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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…


Firmware Update

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


Essence XPC Spring 2018 Sweepstakes

Welcome to the Essence XPC Spring 2018 Sweepstakes.  Enter To Win a free P90AV-1000 AC…


Copper Cliff, Meet LightSpeed

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


Essence Fall 2017 Sweeps Winner Announced!

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


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…


Essence FIBBR Winter 2018 Sweepstakes

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


Comparison Test; HDMI Copper vs Fiber Optic

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


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…


FīBBR Tech HDMI v2.0b Ultra Pro Active Fiber Optical Cables

Introducing the World’s Best 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.. 


  • 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: 180°
  • 5′ to 165′ (1.5m to 50m)
  • Self Powered for Plug & Play Simplicity
  • Built-in LED on Display 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.


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…


AEGO Sound3ar for Mac

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


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…


Todd Delgiudice Wins Essence AirPulse Summer Sweeps

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


Essence Fall 2017 Sweepstakes Entry Form

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


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: Free Shipping in the USA.

[caption id="attachment_3739" align="alignleft" width="248"]                 AEGO 3 Sat Sub System[/caption] View

Essence Welcomes Balanced Power by Equi=Tech

Equi=Tech invented the Balanced Power standard in the early 90’s to eliminate ground noise, hum,…


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


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…


Sneak Peek: Meters Music UK Coming in USA in September

I have exciting news to share with everybody about a new line of headphones and…


Acoustic Energy AEGO BT2 Bluetooth Speaker


Acoustic Energy AEGO BT2 Bluetooth Streaming Speaker; Legendary Sound Quality Goes Portable!

The ultra-sleek aluminum body with black end cap grilles, silver main grille, recessed volume and input control on top, rubber bottom and solid feel combine to make hi end sound easier than ever to achieve.


Stream Spotify® & Pandora® from your smartphone to the Acoustic Energy BT2, capable of delivering a convincing, room filling stereo image with stunning clarity and resolution. It features USB phone charging and a microphone for hands free calling in the real world. This is backed up by long battery life of over 20 hours, making the BT2 a perfect partner for everyday use.


 40 watts RMS; dual 2.5″ mid/hf drivers and twin bass radiators
 Bluetooth 4.2 apt-X Low Latency
 USB phone charging
 Microphone for hands-free calling

Free Shipping in the USA


Essence Announces Winner of Mitchell & Johnson Spring Sweeps!

Essence is pleased to announce we’ve selected Benj Dbs of Dubai, UAE as the winner…


Acoustic Energy AE1 Active / pr.

Introducing the new Acoustic Energy AE1 Active. The Legend Continues.

The changing roles of hifi equipment mean that audio systems themselves are changing shape. The increasing number of products with integrated pre-amplifiers mean that many customers are searching for an equally convenient speaker to connect them to. Taking full advantage of Acoustic Energy’s considerable experience in the field of active speakers, the AE1 Active is designed to deliver this convenience without trading performance.

[caption id="attachment_3530" align="alignleft" width="249"]  It’s hard to think of any other comparably priced stand-mount that images with such solidity or resolves voice, instrument timbre and ambient information more naturally.”[/caption]

Note: Free Shipping in the USA!


Summer 2017 Sweepstakes Entry Form

It’s the Essence and AIRPULSE Summer 2017 Sweepstakes!  Enter to Win a free pair of…


What Makes The AIRPULSE Model One Woofer Better?

When it comes to leading-edge woofer design, nothing beats a Signature Series woofer by Phil…

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Essence For High Res Audio & More
St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-580-4393

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