Kanto YU6 is a 2-way Powered bass reflex Bookshelf speaker by Kanto. YU6's built-in amplifier provides 100-watt RMS. The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Kanto YU6 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Kevlar Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 50-20k Hz. Kanto YU6 has an MSRP of 540$ per pair but can often be found around 430$ per pair.
What are the speakers in Kanto's YU Powered Series?
YU6 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 YU6 speaker?
Kanto YU6 has a Frequency response range of 50-20k Hz. At a minimum frequency of 50 Hz, YU6 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 YU6, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $750. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how YU6's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Kanto YU6 comes with a handheld remote which is obviously very useful to control your powered speakers from a distance.
Kanto YU6 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. YU6 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 YU6 External Dimensions and Weight
Kanto YU6 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 10.7 x 6.9 x 8.1inch (272.0 x 175.0 x 205.0mm ).
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 YU6 is approximately 358.8cm2 / 55.6inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Kanto YU6, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Kanto YU6 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 5.20kg / 11.4lbs whereas the other speaker weighs 4.00kg/ 8.8lbs. Here is a comparison of how YU6's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Kanto YU6 has a bass reflex
Kanto YU6 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.
YU6 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 YU6?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of YU6:
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 YU6.
- 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 YU6, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Kanto YU6
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Kanto YU6 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Kanto YU6
2 Years of parts warranty and 2 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.