In this review, we will be comparing specifications of RP-600M and LS50, two Bookshelf speakers from Klipsch and KEF.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch RP-600M and KEF LS50 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Klipsch RP-600M and KEF LS50 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both RP-600M and LS50 are 2-way speakers. RP-600M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Cerametallic Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1500 Hz. On the other hand, LS50 features a 1" Vented dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Magnesium/aluminum alloy Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2200 Hz.
RP-600M has a frequency range of 45-25k Hz whereas LS50 has a frequency range of 79-28k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
RP-600M and LS50 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. RP-600M sensitivity is rated at 96 dB and LS50's is at 85 dB. This 11 dB difference makes Klipsch RP-600M a more sensitive speaker compared to KEF LS50, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
RP-600M has a power range of 100 watts RMS whereas LS50 has a power range of 25-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
RP-600M features Dual binding posts/bi-wire/bi-amp posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. LS50 has a Post which doesn't feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both RP-600M and LS50 have a back firing ports.