Kanto YU2 is a 2-way Powered bass reflex Bookshelf speaker by Kanto. YU2's built-in amplifier provides 50-watt RMS( 100-watt Peak). The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Kanto YU2 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 0.75" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 3" Kevlar Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 80-20k Hz. Kanto YU2 has an MSRP of 240$ per pair.
What are the speakers in Kanto's YU Powered Series?
YU2 is a member of Kanto's YU Powered series of Powered speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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What is the Frequency Response of the Kanto YU2 speaker?
Kanto YU2 has a Frequency response range of 80-20k Hz at ±3dB. At a minimum frequency of 80 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from YU2. Unfortunately, the Kanto YU2 doesn't have a subwoofer out so it is not possible to pair it with a subwoofer to extend the bass response of your system.
Here we have a comparison of how YU2's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Kanto YU2 comes with a handheld remote which is obviously very useful to control your powered speakers from a distance.
Kanto YU2 doesn't have bluetooth connectivity feature. In order to play music via bluetooth, you need to attach a bluetooth receiver to your Kanto YU2. YU2 can playback up to 24-bit / 96 kHz with compatible devices.
Inputs and Outputs
Kanto YU2 External Dimensions and Weight
Kanto YU2 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 5.90 x 3.9 x 5.3inch (150.0 x 100.0 x 135.0mm ).
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 YU2 is approximately 135.0cm2 / 20.9inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Kanto YU2, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Kanto YU2 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The speaker with the built-in amplifier weighs 1.40kg / 3.1lbs whereas the other speaker weighs 1.30kg/ 2.9lbs. Here is a comparison of how YU2's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Kanto YU2 compare to the Kanto YU4?
One of the natural alternative to the Kanto YU2 is the YU4 which is located one step higher in Kanto's Powered Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Kanto YU2 vs YU4 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Kanto YU2 has a bass reflex
Kanto YU2 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.
YU2 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 YU2?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of YU2:
Power Cord Speaker Wire (10-feet) USB DAC Cable 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable (6.5-feet) 8 x Rubber Feet Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Kanto YU2.
- 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 YU2, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Kanto YU2
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Kanto YU2 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Kanto YU2
2 Years of parts warranty and 2 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.