In this review, we will be comparing specifications of EVO4.2 and S15, two Bookshelf cameras from Wharfedale and Polk Audio.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale EVO4.2 and Polk S15 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 S15 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 S15 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, S15 features a 1" Terylene Dome Tweeter and 1 5.25" Mica-reinforced polypropylene Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2500 Hz.
EVO4.2 has a frequency range of 48-22k Hz whereas S15 has a frequency range of 50-40k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
EVO4.2 and S15 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms and their sensitivity is also same at 88 dB dB.
EVO4.2 has a power range of 25-120 watts RMS whereas S15 has a power range of 20-100 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
EVO4.2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. S15 has a Pair of Binding Posts - Gold Plated which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position