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Kanto YUMI Powered Bluetooth Speakers

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I received the speakers about a year ago and now the active speaker is muffled and produces little to no sound. I've reconnected all the cables multiple times. What else can I do?
KantoLiving, wanted to ask a general question... Have a nice PC motherboard with better than average on-board audio. Unfortunately, like most who try using on-board audio I hear a pot of high frequency interference. Using Optical in, it is non existant, but these speakers sound so much better using the RCA and 3.5 inputs. Do you reccommend running an external DAC, and if so do you have any favorites? I know this isnt a defect, as I have tested several devices that do not have this interference. P.S. I also paired with Kanto Yuri sub, couldnt be happier. This was a generous discount, thanks for the business!!
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Using a ground loop isolator via 3.5mm / RCA will get rid of that noise. Personally I'd just use optical, not sure why yours sound that much better using analog inputs, I haven't encountered that before. Are you sending it a 24/96 signal?
KantoLiving
I am in-fact at 24-bit/96KHz, and I believe the RCA/3.5 outputs to be amplified off my motherboard DAC differently than the Optical output. I just haven't experienced this problem before... Forum users have suggested RF interference from wireless perripherals (I do not have any wireless accessories), bad grounding issues (I don't see how that would be possible), and cables may be culprits (I have tested the factory and premium cables, same issue). After reading more, I found this to be a common issue because the motherboard causes electrical interference. I feel that this is why DACs are the popular option over even sound cards, users want to separate audio processing from "the box" all together. The easiest fix is just to use the Optical output, I'm glad I picked a motherboard that has Optical output elsewise I would be going the route of USB DAC.
Ok..... massdrop contacted me and said these speakers have no warranty. I am goong to try and contact Kanto.
LuckyEights
It's pretty clear you received a defective speaker, we'll be replacing it.
KantoLiving
Thank you.
So for my one working set they sound a little boomy or maybe slightly resonating with the cabinet im not sure if that is what it is or not but it sounds slightly off. The rust is an indication of moisture so im wondering if the cabinets might have gotten moisture in them and that is whats causing the issue? Does anyone else's Yumis sound a little boomy?
So far not at all impressed, I ordered two sets and feel like I received 70% or less of a set.
I just got my two sets of yumis one set seems ok although the bolts on the back panel are slightly rusted. The other set the terminals for the right chanel out are sheered completly off.

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LuckyEights
Also the passive speaker looks like it has some glue onthe driver cone.

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LuckyEights
Went over the first set that is functional besides the little bit of rust the one port looks like the tube started to unravel. Not sure what to think at the moment about this set the other set is entirly a paper weight since its terminals are sheered off.

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Got my Yumi's about 2 weeks ago and they have been great, except that the remote doesn't always work. For about 2 days I couldn't use the remote for any function, and then suddenly it worked. Unfortunately it's gone back to not working. Tried a few different batteries with no resolution. It's pretty annoying because I switch inputs and volumes quite often, and using the knob isn't the best experience.
So I have been wondering why is the Yumi only able to go down to 60hz? Most products on the market with the same size 5 inch driver can go down to 50hz. So is this limitation due to something coded into the software of the unit or some sort of resistor constraining this or is this simply the limitation of the driver itself? For instance the audiengine a5+ has a smaller box and same sized driver but goes down to 50hz.
Well i see that the tracking information was updated. Problem is I only see one tracking number with the weight of only one set while I ordered 2 sets. Shall I expect a second tracking number latter?
LuckyEights
Check at the bottom of the UPS page to see if there's a second package / tracking number. UPS sometimes nests secondary tracking numbers under a master one. Email us with your Massdrop order number / tracking number if you want us to check into it, support@kantoliving.com
KantoLiving
Thanks for the tip i found the second tracking number =D
Received my YUMIs a couple days ago and i love them. Unfortunately my remote does not work :( I tried new batteries tonight but no luck. What course of action should i take to get a replacement?
liquid_ice121
Sorry about that! Contact us directly and we'll send a replacement remote, support@kantoliving.com
Well i got my dayton sub 1200 in yesterday that i plan on connecting up to these but i haven't gotten my yumis yet =(
Matte White Yumi's came in this morning and I couldn't be happier. The volume on them is great, the clarity is great, the bass is better than I had expected, and they look gorgeous. I have a small desk and thought I would have to move to a larger one once these came in but they fit perfectly on either side of my monitor. 10/10 great purchase.
