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Essence Announces Winner of Acoustic Energy Summer Sweeps!

headshot-edit-glaad-gala-2016We are pleased to congratulate Don B. Meriwether of Atlanta, GA as the winner of the Essence / Acoustic Energy Summer 2016 Sweepstakes of the new AEGO 3 Wireless SoundBar / Subwoofer System, a $399.95 retail value.

Don is a lifelong audiophile with a colorful life story:

“I was born in another century. We lived in an 1806 Spanish-style home in the French Quarter, in New Orleans. For warmth, we’d huddle around a monaural vacuum tube amp. I had to walk 5 miles, through the snow, to the nearest Record Shop … 😉

Actually, living in NOLA, with my Great Uncle, a former Lead Tenor in the Vienna State Opera (before World War II) & Montgomery, AL (Home of Hank Williams & Nat “King” Cole), my extended family always listened to music (from Classical to Dixieland Jazz to Rock & Roll), often taking me to concerts, even as a 5-year-old. I have loved music all my life.

Afterwards, I moved to New York City to attend NYU Film School, which taught me the Engineering side of Recording & Making Music (I
played with early versions of Synthesizers & did “Audio Sampling” by tape edits, YEARS before this became common in Pop Music, via much
easier digital means). After a short “career” Waiting for a Film Career/Job, in Hollywood (where I moved after Graduation), I went back
to my home in Greenwich Village, where I became a High-End Audio Salesman & Custom Installer/ Audio Designer (for over 20 years). I
also have worked as an Interior Designer (which helped with my Home Theater Design Skills). I still do Audio/Home Theater Design
Consultation via my Website,

I now live in Atlanta, GA (since 1994), & am Retired (since 2015). I get to “Live My Dream” now, listening to my 765+ FLAC rips of my CD
Collection, plus over 100 High Resolution Downloads (mainly of Classic Albums from my Younger Days) on my laptop,through either my Essence
DAC/Preamp (LOVE it!) with Active Monitors (Focal Alpha 80’s), or, through my HifiMan HE-1000 planar headphones with a Tube Hybrid
Headphone Amp.I also use both systems to watch TV (mainly movies) in 2-Channel. My new AEGO 3 Soundbar System will serve me well with my
Bedroom TV (since I have a couple Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries coming up, which will keep me in bed for a while). Thank You!”

Bob Rapoport

Award-winning sales and marketing exec, consultant and product launch specialist to manufacturers of high performance audio / video products for consumer and professional applications. Holder of 2 patents for analog matrix surround decoding, winner of 12 CES Innovations Design & Engineering awards, recognized in the Who's Who of American Inventors, and the leading advocate for adoption of the Blu-ray audio standard for music and movies; currently the CEO of Essence For Hi Res Audio manufacturing the HDACC Upsampling 24/192K DAC Preamp, DPA-440 Class D Power Amp, and online marketer in the USA for Acoustic Energy, Ceratec, Core Power Technologies, REVO, Verisonix Headphones, and ARCHT One.

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