In this review, we will be comparing two different type of speakers by Triangle. Triangle Borea BR09 is a Floor-standing speaker whereas Borea BR02 is a Bookshelf speaker.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Triangle Borea BR09 and Triangle Borea BR02 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 Triangle Borea BR02 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 Borea BR02 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, Borea BR02 features a 1" Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 5" Woofer .
Borea BR09 has a frequency range of 35 - 22 Hz whereas Borea BR02 has a frequency range of 51 - 22 Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Borea BR09 and Borea BR02 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 Borea BR02's is at 89 dB. This 4 dB difference makes Triangle Borea BR09 a more sensitive speaker compared to Triangle Borea BR02, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Borea BR09 has a power range of up to 170 watts RMS whereas Borea BR02 has a power range of up to 80 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Borea BR09 features Posts type posts and Borea BR02 has a Posts type posts. None of these speakers feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Borea BR09 has a front firing port whereas Borea BR02 has a back firing ports.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, We are going to compare Triangle Borea BR09's and Triangle Borea BR02's external dimensions. Triangle Borea BR09 has external dimensions of 1095.0mm x 206.0mm x 314.0mm ( 43.1inch x 8.1inch x 12.3inch ) whereas Triangle Borea BR02 has external dimensions of 310.0mm x 176.0mm x 274.0mm ( 12.2inch x 6.9inch x 10.7inch ) .
Triangle Borea BR09 is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 30mm wider, 785mm taller and 40mm deeper than Triangle Borea BR02.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Triangle Borea BR09 and Triangle Borea BR02.