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Kanto YU3 & YU5 Speakers

Kanto YU3 & YU5 Speakers

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I got these about a year ago and love them. Was thinking about getting a pair as a Christmas present for someone. Any ideas on if we will see a drop before then?
Eggymaniac
YU3 and YU5 have been discontinued for almost a year so do not expect another drop. Feel free to contact our support team directly if you need any info about our new speakers!
Got my YU5 today. I use this for mainly fro TV but using any of the optical TOSLINK inputs give my left speaker (the one with amp) a loud scratchy pink noise. The right passive speaker sounds okay. My input signal is good, since using an spare external DAC (TOSLINK to 3.5mm/RCA output) sounds fine. It's kinda annoying though I expected it to have multiple line input, hence the reason I bought this for.
Edit: okay the problem comes and goes... what is wrong with it.
Ahem
Try switching audio settings on your TV (or source like a set top box / netflix app) to stereo or PCM and see if anything changes. It almost sounds like the bitrate / depth is being exceeded. Do you have any other optical sources you can test? Contact us directly with your TV's model number and Massdrop receipt when you can, support@kantoliving.com
Any idea if these will end up shipping on the 21st?
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I received my package today (YU3 matte white). Unfortunately, I'm missing the following items.
Remote with batteries Power cord Speaker wire RCA – mini jack adapter Rubber feet
What's the next step to get these items shipped to me? I submitted a Massdrop support request, but also wanted to check here since Kanto is shipping these directly.
dknham
Sorry about that, email us directly with your address and phone number and we'll send the accessories support@kantoliving.com
Very excited about this drop. I hope by some miracle they arrive ahead of schedule and I look forward to more Kanto products in the future.
are these better then SoundSticks III?
Sawrub
That's subjective. I haven't heard the SoundSticks in a long time, but I own the YU 3's and was pleasantly surprised by the sound. Will they have the upper/ mid bass of the 'Sticks? No. But I think they are much smoother, much more versatile. AND you can choose the sub you want. -j
1 shared amp?
Elsid
Correct
Considering joining the drop, two questions:
1. Currently own the Swan M10s, would these be considered an upgrade? Looking for better bass extension.
2. I understand that the YU6 has better features and higher wattage, but is there any difference in sound quality between the YU5 and YU6? Specs seem to be the same.
No delivery to Europe? :(
Quick question: is the blue LED indicator active when the speaker is on in general, or does it only activate when connected via Bluetooth?
jjsoviet
Blue when on. (LED remains on when speakers are in use) Orange/Yellow when on standby. Separate White indicator when paired with source.
Neither of the colors are annoying nor bright. The black translucent plastic does a great job of catching most light.
jjsoviet
Always on
Just want to throw in a plug for Kanto's customer service, I had a pair of YU5's that blew a week ago, and the kind fellows at Kanto's customer service not only had a new pair of speakers out to me in less than a week with no fuss, they upgraded me to YU6's! Great company
so does any one know if the price is in US. I'm in Canada and I need to know.
johncarlosbe
Price is in US
no matt black option? i would have bought some otherwise
How much are the YU5's normally like on amazon? Currently there's only one seller on amazon and they priced it at $329 but i think they have a monopoly on the price atm. Does anyone know what prices they often see the YU5's go on amazon? I want the matte black but it's not available in this drop.
Also I've read from kantoliving that these speakers don't automatically turn on from standby mode. So I have to press a button every time I listen to something, take a break for 10 minutes, and want to listen to something again? That seems......... extremely annoying. Did kanto make any changes to the standby system on the YU4's and YU6's?
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Spudinske
With regard to the auto-on from standby, I have YU5s from the previous drop. When I turn of the source, they eventually go into standby. When I turn the source on, they go back to active. I don't touch the YU5s or the remote.
rayschoepfer
Hmm interesting, i already bought the yu6 though and it's arriving today
So it came in and unfortunately I'm still getting audible hiss when sitting at my desk with each speaker at the end of a 6 foot wide table. However I believe it must be something with my house/neighborhood since I tried some jbl LSR305 and they have hissing too. I also have a cyberpower UPS and have tried live and battery power. Both speakers hiss no matter if they're connected to an audio source or not. Going to try ferrite cores and plugging them in in another neighborhood
Subwoofer/crossover question...
