This La Boite Concept PR/01 Alu all-in-one speaker is born in collaboration with the designer and Native Union. It combines the know-how and values of a common belief: "Technological performance is only valuable if it serves a lifestyle and is adapted to daily use.”
Both manufacturers have brought their respective competences to create a state-of-the-art active compact speaker. It is fully designed for domestic use.
The PR/01 Alu speaker offers test of time load capacities, an advanced connectivity, superb design and outstanding acoustic.
LA BOITE CONCEPT PR/01 ALU: CASE AND CONNECTORS
The cabinetwork is made in an acoustic multilayer that ensures perfect rigidity.
The case can accept (as an option) an induction charger, such as the Drop from Native Union or from another manufacturer. It can also conceal an Amazon Echo.
This active speaker integrates, under its very original sliding case, all the connections that allow you to listen to your music, whatever the source.
It offers an analogue RCA input and a 3.5mm jack input, then an optical digital input and 3 charging ports: in USB C and in standard USB. And of course, there is a wireless connection in Bluetooth Apt-x.
LA BOITE CONCEPT PR/01 ALU: CHARACTERISTICS
In order to achieve great performances, the R&D was inspired by a patent registered in 1976 by the Cagniard family, founders of La Boite Concept. The new patent is called "Active Pressure Reflex".
The restitution of the low frequencies is ensured by the implementation in a sealed chamber of 2 speakers (including 1 internal woofer) digitally controlled.
This pressure chamber system is calibrated on multiple digital amplifiers. They offer a remarkable extreme bass, in a very limited volume.
A potentiometer allows you to adjust the bass level following the placement of the speaker to the wall.
LA BOITE CONCEPT PR/01 ALU: ASSOCIATIONS
It is possible to connect the PR/01 Alu via Bluetooth apt-x® or via your own wireless streaming system. And this one can be (or not) in vocal control (Apple AirPlay, Google ChromeCast, Amazon Echo,...).
You can also connect it to an analogue source such as a turntable, or a phono preamplifier such as the Pro-Ject Phono Box DC or the Rega Fono Mini A2D, which can be concealed in the case.
In addition, you can also connect a CD drive or TV via an optical cable (24 bit DAC).
LA BOITE CONCEPT PR/01 ALU: SET UP
The set up and use of this La Boite Concept PR/01 Alu speaker are very simple. You just have to place the speaker on a solid base and connect it to power.
The source and volume selection is made via a control button.
LA BOITE CONCEPT PR/01 ALU: TEST AND LISTENING
The restitution is of excellent quality for this kind of the speaker. It is certainly among what we can listen to the best.
We can say that it is “High Fidelity”, we keep this important term to separated elements...
However, in terms of design, connection possibilities and restitution, the La Boite Concept PR/01 Alu all-in-one speaker is a reference product!
Diapason d'Or - 2018
Qobuz - Qobuzissime
iCreate - Choix de la rédaction
Idea Silver Award – 2019 Franck
Principle: active speaker
Case: wood multilayer
Bass speaker: 1 x 5’’
Treble speaker: 2 x silk dome tweeter
Max power: 240 W
RMS power: 110 W
Wireless connection: Bluetooth apt-x
RCA analogical input: 1 3.5mm
Jack analogical input: 1
Optical digital input: 1
USB input: C charging port and Standard
Voice control: Amazon Echo, Airplay, ChromeCast
Dimensions: 41cm x 25.6cm x 23.7cm
Weight: 12 kg