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Triangle’s BOREA BR03 BT Wireless Loudspeakers Are The Future of Hi-Fi

Would you spend $1,000 on a pair of high-end wireless loudspeakers? The TRIANGLE BOREA BR03 BT might be a fantastic option.

Triangle Borea Br03 Bluetooth Speaker in light oak and blue

French manufacturer, TRIANGLE, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2022 and has introduced an impressive new lineup of loudspeakers to celebrate this important milestone. The TRIANGLE BOREA BR03 BT Wireless Loudspeakers caught our attention for the simple reason that they offer so much for under $1,000 USD and having just reviewed the impressive KEF LSX II Active Wireless Loudspeakers which retail for $1,400 USD (not including stands) — we needed to take a deeper dive.

I’m sure there are audiophiles growing weary as we profess our belief that active wireless speakers will (eventually) make traditional high-end systems irrelevant — but it’s hard not to see that becoming reality.

Dynaudio and KEF have already successfully proven that it can be accomplished at the high-end for under $10,000 USD and there is clearly a lot of room in the $1,000 to $1,500 range for products like the TRIANGLE BOREA BR03 BT, KEF LSX II, and the new PSB Alpha IQ.

It really needs to be asked — why can’t a pair of high-end wireless loudspeakers with multiple connectivity options and a subwoofer output work for 99% of the population?

Triangle Borea BR03 Bluetooth Speaker in cream lifestyle with turntable
Triangle Borea BR03 Bluetooth Speaker (Cream)

Consumers want the ability to stream from their smartphone or network player, listen to their turntable, and watch television and movies through the same system.

That doesn’t require a rack filled with components or a huge wiring mess behind their media unit.

Give people a compelling reason to spend $1,000 on a pair of high-end loudspeakers as opposed to buying a cheap plastic soundbar.

Products like the TRIANGLE BOREA BR03 BT accomplish that goal in a rather attractive looking package.

Triangle Borea Br03 Bluetooth Speaker Pair in light oak and blue

Specifications

  • Number of drivers: 2
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB/W/m
  • Frequency range: 47 Hz – 22 KHz (+/- 3 dB)
  • Power handling: 2 x 60 watts per channel
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, SBC, and AAC audio
  • Inputs: AUX mini-jack 3.5mm, Optical Toslink, Coaxial, RCA (LINE/MM Phono)
  • Output: Subwoofer
  • Dimensions (WxHxD)
    • 8.1 x 14.1 x 12.36 inches
    • 206 x 360 x 314 mm
  • Weight: 14.2 kg
  • Stand (option): S01, S02, S04
  • Finishes: Black Ash, Light Oak, Light Oak Blue, Oak Green, Cream
Triangle Borea BR03 Bluetooth Speaker Rear Pair in Light Oak

The Skinny

The amplifier of the BOREA speaker integrates a MM phono preamplifier, which allows you to connect your turntable directly to the speakers.

In partnership with Pro-Ject, Triangle has also developed a turntable designed to create an elegant and uniform all-in-one package. The turntable will be available in 4 finishes in September 2022.

Equipped with an EFS fabric dome tweeter combined with a 16.5 cm midrange/bass driver from the range, these bookshelf speakers offer a rich and high-performance sound image with a powerful bass controlled by the associated electronics.

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Triangle Borea Br03 Bluetooth Speaker Pair in cream

The BOREA Active speakers are built to match the quality of the rest of the range and are manufactured from layers of HDF; they also incorporate an innovative DVAS system to absorb the vibrations generated by the movement of the bass drivers.

This important research on the vibratory behavior of the speaker reinforces this notion of neutrality and clarity when listening. They also benefit from TRIANGLE’s latest generation of drivers, an EFS fabric dome tweeter combined and a midrange/bass driver in natural cellulose paper.

A remote control with a range of more than 15 meters regardless of obstacles (walls, furniture, etc.), a power cable and a 3 meter speaker cable to connect the amplified speaker to the passive speaker are provided with the speakers.

For more information: www.trianglehifi.com

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. jeffrey henning

    November 7, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Hey, being a guy that’s been using active speakers for 2 decades, actives have been the future. No decent recording studio uses passive speakers.

    “Audiophiles” cling to passive speakers like Republicans do to coal fired power plants.

    Any passive speaker can be made better by making it fully active.

    • Ian White

      November 7, 2022 at 11:19 pm

      Jeff,

      That made me laugh.

      But we are in agreement on the active speaker front.

      Best,

      Ian White

    • ORT

      November 12, 2022 at 5:41 pm

      Better to “cling” to what keeps businesses rolling than to be a cucked nut-hugger. I am more Boston Tea Party and you read like a Tea-Bagee… 😉

      And nothing wrong with either Passive or Powered so long as the music is worthy of listening to.

      ORT The Templar Toad

  2. BobPM

    November 8, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Is this an active speaker or simply a powered speaker? It appears to only have a single two channel amplifier and a passive crossover since the second speaker appears completely passive (no powercord). If second speaker is passive, I assume the first also uses a passive crossover, not an active one.

    • Ian White

      November 8, 2022 at 2:43 pm

      Bob,

      I reached out to clarify and it’s as you described. Their marketing materials need a refresher. They are not active loudspeakers in the same way that the Acoustic Energy AE1 are real active loudspeakers with separate amplifiers and crossovers in each loudspeaker. I’ve modified the text.

      Best,

      Ian White

  3. Mike Cornell

    November 8, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    No hdmi-arc, no AirPlay 2, no go. A missed opportunity.

    • Ian White

      November 8, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      Mike,

      Yes and no. They are $1,000 versus $1,400 for the KEF and PSB Alpha IQ. That $400 price difference in an inexpensive loudspeaker means that certain features were left out. The HDMI-ARC bothers me more because they support so many Bluetooth codecs and there are multiple digital inputs. I’m fine with aptX HD but as someone who would connect this to a TV…not a good feature to leave out.

      Ian White

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