In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DBR62 and LX16, two Bookshelf speakers from ELAC and MartinLogan.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of ELAC DBR62 and MartinLogan LX16 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 MartinLogan LX16 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both DBR62 and LX16 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, LX16 features a 1.0 x 1.4" Folded Motion Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2700 Hz.
DBR62 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz whereas LX16 has a frequency range of 60-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DBR62 is a 6 ohms speaker compared to LX16 which has a nominal impedance of 5 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. DBR62 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and LX16's is at 92 dB. This 6 dB difference makes MartinLogan LX16 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 LX16 has a power range of 20-200 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
DBR62 features Custom 5-way binding posts type posts and LX16 has a Custom 5-way binding posts type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
DBR62 has a front firing port whereas LX16 has a back firing ports.