The Kanto YU4 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 YU4 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 YU4 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.The real strength with the Kanto YU4 is in its ability to re-produce vocal or stringed instrument heavy music. The Kanto YU4’s ability to reproduce vocals and stringed instruments at the level of clarity and crispness it’s capable of is pleasantly surprising.The Kanto YU4’s display an impressive amount of clarity. Mids on the Kanto YU4 are warm and full making the Kanto YU4 an excellent pair of speakers for a premium casual listening experience.Bass on the Kanto YU4s 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.
Whether you’re hanging out with friends or kicking it solo, YU4 ensures you’re always in good company. Producing 140W peak power, its Class D amplifier effortlessly fills your room with rich, spacious sound. Carefully designed 4” Kevlar® drivers and 1” silk dome tweeters faithfully reproduce your favorite tunes, letting you enjoy them to their fullest. Packed with connectivity, YU4 makes it easy to throw on your latest vinyl with a built-in phono preamp, or sit back and stream your carefully curated playlist via Bluetooth™. Crystal-clear, detailed sound for all to enjoy.
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