Kanto YU4 Powered Speaker System

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Priced from $735.00 (Normally Regular Price $849.00 )

Compact Powered Speaker System That’s Big On Performance

Turntable, Auxiliary, TV & aptX Bluetooth Inputs

Subwoofer & USB Charge Outputs

Silk Dome Tweeters, 4” Kevlar Woofers

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About The Kanto YU4 Powered Speaker System

The YU4 is the entry into Kanto’s powered speaker system line up and can be used in a number of contexts including on a desktop as computer speakers, connected to a TV for home theatre duties or even as a complete stereo system for an apartment. It offers wide ranging flexibility including connections for turntable, auxiliary, TV, subwoofer and aptX Bluetooth. With silk dome tweeters and Kevlar woofers, this remote controlled system has superb performance and a modern contemporary style all its own.

Effortlessly fill your room with rich, spacious sound. Featuring carefully designed 4” (101mm) Kevlar® drivers and 1” (25mm) silk dome tweeters, YU4 faithfully reproduces your favourite tunes, letting you enjoy them to their fullest. Throw on your latest vinyl with a built-in phono preamp, or sit back and stream your carefully curated playlist via Bluetooth™ 4.0 with Qualcomm aptX. Crystal-clear, detailed sound for all to enjoy.

Kanto YU4 Powered Speaker System

Silk Dome Tweeters: YU4’s 1-inch tweeters are made from silk to deliver a high-frequency range that is bright and refined. Their dome shape improves sound dispersion to ensure your ears capture every sound, regardless of where you are in the room.

Kevlar Mid/Bass Drivers: Well-known for its strength and rigidity, Kevlar® ensures accurate sound reproduction even at higher volumes. Crank your favourite tunes without sacrificing performance.

Unmatched Connectivity: Inspired by an equal appreciation for digital and analogue, YU4 gives you the freedom to enjoy all your devices. Connect a turntable via a built-in phono preamp, transmit high fidelity audio from your computer or TV with Optical TOSLINK, or sit back and enjoy your newly curated playlist with Bluetooth 4.0. With five inputs and a subwoofer output, YU4 brings all your sound to life.

Vinyl - Throw On Your Favourite Record: YU4 comes equipped with a built-in phono preamp, allowing you to easily connect any vintage or modern-day turntable. Toggle between line-level and phono with a simple flip of a switch, and reduce noise using the provided ground terminal.

Streaming – Play Tunes From The Palm Of Your Hand: Featuring integrated Bluetooth 4.0 with Qualcomm® aptX™ technology, YU4 lets you stream high-quality audio directly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Sit back and enjoy your carefully curated playlist from anywhere in the room.

Nearfield - Upgrade Your Desktop Setup: Take your desktop setup to the next level by connecting YU4 to your computer via the RCA, AUX or Optical TOSLINK inputs.

To reduce vibration and improve soundstaging, use YU4 with Kanto S4 desktop speaker stands.

Home Theatre - Bring Your Movies To Life: Bring high-fidelity sound to your home theatre by connecting YU4 to your TV via one of two Optical Toslink inputs. For an even more immersive experience, hook up a subwoofer and feel the bass.

Take Control Of Your Sound: Packed with functionality, the YU series remote makes listening to audio more convenient. Quickly switch between sources, tune your sound to fit your space with bass, treble & balance, and control playback while streaming via Bluetooth. The YU4 remote gives you full control over your audio.

Signal Detection – Never Miss A Beat: YU4 features automatic standby and power-up modes to conserve power when you’re away and continues playback when your music starts playing.

Easy Charging: Use the provided USB charging port to conveniently power your phone, smart home or casting device directly through your speakers.

About Kanto

Kanto is a Canadian speaker manufacturer that’s been marketing its products in North America since 2007. Based in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Kanto is now being distributed internationally as popularity surges for all-in-one audio solutions.

The founders had a vision to build quality products with style – and offer excellent value to customers throughout their life cycle. Many years designing and manufacturing OEM products for large consumer electronics companies gave them the passion and understanding they needed to create a new brand with outstanding potential. Today, that knowledge and passion, combined with their team of dedicated design engineers, is the driving force behind their success.

