The Problem: Without HDMI v2.0a inputs, your 4K sources will not work with your HDMI v1.4 AVR, PrePro, or 1080p display.
The Solution? The new Essence HDACC II-4K HDMI v2.0a DAC with 4 x 1 input switching.
If you’re thinking about upgrading to the new 4K sources like Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV with 4K, Roku 4K, or Nvidia Shield. the Essence HDACC II-4K ($599 MSRP) HDMI v2.0a DAC / Preamp / Headphone Amp might just be for you. It’s a boxful of digital ingenuity.
The HDACC II-4K is an superb device, nothing else we know of on the market can match its features or specs. It includes a 32 Bit digital to analog audio converter (DAC) with 4 x 1 HDMI v2.0a switching, + USB In for PC / Mac stored audio files, Optical and Coaxial in and out, and remote control switching. It includes the Essence Sample Rate Converter that enables you to upsample any lower resolution audio file up to 384K. This is the best audio performance in history and we’ve got the specs to prove it. THD + Noise = 0.00001% at – 141 dB S/N ratio. This is an order of magnitude better than all previous generations. The audio performance is stunning.
The big improvements in the new 4K sources are 4K video with HDR or Dolby Vision for the best picture ever. 4K Blu-ray is especially fantastic because it’s the one true native source of these 4K programs. However, they require the use of a new HDMI v2.0a connection in order to work; HDMI v2.0a outputs require HDMI v2.0a inputs downstream. Existing downstream components like 1080p displays and HDMI v1.4 audio systems wont work with HDMI v2.0a sources.. The ARC output on the display is inadequate as a backdoor fix, the audio output is severely bandwidth restricted audio, not hi res audio. You can feed your HDMI v1.4 sources to HDMI v2.0a inputs, thats no problem. It’s going the other way where problems arise.
The Essence HDACC II-4K includes a state-of-the-art 32 Bit digital to analog PCM Audio decoder to convert the audio signal into analog with user selectable sample rate up-conversion that enables you to improve the sound quality of all lower resolution audio sources. Take a 16 bit CD and listen to it at 32 bit / 384K sample rate, its a big improvement. Essence HDACC II-4K is sold factory direct worldwide at $599. Visit our site to order direct, including free shipping in the USA. Let us help you improve the sound and video performance of your system.
HDACC II-4K HDMI v2.0a DAC with 4 in, 1 out Switching:
- 4 HDMI v2.0a Inputs, one HDMI v2.0a Output
- Supports 4K video with HDR or Dolby Vision
- USB 2.0 Input, Optical Coaxial Inputs / Outputs
- Analog Balanced XLR / Single-ended RCA Outputs
- Remote Control
- DSD 2.8K and 5.6K (DoP) Playback
- Native LPCM 24/192K playback
- Sample Rate Up Conversion to 32 bit / 384K Sample Rate
- OLED Display of Native Sample Rate Inputs / Selected Output
- Audiophile-Class Headphone Amp
- THD + N = 0.00001% at -141 dB S/N Ratio
The original Essence HDACC ($499 MSRP) is a popular 24/192K HDMI v1.4 DAC, compatible with native 1080p and native hi res audio at 24/96K on Blu-ray. It has received 4 Product of the Year awards by respected industry publications and many testimonials from countless happy customers. For those just starting out for whom video is not a factor, this model can be your digital hub, a complete digital preamp to help you bridge the digital / analog divide. Nothing can beat the HDACC except the new HDACC II-4K. Both models include A to D conversion for your analog sources too.