In this review, we will be comparing specifications of R-51M and Motion 35XTi, two Bookshelf cameras from Klipsch and MartinLogan.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch R-51M and MartinLogan 35XTi 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 MartinLogan 35XTi compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both R-51M and Motion 35XTi 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, Motion 35XTi features a 1.25 x 2.4" Folded Motion XT Tweeter and 1 6.5" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2200 Hz.
R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz whereas Motion 35XTi has a frequency range of 50-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
R-51M is a 8 ohms speaker compared to Motion 35XTi which has a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. R-51M sensitivity is rated at 93 dB and Motion 35XTi's is at 92 dB dB.
R-51M has a power range of 85 watts RMS whereas Motion 35XTi has a power range of 20-250 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Motion 35XTi features Custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts 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
Both R-51M and Motion 35XTi features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
In this section, We are going to compare Klipsch R-51M's and MartinLogan 35XTi's external dimensions.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Klipsch R-51M and MartinLogan 35XTi.