$ 449

Powered Bookshelf Speakers

The YU5 is our top-of-the-line YU-series bookshelf speaker. Armed with Optical TOSLINK, Bluetooth™ 4.0 with Qualcomm® aptX™ audio for wireless streaming, RCA and 3.5mm AUX inputs, the YU5 is ready to unleash your favorite music no matter what source you use. Outputting 160W peak power via its powerful Class D amp, it delivers crystal-clear sound through its 5.25” Kevlar® woofers and 1” silk dome tweeters. Proudly designed in Canada, the YU5 is enclosed in hand-built acoustic MDF cabinets available in smooth matte or vibrant piano gloss finishes.

Peak Power 160 Watts
Amplifier Class D
Driver 5.25″ Kevlar®
Inputs Bluetooth™ 4.0, RCA, AUX, TOSLINK

MSRP: $429 USD

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Armed with Optical TOSLINK, Bluetooth™ 4.0 with Qualcomm® aptX™ audio for wireless streaming, RCA and 3.5mm AUX inputs, the YU5 is ready to unleash your favorite music no matter what source you use. HiFi for all.


The 5.25” Kevlar® drivers provide distortion-free mid-range and deep bass that faithfully reproduces your favorite music.


YU5 features 1” silk dome tweeters to deliver clear crisp highs.


YU5’s simple user interface features a single knob. Simply rotate for volume, push in to cycle through the 5 inputs, or push and hold for 2 seconds to enter or exit standby mode.


YU5 features five input choices, including two Optical TOSLINK ports and Bluetooth™ with Qualcomm® aptX™. If you are looking for more low-end, connect a powered subwoofer to the SUB OUT port.


The speaker connection from Active (LEFT) to Passive (RIGHT) uses high quality knurled binding posts. This standardized wiring system allows you to trim the included premium speaker wire to the desired length or purchase longer lengths for more versatility.


YU5 has a 2” rear bass port that has been carefully designed and tuned to eliminate port turbulence while extending bass response.

YU5 Powered Bookshelf Speakers


The YU5 remote control gives you input, volume, and tone control, and allows you to control your connected Bluetooth™ device. You can also trigger USB charging when the speakers are in standby mode.


YU5 comes complete with a remote control (with batteries), power cord, speaker wire and an RCA – mini-jack adapter that you can use to adapt for either input. The package also includes a manuals and rubber feet.

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Tweeters: 1 inch Silk Dome
Woofers: 5.25 inch Kevlar®
Remote: Included


Amplifier Type: Class D
Nominal Impedance:
 4 Ohm
Sensitivity 2.83V (/1W/1m): 87 dB
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.3%
Crossover System: 2-way
Crossover Frequency: 2.0 kHz

Inputs and Outputs

Inputs: 1 x 3.5mm mini-jack AUX | 1 x RCA L/R | 2 x Optical (TOSLINK) | 1 x Bluetooth™ with Qualcomm® aptX™
Outputs: 1 x Subwoofer | 1 x USB Charge 5V 1A
Speaker Terminals: Left and Right Binding Posts
Input Voltage / Frequency: 100V 60 Hz /240V 50 Hz (auto switching)
Input Sensitivity: 550 mV


Power Output: 160W Peak Power (80 Watts Total RMS)
Standby Power Consumption: < 0.5 W

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (each speaker): 6.9” W x 8.4” D x 10.7” H (17.5 x 21.5 x 27.2 cm)
Net Weight (active): 9.4 lb (4.3 kg)
Net Weight (passive): 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)
Gross Weight: 22.5 lb (10.2 kg) (boxed pair)
Shipping Box Dimensions: 19.3″ x 14″ x 12.1″ (49 x 35.5 x 30.8 cm)

What’s in the Box?

Remote with batteries
Power cord
Speaker Wire
RCA – Mini Jack Adapter
Rubber feet


Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.
Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission. aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission.



Make sure to check back here often whenever installing (or reinstalling) your product to make sure that you have the most up to date manual. Changes could include ratings, installation procedures, etc.


Kanto offers a limited 24 month warranty on YU5.

Terms and Conditions


When my speakers go into standby mode, do they save the bass and treble adjustments I have made?

Yes. Standby mode is for power saving purposes and does not affect your bass and treble settings. However, when the power is turned off completely, these levels will automatically default to factory settings.

Why won't my speakers enter Bluetooth™ pairing mode?

If you select Bluetooth™ as your input method and do not see a flashing white light on the front of your speaker, it means they are currently connected to a device. To enter pairing mode, ensure that all previous Bluetooth™ connections are disabled by pressing the Bluetooth™ reset button on your remote. If your remote is not available, simply reset the speakers by turning them off and on using the power switch on the back panel.

Can I connect to my YU5 speakers using Bluetooth™?

Yes you can! To setup Bluetooth™, ensure your speakers are in Bluetooth™ pairing mode, indicated by a flashing white light on the front panel. This is done by selecting the Bluetooth™ option on your remote, or by cycling through the inputs by pushing the volume knob. Doing so will cause your YU5 speakers to be displayed in your device’s Bluetooth™ settings.  Once the pairing is complete, the flashing white light will turn solid and you can begin streaming your audio!

How do I cycle through the inputs without the remote?

If you have misplaced your remote, you can still cycle through the different input channels by pushing the volume knob. Connect your device through the desired input method and cycle through until you hear sound.

Cycle order: RCA > AUX > OPT1 > OPT2 > Bluetooth

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If you are interested in purchasing a Kanto product, we encourage you to shop through one of the many authorized dealers listed above. This not only guarantees the quality of your purchase, but also gives you the benefit of our warranty should any issues arise. While we strive to support all our customers, we unfortunately cannot always provide assistance for products sold through unauthorized third parties.

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