Kanto ORA is a 2-way Powered Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Kanto. Kanto ORA's built-in amplifier provides 50-watt RMS( 100-watt Peak). The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Kanto ORA to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 0.75" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 3.0" Paper Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 70-22k Hz. Kanto ORA has an MSRP of 349$ per pair.
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What is the Frequency Response of the Kanto ORA speaker?
Kanto ORA has a Frequency response range of 70-22k Hz at ±3dB. At a minimum frequency of 70 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from Kanto ORA so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Kanto ORA, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Kanto ORA's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Kanto ORA comes with a handheld remote which is obviously very useful to control your powered speakers from a distance.
Kanto ORA employs Built-in 5.0 Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops. Kanto ORA can playback up to 24-bit / 96 kHz with compatible devices.
Inputs and Outputs
- RCA Input
- USB Port: USB-C
- mono-RCA Subwoofer Output
Kanto ORA External Dimensions and Weight
Kanto ORA has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 6.9375inch x 3.9375inch x 7.4375inch (177.0 x 101.0 x 189.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Kanto ORA is approximately 190.9cm2 / 29.6inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Kanto ORA, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Kanto ORA virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Kanto ORA has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Kanto ORA is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Kanto ORA is available in Black.
Kanto ORA doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
What's in the Box of Kanto ORA?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Kanto ORA:
Powered speakerPassive speakerAC power adapter (attached 58
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Kanto ORA.
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Kanto ORA, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Kanto ORA
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Kanto ORA speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Kanto ORA
2 Years of parts warranty and 2 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.