My understanding is yes, they intend on addressing the high noise floor issue. RE: will I be receiving a new revision for free? I'd be surprised to.jpwkr1 wrote: ↑May 19th, 2017 6:39 pmSo they are trying to reduce it on the YU6 in another revision? Would they send you that for free?
I'll send them an email as well, to let them know its something many people care about.
I was going to attempt to clean it up myself, the main issue I see is that the power supply is right next to the amp. But it could be more complex than shielding/filtering the supply. I will let you know if I am able to improve it.
Here's a quote from one of my communications with a super friendly and helpful Kanto rep:
andWe’re currently in the process of reviewing the electrical design to see if we can reduce this noise in a future revision. At the moment we have only had a few customers reach out to us about this but regardless it’s on our radar.
I spoke with my engineer and he said that the amount of noise is within spec. It is expected to hear some white noise with a powered speaker and it seems our YU6 has a higher noise floor than the YU5 did.
I think Kanto is really close to bettering their highly-regarded YU5 speakers with the YU6. They just need to work around this challenge with the YU6 to perfect it IMO. I think the more this issue is brought up to Kanto, the higher chance this gets addressed quicker
If you're taking a DYI approach to resolving the bad noise floor issue, please let me know how it goes. I'd love to follow your progress. Hopefully it's something I can replicate at home if it works!