In this review, we will be comparing Buchardt S400 MKII and Elysian 2, two Passive Bookshelf speakers from Buchardt and Wharfedale. Let's have a brief look at the main features of Buchardt S400 MKII and Wharfedale Elysian 2 first before getting into our more detailed comparison.
In the following sections, we will get into details in order to better understand how Buchardt S400 MKII and Wharfedale Elysian 2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one of these loudspeakers is the better choice for you.
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Both Buchardt S400 MKII and Elysian 2 are 3-way speakers. Buchardt S400 MKII features a 0.74" fine weave soft fabric textile aluminum waveguide Tweeter and 1 x 6" paper Woofer . On the other hand, Elysian 2 features a 27x90mm" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter , a 6" Midrange and 1 x 8.5" Coated Fiberglass Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 360Hz and 2900Hz.
Buchardt S400 MKII has a frequency range of 33-40k HZ whereas Elysian 2 has a frequency range of 35-22k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 35Hz, the Elysian 2 can go slightly deeper then the Buchardt S400 MKII's min frequency of 33Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers under Bookshelf class in our database.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Buchardt S400 MKII and Elysian 2 has the same Impedance of 4 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. Buchardt S400 MKII sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Elysian 2's is at 89 dB. This 1 dB difference makes Wharfedale Elysian 2 a more sensitive speaker compared to Buchardt S400 MKII, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Buchardt S400 MKII has a power range of 40-200 watts RMS whereas Elysian 2 has a power range of 25-250 watts.
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 Buchardt S400 MKII's and Wharfedale Elysian 2's external dimensions. Buchardt S400 MKII has external dimensions of 365.0 x 180.0 x 280.0mm ( 14.4 x 7 x 11inch) whereas Wharfedale Elysian 2 has external dimensions of 700.0 x 334.0 x 462.0mm ( 27.5 x 13.1 x 18.1inch) .
Wharfedale Elysian 2 is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 154mm wider, 335mm taller and 182mm deeper than Buchardt S400 MKII.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Buchardt S400 MKII and Wharfedale Elysian 2 in scale.