In this review, we will be comparing specifications of S20 and Carina BS243.4, two Bookshelf cameras from Polk Audio and ELAC.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Polk S20 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 Polk S20 and ELAC Carina BS243.4 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both S20 and Carina BS243.4 are 2-way speakers. S20 features a 1" Terylene high-res dome Tweeter and 1 6.5" Mica-reinforced polypropylene Woofer . On the other hand, Carina BS243.4 features a 1" JET AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter and 1 5.25" Aluminum Woofer .
S20 has a frequency range of 39-40k Hz whereas Carina BS243.4 has a frequency range of 46-30k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
S20 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. S20 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Carina BS243.4's is at 85 dB dB.
S20 has a power range of 20-125 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. S20 has a 5-way post which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position