Kanto Audio YU6 Active Speakers - Matte Grey
Powered Bookshelf Speakers
The Kanto YU6 are designed by Canadian company Kanto Living. They are great sounding amplified speakers that incorporate a comprehensive range of analogue and digital inputs that cover the audio needs of todays music listener. These speakers accommodate not only direct input of a turntable, but direct digital input of a TV and wireless connectivity via Bluetooth of your Smartphone for music streaming. Wired connectivity options include a pair of RCA connectors, two optical connectors, and 3.5mm auxiliary plug. Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth with AptX support.
Outputs include sub out to attach an optional subwoofer At the rear of the speaker, Kanto also includes a phono/line switch for use with turntables, and a 5V1A USB charging port. At the bottom of the Kanto YU6 is 1/4″ threaded inserts which can be used to mount the speaker on speaker stands. Kanto also includes two sets of four adhesive feet used to prevent scratches on the speaker cabinets.
The remote control for the Kanto YU6 is quite busy. It allows changing the different input sources, pairing Bluetooth, increasing/decreasing volume/bass/treble, adjusting the sound balance, and even offers basic music controls for connected Bluetooth devices.
Sound quality and performance is where these compact amplified speakers shine. First and foremost, the YU6 has the beefiest internal amplifier, which can party to near ear shattering levels yet, at the same time, be clean enough to be used as a studio monitor, and clear enough to be used as background music speakers. Not too many speakers can do all that with such a nice balance.
The real strength with the Kanto YU6 is in its ability to re-produce vocal or stringed instrument heavy music. The Kanto YU6’s ability to reproduce vocals and stringed instruments at the level of clarity and crispness it’s capable of is pleasantly surprising.The Kanto YU6’s display an impressive amount of clarity. Mids on the Kanto YU6 are warm and full making the Kanto YU6 an excellent pair of speakers for a premium casual listening experience. Bass on the Kanto YU6s is very impressive for their size, which is largely due to their ported cabinet design. Yet more bass is available via connection of an optional subwoofer to their subwoofer output.
Satisfy your craving for powerful, full-impact sound with YU6. Armed with a formidable Class D amplifier pumping out 200W peak power, YU6 will have you questioning what it really means to be loud. Its 5.25” Kevlar® drivers and 1” 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. A built-in phono preamp makes it easy to spin your favorite tunes, while Bluetooth™ connectivity lets you keep the party going from the palm of your hand.
Peak Power 200W
Amplifier Class D
Driver 5.25″ Kevlar®
Inputs Bluetooth™ 4.0, RCA with Phono Preamp Switch, AUX, 2 x TOSLINK