher: