After reading all this coverage about High End 2023 in Munich, you might be wondering about my friends at Audio Group Denmark and what they had in store for the high-end audio industry. At AXPONA 2023 last month they won my Best Sound at Show award for their stunning Børresen M3 towers, which retail for $280K per pair. I also mentioned that Audio Group Denmark was also planning an even bigger flagship speaker, the Børresen M6. Just one month later, the Børresen M6 made its debut in Germany.
Words and Photos by Marc Phillips
There was only one catch. The Børresen M6 was on static display, which suggests it’s still in prototype form, but show attendees were still able to walk up and see it, touch it and maybe even hug it. Or, in my case, you can get designer and Audio Group Denmark co-founder Michael Børresen to pose with it.
I did get a rough estimate on the price of the Børresen M6, and it’s an astounding yet totally expected $550K per pair USD. I covered this company, which includes Børresen speakers and Aavik electronics and Ansuz cables and accessories and a new entry level line called Axxess, over much of last year. If you read that coverage, you know why the costs are so high–this company is developing its own technologies at a rapid pace, and some of it involves very expensive materials that also reduce inductance and control noise like nothing else.
So if you’re going to freak out about a $550,000 pair of speakers like the Børresen M6, you should take a closer look at Axxess and find out how that tech has trickled down into their surprisingly affordable products–which still sound amazing.
Audio Group Denmark continues to develop new products at a breakneck pace, so much so that it’s been suggested that I take another trip to Aalborg early next year for a follow-up. The Axxess line is growing in leaps and bounds, with three models of Forte amp/DAC/streamers now available. The affordable M line from Børresen is also making an impact on the affordable side of the speaker line. I also joked about the Børresen M6–by the time I visit again, will there be a Børresen M9? A Børresen M12? A Børresen M54?
Why not? It’s clear that Audio Group Denmark can accomplish this, and there are also perfectionist audiophiles who are waiting to buy it. Perhaps the next time I see my Danish buddies–Pacific Audio Fest? Capital Audiofest?–I’ll be able to sit down with the Børresen M6 and get properly wow’d. Who knows what else they’ll have by then?
If you would like to hear even more coverage from Munich 2023, check out our recap report and highlights from our audiophile-oriented show The Occasional Podcast. You can stream the episode direct from the embed below, or from your favorite podcast platform including iTunes, Android, Google, Deezer, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more.
Also don’t forget to check out our latest collaboration – a solid bronze record weight available only for a limited run. This 800g of solid bronze features the PTA roundel on the top which also acts as a 45 adapter. You can purchase direct from the PTA Approved Store here on the site.