Braun Audio revives classic LE speakers at IFA 2019

Braun Audio revives classic LE speakers at IFA 2019
(Image credit: Braun Audio)

As we reported back in July, Braun Audio is bringing back its famous LE speaker range after a 28 year absence. Full details have now been released at IFA in Berlin where the new models are making their world debut this week.

There are three models in the range: the £1099/$1199 LE01, £749/$799 LE02 and £349/$379 LE03. They go on sale, in black or white, from October.

Technical highlights include the use of bespoke DSP (digital signal processing), Balanced Mode Radiators (BMRs) and custom designed, low-profile aluminium woofers combined with customised passive bass radiators.

All three speakers can be used as part of a multi-room set-up, or can be paired for stereo playback when used in the vertical position. If used in horizontal mode, the Braun LE01 and LE02 work as integrated stereo speakers.

Braun Audio revives classic LE speakers at IFA 2019

Braun Audio LE01 costs £1099/$1199 (Image credit: Braun Audio)

Each speaker has built-in Class-D amplification, switching power supplies and placement EQ settings that can be adjusted using the Braun Audio iOS or Android app. Google Assistant voice control is also built in, but this can be switched off using the dedicated privacy button.

Multiple streaming services are supported by Chromecast and Apple Airplay 2, wi-fi and Bluetooth v4.2 is standard across the range, and all three models can handle 96kHz/24-bit HD audio streaming. If you want a physical connection for another device, there's a 3.5mm aux input. There's also an ethernet port for hard wiring the speakers to your home network.

We look forward to testing the new Braun LE range soon.


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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.