Kanto YU4 Reviews

“Even at their size, these guys can get loud enough to bother your neighbors, but they also offer warmth and depth that you don’t usually find at a speaker at this price point. You can easily find a cheaper set of speakers, but getting the Kantos means you won’t have to upgrade later. Even if you don’t commit to the vinyl life, these speakers have an aux input and Bluetooth, so you can always blast Kid Cudi (or whatever is most annoying to your neighbors) from your phone. Plus, they look dope, are available in a handful of colors, and come with a remote you’ll probably lose.” GQ

“To test these out I hooked them up to my PC via the optical input and switched between them a $400 desktop setup and a $1,000 set of reference monitors I borrowed from a friends recording studio. Over the course of a month, I used each one while watching YouTube videos, listening to music or podcasts, editing sound for video, and some occasional Netflix breaks.

Right away I noticed the Kanto’s were worlds better than the desktop setups smaller speakers even though they are of a similar wattage and have an attached subwoofer. Now, this was kind of expected but what really set them apart for me was how good the stereo imaging is with the Kanto’s. Stereo imaging is the perceived location of sound sources. This is very important if you plan to use these speakers for any video editing. When sound engineers set up their speakers they do a lot to get them in the ideal position to the listener. I, however, didn't do anything special when setting up the speakers, in fact, I probably put them in terrible positions relative to where I sit at my desk because of my limited space. Even with this in mind, I was blown away by the depth and stereo imaging compared to both the other speakers.” Fstoppers

Our Take On The Kanto YU4 Powered Speaker System

Don’t have enough room for the larger Kanto powered speaker systems? Fear not, the Kanto YU4 is here to save the day. And even though it’s smaller, it doesn’t miss out on any of the goodies featured in the YU6. So, the YU4 sports easy-on-the-ear silk dome tweeters and ultra-rigid Kevlar woofers which provide natural, engaging sound. And the connectivity suite includes turntable, auxiliary & dual optical Toslink inputs (for connecting your TV or CD player) as well as a subwoofer output and USB charging port. It also comes with a full function remote control (including bass & treble) and a very simple front panel interface using just one knob to control volume, input selection and standby mode. Oh, and there’s aptX Bluetooth, for playing stuff off your phone or tablet, which seems to be the feature everybody wants these days. At the price, this versatile powered system can be considered something of a bargain, and, it comes in some very cool colours. So what are you waiting for?

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Compact Powered Speaker System with phono, auxiliary, optical & aptX Bluetooth
  • High Frequency Drivers: 1” (25mm) Silk Dome Tweeters
  • Mid/Bass Drivers: 4” (101mm) Kevlar Woofers
  • Inputs
    • Bluetooth® 4.0 with Qualcomm® aptX and AAC codec
    • 1 x 3.5mm mini-jack AUX
    • 1 x RCA w/ phono switch
    • 2 x Optical (TOSLINK)
  • Outputs
    • 1 x Subwoofer Out
    • 1 x USB Charge 5V 2A
  • Speaker Terminals: Active to passive knurled five-way binding posts
  • Amplifier Type: Class D
  • Power Output: 70W Total RMS (140W Peak Power)
  • Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Input Voltage / Frequency: AC 100V – 240V 50/60 Hz (auto switching)
  • Standby Power Consumption: < 0.5 W
  • Bottom Mounting Hole: 1/4”, 20 threads per inch (for mounting optional Kanto stands)
  • Remote: Full Function IR Remote Control included
  • Speaker Grilles: No speaker grilles supplied
  • In The Box: YU4 remote control, 2 x AAA batteries, 3.5mm Aux cable, power cable, 8 x adhesive rubber feet, speaker wire
  • Available Finishes: Matte Black, Matte White, Bamboo & Walnut
  • Speaker Dimensions (WxHxD): 140 x 220 x 190mm
  • Active Speaker Weight: 3.2kg
  • Passive Speaker Weight: 2.5kg
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: 2 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

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