Kanto YU4 Powered Bookshelf Speakers w/ Bluetooth, Matte Black

MX68499 YU4 Powered Bookshelf Speakers w/ Bluetooth, Matte Black
MX68499 YU4 Powered Bookshelf Speakers w/ Bluetooth, Matte Black MX68499 YU4 Powered Bookshelf Speakers w/ Bluetooth, Matte Black MX68499 YU4 Powered Bookshelf Speakers w/ Bluetooth, Matte Black MX68499 YU4 Powered Bookshelf Speakers w/ Bluetooth, Matte Black

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Average Rating: 4.5 / 5 With 2 Customer Reviews

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
By: Mikey Bikey
From: Calgary

Self-Employed

Strengths:

Sound great. Look great. Sturdy build. Quality components. Removeable power cable. Includes remote (and you're gonna need it). Supports bluetooth and optical.

Weaknesses:

A wee bit pricey in Cdn $$. No grilles for speaker fronts.

Additional Comments:

Kanto needs to put grilles on the front to keep out dust & protect the drivers. Input mode selector switch on front of active speaker doubles as input selector switch. and volume control. Unfortunately, the name of actual input source is not identified on front of active speaker; instead a small LED blinks once when you select different source. Remote is far easier to use than control on the active speaker. Kanto could have used different colour LEDs to identify each source, instead of the plain white one. Or they could have installed text or symbol based LED to indicate the source. This would be a $2 addition at most. For this reason, front control is mostly useless. You're gonna need the remote (plus 2x AAA batteries) at hand. AC power cord is completely detachable. You can optionally install and audiophile quality AC cord if you want a nice clean sound. You may want to install your own audiphile speaker-to-speaker wires instead of using the unshielded bare copper ones that Kanto ships. The 3.5mm male-to-male aux cable that Kanto ships here for connecting to sound card or stereo unit, is thin, not very strong, and unshielded. You can replace it with a better quality cable. I've demoed (bought) both Kanto YU2s and YU4s to find out myself the difference. Yes the YU4's are almost room filling and have better directional control than the YU2s. But, IMO the YU2s at $150 less than YU4s are better value. Regardless, you'll want to purchase an optional Kanto sub-woofer to complete your setup; audio quality being your objective.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
By: Eric
From: Calgary

Such a good audio upgrade

Strengths:

Great Clear Sound, multiple input options, Bluetooth, has a remote. Optical Digital Input is super clear. So much better then my old Logitech $100 speakers.

Weaknesses:

AUX can get a lot of sound interference when the speakers are used for a desktop setting where your rig is next to the speaker. Might need to get the Sub 6 or 8 to get better audio output but is not super necessary and is an additional $300 dollars.

Additional Comments:

Worth it for the better sound.
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