Review : Triangle Elara LN01A

Lively and practical

Triangle’s wireless speaker is a well constructed and a viable option in this price range.

Our verdict

Compact and nice sounding all-round speakers with a lot of connections and good usability.
No USB input, a lousy remote control and relatively high priced.
Type: Bi-directional active bookcase 2 x 50 W
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP aptX
Connections: RCA, Aux Analog, Optical, Phono (MM)
Sensitivity: N/A
Frequency response: N/A
Dimensions/Weight: 16.5 x 23.5 x 29.1 cm / 9.5 kg
Colours: Matte black or white
Other: Subwoofer output, Remote control
Website: hifi-freaks.no

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Price: £ 6500

The French speakers look good in white, and are not too large to be placed in a bookshelf, but you should perhaps be careful doing that. Let’s get back to it soon. But first: The speakers have everything one needs built-in. Audio inputs for both analogue and digital audio sources, such as the optical input you can use for the TV sound. They also have turntable input, plug and play, as we say, and obviously wireless via Bluetooth.
The speakers connect with an accompanying speaker cable, and can stand on a shelf, on the bookshelf, or on a pair of stands. Everything can be controlled with the provided remote control, which isn’t exactly overflowing with quality, but it works.

(Photo: Manufacturer)

Sound
Triangle Elara is a lively speaker with generous amounts of bass, which at times can be overwhelming. Fortunately, youcan adjust the bass and treble and adjust the balance of the sound to the location in the room. This is an advantage, because if you put them against the wall, or in the bookshelf, the bass must be reduced so as not to become bothersome. It then also overshadows midrange and treble, which is quickly drowned in bass. But when the adjustments are done, the balance is good. They may sound somewhat eager in the treble when playing loudly, but they sound clear and open, with a great rendition of vocals and string instruments. They managed very well on the classic track, the choir comes through in the soundscape, and there is plenty of bass here.

(Photo: Manufacturer)

Conclusion
Triangle Elara delivers a larger soundscape than most in its field, and sounds compelling when playing classical music. Just make sure not to play too loudly, as the bass may grate. On the Eminem track, the bass punches well, which is relatively well defined, but not particularly deep. The sound balance leans towards warm and there is some emphasis in the midrange. But there’s not much else to say.
They are easy to set up, easy to use, sounds both balanced and vivid, and are equipped with enough inputs to cover the needs of most people.

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