Just received gloss my gloss red ones. Amazing!
My Matte White Yumi's just got in and unfortunately the left speaker seems to have a short and cuts out after about 30 seconds then doesn't come back. If I fiddle with the speaker wire and turn them off and back on it sometimes starts working again for another 30 seconds then cuts out. I contacted Kanto support so hopefully they can help me fix it. Even with one being dead the one remaining speakers sounds absolutely amazing! Nice clear mids, decent highs, and amazing lows. Once I figure out the problem with the other speaker I will be very pleased with them.
Beautiful Matte White Yumi's delivered yesterday, just days after the drop ended, which is a record for MD. The expected shipping date was the 16th, so they arrived 9 days before they were expected to ship! Experimented with optical connection to TV and they sounded really good. The A/B amp provides a different, clean accurate but slightly warmer sound than the D class amp in the YU5's, and plenty of it. I can't really say the Yumi's sound 'better' than the YU5's, which have a little more power and will definitely get louder. I own both, the YU5's, currently on loan to a friend, I got on a previous drop in 2015. Both sound awesome but until I can set them up for a side-by-side, I think I prefer the Yumi's. At some point I want to also try a pair of the newer YU4's with a Yuri or a Sub8. I missed getting the Yuri on this drop, hopefully they have enough stock to offer the Yuri one more time....... Remote works well although the icons took a little study. May end up trading the Yumi's with the mini Marantz and small Jamo's on the desktop. Wherever they end up they sound great. They even include speaker cable, an aux cable, and batteries for the remote. Fortunately I had an optical cable on hand. Kanto makes awesome products and their customer service is top notch. Packaging is very good, minimal materials but everything arrived in perfect shape. Kanto, thank you. Y'all are a class act.
cross
No, thank you!
Just got my Piano Black Yumi's delivered and setup! More than fill my 600sqft room with balanced clean sound. Can't wait to test my chromecast audio over optical out with them! Great compliment to my Audioengine A5+ setup next door. :)
drdcuddy
Optical connection has been established and the speakers are even better than I had hoped. Having a great time with them. Thanks for the drop!
Hey Kanto, i got two of these lovely speakers sets in matte gray if you so happen to stumble upon a trap door in your warehouse that contains a gloss blue pair feel free to send me one of those in place of one of the grays =D. Oh and are these shipping direct from kanto or from mass drop?
LuckyEights
Gloss blue had a very limited run, we haven't had any in a long time. All units will be sent from Kanto.
KantoLiving
Aww, too bad because that was a beautiful color. Thank you for the quick response you guys rock!
Oh KantoLiving.......I love the YU5's I got two years ago on a drop, and I got a pair of Yumi's on this drop, but any chance you'd have a leftover SYD6 (any color) behind the mysterious warehouse door? I've been trying to find one for a while now.....
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Thanks guys. I'm going to try the Yumi's in place of the SYD for a bit to check 'em out. But as long as I have your ear......for a TV speaker using the Optical input, would the Yumi's with the class A/B amp be better than the YU-5's with the class D? I know the YU-5's have a bit more ummph but I'd not so worried about volume.
(And LuckyEights was right. Adorama has a couple, Gloss White and Gloss Teal left at a moderately discounted price. )
Had to give you a shout. Pretty much everything I've read from you about the Kanto products has been spot on. Hope you enjoy your Matte Gray Yumi's.......I was going to get Matte Gray but by the time I pulled the trigger, they were sold out. No complaint's about the Matte White though......very pretty looking and great sounding speakers.
how is the auto-sleep/auto-wake feature on these? I remember reading ppl feeling that tye YU3s would go to sleep and then take a couple of seconds to wake up when the audio was coming.
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One hour before it sleeps, YUMI does not have auto power on
KantoLiving
awesome. eagerly awaiting shipping!
May wait for a future drop and hope that they get the blue and purple versions. I want to buy for my wife and grand daughter and since they've seen reviews and colors that's what they want. May still get the matt black for my TV in this drp but time is ticking with 8 hours left.... Middle class problems. Oh the humanity...
