In this review, we will be comparing specifications of 3030i and Crystal 4.2, two Bookshelf cameras from Q Acoustics and Wharfedale.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Q Acoustics 3030i and Wharfedale 4.2 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 Wharfedale 4.2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both 3030i and Crystal 4.2 are 2-way speakers. 3030i features a 1" decoupled Tweeter and 1 6.5" Coated paper Woofer . On the other hand, Crystal 4.2 features a 1" Soft-dome Tweeter and 1 5" Woven Kevlar Woofer .
3030i has a frequency range of 46-30k Hz whereas Crystal 4.2 has a frequency range of 60-20k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
3030i is a 6 ohms speaker compared to Crystal 4.2 which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. On the other hand, they have the same sensitivity of 88 dB dB.
3030i has a power range of 25-75 watts RMS whereas Crystal 4.2 has a power range of 20-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
3030i features 5-way post type posts and Crystal 4.2 has a 5-way post type posts. None of these speakers feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both 3030i and Crystal 4.2 features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.