In this review, we will be comparing specifications of EVO4.2 and LS50, two Bookshelf cameras from Wharfedale and KEF.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale EVO4.2 and KEF LS50 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 KEF LS50 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 LS50 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, LS50 features a 1" Vented dome Tweeter and 1 5.25" Magnesium/aluminum alloy Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2200 Hz.
EVO4.2 has a frequency range of 48-22k Hz whereas LS50 has a frequency range of 79-28k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
EVO4.2 and LS50 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. EVO4.2 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and LS50's is at 85 dBd B.
EVO4.2 has a power range of 25-120 watts RMS whereas LS50 has a power range of 25-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
EVO4.2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. LS50 has a Post which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position