the world's best computer speaker system
and the world's smallest active high-end monitor
A high-end audio system doesn't have to consist of half a dozen separate components and a host of cables connecting all of them. The ESSENCE integrates a coaxial desktop speaker system, amplifier, preamplifier, DAC, and headphone amplifier in one compact package that is the perfect solution for those seeking to simplify their audio setup. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, the ESSENCE is now shipping!
If you love quality audio and use your computer to listen to music, watch films, or play games, your search for the ultimate sound system is over! The ESSENCE is the perfect choice if you use the desktop apps of Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, or other popular music streaming services, or have a large music collection on your harddrive. Best of all, it's plug-and-play, so even if you've never used a high-end audio product before, you'll be up and running in minutes.
The ESSENCE is a cost-no-object design, without compromises. The sophisticated engineering is all encompassing, with every component part of a greater whole. It's easy to see why we say that it's more like a precision instrument than a traditional speaker.
The ESSENCE is being hailed by the audio press as the world's best computer speaker system and a standout product heralding the future of audio. It's a beautiful product for audiophiles, music lovers, film buffs, gamers, or anyone who loves high quality audio.
The ESSENCE represents the best of the best in loudspeaker engineering and design, leveraging sophisticated methods and techniques, a coaxial driver, resonance-free die-cast aluminium cabinet, and the finest components to drastically miniaturize the high-end experience.
It's almost hard to believe how many advanced features have been packed into such a compact form, making the ESSENCE the ideal sound system for computers, televisions, turntables, and for use in small recording studios.
An obsessive attention to detail and an innovative modular assembly system ensure that craftsmanship is second to none. With the exception of a few screws, every component is custom designed and manufactured exclusively for the ESSENCE or not available off-the-shelf.
• auto standby/wake function so once you choose an input, you almost never have to press a button again
• top-mounted volume wheel with Teflon washer for buttery-smooth operation
• in-house developed 4.5" coaxial driver for point-source stereo imaging and incredible time coherence
• integrated 24-bit/96kHz DAC custom designed for the ESSENCE, based around the ESS Sabre ES9018 DAC chip
• three-panel die-cast aluminium cabinet held together internally under immense pressure with stainless steel bolts to eliminate resonances, an industry-first concept (US Pat. Pending)
• durable powder-coated finish
• 50W/channel RMS (100W total) ICEpower® amplification
• USB, TOSLINK Optical, and analog inputs
• audiophile-quality amplified headphone stage
• designed and assembled by hand in Switzerland