In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DBR62 and BW 606, two Bookshelf speakers from ELAC and Bowers & Wilkins.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of ELAC DBR62 and B&W 606 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how ELAC DBR62 and B&W 606 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both DBR62 and BW 606 are 2-way speakers. DBR62 features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Aramid fiber Woofer . On the other hand, BW 606 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Continuum Woofer .
DBR62 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz whereas BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DBR62 is a 6 ohms speaker compared to BW 606 which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. DBR62 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and BW 606's is at 88 dB. This 2 dB difference makes B&W 606 a more sensitive speaker compared to ELAC DBR62, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
DBR62 has a power range of up to 120 watts RMS whereas BW 606 has a power range of 30-120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
BW 606 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. DBR62 has a 5-way post which doesn't feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
DBR62 has a front firing port whereas BW 606 has a back firing ports.