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Stax SR-007 MkII Electrostatic Headphone

First of A New Generation.

The Stax SR-007 MkII is the entry level model in the 2nd generation product line with the round ear-cups.  Stax designed a next- generation circular diaphragm and stator assembly for this series and it’s superior to all Stax models except the SR-009 and SR-009S.

  • Push-Pull electrostatic circular diaphragm, Open-Air type enclosure
  • Frequency Response: 6 – 41,000Hz
  • Capacitance: 94pF (including cable)
  • Impedance: 170k Ω (10kHz)
  • Sensitivity: 100dB / 100V r.m.s. 1 kHz
  • Maximum Sound Pressure: 118dB / 400Hz
  • Bias Voltage: 580V DC
  • Ear Pads: Genuine Lamb Leather (direct skin contact), high-quality synthetic leather (surrounding portion)
  • Built-in Custom Cable: Low capacity wide format, PC-OCC (Pure Crystal Ohno Continuous Casting) 2.5m/8.2ft

All Stax models must be paired with a matching DC Bias Energizer / Amp to generate the electrostatic field and deliver the audio signal to the stators, choose from one of the following models. Click for full specs.

Note: Essence is the most up to date authorized Stax dealer in the USA.  Purchasing from Japan will void the warranty, buy with confidence, fast service, and free shipping in the USA From Essence, the experts in electrostatic sound.

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Stax SR-009S Electrostatic Headphone

The Best of the Best.

Stax invented the world’s first electrostatic headphone in 1960, achieving legendary status as the best performing headphones in the world. They have more in common with full range electrostatic speakers like Martin Logan than they do to conventional headphones. 

Think of them as “earspeakers” and prepare for the ultimate audiophile listening experience. The Model SR-009S is the current Stax “flagship”, the best of the best. 

  • Type: Push-Pull Open Back Circular Electrostatic Headphone
  • Frequency Response: 5 – 42,000Hz
  • Electrostatic Capacitance: 110pF (including cable)
  • Impedance: 145k Ω (including cable, at 10kHz)
  • Sound Pressure Sensitivity: 101dB / 100V r.m.s. 1 kHz
  • Maximum Sound Pressure:118dB / 400Hz
  • Bias Voltage: 580V DC
  • Ear Pads: Genuine Lamb Leather (direct skin contact), high-quality synthetic leather (surrounding portion)
  • Cable: Silver-coated 6N (99.9999%) OFC parallel 6-strand, low-capacity special wide cable, 2.5m full length
  • Weight: 1lb without cable / 1.3lb with cable
  • Electrostatic elements use no magnets, they are free from magnetic hysteresis distortion that is prominent in dynamic type headphones.
  • Made in Japan

All Stax models must be paired with a matching DC Bias Energizer / Amp to generate the electrostatic field and deliver the audio signal to the stators, choose from one of the following models. Click each model for full specs.

Note: Essence is the most up to date authorized Stax dealer in the USA.  Purchasing from Japan will void the warranty, buy with confidence, fast service, and free shipping in the USA from Essence, the electrostatic experts.

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Essence Presents An Audiophile Dream System for $399.99

I’ve got very exciting news to report  Essence has been selected to be the brand…

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Edifier S2000 Pro Active, Wireless Speaker System / pr.

Audiophile Dream System by Edifier.  Classic Italian Design Meets Leading Edge Technology

Edifier brings leading-edge speaker technology based on the designs of Phil Jones to a classic Italian style speaker system.  Edifier’s S2000 Pro Active bookshelf / stand-mount speakers feature the elegance of real Birch side panels

The S2000 Pro bookshelf speakers include state-of-the-art Class D amplification with DSP, Full function Preamp with a 24/192K DAC and remote control, digital and analog inputs plus Bluetooth Wireless reception for streaming music from your phone.  It’s the perfect blend of classic design and high performance. With it’s attention to detail, the S2000 Pro delivers audiophile performance at a stunning price.

  • Four EQ Modes
  • Wireless remote
  • Inputs supported: coaxial, optical, XLR, RCA, AUX, and Bluetooth
  • Bi-Amp Design with DSP
  • Built-in Preamp with 24/192K DAC
  • Aluminum Woofer Designed by Phil Jones

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Acoustic Energy AE309 Speaker System / pr.

AE309

The AE309 is a new slim-line floor-standing loudspeaker with compact dimensions, suitable for medium to large sized rooms. Similar to the AE300, the AE309 offers higher levels of performance and finish than its competition and remains true to its pedigree, the original AE-1.  As shown in Piano Black Gloss.

Note: Free Shipping in the USA.

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P80AV-800 Line-Interactive Power Conditioning with Battery Back-Up

P80AV-800 Pure Sine-Wave Line-Interactive Power Conditioner with Battery Back-Up For Audio Video Systems 

Now that the thunderstorm season is upon us, your electricity might be going out now almost everyday. Your cable box, AVR, and WiFi router lose power and it takes 10 minutes to re-boot. Sound familiar? 

Don’t let blackouts, brownouts, or power outages ruin your audio / video system. Connect up to eight components including the TV to the P80AV-800 (720 Watt) Power Conditioner / Uninterruptible Battery Power Supply to protect them from low-voltage / no voltage conditions. If the power goes out, the P80AV’s internal battery automatically keeps your AV system going for up to 15 minutes, giving you plenty of time to shut everything down in a safe and orderly fashion.  98% of all power failures are transient, over within a few seconds.

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Acoustic Energy AE300 Premium Bookshelf Speaker / pr.

 

 

 

The AE300 by the UK’s Acoustic Energy is a new bookshelf / stand-mount loudspeaker suitable for small to medium sized rooms. Featuring the infamous Phil Jones-designed hard-anodized aluminum cone woofer, inert cabinet, and deluxe finish, it offers a significant step up in both audio quality, materials, and cabinet finish of speakers typically found in this price range. 

[caption id="attachment_4039" align="alignright" width="156"] “Surprisingly capable small speaker with plenty of style to spare”  March 2018[/caption]

Note: Free Shipping in the USA                                     

                        

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Essence Winter Sweeps Winner Announcement

We’ve got a winner to announce in our Essence Winter Sweepstakes to win a $750…

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Firmware Update

We’ve recently updated the firmware on the HDACC II-4K to v2.290 to enable support for…

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Essence XPC Summer 2018 Sweepstakes

Welcome to the Essence XPC Summer 2018 Sweepstakes.  Enter To Win the P80AV-1100 Power Conditioner…

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Copper Cliff, Meet LightSpeed

The headline is no joke, there’s a good chance your current HDMI cables are not…

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Essence Fall 2017 Sweeps Winner Announced!

I’m happy to announce the winner of the Essence Fall 2017 Sweeps that just ended…

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FIBBR HDMI Fiber Optic Cables Win IMPACT 2018 Award at CES

In the closing days of 2017, I reached out to Jim McGall, the sales director…

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Essence FIBBR Winter 2018 Sweepstakes

Enter to Win a $750 set of FIBBR’s award-winning, ISF Certified Ultra Pro HDMI v2.0b…

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Comparison Test; HDMI Copper vs Fiber Optic

Take the Dare to Compare Challenge; Which Picture is Better?  A lot has been written…

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HDMI Copper vs. Fiber; The Need For Speed in the 4K Era

I have exciting news to share about a new line of HDMI fiber optic cables…

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FīBBR Tech HDMI v2.0b Ultra Pro Fiber Optic Cables

Introducing the World’s First Smart HDMI Cables  

Award-Winning, ISF Certified HDMI v2.0b Real Glass Fiber Optical Cables by FīBBR. 5 ft. (1.5m) Cable Starts at $139.99.

With the emergence of 4K Video with HDR or Dolby Vision, Wide Color Gamut, and native LPCM 24/96K hi res audio soundtracks, the amount of data being transmitted over HDMI has tripled. Traditional copper cables are no longer sufficient to the task.

One solution is to convert HDMI signals into light waves and send them through glass fiber-optic cables at the speed of light. The FīBBR Ultra Pro Series HDMI cables are ISF-Certified to reliably carry uncompressed, native 4K content at 18 Gbps up to 165 ft (50m) without loss or interference.. 

