In this review, we will be comparing specifications of R-51M and A130, two Bookshelf cameras from Klipsch and JBL.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch R-51M and JBL A130 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 JBL A130 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both R-51M and A130 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, A130 features a 1" aluminum Hard-Dome Tweeter and 1 5.25" Polycellulose Woofer .
R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz whereas A130 has a frequency range of 55-40k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
R-51M is a 8 ohms speaker compared to A130 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 A130's is at 86 dB dB.
R-51M has a power range of 85 watts RMS whereas A130 has a power range of 20-125 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
R-51M features 5-way post type posts and A130 has a 5-way post type posts. None of these speakers feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both R-51M and A130 features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.