Self-Contained Playback System Handles Everything from Vinyl to High-Res Audio: Stellar-Sounding Kanto TUK Powered Bookshelf Loudspeakers Feature 65W Amp, USB DAC, Headphone Amp, More
On the surface, the Kanto TUK is a pair of powered bookshelf loudspeakers that deliver stunningly low bass output and room-filling detail while showcasing "can-I-touch-it-please" aesthetics. But these striking components are much more. Replete with a 65-watt Class D amplifier, a high-resolution USB DAC, Toslink optical and RCA jacks, and dedicated phono inputs and turntable grounding post, TUK serves as a self-contained, full-service audio playback system meticulously engineered to handle any music or entertainment source – from streaming high-resolution files to spinning vinyl. Ideal for computer-audio setups, TUK even arrives fully certified to work wirelessly with all the latest Bluetooth 4.2 aptX HD capable devices.
While plenty of powered speakers have flooded the market, few match the audiophile caliber and technology packed into TUK. Instead of relying on inexpensive domed tweeters, the Canadian-based Kanto opted for a pricier Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter with a reputation for low distortion, sweetly smooth highs, and the ability to project large, immersive soundstages. Add to such benefits the low mass and high rigidity of TUK's 5.25-inch aluminum woofer, and you have a rare affordable bookshelf model that reproduces a wide range of frequencies with natural balance and transparency. TUK even remains ready for a sonic upgrade if you want to improve your system's bass. Equipped with a DSP that automatically sends information below 80hz to your dedicated subwoofer, TUK's midrange and upper performance further blossoms when you engage the subwoofer output.
And just when you may have thought TUK couldn't get much better, it does. In order to ensure you get the very best out of its technology, Kanto includes a dedicated headphone input and separate headphone amplifier so you can take full advantage of TUK's DAC and your other music sources long after everyone else goes to bed. Plus, every source in TUK's audio playback system is accessible with a simple touch of a palm-sized remote control that includes volume, subwoofer engagement, and separate treble and bass settings. TUK also features a switchable left and right channel function so you won't be limited in their placement by where your power receptacle happens to be positioned. No extension cord necessary!
If you're looking for a convenient, aesthetically pleasing high-end playback system that can control all of your vinyl and digital sources without any ugly wires and bulky separates, TUK meets – and will exceed – your demands. Discover what the audiophile press keeps buzzing about and have a pair of these cool monitors delivered to your home for a risk-free home audition. As always, they're backed by our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
"TUK is a professional package with a very big, very powerful sound for so small a loudspeaker. It doesn't rely on a tweaked balance to deliver that sound, and the overall balance of both the performance of the inputs and the quality of the drivers is such thay they all work in a kind of dynamic balance. Top stuff!"
– Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
"Best and most important of all, the TUK's sound was impressive, combining smooth, refined treble with surprisingly deep, weighty bass. The soundstage was bigger than expected and effortlessly detailed – just what audiophiles crave."
– The Audio Beat
"Their sonic performance is well above everything else we've heard in this price range. They not only reveal a high level of musical detail, they have a level of refinement that is absent in this price category."
"Gobs of power and bass force underpin one of the most engaging and exacting top ends I've encountered under $1K. Be assured, the new TUK monitors were steadily leaving jaws dropped from both show-goers young and not so young."
– Erick Franklin Shook, Part-Time Audiophile