In this review, we will be comparing specifications of EVO4.2 and S 801, two Bookshelf cameras from Wharfedale and Jamo.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale EVO4.2 and Jamo S 801 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Wharfedale EVO4.2 and Jamo S 801 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that EVO4.2 is a 3-way design whereas S 801 is a 2-way speaker. EVO4.2 features a 1.1875 x 2.375" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter , a 2" Midrange and 1 6.5" Kevlar Woofer . On the other hand, S 801 features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 4" Aluminized Polyfiber Woofer .
EVO4.2 has a frequency range of 48-22k Hz whereas S 801 has a frequency range of 76-26k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
EVO4.2 and S 801 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. EVO4.2 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and S 801's is at 85 dBd B.
EVO4.2 has a power range of 25-120 watts RMS whereas S 801 has a power range of up to 60 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
EVO4.2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. S 801 has a Post which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position