In this review, we will be comparing specifications of EVO4.2 and L100, two Bookshelf cameras from Wharfedale and Polk Audio.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale EVO4.2 and Polk L100 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 Polk L100 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 L100 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, L100 features a 1" Ring Radiator Tweeter and 1 5.25" Polypropylene Woofer .
EVO4.2 has a frequency range of 48-22k Hz whereas L100 has a frequency range of 57-38k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
EVO4.2 is a 8 ohms speaker compared to L100 which has a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. These two speakers also have different sensitivity levels. EVO4.2 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and L100's is at 85.5 dB dB.
EVO4.2 has a power range of 25-120 watts RMS whereas L100 has a power range of 30-160 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
EVO4.2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. L100 has a Dual Binding Posts which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position