In this review, we will be comparing specifications of R-51M and L100, two Bookshelf cameras from Klipsch and Polk Audio.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch R-51M and Polk L100 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 Polk L100 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both R-51M and L100 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, L100 features a 1" Ring Radiator Tweeter and 1 5.25" Polypropylene Woofer .
R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz whereas L100 has a frequency range of 57-38k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
R-51M is a 8 ohms speaker compared to L100 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 L100's is at 85.5 dB dB.
R-51M has a power range of 85 watts RMS whereas L100 has a power range of 30-160 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
R-51M features Dual Binding Posts type posts and L100 has a Dual Binding Posts type posts. None of these speakers feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both R-51M and L100 features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.