Featuring:

  • HDMI v2.0b for UltraHD 4K
  • Real Glass Fiber (not plastic)
  • Supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, and WCG
  • Supports HDCP v2.2, EDID, CEC, 
  • Supports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Atmos,
  • High Bandwidth, No Delay,  Zero Attenuation
  • 4:4:4 4K@60Hz
  • Bend Radius: 2″ Hairpin (180°)
  • 5′ to 165′ (1.5m to 50m)
  • Self Powered for Plug & Play Simplicity
  • Built-in Flash LED on Display End
  • Smart Status Indicator on Source End
  • Cable Diameter: 4.6mm
  • Jacket: PET single-silk weave
  • Material: 4-core optical fiber cable
  • Bandwidth: 18Gbps
  • Shell: Composite   
  • uL, CE, RoHS, FCC, and REACH Compliant   

    [caption id="attachment_3914" align="alignright" width="294"]To the eye, the picture was exquisite, devoid of any visible issues; audio was pristine.” Todd Anderson, AV Nirvana Jan 2018.[/caption]

Note: Free shipping in the USA.  Orders shipped outside the USA should be placed on this online order-form, we’ll add the shipping and send you a PayPal invoice.

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Essence HDACC II-4K Enables Your HDMI v2.0a Sources

The Problem: Without HDMI v2.0a inputs, your 4K sources will not work with your HDMI…

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AEGO Sound3ar for Mac

Acoustic Energy, one of the UKs premier hi-fi brands with over 30 years’ experience in…

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Get A Free Power Audit of Your A/V System

How much electricity does your system consume? Thats the first and most important question to…

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Todd Delgiudice Wins Essence AirPulse Summer Sweeps

Essence For Hi Res Audio and AirPulse Speaker Systems are happy to announce and congratulate…

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Essence Fall 2017 Sweepstakes Entry Form

Last 2 weeks to Enter To Win the HDACC II-4K by Essence For Hi Res…

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Acoustic Energy AEGO Sound3ar / Subwoofer Speaker System

Acoustic Energy AEGO Sound3ar / Subwoofer Speaker System

Acoustic Energy, one of the UKs premier hi-fi brands with over 30 years’ experience in British audio, presents the Aego Sound3ar into the home computing market.

While many consumers would associate a Soundbar with improving the sound of their TV, Acoustic Energy has developed the Aego Sound3ar to improve the sound from your Mac. Designed to perfectly match the styling and finish of a Mac, it also fits neatly beneath the screen taking up less valuable desktop space than many traditional 2.1 computer speakers, yet still filing your room with high quality audio from streamed or stored music / cinema sources.

[caption id="attachment_3740" align="alignright" width="174"] “Considering its price we think the Aego Sound3ar is a very attractive proposition for many people. It’s simple to set up, easy to use and delivers good audio fidelity that will deliver in most people’s homes.” Robert Jones, T3 Nov 2016[/caption]

Note: Ships from the UK warehouse

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Acoustic Energy Reference 1 Speakers With Stands / pr.

AE Reference 1 With Stands

With the Reference Series we’ve sought to improve upon every aspect of current speaker design to create a true, balanced, dynamic, wide-bandwidth and minimal colouration loudspeaker.

State-of-the-Art Cabinetry: Constrained laminate layer construction for maximum resonance damping. A specially designed 7mm MDF/3mm high density rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the cabinet enclosure for resonance-free and vibration-free performance. Its inert when you knock on it, totally dead, making no sound of its own.  All you hear is the music, not cabinet coloration.

Matching stands are included in price.

Technical Specifications:
Bass/Mid Driver: 110mm underhung magnet, twin voice coil assembly
Crossover: Ultra short signal path 2nd order crossover at 2khz
Frequency response: 45Hz – 40kHz @ +/-3dB
Power handling: Amplifiers rated up to 200 watts into 8 Ohms
Sensitivity: 87db for 2.83V at 1m
Nominal impedance: 6 Ohms
Total harmonic distortion: Less than 0.3% 200Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions: 12.2″ (310mm) H x 7.5″ (190mm) W x 11″ (280mm) D 
Weight: 23 lbs; 10.5 kg (single, unpacked)
Finish: Piano ebony, piano black, piano white, white satin

Note: Price includes free shipping in the USA & Canada

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Upgrading to Apple TV 4K? You’re Going To Need A New HDMI DAC For That.

  Presenting the Essence HDACC II-4K with 4 x 1 HDMI v2.0a Switching for Multiple…

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