In this review, we will be comparing specifications of BW 606 and R-51M, two Bookshelf cameras from Bowers & Wilkins and Klipsch.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of B&W 606 and Klipsch R-51M 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 R-51M compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both BW 606 and R-51M are 2-way speakers. BW 606 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Dome Tweeter and 1 6.5" Continuum Woofer . On the other hand, R-51M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 1 5.25" Copper-spun IMG Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1660 Hz.
BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz whereas R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
BW 606 and R-51M has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. BW 606 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and R-51M's is at 93 dBd B.
BW 606 has a power range of 30-120 watts RMS whereas R-51M has a power range of 85 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
BW 606 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. R-51M has a Single Gold Plated Binding Posts - 5-way which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both BW 606 and R-51M features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
In this section, We are going to compare B&W 606's and Klipsch R-51M's external dimensions.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of B&W 606 and Klipsch R-51M.