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The Feb 20 issue of is an in depth review of the Essence HDACC…


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We guarantee that products you buy from Essence are brand new with full manufacturers warranty.…


Sound & Vision’s Top Pick DAC / Headphone Amp for 2014

The high-end audio marketplace is full of great DAC / Headphone Amps, from top manufacturers…


How To Upgrade Your Analog System To Hi Res Audio

Listen to Morpheus, your current CD collection can be turned into a new and more…


Essence DPA-440 Class D Amp

Spend Your Money on Power For Your System, Not A Big Chassis Full of Heat Sink

[caption id="attachment_3775" align="alignright" width="198"] ” …astonishing amount of finesse” John Gatski, October 2015[/caption]

Fast Facts:

  • 220 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms RMS
  • Outperforms amps costing up to 5x more
  • .003% THD+N
  • Made in the USA
  • Cool Class D operation-90% Efficient
  • Available in Black or Silver
  • 3 dB Dynamic Headroom
  • 12″ W x 3.5″ H x 12.5″ D

Note: Free shipping in the USA.  We ship by USPS Priority International outside the USA, affordable and prompt service with delivery in 7-10 days


Amp Comparison Chart

  Comparison Chart of Top Class D Amplifiers Manufacturers: Essence DPA-440 Bel Canto Ref 150S…


Adele Live Reaches #1

The Adele Blu-ray concert at Royal Albert Hall is now the best selling female concert…



New Low Price on A Boxfull of Digital Audio Ingenuity, Essence HDACC is 3 Products in One; Digital Preamp / DAC / Headphone Amp and more….Sold Out and Discontinued

[caption id="attachment_3169" align="alignright" width="210"]"Combine the HDACC with a high-quality integrated amplifier and a pair of decent loudspeakers (and subwoofer) and you have most of what you will need to assemble a high-performance 2.1-channel audio system that can handle anything you can throw at it."Combine the HDACC with a high-quality integrated amplifier and a pair of decent loudspeakers (and subwoofer) and you have most of what you will need to assemble a high-performance 2.1-channel audio system that can handle anything you can throw at it.”[/caption]
  • 24/192K Upsampling DAC
  • HDMI v1.3 USB, Optical, Coaxial Inputs
  • 2 Analog Line Inputs with A to D Conversion
  • OLED Display of Sample Rates
  • Remote Control
  • XLR Balanced and RCA Unbalanced Outputs
  • Headphone Amp with selectable impedance matching
  • Supports Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio HD

Note: We offer Free Shipping for orders shipped within the continental USA.  We ship to Europe and Asia by USPS however orders for delivery outside the USA must be submitted on this online order form. 

Sold Out and Discontinued, please see HDACC II-4K replacement model 



More Hi Res Audio Content Than Anyone Imagined

Audiophiles are upgrading their systems now with better content instead of hardware tweaks, Hi Res…


Essence Digital Audio Amplifiers For Hi Res Playback

Of all the components in an audiophile system, the amplifiers draw the most electricity and…


Essence Reveals The History of Stereophonic Sound

If you want to call yourself an audiophile, it seems to me you should know…


How to Merge Your Digital Music Life With Analog Components

When it comes to how we store our music these days, there’s no doubt that…


Essence™ HDACC Gets “Top Pick” Sound & Vision Rating

It’s fair to say that among the current trends in audio and video, headphone listening…


HDACC Review Part II by John Darko

Back in Feb, John Darko of wrote Part I of his review on the…


Essence HDACC Reviewed by Sound & Vision Mag

Essence HDACC Review by SoundandVision


DAR Reviews The Essence™ HDACC–Part I

Blu-ray audio with the Essence HDACC (Part 1 – 48kHz) John H. Darko  10.02.2014 Features…


Blu-ray Reviews

Audiophiles Share Their Thoughts About Blu-ray Concerts They’ve Enjoyed  The Ultimate Mahler Cycle June 20, 2011…


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DRM; Orwellian or Ingenious?

Today I want to talk about Digital Rights Management, better known as DRM.  Most of…


Rolling Stones Live On Blu-ray

Now in their 70’s and apparently ageless, Mick and the Boys have never been better,…


HDACC / Evolve Getting Started Tips

Important: Setting up the HDACC or Evolve for use is easy, but the Blu-ray players have…


Essence™ Dynamic Range Chart 1887-2013

  What is dynamic range?  It’s the measurement in decibels between the softest and loudest…


DAC Comparison Chart

 ” Audiophiles will find the addition of HDMI transformative”……..Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision July 2014…


Free Spectrum Analysis

Spek – Acoustic Spectrum Analyser Spek (IPA: /spɛk/, ‘bacon’ in Dutch) helps to analyze your…


Imagine No Compression, Its Easy If You Try

Universal Music Group announced today that John Lennon’s ‘Imagine” is coming out on their Pure…


Blu-ray 24/96K Concerts & Catalog Classics; Now Over 1000 Titles by the World’s Most Popular Artists

Blu-ray is the “tangible” native hi res audio (24/96K)  media storage format for native hi res audio…


Blu-ray Pure Audio Classics Now Shipping

In 2012 I wrote a blog post for Residential Systems calling Blu-ray “The Holy Grail…

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