In this review, we will be comparing specifications of Borea BR09 and RTi A5, two Floor-standing speakers from Triangle and Polk Audio.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Triangle Borea BR09 and Polk Audio RTi A5 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Triangle Borea BR09 and Polk Audio RTi A5 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 Borea BR09 is a 3-way design whereas RTi A5 is a 2-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. Borea BR09 features a 1" Tweeter , a 6" Midrange and 3 x 6" Woofer . On the other hand, RTi A5 features a 1" Tweeter , a " Midrange and 2 x 6.5" Polymer composite Woofer .
Borea BR09 has a frequency range of 35 - 22 Hz whereas RTi A5 has a frequency range of 40-26k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Borea BR09 and RTi A5 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. Borea BR09 sensitivity is rated at 92.5 dB and RTi A5's is at 90 dB. This 3 dB difference makes Triangle Borea BR09 a more sensitive speaker compared to Polk Audio RTi A5, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Borea BR09 has a power range of up to 170 watts RMS whereas RTi A5 has a power range of 20-250 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
RTi A5 features 5-way post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. Borea BR09 has a Posts which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both Borea BR09 and RTi A5 have a front firing ports.