In this review, we will be comparing Model Three and BW 606, two Passive Bookshelf speakers from KLH and Bowers & Wilkins. Let's have a brief look at the main features of KLH Model Three and B&W 606 first before getting into our more detailed comparison.
In the following sections, we will get into details in order to better understand how KLH Model Three and B&W 606 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 Model Three and BW 606 are 2-way speakers. Model Three features a 1" Aluminum Tweeter and 1 x 8" Pulp-Paper Cone Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1600Hz. On the other hand, BW 606 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Continuum Woofer .
Model Three has a frequency range of 46-20k Hz whereas BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 46Hz, the Model Three can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to the BW 606's min frequency of 52Hz.
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
Model Three is a 6 ohms speaker compared to BW 606 which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. On the other hand, they have the same sensitivity of 88 dB.
Model Three has a power range of 30-150 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. Model Three has a Binding post which doesn't feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
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 KLH Model Three's and B&W 606's external dimensions. KLH Model Three has external dimensions of 482.0 x 311.0 x 267.0mm ( 19.0 x 12.25 x 10.5inch) whereas B&W 606 has external dimensions of 345.0 x 190.0 x 324.0mm ( 13.5 x 7.4 x 12.7inch) .
B&W 606 is 121mm narrower and 137mm shorter than KLH Model Three but it is also 57mm deeper.