In this review, we will be comparing specifications of EVO4.2 and Motion 15i, two Bookshelf cameras from Wharfedale and MartinLogan.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale EVO4.2 and MartinLogan 15i 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 MartinLogan 15i 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 Motion 15i 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, Motion 15i features a 1.0 x 1.4" Folded Motion Tweeter and 1 5.25" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2700 Hz.
EVO4.2 has a frequency range of 48-22k Hz whereas Motion 15i has a frequency range of 60-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
EVO4.2 is a 8 ohms speaker compared to Motion 15i which has a nominal impedance of 5 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. EVO4.2 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Motion 15i's is at 92 dB dB.
EVO4.2 has a power range of 25-120 watts RMS whereas Motion 15i has a power range of 20-200 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
EVO4.2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. Motion 15i has a Custom 5-way tool-less binding posts which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position