Published On: February 22, 2024

Kanto Audio Introduces Kanto Ren Active Speakers with HDMI ARC

Published On: February 22, 2024
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Kanto Audio Introduces Kanto Ren Active Speakers with HDMI ARC

Kanto Audio has unveiled its latest creation, the Kanto Ren Active Speakers, boasting advanced connectivity options and impressive sound quality in a sleek package.

Kanto Audio Introduces Kanto Ren Active Speakers with HDMI ARC

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Canadian audio equipment manufacturer Kanto Audio has unveiled its latest innovation, the Kanto Ren Active Speakers, offering consumers a compact yet powerful option for enhancing their home audio setups. Scheduled for release in July, these speakers boast a host of connectivity options and high-quality sound performance tailored to various audio needs.

The Kanto Ren speakers come as a successor to the company's previous offerings and have been designed to provide an immersive audio experience across multiple applications, whether it be music, movies, or gaming. With a power output of 100W RMS (200W Peak Power), these speakers pack a punch despite their compact size.

The REN Active Speakers mark a significant advancement for Kanto Audio, incorporating cutting-edge technology and versatility to cater to diverse audio needs. With an emphasis on seamless integration with modern entertainment systems, the REN speakers come equipped with an HDMI ARC input, a first for Kanto Audio speakers. 

This feature allows for effortless connectivity to televisions, promising enhanced audio output for an immersive viewing experience. Users can conveniently control volume levels, muting, and power functions either through the supplied remote or via the TV's remote control.

Kanto Ren speaker in white finish.

Beyond HDMI ARC compatibility, the REN speakers offer a plethora of connectivity options to accommodate various audio sources. Bluetooth 5.3, USB-C, and optical inputs supporting 24-bit/96kHz audio transmission ensure compatibility with a wide range of devices, from smartphones to PCs. 

Additionally, traditional analog sources can be seamlessly integrated using RCA line-in and 3.5mm stereo mini-jack inputs, catering to audiophiles seeking versatility in their setup.

The Class D active speakers feature a sophisticated design, housing a 1-inch silk dome tweeter and a 5.25-inch aluminum concave cone woofer, delivering a powerful 100W RMS output (200W Peak Power). Kanto Audio promises clear highs, detailed midrange, and impressive bass performance, making the REN speakers suitable for diverse multimedia applications, including music playback, movie watching, and gaming.

Furthermore, the REN Active Speakers offer convenient sound customization options with two additional sound modes: Vocal Boost and Night Mode. The Night Mode intelligently adjusts bass levels to prevent disturbance, ensuring a harmonious listening experience for users and their neighbors.

A rear view of Kanto Ren speaker showing inputs and connectivity options.

Available in six vibrant color options, including black, white, cream, green, brown, and orange, the REN Active Speakers blend functionality with aesthetics, allowing users to complement their decor while enjoying superior audio quality. Priced at $599 / £499 / €579 per pair, the REN speakers are set to hit the market in July, offering consumers an attractive alternative perhaps to traditional soundbar setups.

Technical Specifications:

  • Tweeter: 1-inch silk dome.
  • Woofer: 5.25-inch aluminum concave cone.
  • Amplifier: Class D.
  • Power output: 100W RMS (200W Peak Power).
  • Frequency response: 50Hz – 22kHz.
  • High/Low-Pass filter: 80Hz (selectable).
  • Inputs: 1 x HDMI ARC with CEC, 1 x USB-C (Supports up to 24-bit/96kHz), 1 x Optical (TOSLink) (Supports up to 24-bit/96kHz), 1 x Bluetooth 5.3, 1 x RCA (L + R), 1 x 3.5mm Mini-Jack.
  • Outputs: 1 x Sub-out, 1 x USB Charge (5V / 1A)
  • Bluetooth: Version 5.3.
  • Audio codec support: SBC / AAC.
  • Sound modes: Vocal Boost and Night Mode.
  • Speaker terminals: Active-to-passive knurled five-way binding post
  • Bottom Mounting Hole
  • Auto power down: Yes (Can be disabled).
  • Auto power on: Yes (Can be disabled).
  • Remote control: Yes.
  • Removable grilles: Yes.

For enthusiasts eager to experience the Kanto Ren speakers firsthand, Kanto Audio invites attendees to explore their capabilities at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show from February 23rd to 25th.

The Kanto Ren speakers represent a compelling option for individuals looking to elevate their home audio experience, combining cutting-edge technology with versatile connectivity and exceptional sound quality. With their sleek design and comprehensive feature set, they are poised to make a significant impact in the competitive audio equipment market upon their release.

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