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Kanto today announced the introduction of its YU powered speaker, a compact, high-value stereo speaker system that is simple to use and delivers outstanding sound quality.

Kanto’s YU features Bluetooth connectivity with aptX™ for high-quality music streaming, along with remote control operation. Its RCA input accommodates any line-level source, from portable music player, computer or other device to a turntable with a built-in phono stage.

“We created YU as a powered speaker system that is easy to set up and use, without compromising on performance,” said 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″ W x 8.7″ H x 7.5″ 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. YU 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. 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.

Kanto’s YU 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. YU will also automatically go into standby a few minutes after music stops playing.

The speaker also provides a subwoofer output and standard 1/4-20 mounting holes for securing it to an optional Kanto SP speaker stand. YU will automatically switch from 100-volt to 240-volt 50/60 Hz AC power operation. The system comes with a power cord, speaker wire and rubber feet.