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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…


Acoustic Energy AE309 Speaker System / pr.

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 Gloss Black.Note:

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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.


Acoustic Energy AE300 Stand-Mount / Bookshelf Speaker / pr.





The new 300 Series features multiple upgrades over the entry-level 100 Series, all designed to improve both audio performance and aesthetics, befitting of its more premium status. Bespoke new drive units have been designed in tandem to offer seamless tonal integration in addition to low distortion and high power handling benefits.

The 28mm aluminium dome tweeter also features our WDT Wide Dispersion Technology™ and a re-designed 130mm aluminium mid-bass driver uses a ceramic aluminium sandwich cone and long throw motor system. The seamless cabinet enclosures boast an inert 18mm high density MDF material with proprietary internal bracing technology to reduce cabinet colouration. They’re finished in attractive real open grain walnut wood veneer, piano grade high gloss black or white lacquer options.

The result is a premium-finished package which offers a refined, accurate and above all, enjoyable musical experience. Embodying all the qualities Acoustic Energy are famous for… and designed for the love of music.

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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…


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…


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 v2.0 Ultra Pro Fiber Optic Cables

Introducing the World’s First Smart HDMI Cables  

Award-Winning, ISF Certified HDMI v2.0 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: 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.


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…


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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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…


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.

Presenting the 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.

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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 A300 Woofer Better?

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


Phil Jones… One Mans Quest to Build the World’s Best Speakers

Sharing Scott Jabar’s Bassist Magazine article about Phil Jones in the Essence blog this week,…


Essence Debuts Remarkable AIRPULSE™ Model One by Phil Jones

Every once in a while, a new product comes along that re-defines a category.  A…


Essence KORG Winter 2017 Sweeps Winner Announcement

The Essence KORG Winter 2017 Sweepstakes was record-breaking with over 1700 entries, an all-time high…


New Mitchell & Johnson Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones Feature Permanently Charged Diaphragm

When it comes to electrostatic headphones, I can proudly say I’ve owned them all over…

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