If a subwoofer is connected to the YU3, YU4, YU5, or YU6 sub-out ports, is the sub-bass re-directed to the subwoofer? Are the Kanto speakers then no longer reproducing the lowest frequencies?
If so, what is the subwoofer crossover frequencies for the YU3, YU4, YU5, and YU6? Heck, the YUMI, as well!
mattris
In my case, no. The Yu5s still produce low end. Then again, I'm using a sub-par sub box that only has a 'volume' knob
mattris
KantoLiving, could you please weigh in regarding the bass crossover on the YU-line?
Has anyone used the YU3 or YU5 in a garage application? I have a 22x22ft two car garage with 10ft ceilings (with an additional 10x10x10 tool area) and was wondering if a set of these would be powerful enough for decent sound out there.
dommy114
oh yah they would sound great. definitely go for the YU5s or YU6s tho
dommy114
yu5
I bought the YU5's a few months back to use as general desktop speakers and I love them. They kick ass. Definitely got more than what I paid for. Considering a set for work...
YU2 are 189 on Amazon What's the difference between those and these YU3
Scar0134
YU3 is a bigger speaker, more powerful amp and way more inputs (Bluetooth, opticalx2, RCA)
YU2 drop not coming soon?
Got the YU3's and for the most part are satisfied with them. But there is one caveat... the subwoofer output seems weak. I compared the subwoofer performance by first plugging my subwoofer into the YU3's then into my Teac AI 101DA (which I also bought from Massdrop) both via the dedicated sub output. The output of the Teac was waaaaaaay better than the output of the YU3's. Is this just me or has anyone else experienced similar performance?
Bring this drop back!! Waiting for this to buy my YU2s. (Or maybe I'll go with the YU3 idk)
Ajhall94
I just missed getting the YU2 on B&H for $149.99. no tax or shipping. There was brief window of time, when they where in stock, had $50 instant rebate, and the checkout was not closed for Shabbot. Now i wait too.
I was waiting for this drop to get the YU5 BUT I have just found and ordered the new YU6 from Jet for $286 after taxes and free shipping. I was so surprised that I ordered right away.
When will these baby's comeback on massdrop?
Sooooooo many requests, and I am one of em! Let's get this one going!
How much does shipping cost to Australia? thanks
when is this coming back :(
When im gaming or watching a video the speakers turn off by themselves. I know the yu3 speakers go into standby after a certain amount of time, but since there's an audio source why this happening? And Is there a way to fix this?
CHRISIVIANCAN
The threshold at which they go to sleep is a little low for desktop use. It's an easy "fix", though. It's not the volume that's actually coming out of the speakers that matters, it's the signal going into the speakers. Do this:
1. Put the volume on your PC or TV all the way down. 2. Put the speakers to sleep using the "power" button on your remote. 3. Start playing something on your PC or TV. 4. Slowly raise the volume on your PC or TV until the speakers wake up. Once they're awake, you know the volume at which they're not going to go to sleep as long as something is playing. 5. Chances are, the volume coming out of the speakers now is either too low or too high. Use the knob on the speakers or your remote to adjust it, instead of adjusting the volume on your PC or TV.
Hope that helps!
These look and sound great! (also pictured Massdrop x Allen Edmonds Unlined Chukka Boot)
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Haven't receive my YU2 yet, Is it too late to exchange for a YU3? xD
MidnighTempest
Hope you can, but its probably to late. Just got my YU2 and not impressed, its scooped mids are not good and bass is weak. Should have gone with the YU3.
@KantoLiving I just got my YU3's in yesterday. I set them up and they were working perfectly! (I am using a toslink cable to drive them). When I woke up this morning and turned on my computer, I realized that the light on the left speaker was off. I tried pressing the knob down, still no light. powercycled the on off switch on the back multiple times, checked the fuse, checked the power cable (is literally running off the same UPS/surge protector as my computer) and still no luck.
Any help?
Thanks.
rizenfrmtheashes
I see you've emailed us already, we'll continue chatting there. Sorry for the issue!
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