In this review, we will be comparing specifications of BW 606 and Bronze 2, two Bookshelf speakers from Bowers & Wilkins and Monitor Audio.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of B&W 606 and Monitor Audio Bronze 2 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 Monitor Audio Bronze 2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both BW 606 and Bronze 2 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, Bronze 2 features a 1" Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" C-CAM Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 3100 Hz.
BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz whereas Bronze 2 has a frequency range of 42-30k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
BW 606 and Bronze 2 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. BW 606 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Bronze 2's is at 90 dB. This 2 dB difference makes Monitor Audio Bronze 2 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 Bronze 2 has a power range of 30-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Both BW 606 and Bronze 2 features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
BW 606 has a back firing port whereas Bronze 2 has a front 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 Monitor Audio Bronze 2'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 Monitor Audio Bronze 2 has external dimensions of 350.0mm x 185.0mm x 281.0mm ( 13.7inch x 7.2inch x 11.0inch ) .
Monitor Audio Bronze 2 is 5mm narrower and 43mm less deeper than B&W 606 but it is also 5mm taller.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of B&W 606 and Monitor Audio Bronze 2.