In this review, we will be comparing specifications of 3030i and Diamond 225, two Bookshelf cameras from Q Acoustics and Wharfedale.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Q Acoustics 3030i and Wharfedale 225 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 225 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both 3030i and Diamond 225 are 2-way speakers. 3030i features a 1" decoupled Tweeter and 1 6.5" Coated paper Woofer . On the other hand, Diamond 225 features a 1" Dome Tweeter and 1 6.5" Woven Kevlar Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2300 Hz.
3030i has a frequency range of 46-30k Hz whereas Diamond 225 has a frequency range of 45-20k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
3030i is a 6 ohms speaker compared to Diamond 225 which has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. 3030i sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Diamond 225's is at 87 dB dB.
3030i has a power range of 25-75 watts RMS whereas Diamond 225 has a power range of 25-120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Diamond 225 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. 3030i has a Post which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position