Denmark is a small, flat country. But they have more loudspeaker manufacturers per capita than any other country. If this continues, Denmark – around the world – will probably become synonymous with Tivoli Gardens, Tuborg – and speakers.
They’re pretty good at loudspeakers, and we see it all the time in the test room at L&B Tech Reviews. Which may soon be visited by the Børresen X1 if all goes well.
Børresen is one of the youngest loudspeaker manufacturers. Although Michael Børresen has a long history in the industry, it is only recently that he launched speakers with his own name in the logo.
So far, production has mostly centred around lavish high-end designs, but recently Børresen launched the X-series. It’s a more affordable series, but with much of the same technology as the more expensive speaker models.
The most affordable is the brand new Børresen X1, a small two-way model in the X-series with the same technological solutions as the floorstanding versions.
It has the same distinctive shape with three ports protruding from the narrow back.
The speakers feature a 4.5-inch Børresen bass combined with their X-series ribbon tweeter in a relatively compact cabinet that measures a narrow 20 cm in width.
The height is listed at 42 cm and the speakers are actually 39 cm deep. A pair of stands are also available for the speakers, raising the whole thing to a height of 113 cm.
Børresen states that the frequency response is 50 Hz – 50 kHz, the sensitivity is a moderate 86 dB and the nominal impedance is 6 Ohm.
The X1 is also available in white, and the speakers will go on sale in March at a price of €5,000. An additional €1,000 will be added for a pair of stands.