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.
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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Kanto YU2 has a Frequency response range of 80-20k Hz. At a minimum frequency of 80 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from YU2 so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find a subwoofer to find out more about the available options.
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.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 300$ (Pair), these are the 4 Powered Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Kanto YU2's 80Hz:
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 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
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 ). The speaker with the built-in amplifier weighs 1.40kg / 3.1lbs whereas the other speaker weighs 1.30kg/ 2.9lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
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 have 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.
Here we have a comparison of how YU2's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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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 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
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.