Borresen Loudspeakers

Had the opportunity to attend the launch event of the Borresen X1 loudspeakers last night in Chicago @nextlevelhifi ​​​​​with @jays_audio_lab. From their M6 at $550k per pair all the way down to the newly launched X1 speakers last night at $5500 your ears will smile. Amazing what a 4.5” driver can do. If you are in the market for any price range speaker about $5,000 and up you have to hear these. Imaging is 3 dimensional, larger than life soundstage and just absolutely stunning performance with a look that will fit any room. This manufacturer out of Denmark really gets it and I don’t care what price point you are looking at these speakers will out perform speakers double the price.  If you are buying speakers up to $25k you have to hear their $11k option.  The rep for Borresen is hitting all the shows/events over the next several months in the US. Oh, and by the way, I loved the X1 so much I bought the first pair that will ship to me in early March!

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Ty Benzman

my set up is nothing special but I love the sound it gives me.

I have a Shunyata Triton and typhoon power conditioner

Jsikora initial with DS audio 003 cartridge and equilizer

innuos Zen MK3 to a direct stream dac all with still point ultra under them

Backerts Lab Rhumba 1.3 with stock Mullard tubes to a Ayre acoustics VX5 amp

Most cables are Shunyata and audioquest.

i have a dragon power cord on my amp and Shunyata pythons speaker cables and interconnects.

waiting for a pair of albedo RCAs to replace my audioquest sky that go from my equalizer to the pre.

the sound is simply amazing!!!!!!!!


I listened to the X2's at FLAX last weekend and thought they sounded quite good. It would have been nice to listen to some music other than demo stuff at warp factor 12. According to the rep they are made all in house, drivers and all. I felt the tweeters, some sort of ribbon or electrostatic, was the real star. 


sweet system. Tube and solid state. Congrats again. It takes a long time to put together a system that synergizes no matter how good the equipment is. 
Now to find some new music to listen to!!

I believe that todays high-end speakers are grossly overpriced in general and especially Borresen's upper tier speakers.  Although I do believe that Borresen's entry level line of speakers do represent great value for the money.  Borresen does make great sounding speakers, no doubt.       

Borresen's 100k bookshelf speaker and above are for guys who won't even look at a product unless it's priced 100k and above (i.e., market positioning, it doesn't have much to do with how it sounds).  For guys who go for sonics on a realistic budget, he trickled it down at $5.5k and above. Michael Borresen could be Andrew Jones' cousin in that regard. 

For example, Andrew Jones designed the TAD reference. Same guy released the Pioneer S1-EX (10k ish) and the large Elac Adante floorstander. Guys who have owned both would know what trickle down is all about if they put the $$$$$$ speaker and the $$$$ on high caliber electronics, i.e., gave the affordable speaker a fair chance (because the ethos applied by the engineer is the same).