$ 339

Powered Bookshelf Speakers

Bridging the gap between desktop and bookshelf speaker, YU3 makes no compromises with 60W peak per channel of built-in Class D amplifier power giving crystal clear sound. 4” Kevlar® drivers and 1” silk tweeters provide distortion-free sound fed by YU3’s impressive input section. Featuring the same inputs as the larger YU5, two optical TOSLINK inputs, integrated Bluetooth™ 4.0 for wireless streaming, an RCA port and a 3.5mm AUX jack input, YU3 is ready for anything. Easily add a subwoofer to your system with the sub-out port, and ensure your mobile devices are always ready to go with the USB charging port.

Peak Power 120 Watts
Amplifier Class D
Driver 4″ Kevlar®
Inputs Bluetooth™ 4.0, RCA, AUX, TOSLINK

MSRP: $329 USD

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You won’t believe how much power and
connectivity we’ve packed into the YU3.

YU3 Powered Bookshelf Speakers


YU3 features 1” silk dome tweeters to deliver clear crisp highs. Scintillating sound.


The 4” Kevlar® drivers provide well-balanced mid-range and bass tones for overall sound quality that faithfully reproduces your favorite music.


YU3’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.

YU3 Powered Bookshelf Speakers


YU3 features five input choices, including two optical inputs and Bluetooth™ 4.0 with Qualcomm® aptX™ audio. If you are looking for more low-end, connect a powered subwoofer to the SUB OUT port.


YU3 has a 1.5” rear bass port that has been carefully designed and tuned to eliminate port turbulence while extending bass response.


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.

YU3 Powered Bookshelf Speakers
YU3 Powered Bookshelf Speakers


The Kanto 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 speaker is in standby mode.


YU3 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 manual and rubber feet.

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Tweeters: 1 inch Silk Dome
Woofers: 4 inch Kevlar®
Remote: Included


Amplifier Type: Class D
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohm
Sensitivity 2.83V (/1W/1m): 85 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.3%
Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 20 kHz
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 Sensitivity: 550 mV


Power Output: 120W Peak Power (60 Watts Total RMS)
Input Voltage / Frequency: AC 100V – 240V 50/60 Hz (auto switching)
Standby Power Consumption: < 0.5 W

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (each speaker): 5.5” W x 7.5” D x 8.6” H (14 x 19 x 22 cm)
Net Weight (active):
6.8 lb (3.1 kg)
Net Weight (passive): 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
Gross Weight: 16.1 lb (7.3 kg) (boxed pair)
Shipping Box Dimensions: 16.1″ x 12″ x 11″ (41 x 31 x 28 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.


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 YU3 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 YU3 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 can 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

If you have any questions or concerns about a product you have purchased or are considering purchasing, please contact us toll free at 1-888-848-2643 or email us at support@kantoliving.com.

Why should I only buy from an authorized Kanto reseller?

When it comes to customer service, we set the bar exceedingly high. Commitment of this level requires us to work closely with all our online and in-store retailers, so that we may ensure our customers receive the type of experience we try so hard to deliver.

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.

If you are unsure if you are purchasing from an authorized retailer, please contact us toll-free at 1-888-848-2643 or email us at support@kantoliving.com.

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