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The replacement for the Yumi is the YU6 which is also a class d amp. The yu6 is basically a yu5 with some added features like a phono preamp and auto power up from standby and some added power i believe they are 50w yu5 are 40w per channel. The yumi since its class ab amp will sound different i wont say better but even kanto has commented on this several times. The yumi's are going to be a little warmer while the yu5 more analytical. Right now kanto does not have another ab class amp speaker in their line up. And based off of their comments about the reasoning for discontinuing this model i doubt they are going to make a new model with an AB amp. Basically kids now adays are more concerned about how loud they can go over refined sound. As stated by kanto the Yumi model was the flagship a more refined model in the lineup but its not as loud as the yu5, plus it cost more so its sales were not as great.
LuckyEights
Ah, thanks for the insight.
I have a pair of these and they are fantastic (also got a pair as a gift for a relative before I heard of Massdrop, got mine from here afterwards). If I get a second pair will it be hard to control them independently with the remote?
DocTrouble
If they're both within line of sight of the remote then it like likely control both of them at the same time. If they're far away this shouldn't be an issue.
How are the YUMIs compared to the new YU4s because I see the YU4 has a much nicer remote-control and phono-preamp support. I am looking at the best sound quality between these two and I plan to use them for both music and movies without buying a sub. Thanks!
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I see. Thanks for the knowledge! :)
I love the yu5 I got. Can these really sound that much better?
How likely are these to come back in 2-3 months? I don't know how much pressure to feel to buy =P.
Gingerbreadman
These have been discontinued if you want them i would get them now.
Is it worth getting the sub with these or can they go low enough to satisfy on their own ?
LuckyEights
I am curious about this as well.
LuckyEights
I have the YUMI's in a room that is 11' wide x 25' long (kitchen and living area), mostly hard surfaces. They are placed about 1' away from the wall and my seating position is about 1' away from the opposite wall. They will play into the upper 50Hz region without issue then start gently rolling off. I do not use a subwoofer as I feel this is adequate for my purposes but I do miss the tactile bass when I'm watching certain movies or listening to hip hop / electronic music. If you do not have ideal placement like me, have a lot of soft surfaces, a bigger room, and really like bass then the subwoofer is worth it.
is there anyway to use headphones?
Can I hook this to my audio interface? RCA to TRS cable?
Paopaw
I have an audio interface with two quarter inch TRS outputs for L/R respectively. I have used a a TRS to RCA to hook into a pair of active speakers before, so yeah, that should work fine.
Can Bluetooth recognize 2 active Yumi as Left channel and Right channel ?
30 watts per channel seems a tad underpowered for bookshelf (as opposed to desktop) use. These weren't designed for listening from six or more feet away, correct?
Varholiaglimp
These get pretty loud. My co-worker has a pair and we could easily throw an office party with them. You can get a lot of volume out of active speakers as you can better match the amp to the exact response of the speakers. This gains you some extra efficiency.
I have some Audioengine A2+ (15W per channel by comparison) that can easily get loud enough to fill a large room for a party and the Yumis can do even better than that.
Marfoo
Question: Have you compared the sound of your co-worker's Yumis to your own A2+ and, if so, which do you prefer?
The reviewers I've read say that the HD3s are technically bookshelf speakers but shine as desktops. The verdict from them (not necessarily everyone) is that the lack of power becomes more evident the farther away one sits.
Still, I'm not as concerned about loudness as I am about tonal balance and fidelity at louder volumes. I've read that the Yumis distort. I've also read that the HD3s lose tonal balance unless you have a sub, flick the Reduce Bass switch, and devote the HD3s to reproducing mids and highs.
At 60wpc and given its 192khz DAC, the Dynaudio Xeo 2 seems to be the best choice for me right now. Sadly, that option is expensive. I suppose I'll wait a year or so for a sale.
pls shipping to europe
I currently own the Swan M10s, would these be an upgrade? Especially in terms of bass output
How much discontinued backstock can a company have? The drop early in the year was supposed to be limited since the model was discontinued. Guess someone found a utility closet with a few more cases of them :)
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I actually enjoyed the light hearted reply. As far as customer support, when i read that the previous drop was only available in the States, I called the factory and they were really helpful and got me the product through the Drop despite me being in Canada. To all, this is a good company that seems to care about their customers.
That had me losing my spaghetti. :D I say stories of similar nature when talking to anyone. Online not so much. So thank you for writing that out. What a swing.