In this review, we will be comparing specifications of EVO4.2 and R-51M, two Bookshelf cameras from Wharfedale and Klipsch.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale EVO4.2 and Klipsch R-51M 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 Klipsch R-51M 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 R-51M 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, R-51M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 1 5.25" Copper-spun IMG Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1660 Hz.
EVO4.2 has a frequency range of 48-22k Hz whereas R-51M has a frequency range of 62-21k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
EVO4.2 and R-51M has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. EVO4.2 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and R-51M's is at 93 dBd B.
EVO4.2 has a power range of 25-120 watts RMS whereas R-51M has a power range of 85 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
EVO4.2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. R-51M has a Single Gold Plated Binding Posts - 5-way which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position