"We created YU as a powered speaker system that is easy to set up and use, without compromising on performance," says Brett Smalley, Kanto Marketing Manager. "It's ideal for use as a desktop audio system or for anyone seeking high-quality sound from a compact speaker setup."
Measuring just 5.5" x 8.7" x 7.5" (W, H, D), each YU speaker features a 1-inch silk-dome tweeter and a 4-inch woven Kevlar midrange/woofer, driven by a 140-watt peak power (70 watts RMS) Class D amplifier that is tuned to optimally match the drivers. The combination delivers smooth, natural sound with articulate bass, a balanced midrange and clear high frequencies. The cabinets are made from acoustic-grade MDF with an understated black wrap finish.
The included remote control has volume, input selection, bass, treble and balance controls, enabling easy operation and full control over audio quality. The YU can also be operated from its single front panel knob, which rotates to provide volume control and also functions as a push button for input selection and power on/off.
The Kanto YU design features an automatic power up mode that automatically turns the system on when the user selects a music track from their phone or other source. The speaker will automatically switch from 100-volt to 240-volt 50/60 Hz AC power operation, and will also automatically go into standby a few minutes after music stops playing.
Finally, there are standard 1/4-20 mounting holes for securing it to an optional Kanto SP speaker stand. The system comes with a power cord, speaker wire to connect the two units, and rubber feet. The Kanto YU is currently available at MAP pricing of $249.99 US. The Canadian company also offers a range of powered subwoofers, and desktop or floor stands.