In this review, we will be comparing specifications of DBR62 and TSi100, two Bookshelf speakers from ELAC and Polk Audio.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of ELAC DBR62 and Polk TSi100 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 Polk TSi100 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both DBR62 and TSi100 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, TSi100 features a 1" Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Organic Fiber Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2500 Hz.
DBR62 has a frequency range of 44-35k Hz whereas TSi100 has a frequency range of 61-24k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
DBR62 is a 6 ohms speaker compared to TSi100 which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. DBR62 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and TSi100's is at 89 dB. This 3 dB difference makes Polk TSi100 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 TSi100 has a power range of 20-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
DBR62 features Pair of 5-way Binding Posts - Gold-Plated type posts and TSi100 has a Pair of 5-way Binding Posts - Gold-Plated type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
DBR62 has a front firing port whereas TSi100 has a back firing ports.