In tune with today.
From streaming to sharing, from virtual to vinyl, Braun Audio embodies the perfect blend of iconic design, superior acoustic technology and unrivalled German engineering.
In 2019 we re-imagined our iconic LE speaker designs.
Braun LE 1
Braun Audio LE
Created for today's music lovers, our range of carefully crafted, high performance speakers expertly balances form and functionality.
Tuned to perfection.
Building the uniquely Braun sound.
Where the LE 1 of 1959 utilised audio technologies widely upheld to be the best available of the time in their electrostatic loudspeaker design, the re-imagined LE series leverages the cutting-edge of today’s advanced audio technologies.
With latest generation class-D amplifiers and switching power-supplies, Balanced Mode Radiators and low-profile aluminium high-excursion woofers mated to customised quadratic passive radiators, the Braun LE range delivers audio clarity, sound dispersion and bandwidth commensurate with the timeless, slim-form LE loudspeaker design.
The clear, precise Braun sound of today has been achieved through the implementation of a bespoke-developed DSP (Digital Signal Processing) pipeline in conjunction with high power ARM computing cores. It is then hand-tuned in Germany by a world-class audio development team.
Room-filling performance with next generation Balanced Mode Radiators.
The Balanced Mode Radiators (BMRs) used in the LE speakers are key to delivering their exceptional audio reproduction. BMRs uniquely combine vertical and horizontal dispersion to deliver a 180-degree stage, meaning they are easy to position without worrying abou the more constrained sweet spot of a traditional speaker.
Used in conjunction with the woofers and passive radiators, which are custom designed for perfect mating, the use of BMRs enables truly room-filling performance.
Custom woofers for punchy, refined bass.
Equipped with bespoke designed ultra-low-profile woofers with neodymium motors and light-weight aluminium cones, they offer highly detailed and transient bass. With low-mass, high-rigidity moving parts, they deliver punchy, yet refined, bass performance at all volumes.
Unique quadratic and racetrack passive radiator for reduced distortion.
Forgoing off-the-shelf, motor-less passives, our engineering team has developed unique, tuned-mass, high-excursion radiators that deliver exceptionally deep and punchy bass, with good sensitivity within the slim cabinet design. These have a dual progressive linear-suspension construction for increased control and reduced distortion.
HD audio integrated amplifiers for clarity and control.
The LE range features the latest generation of HD-audio integrated amplifiers. These are of monolithic class-D design, with all channels actively filtered and managed by advanced DSP algorithms to maximise the inherent clarity and control. As with many silicon technologies, these latest generation integrated amplifiers are at the forefront of performance and power-efficiency.
Featuring TalkToTM by DSP Concepts, the latest solution for voice control performance.
TalkToTM by DSP Concepts features Multichannel Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC) software, which cancels the sound from the speaker so the microphones can accurately hear the user’s voice.
AEC, when working in conjunction with the TalkToTM Adaptive Interference Canceller (AIC) - which cancels out noise from other sources, such as from air conditioning or television - enables the speaker to hear voice commands to the Google Assistant more effectively.
Braun Audio world firsts.
From 1956, Braun, under the design stewardship of Dieter Rams, created many audio firsts: the first all-wave receiver, the first mobile music player, the first wall mounted, integrated sound system, the first stackable Hi-Fi system, now exhibited at MoMA, the first record player with plexiglass cover and the first company to promote better listening experiences.
Braun T1000 (1963)
Braun Atelier (1980-1987)
Braun TP1 (1959)
L 450/2, TS 45 and TG 60 (1964)
Braun SK4/1 (1957)
Basic Rules for Good Hearing (1963)
‘Good design is innovative…
Technological development is always
offering new opportunities for
innovative design. But innovative
design always develops in tandem
with innovative technology, and can
never be an end in itself.’
Chief Design Officer
The ethos of 'less is more' originated with the Bauhaus movement, but it was Dieter Rams that refined and elevated this concept into 'less but better'.
Quality, functionality, clarity and timelessness were values expressed through the hundreds of products created since 1921 and are still fundamental to the Braun approach today.
10 principles of good design.
In the 1970s, against a backdrop of ‘impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises’, Dieter Rams asked himself an important question: is my design good design?
His answer is expressed in his ten principles for good design.
makes a product useful.
makes a product understandable.
is thorough down to the last detail.
is as little design as possible.
Integral to the Braun approach was to realise ‘gesamtkonzept’ throughout the design process; to carefully consider the whole system or concept, not just the individual elements.
Since 1921, Braun has earned the formidable reputation for the creation on iconic designs and human-centred product experiences.
This humanistic focus, combined with 'less but better' has inspired designers and emulators worldwide for nearly a century.
Central to this approach is the desire simplify, clarify and enhance the evolving and diverse ways people choose to live their lives.
AB 21s (1978)
RT 20 (1961)
Micron plus de luxe (1980)
Cylindric T 2 / TFG 2 (1968)