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KANTO Speaker Stands, mounts, and some speakers on Sale

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Good post, upvoted. However Kanto is located in Coquitlam, BC it looks like, doesn't really help that OP is located there (in BC at least) too :lol:
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Never understand why most speaker stands are not height-adjustable...
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chatbox wrote: Never understand why most speaker stands are not height-adjustable...
Game changer right there.


I have the S2 with my AV42s. They are kind of too small for 3-4 inch speakers. Since I switched to a standing desk. They now point at my chest. Maybe for A2s or Yu2s. But not for A5s or similar size. They work with larger speakers but will eventually bend from my experience. Though you can just rebend them up.

Want those SP6 or SP9s. but at $60/$80. Will consider crafting something myself. That's as much as I paid for the Edifier P12. =)
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really nice looking stands... I might get a pair for my A5+'s as well.. I'm considering SP9 more than SP6... it's cheaper, and I think it looks better with 48 inch CX when i get it... lol

edit: for some reason, newegg is not charging PST for Quebec, only GST... so it's a better option to save some taxes for Quebec purchasers. :)
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Don't know about the YU2's but I got a pair of the YU6s' a coupla years back @$319 (I think) & while they aren't "audiophile", they sound a strong mid-fi when streamed from Tidal via optical thru chromecast. Paired with a single 20yr old Sunfire Sig True Subwoofer, they get to wall shaking db's. The multiple inputs/sources makes hookup super easy as well.

For the $$$, I'm very pleased with the YU6's. I would assume the rest of the Kanto lineup is similar quality as well. For those that care, though Canadian, they're made in China.
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These or the edifier 1850?
And, how does one secure a staples coupon... Might pull the trigger for my work office if I can get a coupon. The RFD mentality is strong.
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chatbox wrote: Never understand why most speaker stands are not height-adjustable...
realistically, you'll never have to change the height after setting it once.

I did have some height adjustable speaker stands that had a tube that slid up and down. And you had to screw to tighten the two parts together. It looked ugly because there were visible holes for the adjusting screw and seam between the two adjustable tubes and the thing was a bit more wobbly than I would have liked. It cost more too than a non-adjustable version. So in the end it wasn't worth the extra money or complexity since I only set it once.
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mrpricematch wrote: These or the edifier 1850?
And, how does one secure a staples coupon... Might pull the trigger for my work office if I can get a coupon. The RFD mentality is strong.
The Kanto's have a usb dac built in vs the 1850 have BT built in, so if either are those are dealer breakers that helps. The Edifier's are physically much larger (6.1" W x 8.8" D x 10" H vs Kanto's 3.9″ W x 5.3″ D x 5.9″ H), depends how much desk space you have might be another deal breaker haha. I'm sure either with a little sub would be a really nice pair of desk speakers.

I just recently ordered 1850's because WFH at my desk I'm getting tired of wearing headphones all day, but I really like the white of the Kanto's look... ~$70 extra on a budget pair of speakers (plus $20 for the stands since the Kanto's aren't angled) is a substantial difference. The Edifier's were $170 taxes in, these (with the stands) would be $237.28 (including $10 staples coupon).

@warpdrive excluding the DAC/BT difference, thoughts on which is better for desk use?
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Picked up a set of the small black angled $19 desktop stands for my Edifier speakers.

The angle up will be a nice improvement when I'm using my Varidesk in standing mode. The speakers remain on the main desk surface, not raised to standing height.

Nice job OP.
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BTW the adjustable phone and tablet stands they also have would be great for all the Zoom meetings etc. people are doing. I don't need them myself, but check out all the other Kanto items BB has available.
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Ecsta wrote: @warpdrive excluding the DAC/BT difference, thoughts on which is better for desk use?
I haven't heard the 1850, but I would try to go for those just because it has more tone adjustments and it's generally a bigger more capable speaker based on the specs alone. The little Kantos are great for a minimalistic setup with a built-in DAC and small footprint, good for a setup for a laptop, but soundwise they boosted the upper bass in an effort to sound like bigger speakers.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.

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