Kanto YU4 is a 2-way Powered bass reflex Bookshelf speaker by Kanto. YU4's built-in amplifier provides 70-watt RMS( 140-watt Peak). The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Kanto YU4 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 4" Kevlar Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 60-20k Hz. Kanto YU4 has an MSRP of 450$ per pair.
What are the speakers in Kanto's YU Powered Series?
YU4 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 YU4 speaker?
Kanto YU4 has a Frequency response range of 60-20k Hz. At a minimum frequency of 60 Hz, YU4 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Kanto YU4, 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 YU4's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Kanto YU4 comes with a handheld remote which is obviously very useful to control your powered speakers from a distance.
Kanto YU4 employs Built-in 4.0 Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops. YU4 can playback up to 24-bit / 96 kHz with compatible devices.
Inputs and Outputs
- 3.5mm Minijack Input
- RCA Input
- USB Port: Charge only
- Phono Input
- Wired Subwoofer Output
- Digital Input: Optical (2)
Kanto YU4 External Dimensions and Weight
Kanto YU4 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8.7 x 5.5 x 7.5inch (220.0 x 140.0 x 190.0mm ).
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 YU4 is approximately 266.0cm2 / 41.2inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Kanto YU4, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Kanto YU4 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 3.20kg / 7lbs whereas the other speaker weighs 2.50kg/ 5.5lbs. Here is a comparison of how YU4's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Kanto YU4 compare to the Kanto YU6?
One of the natural alternative to the Kanto YU4 is the YU6 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 YU4 vs YU6 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Kanto YU4 has a bass reflex
Kanto YU4 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.
YU4 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 YU4?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of YU4:
Remote with Batteries Power Cord Speaker Wire (16′) 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable (6.5′) 8 x Rubber Feet Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Kanto YU4.
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore 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 YU4, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Kanto YU4
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Kanto YU4 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Kanto YU4
2 Years of parts warranty and 2 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.