Kanto YU4

Powered Desktop Speakers - Pair

Item #KANTO:YU4

Kanto YU4

Powered Desktop Speakers - Pair

Regular Price $419.99 - $449.99 $299.99 - $339.99
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Overview

Music is made to be shared. 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. While all finishes look just fantastic, our favorite is the new high-performance Gloss Red. It reminds us of a high-end sports car & its exciting look really matches the high-performance sound. Red is only available exclusively at Audio Advice. 

Design

The YU4 has all of the same great finish options you get on the YU2. There's a modern Matte White or Black finish. A more natural Bamboo or Walnut color option is also available. While all of the finishes just look fantastic, our favorite is the new high-performance Red finish. The Red reminds us of a high-end sports car & this exciting look definitely matches the high-performance sound! Red is only available exclusively at Audio Advice.

If you have room for this slightly larger speaker on your desk or wherever it is going, it is well worth the extra $110 compared to the slightly smaller YU2. When you move up one level to the Kanto YU4, you also get tons more features!

Features & Technology

The YU4 has both larger speaker drivers and a beefier amplifier. Kanto changes to a 1” silk dome tweeter and upgrades to a 4” Kevlar driver. Like the YU2, the YU4 is ported on the back for an improved bass response. It does drop the USB computer connection, but what you get in return is very impressive.

The YU4 has 2 sets of optical inputs, two sets of AUX inputs (one of which you can change to an MM phono input), a subwoofer out, and best of all, Bluetooth streaming. You will also get a nice remote control and a spare USB power charging port on the back. For quick volume adjustments, there is a little round volume knob located on the front side, as compared to the back on the YU2.

Front view of a pair of Kantu YU4 powered speakers with walnut finish.
Rear view of a pair of Kanto YU4 Powered Speakers in Walnut finish.

The YU4 has 2 sets of optical inputs, two sets of AUX inputs (one of which you can change to an MM phono input), a subwoofer out, and best of all, Bluetooth streaming. You will also get a nice remote control and a spare USB power charging port on the back. For quick volume adjustments, there is a little round volume knob located on the front side, as compared to the back on the YU2.

Performance

There are lots of bookshelf speakers in the $300 price range that sound as good as the YU4, but here is the kicker -- they don’t have a built-in amplifier!

Not only is the YU4 a great desktop speaker system, but you can pair them with a turntable for a simple starter vinyl playback rig. Having the built-in phono preamp is a feature we love, as many beginners don’t want to contend with having an extra component. Their midrange sounds very rich and the 1” silk dome tweeter gives them a very smooth sound, which is perfect for showing off your vinyl!

  • Remarkable Sound

    Enclosed in handcrafted cabinets, YU4's 1" silk dome tweeters and 4" Kevlar drivers deliver crisp highs and wonderfully balanced mid-range, faithfully reproducing all your favorite tunes.

  • Bluetooth APTX

    Built-in Bluetooth with Qualcomm aptX technology lets you enjoy high-quality streaming from the palm of your hand.

  • Phono Preamp

    Equipped with an integrated phono preamp, YU4 can be easily connected to any vintage or modern-day turntable.

  • Signal Detection

    YU4 features automatic standby and power-up modes, helping to conserve power when you're gone and ensuring you never miss a beat when the music starts playing.

  • Remote Control

    With volume, input, tone, and balance controls, as well as playback options when using Bluetooth, the YU4 remote gives you full control over your audio.

  • Simple Interface

    YU4's user-friendly interface features a single knob. Simply rotate for volume, push in to cycle through the five inputs, or push and hold to activate and deactivate standby mode.

Details & Specs

General

Peak Power Handling (watts) 140W
Amplifier Type Class D
Connectivity AUX, RCA, Optical, Bluetooth, Subwoofer
Frequency Response 60 Hz – 20 kHz
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex (Ported)
Impedance 4 ohms
In the Box Remote With Batteries, Power Cord, Speaker Wire, 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable, Rubber Feet, Manual
RMS Output Power 70W
Speaker Design 2-Way
Speaker Type Bookshelf
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Woofer Size (inches) 4
   

Dimensions

Height (in) 8.7
Width (in) 5.5
Depth (in) 7.5
   

Weight

Unit Weight (lbs.) 5.5
   

Warranty Information

Parts Warranty 2 Years Limited
Labor Warranty 2 Years Limited
More Information
Series YU
Product Manual Download
Warranty 2 Years
Amp Power Output 140W Peak Power (70 Watts Total RMS)
Dimensions 5.5″ W x 7.5″ D x 8.7″ H (14 x 19 x 22 cm)
Frequency Response 60 Hz - 20 kHz
Inputs 2x Optical (TOSLINK) Audio Inputs, Bluetooth 4.0 with Qualcomm aptX Input
Impedance 4 Ohms, 560 mV
Output Subwoofer output, USB charge port 5V 1.0A
Tweeter 1 inch Silk Dome tweeters
Woofer 4 inch Kevlar drivers
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