In this review, we will be comparing specifications of RP-600M and TSi100, two Bookshelf speakers from Klipsch and Polk Audio.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch RP-600M 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 Klipsch RP-600M and Polk TSi100 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both RP-600M and TSi100 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, TSi100 features a 1" Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5.25" Organic Fiber Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2500 Hz.
RP-600M has a frequency range of 45-25k Hz whereas TSi100 has a frequency range of 61-24k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
RP-600M and TSi100 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. RP-600M sensitivity is rated at 96 dB and TSi100's is at 89 dB. This 7 dB difference makes Klipsch RP-600M a more sensitive speaker compared to Polk TSi100, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
RP-600M has a power range of 100 watts RMS whereas TSi100 has a power range of 20-100 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. TSi100 has a Pair of 5-way Binding Posts - Gold-Plated which doesn't feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both RP-600M and TSi100 have a back firing ports.
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 Klipsch RP-600M's and Polk TSi100's external dimensions. Klipsch RP-600M has external dimensions of 399.0mm x 202.0mm x 301.0mm ( 15.7inch x 7.9inch x 11.8inch ) whereas Polk TSi100 has external dimensions of 279.4mm x 177.8mm x 259.0mm ( 11.0inch x 7.0inch x 10.1inch ) .
Klipsch RP-600M is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 24.2mm wider, 119.6mm taller and 42mm deeper than Polk TSi100.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Klipsch RP-600M and Polk TSi100.