In this review, we will be comparing specifications of 3030i and LX16, two Bookshelf cameras from Q Acoustics and MartinLogan.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Q Acoustics 3030i 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 Q Acoustics 3030i and MartinLogan LX16 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both 3030i and LX16 are 2-way speakers. 3030i features a 1" decoupled Tweeter and 1 6.5" Coated paper Woofer . 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.
3030i has a frequency range of 46-30k Hz whereas LX16 has a frequency range of 60-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
3030i is a 6 ohms speaker compared to LX16 which has a nominal impedance of 5 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. 3030i sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and LX16's is at 92 dB dB.
3030i has a power range of 25-75 watts RMS whereas LX16 has a power range of 20-200 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
3030i 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 3030i and LX16 features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.