I’ve got very exciting news to report Essence has been selected to be the brand ambassador to the audiophile channel for Edifier, China’s #1 speaker brand. I met them through my work for Phil Jones on his AirPulse line, Edifier is the OEM of the Model One. Edifier hired Phil to bring his legendary quality engineering and sonic superiority to all of Edifier’s products, including the one’s they build for his PJB brand of bass guitar amps and speakers. I’ll have more news on AirPulse next month, Phil’s not handling the distribution of AirPulse anymore, however Edifier has added two more models and will continue with it in the USA. Yes, I’ll be selling them.
In the meantime, I’ve had my eyes on Edifier for 6 months, they make several models I think audiophiles will like, starting with their top of line Active, Wireless Bookshelf/Desktop/StandMount S2000 Pro. At $399.99 a pair, its a complete audiophile grade audio system based on the designs of Phil Jones. See below for details, I challenge anyone to tell me of a better value in the speaker market.
Audiophile Dream System by Edifier. Classic Italian Design Meets Leading Edge Technology.
Edifier brings leading-edge speaker technology based on the designs of Phil Jones to a classic Italian style speaker system. Edifier’s S2000 Pro Activebookshelf / stand-mount speakers feature the elegance of real Birch side panels
The S2000 Pro bookshelf speakers include state-of-the-art Class D amplification with DSP, Full function Preamp with a 24/192K DAC and remote control, digital and analog inputs plus Bluetooth Wireless reception for streaming music from your phone. It’s the perfect blend of classic design and high performance. With it’s attention to detail, the S2000 Pro delivers audiophile performance at a stunning price.
- Four EQ Modes
- Wireless remote
- Inputs supported: coaxial, optical, XLR, RCA, AUX, and Bluetooth
- Bi-Amp Design with DSP
- Built-in Preamp with 24/192K DAC
- Aluminum Woofer Designed by Phil Jones
The S2000 Pro cabinets are made with thick MDF panels, damped internally to eliminate resonance and braced against vibration. They feel solid and substantial when you pick them up, a good sign of quality engineering.
The 5 degree tilt of the front panel creates a stunning panorama of sound, perfect for home theater movies as well as music. It aligns the arrival time of the low and high frequencies at your listening position to provide localization cues for each voice and instrument in front of you, stereo imaging at its best. You dont hear music coming out of a box, instead you hear a huge immersive sound field, just like the best audiophile speakers on the market.
The heart of the S2000 Pro speaker is its woofer / mid-range driver, it covers most of the audible range so its design is critical. The S2000 Pro woofer is 5.5″, inspired by legendary speaker designer Phil Jones, featuring a hard-anodized aluminum cone with an over-sized, under-hung voice-coil and powerful neodymium magnet. The combination of these design elements delivers a stunning clarity of sound with audibly lower distortion than its competitors, with no stress as the volume is increased. Edifier makes these in-house, using the best lab equipment to judge their performance, including the largest anechoic chamber in the world and analysis by a German-made KLIPPEL diagnostic device.
The high frequencies are reproduced by a fast, new, planar diaphragm tweeter. Today’s best hi res audio content contains extended high frequencies, up to 192K bandwidth. Rich, smooth, and detailed, with great directionality to the listening position, minimizing reflections that can interfere with the stereo image, these tweeters provide the localization cues that enable our auditory system to precisely locate voices and instruments in the space between the speakers, delivering concert-like realism, and able to keep up with the demands of today’s extended high frequency content.
DSP-Based Electronic Crossover and Dynamic Management
The S2000 Pro uses an application of new electro-acoustic technology. Taking advantage of two Texas Instruments digital processing DSP chips, TLV320AIC3254, the S2000 Pro uses its miniDSP function to deliver incredibly loud and tight bass response. Independent of the electronic crossover and dynamic management, the S2000 Pro offers precise control of frequency allocation.
Digital-to-Analog and Analog-to-Digital Converter Signal
The S2000 Pro’s on-board DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and ADC (analog-to-digital converter) has a built-in Burr-Brown PCM1802 by Texas Instrument. The Burr-Brown DAC and ADC use audio signaling that reaches towards -105 dB signal to noise ratio (SNR). The analog input signal via RCA or XLR uses traditional HiFi methods that are recognized by WIMA capacitors. This in turn ensures lower signal loss. As for optical and coaxial inputs, the interface chip is the PCM9211 by Burr-Brown, it supports native 24-bit / 216K high res audio input signal beautifully, delivering a rich audio banquet for your listening pleasure. The quality of these electronics is a huge factor in the quality of the sound, the price of the highest performance has come down to a point where everybody can afford it.
Adjustable Treble, Bass, and Volume Controls
Located on the rear panel of the S2000 Pro speakers are three knobs for manually adjusting the treble, bass, and volume; a fully featured set of manual controls with analog and digital inputs. The master volume knob has precision adjustment and memory volume control set above a certain volume level. RCA inputs are available for both RCA, XLR, and AUX connections. Experience high definition audio through either the optical or coaxial connection. XLR inputs allow you to connect the S2000 Pro to a professional mixer for those more advanced in audio technology. It Comes with 16-foot, 5-pin professional-grade cable that connects the right channel speaker to the left channel speaker.
Full Digital Amplifier Powered Speaker
The S2000 Pro uses three professional Class D digital amplifier chips for producing the best sound in its class. The TAS5754 from Texas Instruments run independently from each other ensuring they do not cause interference while running their respective output. The first chip is in control of treble and bass, respectively driving both speakers. The second chip runs strictly the woofers of the S2000 Pro using a PBTL (parallel to the bridge) connection which helps build power reserves. The last TAS5754 is dedicated to the amplifier output frequency of 768 KHz. In combination, this design leads to the lowest noise and distortion specs ever for an active speaker system in this price class.
The S2000 Pro comes packaged with a professional wireless remote control for easy volume control, input select, EQ mode selection along with other operations. Never get up from your sofa again for audio adjustments. The elegant S2000 Pro wireless remote control gives you power at your fingertips. The control makes it easy to manage volume, change inputs, choose which EQ mode you prefer, and control other operations.
The S2000 Pro status indicator is a convenient way to understand the mode your speakers are in. The indicator clearly labels the input it is currently set in. The simplicity of the design presents a level of professionalism that Edifier works so hard to achieve. Rubber feet de-couple the speaker from its mounting surface to eliminate vibration. No other speaker system in this price class has ever achieved this level of sophistication and performance for such a down to earth price.
Bluetooth 4.0 aptX Decoder
The S2000 Pro uses a state-of-the-art CSR8645 chipset for Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 reception. With a built-in aptX decoder, the S2000 Pro generates lossless Bluetooth playback without wires. Enjoy hi res audio quality sound from any Bluetooth enabled device, including all of today’s smartphones.
Amazing for Home Theater including Live Concerts on Blu-ray
- POWER OUTPUT：L/R (treble): 12W+12W RMS
L/R (mid-range and bass): 50W + 50W RMS
- SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO：≥94dB(A)
- NOISE LEVEL：≤25dB(A)
- INPUT SENSITIVITY：Balanced input: 700±50mV
Auxiliary input: 600±50mV
Bluetooth input: 350±50mFFs
Optical input: 350±50mFFs
Coaxial input: 350±50 mFFs
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 48Hz~20KHz
- TWEETER UNIT：Planar diaphragm tweeters
- MID-RANGE & BASS DRIVER：5.5 inch (148mm)
- DIMENSON:8in x 13.5in x 10.5in (WxHxD)
- CONNECTION CABLE: 5m / 16.4ft.
Edifier is the home of the world’s largest anechoic chamber;