Wireless Speakers - Kanto Audio TUK
PREMIUM POWERED SPEAKERS
TUK is a speaker that not only sounds incredible, but feels equally at home in nearly every scenario you can imagine. With one speaker system, we eliminated the need to purchase an external DAC, headphone amp, phono preamp, and AV receiver. We think we’ve created a product with exceptional value that can go toe-to-toe with some of the best powered bookshelf speakers on the market. We’re excited for you to try them and experience some of the passion that went into creating TUK.
PRICE FOR TWO UNITS
TUK can do a lot. There’s no other powered speaker with the same feature-set. We didn’t create a feature-rich speaker simply for the sake of adding features, though. We wanted TUK to excel in four different applications and have thought through the functionality needed to give each user an intuitive experience.
Adding a phono preamp to a powered speaker is nothing new — our YU4 and YU6 have had it for years. Instead of flicking a switch to choose between a line source and a phono source, we gave TUK a dedicated RCA input specifically for phono. Adding a way to connect headphones to a turntable is something that used to require the purchase of a separate receiver, but that functionality is built directly into TUK. Throw on some vinyl, add in a pair of your favorite headphones, and bask in the simplicity of your setup.
To by-pass the potentially noisy onboard audio of your PC, we added a USB input to TUK. To simplify the connection, we tethered the volume of the speaker to the volume of the operating system. If you adjust the volume on your OS, TUK’s internal volume will change. If you adjust the volume knob on TUK, the OS volume will change.
We’ve also given you the ability to completely defeat the automatic power-down feature that traditionally puts our speakers into standby after 15 minutes of not receiving an audio signal. Allowing the speakers to stay on at all times ensures you never miss a notification or have to wait for the speakers to boot up.
Gamers who have roommates or game at night will appreciate the headphone output and the sub mute button on our remote – just one more small touch that provides a seamless experience when using TUK on your desktop.
Taking a nod from the home theater world, we utilized TUK’s built-in DSP and added a selectable crossover network for tight integration with subwoofers. This functionality is typically only found in outboard gear like AV receivers, but we included it to eliminate one more piece of gear needed in your living room.
Aligning TUK’s AMT tweeter with your ears and dialing in that sweet spot is crucial to extract every bit of audio performance from the speakers. Since speaker placement is so important, we added a ¼”-20 threaded hole to the bottom of TUK so it can be secured to our SP-series stands. Even in high traffic areas with children or pets, you can feel confident your speakers aren’t going to get damaged or end up on the floor. The removable speaker grills add another layer of protection so objects or curious hands can’t damage the aluminum woofer.
An optical input completes the living room experience, allowing TUK to connect to nearly any TV. Plug all your equipment into your TV, switch between inputs, and let your TV pass audio to TUK using a single cable. You still have an RCA, phono, Bluetooth and USB input to connect to any other device that isn’t plugged into your TV.
We made it easy to place TUK at the center of your Smart Home. The USB charge port on the rear of the speaker can power a Google Home mini, Echo input, or any other Smart Home device without the need to run additional cables.
Typically, when powered speakers go into standby, the Bluetooth connection drops. Since so many Smart Home devices rely on Bluetooth, we wanted to ensure seamless integration. With TUK, the Bluetooth link stays connected to your Smart Home device even when the speakers go into standby, allowing your speakers to automatically turn back on when you start streaming to them. Feel free to disable automatic power-down if you don’t want any interruptions waiting for the speakers to turn on – that way, the speakers are ready for casting at any time.
- 28 mm x 35 mm AMT Tweeters
- 25″ Aluminum Drivers
- Class D Amplifier
- 260W Peak Power (130 Watts Total RMS)
- Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
- Bluetooth® 4.2 with Qualcomm® aptX™ HD and AAC Codecs
- USB DAC
- Dedicated Phono Pre-amp RCA Input
- RCA Input
- Optical (TOSLINK)
- USB Charge 5V 2A
WHAT'S IN THE BOX ?
- Remote with Batteries
- 2 x Magnetic Grilles
- Power Cord
- Speaker Wire with Banana Plugs
- 5mm to RCA Cable
- USB Cable
- 8 x Rubber Feet
WEIGHTS & MEASUREMENTS
- Dimensions (each speaker): 7″ W x 8.5″ D x 10.9″ H (17.8 x 21.5 x 27.6 cm)
- Net Weight (active): 11.1 lb (5.0 kg)
- Net Weight (passive): 9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
- 1/4″-20 Threaded Mounting Hole