Kanto YU6 Powered Speaker System

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High Performance Compact Powered Speaker System

Silk Dome Tweeters, 5.25" Kevlar Woofers

Turntable, Auxiliary, TV & aptX Bluetooth Inputs

Subwoofer & USB Charge Outputs

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About The Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers

The Kanto YU6 powered speaker system 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 fine flexibility including connections for turntable, auxiliary, TV, subwoofer and aptX Bluetooth. With silk dome tweeters and Kevlar woofers, this remote controlled system has great performance and a modern contemporary style all its own.

Satisfy your craving for powerful, full-impact sound with YU6. Armed with a formidable Class D amplifier pumping out 200-Watt peak power, YU6 will have you questioning what it really means to be loud. Its 5.25” (133mm) Kevlar drivers and 1” (25mm) silk dome tweeters inject detailed sound into every square inch of living space, evoking emotions that can only be expressed with an ear-to-ear grin.

Kanto YU6 Powered Speaker SystemSilk Dome Tweeters: YU6’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, YU6 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, YU6 brings all your sound to life.

Vinyl - Throw On Your Favourite Record: YU6 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, YU6 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 YU6 to your computer via the RCA, AUX or Optical TOSLINK inputs.

To reduce vibration and improve soundstaging, use YU6 with Kanto S6 desktop speaker stands.

Home Theatre - Bring Your Movies To Life: Bring high-fidelity sound to your home theatre by connecting YU6 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 YU6 remote gives you full control over your audio.

Signal Detection – Never Miss A Beat: YU6 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 YU6 Reviews

“Seated in the middle of the room with the speakers 2 feet from the wall, I found the soundstage jolly convincing. What I heard was a warm but open sound with natural vocal timbre, a slightly reserved but not heavily anesthetized top end, and enough bass from the 5.25-inch woofers to set every surface in the room a-humming. Unless you really want to shake the floor, you might let the subwoofer output go unused. In my room, the YU6 was musically self-sufficient.

The Kanto YU6 is a fabulous two-channel starter system as well as a great way to work vinyl into your listening life even if you want to keep things on the simple and inexpensive side. It also excels with digital sources, though if you’re not using a turntable, it would be unwise to rely entirely on Bluetooth; you’ll get the best results with a USB DAC playing lossless material or (dare I say it) with a CD player. Feed these little guys the good stuff, and your interest in music will grow and grow.” Sound & Vision

“The YU6s makes me again question the market's move to mid-price sound bars, when you could have a pair of these terrific speakers for the same or less money.

My recommendation for the YU6 over comparably priced sound bars only grows stronger for buyers who listen to more music than watch movies with bombastic sound effects. Sound bars with subwoofers may deliver more bass boom than a pair of YU6s can muster on their own, but if you crave deep bass you can always add a Kanto or another brand's powered subwoofer. Then you'll get it all: Superior bass shaking power, and the YU6s' room-filling sound. The Kanto YU6 is a very likable speaker that's ideal for small to midsize rooms for enjoying music and movies, for a reasonable price.” CNET

Our Take On The Kanto YU6 Powered Speaker System

Same size as the range topping Kanto TUK but only half the price. Are these guys crazy? Sure, the YU6 misses out on DSP processing and a full-on USB DAC input and the drive units aren’t quite so special but really, this is one hell of a bargain. This system sports easy-on-the-ear silk dome tweeters and ultra-rigid Kevlar woofers which provide natural, engaging sound. And the connectivity suite is anything but lacking with 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 is a stone-cold bargain, and, it comes in lots of cool colours.

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: 5.25” (133mm) 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: 100W Total RMS (200W Peak Power)
  • Frequency Response: 50 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: YU6 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): 175 x 272 x 205mm
  • Active Speaker Weight: 5.2 kg
  • Passive Speaker Weight: 4 kg
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: 2 Years

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

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