FIDELITY Award 2022 Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition

Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition

FIDELITY Award 2022 Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition

“You want to achieve 100 percent? Then take care of every detail yourself!” That’s how you could summarize the motto of Børresen Acoustics.

FIDELITY Award 2022 Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition
The seven drivers work in a three-way network. Subtle indentations on the cabinet flank as well as the metal trim above the bass reflex port make the man-high floorstanding speaker appear visually inconspicuous and light as a feather.

Whereas most manufacturers use off-the-shelf (albeit high-quality) components, the Danes rely almost entirely on in-house developments – and not just on a surface level: Since, for example, cobbling together the damping feet of the Z5 using a fretsaw and sandpaper would hardly yield the required precicion, the manufacturer developed a machine park that makes it possible to manufacture the components without compromise.

FIDELITY Award 2022 Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition

The same applies to the unique drivers, which apart from the drive are designed without magnetic materials and – like all metal parts – are subjected to a cold treatment at -196 degrees for several days.

FIDELITY Award 2022 Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition

The process is intended to destress the materials and improve their resonance properties.

FIDELITY Award 2022 Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition

You can hear this attention to detail: The Z5 Cryo Edition disappears as a perceptible sound source and reproduces exactly what was captured during the recording – completely distortion-free, dynamic and with a presence that is not of this world!

FIDELITY Award 2022 Borresen Acoustics Z5 Cryo Edition

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