In this review, we will be comparing specifications of R-51M and LX16, two Bookshelf cameras from Klipsch and MartinLogan.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch R-51M and MartinLogan LX16 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 LX16 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both R-51M and LX16 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, LX16 features a 1.0 x 1.4" Folded Motion Tweeter and 1 5.25" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2700 Hz.
R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz whereas LX16 has a frequency range of 60-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
R-51M is a 8 ohms speaker compared to LX16 which has a nominal impedance of 5 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. R-51M sensitivity is rated at 93 dB and LX16's is at 92 dB dB.
R-51M has a power range of 85 watts RMS whereas LX16 has a power range of 20-200 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
R-51M features Custom 5-way binding posts type posts and LX16 has a Custom 5-way binding posts type posts. None of these speakers feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both R-51M and LX16 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 LX16's external dimensions.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Klipsch R-51M and MartinLogan LX16.