In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DBR62 and R-51M, two Bookshelf speakers from ELAC and Klipsch.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of ELAC DBR62 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 ELAC DBR62 and Klipsch R-51M compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both DBR62 and R-51M 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, R-51M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Copper-spun IMG Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1660 Hz.
DBR62 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz whereas R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DBR62 is a 6 ohms speaker compared to R-51M which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. DBR62 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and R-51M's is at 93 dB. This 7 dB difference makes Klipsch R-51M 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 R-51M has a power range of 85 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
DBR62 features Single Gold Plated Binding Posts - 5-way type posts and R-51M has a Single Gold Plated Binding Posts - 5-way type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
DBR62 has a front firing port whereas R-51M has a back firing ports.