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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 on Dec 31 is Stephen Smith from Portland, OR.  He’s won the brand new Essence HDACC II-4K with 4 x 1 HDMI v2.0a input switching, 32 bit / 384K Sample Rate Up-Conversion, with USB, Optical, and Coaxial digital inputs for any digital source, OLED display, remote control, and ultra smooth headphone amp, a regular $599 value sold by Essence exclusively worldwide.

To all those who entered but didnt win, thanks for your participation and better luck on the next sweeps that just started Jan 1 to win a $750 set of FIBBR Ultra Pro HDMI v2.0b Fiber Optic Cables.

Steve’s audiophile journey started back in the day, check out his story and see if you shared a similar path:

“From my wee small days…I began my less than audiophile journey in Jr. HS with the purchase of a Muntz 4/8 track stereo, graduating shortly thereafter to a Grundig receiver & speakers with a Garrard SL72B/Shure cartridge.

It wasn’t long before my studies at UCLA were accompanied by the likes of Revox B77, Nakamichi 1000, GTE speakers and various pre-amp/amp combos (Dyanco, Hafler, etc) of the day. I started dabbling in Boston Acoustics A400’s and then found my first real love with the Quad ELS63/Quad electronics. One thing led to another like Audio Research SP3 and Mark Levinson ML-1 preamps, Quatre, GAS Ampzilla and then Bryston 4B amps. The Bryston will never leave the house, despite it’s secondary roll in an ancillary stereo system. Speakers evolved from stacked Quads and M&K subs to Magnapans, Acoustat and then Martin Logan, to which I now have at least 5 pairs (not including 2 Descents), scattered around the home theater and elsewhere driven by Anthem pre and a quartet of oddball amps.
I’ve been sorely tempted to engage the PCM tracks on BluRay concert discs to explore a sense of dynamics that don’t exist in the compressed world of lossy contentl and thus the awareness of and entry into the contest for the newest Essence HDAAC II 4K. To find out I was the winner was thrilling because that promise is about to be filled.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to explore and unlock the true potential of my favorite concert BRD’s, getting me one step closer to the audio nirvana that I dreamed of all those years ago.”
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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