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anthony477
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Sep 15, 2016
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I own the YU5's and SUB8 which I use on my TV setup and love, even though the auto shutoff is frustrating they look great and sound very good for their price, on remote equalizer is super convenient and for a sound system with no receiver it's an absolute masterpiece, especially for budget home theater setups.
For desktop PC speakers: if you need or want bluetooth connectivity or an on board DAC these are good but if sound quality is the deciding factor, shell out a little extra and get Emotiva 4s speakers, or PreSonus E4.5 for a little cheaper than these but the Emotivas blew me away for near field listening. Plus, in my opinion, desktop speakers should be always on. Leave the mute functionality and EQ to the OS. I feel the feature set of Kanto speakers (On board DAC, EQ, remote, bluetooth) are best tailored for TV setups rather than to a PC, unless they're something you specifically want.
Sep 15, 2016
dr150
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Sep 18, 2016
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The Emotivas are good but much more expensive and have less connectivity options and no remote or EQ on it. Emotivas has a ribbon tweeter which is more directional so one has to be face forward on them or you'll lose that "tweeter juice". The Presonus have good sound but emit noise when nothing is playing that they've never corrected on the products, and that is a deal killer for the the picky (they also have terrible Customer Service compared to Kantos). Horses for courses...I think the Kanto is good as a PC or bedroom speaker system which is how I use them. The selling point for me was all the connectivity options, as I'm a power user and like to use more than one device with it--I treat it like a receiver--keeps the bedroom cleaner for the wife. ;)
Sep 18, 2016
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