Triangle Borea Active speakers bring wireless convenience to a five-star design


French audio brand Triangle has unveiled active versions of its five-star BR03 and BR02 bookshelf speakers.

The aptly named BR02 BT and BR03 BT hope to deliver the sonic success of their passive designs in a more convenient wireless package, and to that end both support the high-quality aptX HD Bluetooth codec, which enables transmission (compressed) audio up. at 24-bit/48kHz with low latency.

Both pairs don’t go as far as some all-in-one active types in also offering Wi-Fi streaming over the network, although Bluetooth isn’t by far the only option available to owners. There are optical, coaxial, 3.5mm and subwoofer connections, plus a pair of RCAs that can be configured as an MM phono input to allow connection of a turntable. In fact, Triangle has teamed up with renowned Austrian turntable manufacturer Pro-Ject to release a pairable turntable for its Borea Active speakers. The Triangle turntable will be available in September in a choice of four finishes (one less than the speakers themselves are available).

Triangle Borée BR03 BT

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The BR02 BT delivers 50 watts per channel to their 13cm mid/bass drivers (the same used throughout the Borea range) and EFS fabric dome tweeters, while the BR03 BT delivers 60 watts per channel to their same tweeter but larger, 16.5 cm medium/bass. The speakers operate in a ‘master’ and ‘slave’ configuration, meaning only one in each pair packs the amplification and requires power. A 3m speaker cable to connect the two is included in the box, along with a power cable and remote control.

For those looking for compact active speakers to use with Bluetooth or a physical source, who don’t care about built-in Wi-Fi streaming intelligence, the Triangle Borea Active range might just be some of the best sounding a rare breed. After all, we called the passive BR03 “sophisticated” and with “sophistication and detail in spades” in our Triangle BR03 review, while the BR02 also impressed as surround speakers in our speaker pack review. Triangle Borea BR03 5.1.

We haven’t heard of pricing for the BR02 BT or BR03 BT yet, so please watch this space.


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