In this review, we will be comparing specifications of R-51M and Carina BS243.4, two Bookshelf cameras from Klipsch and ELAC.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch R-51M and ELAC Carina BS243.4 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Klipsch R-51M and ELAC Carina BS243.4 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both R-51M and Carina BS243.4 are 2-way speakers. R-51M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 1 5.25" Copper-spun IMG Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1660 Hz. On the other hand, Carina BS243.4 features a 1" JET AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter and 1 5.25" Aluminum Woofer .
R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz whereas Carina BS243.4 has a frequency range of 46-30k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
R-51M is a 8 ohms speaker compared to Carina BS243.4 which has a nominal impedance of 6 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. R-51M sensitivity is rated at 93 dB and Carina BS243.4's is at 85 dB dB.
R-51M has a power range of 85 watts RMS whereas Carina BS243.4 has a power range of 30-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Carina BS243.4 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. R-51M has a Single Gold Plated Binding Posts - 5-way which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position