In this review, we will be comparing specifications of BW 606 and RP-600M, two Bookshelf speakers from Bowers & Wilkins and Klipsch.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of B&W 606 and Klipsch RP-600M 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 Klipsch RP-600M compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both BW 606 and RP-600M 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, RP-600M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Cerametallic Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1500 Hz.
BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz whereas RP-600M has a frequency range of 45-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
BW 606 and RP-600M has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. BW 606 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and RP-600M's is at 96 dB. This 8 dB difference makes Klipsch RP-600M a more sensitive speaker compared to B&W 606, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
BW 606 has a power range of 30-120 watts RMS whereas RP-600M has a power range of 100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Both BW 606 and RP-600M features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both BW 606 and RP-600M have a back firing ports.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, We are going to compare B&W 606's and Klipsch RP-600M's external dimensions. B&W 606 has external dimensions of 345.0mm x 190.0mm x 324.0mm ( 13.5inch x 7.4inch x 12.7inch ) whereas Klipsch RP-600M has external dimensions of 399.0mm x 202.0mm x 301.0mm ( 15.7inch x 7.9inch x 11.8inch ) .
B&W 606 is 12mm narrower and 54mm shorter than Klipsch RP-600M but it is also 23mm deeper.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of B&W 606 and Klipsch RP-600M.