In this review, we will be comparing specifications of BW 606 and LS50, two Bookshelf speakers from Bowers & Wilkins and KEF.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of B&W 606 and KEF LS50 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how B&W 606 and KEF LS50 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both BW 606 and LS50 are 2-way speakers. BW 606 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Continuum Woofer . On the other hand, LS50 features a 1" Vented dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Magnesium/aluminum alloy Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2200 Hz.
BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz whereas LS50 has a frequency range of 79-28k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
BW 606 and LS50 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. BW 606 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and LS50's is at 85 dB. This 3 dB difference makes B&W 606 a more sensitive speaker compared to KEF LS50, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
BW 606 has a power range of 30-120 watts RMS whereas LS50 has a power range of 25-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
BW 606 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. LS50 has a Post which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both BW 606 and LS50 have a back firing ports.