So iv’e looking for a air of speakers for my desktop setup and after some time and though, i figured i’d go for the YU2 Kanto speakers, it pretty good reviews and the GF approved of the look (i cant get the YU4 in my area).
But i stumbled upon Kanto’s passive while going through Amazon, and they do ship to my area. So my question is, how do the YU4 passive compared to the passive, is it worth to buy the passive and get a amp separately, or wasting their potential on a desk setup and i should just get the YU2 and be done with it
The YU2 is considerably smaller than even the YU Passive 4". Either will work on desktop but if you don’t have a lot of space then the more compact speaker may be the better option. YU2 is nice because it has a sub out in case you want to expand the system. If you purchase a passive setup you’d either need a speaker amp with a sub out or a sub with hi level inputs.
ya i saw the ELAC’s the thing is it didn’t pass the GF approval bar, mainly cause they aren’t white (my recent PC is mainly white, which is why it "has to match)
I also made the mistake of showing her the Triangle Borea BR02, which look amazing (it also has pretty good reviews). But its over 300$, and its passive meaning i have to throw in amp in the mix which makes this way too expensive
I’ve used the Kanto Yu2 for a couple years now as a desktop speaker. I don’t use it for music too often to be honest, I’ve got some floorstanding and bookshelf speakers scattered around my room. I personally loathe using large bookshelf speakers at my desk, as real estate here is valuable…
I see the Yu2 as a natural upgrade from cheap desktop Logitech speakers, they’re a lot clearer. A bit lacking in bass, but that can always be remedied later with a sub.
I can’t speak to the Kanto passives sadly, I just wanted to say I’m fairly satisfied with the Yu2 for my specific use case.