Kanto TUK Premium Powered Speakers with USB DAC, Phono Preamp, Bluetooth 4.2, and Headphone Out for Gaming, Home Office, and Home Theater
Delivering clarity and performance that put it in a class of its own, TUK is designed to push the limits on what a bookshelf speaker can achieve. Fine-tuned with onboard DSP, its high-performance AMT tweeters and 5.25” aluminum drivers produce sparkling highs and rich bass, bringing life to all your source material. Its active crossover further improves low-end resolution by filtering out sub-80Hz frequencies when connected to a subwoofer. Outfitted with dedicated phono, RCA and Optical TOSLINK inputs, a built-in USB DAC and headphone amp, and Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX HD and AAC codecs, TUK provides the flexibility you need to enjoy all your devices.
Stereo imaging like no other.
TUK utilizes high-performance AMT tweeters that not only deliver brighter, more accurate highs, but offer a remarkable soundstage. Get lost in your favorite songs and soundtracks, regardless of where you are in the room.
Custom EQ Presets
Fine tune your listening experience.
With the ability to save custom EQ settings for each input, TUK lets you control exactly how each of your devices sound. Keep the bass bumped up while gaming or streaming, and maintain a flat EQ when switching over to vinyl. Whatever your preference is, simply set it and forget it.
Advanced Signal Detection
Never miss a beat.
Automatic standby and power-up modes help to conserve power when you’re away and ensure immediate playback when a wired or Bluetooth source is detected. Standby mode can also be disabled to keep your speakers on at all times.
Kick back with some low-key listening.
TUK’s remote allows you to mute your connected subwoofer, reducing bass output in the later hours of the day. You can also eliminate distractions when the room lights are off by adjusting the brightness of the input display.
Throw on your favorite record.
Instead of a single, switchable RCA input, TUK features separate phono and line-level inputs to provide uninterrupted access to its built-in phono preamp. Simply plug in any vintage or modern-day turntable to enjoy all your favorite records.
Enjoy high-definition streaming with aptX™ HD.
Supporting 24-bit audio, aptX™ HD offers better-than-CD quality sound while streaming over Bluetooth. AAC is also supported for improved streaming with Apple devices. Sit back and enjoy high-resolution sound, all from the palm of your hand.
Achieve the ultimate desktop setup.
TUK features a built-in DAC to allow for a direct audio connection from your computer via USB. Eliminate any interference that your computer’s onboard soundcard may pick-up while enjoying a fully digital, high-quality audio connection.
For more intimate listening, simply plug your headphones into the 3.5mm headphone output located on the front of the active speaker. TUK’s internal headphone amplifier ensures uninterrupted listening with any source.
To reduce vibration and improve soundstaging, use TUK with SP6HD desktop speaker stands.
Bring your movies to life.
Bring high-fidelity sound to your home theater by connecting TUK to your TV via Optical TOSLINK. For an even more immersive experience, hook up a subwoofer and activate TUK’s active crossover.
To ensure your speakers remain stable and properly positioned, place them on SP floor stands.
More control than ever.
The TUK remote gives you unparalleled control over your sound. Quickly switch between sources, set multiple EQ preferences, and control playback while connected via Bluetooth or USB.
Features & Technology
TUK is powered by a 130W RMS class D amplifier, sending 65W RMS to each channel. We’ve implemented full digital signal processing (DSP) to tune the speakers exactly how we want them to sound. It also gives us the ability to add an active crossover network in our speakers for the first time. The active crossover further improves low-end resolution by filtering out frequencies below 80Hz when connected to a subwoofer.
Kanto has included an aptX HD codec to stream hi-res audio over Bluetooth. If your device supports aptx HD, you can now enjoy better-than-CD quality audio wirelessly. We also include standard aptX and AAC codecs to ensure you get great quality wireless sound regardless of the device being used.
AMT tweeters are incredibly lightweight, allowing them to react faster than standard dome tweeters. This translates into super-quick, accurate treble. The pleated construction of an AMT tweeter also improves efficiency by increasing surface area, allowing for more air to be moved than by a comparatively sized dome tweeter. Their rectangular shape limits vertical dispersion so that less audio is reflected off the ceiling and floor, while still maintaining a relatively wide horizontal dispersion. This ensures all listeners in the room hear a consistent frequency response.
Aluminum drivers are incredibly rigid, making them less prone to deformation when pushed to their limit. By preventing the driver from flexing, we reduce the amount of distortion the driver introduces to the audio being played.
Kanto's built-in dedicated phono preamp reduces another piece of gear typically required when listening to turntables. There’s a separate RCA input specifically for line sources so you don’t have to flick a switch or share an RCA input between two analog audio sources.
PC onboard audio is notoriously noisy and prone to electromagnetic interference. The USB input, which supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz, gives you a solid digital connection to your PC without the need for an external DAC.
The optical input, which also supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz, gives you a flexible digital connection that can be utilized with TVs, PCs, or digital audio players.
Like all Kanto powered speakers, TUK features a sub-out. But TUK adds the benefit of a selectable active crossover network. The low pass filter sends everything below 80 Hz to the subwoofer and the high pass filter sends anything above 80 Hz to the speakers. This frees up TUK’s built-in amplifier to focus solely on the midrange and highs. Quick, dynamic transients have more impact and accuracy, and TUK can play louder without introducing additional distortion. The sub-out can be enabled or disabled at the press of a button using the remote.
The USB charge port supplies up to 2A to power Smart Home devices or charge phones or tablets.
Kanto TUK Features and Specs
- Phono Preamp
- Built-In DAC
- Optical Input
- AUX input
- Headphone output
- 28 mm x 35 mm AMT Tweeters
- 5.25″ 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
- 3.5mm 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
Kanto TUK User Manual